Today's Wisdom

Tuesday, March 29, 2016

If It Ain't Broke...Day 2 of Tips

5 Days of Tips for Homeschool Parents
This week members of The Schoolhouse Review Crew will be sharing 5 Days of Tips For Homeschool Parents.  There were some great tips yesterday!

We are finishing up our 8th year of homeschooling and have a 7th grader, 9th grader and a graduating Senior this year! 

Today's Tip

Today's tip is if it ain't broke, don't fix it!  You know, your child is doing beautifully using Curriculum A and all of a sudden you start reading and you see how this same Curriculum A is not working for others so you doubt.  Is he getting what he needs?  Is there more he should be learning? 

Then you see how curriculum B is working so well for so many so again you wonder.  Maybe this one will help him get higher test scores?  Maybe this has more to offer?

So, you change from Curriculum A to Curriculum B and guess what?  It does not work for your child!  You've spent another small fortune and why?  

Your child was not screaming or crying when he was told to do Curriculum A so please, please take my advice on this one and hold on to that old saying of "If it ain't broke, don't fix it!"  I know from experience!
Here are just a few of the homeschools participating this week!  I'll share a new set each day.  Take a break and enjoy!!

Tiffany @ The Crafty Home


  1. I love this tip! I often find myself wondering if this math or that is the right one. I hear people talk highly about one program and hear how the one I'm using doesn't work at all for their children. We compare whats working for our family and children. I fell into this trap in our early years of homeschooling. I think I switched curriculum a good 5 times in the first 3 years. We have found things that work for each of our children. Sometimes we still need to switch things up, but it's now based on what our children need, not what others are saying about a certain curriculum.

  2. Such a great reminder. We can get the grass is greener syndrome when we look at what everyone else is using. We have found some things that work great for us, and I will not allow myself to change!

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