Fears, one child homeschooling
Hello Cafemom Ladies !!
I just started to homeschool my daughter Emily, age 7. We were going to wait until this fall but when I searched curriculum for Math, Emily had quite a bit to catch up on. I decided that if we pulled her from the public school system now, we could get to where she needs to be academically and have her ready for third grade this fall.
So...here are my issues. Emily has older brothers (high school age), but with the age difference, she is basically being homeschooled as an only child. In the beginning, I was like....we will do fine. God put it on my and my husbands heart to do this, all will fall into place. But this guilt crept in making me doubt that I am harming her by not having her around other kids and that I am not smart enough to teach effectively. This guilt eats away at me. I feel like I am being attacked, a spiritual attack. Satan and people (family, neighbors) telling me that homeschooling her is a bad parenting choice. We live in a neighborhood of about 200, close together homes. She has a couple of friends in the neighborhood....not christian friends but school friends. She is very social and fun loving. They play a couple times a week....most of the time. She is also involved in a beginner Gymnastics class once a week, which she loves. We are involved in our Church, Emily is in the Sunday school class and a Sunday night Kids Praise class. I contacted our local homeschooling association but have not heard anything back yet. I am at a point where these doubts are fears are overwhelming. We bought a curriculum called Lifepac by Alpha Omega and like it but I read a review and not so sure now. I have talked with friends who home school but they have 4 children and when I bring it up, they say she will be fine....
Please help me with these doubts and thoughts of failing her.
Have a blessed day !