I believe one of the greatest emotions that I find homeschoolers struggle with, is the fear of getting it all wrong and failing their children. I think if we’re all honest with ourselves we all have this fear. I believe fear can be the driving force for many parents. It can lead us to make decisions that we might not otherwise make. It can keep us from taking risks. It can keep us living within the boxes of other peoples expectations. It can keep us from living life to the fullest. Fear often drives us toward unrealistic expectations and becomes a rigid task master. It can drain all of the creativity and joy from our lives.
We can not give our children our best when fear of failure is our motivation. Love should drive us, not fear.
So what should we do?