There is still a stack of books on our school shelf from this past school year. We didn’t finish them.
I know…how can we have a successful homeschool when we don’t finish reading the books for the year?
Want in on a little secret? It’s okay! You don’t have to finish all the books you start. Most schools and colleges don’t finish all the books either. The value is not always in reading everything in the book, but in connecting with the material you do read.
What if you really enjoy the book and want to finish it or feel the content is important enough to finish the book but the school year has ended? You could continue reading the book through the summer or pick up in the fall where you stopped.
Don’t fall into a mindset that you have to finish a book during a single school year. Take a deep breath and remember your objective in teaching your children at home. The goal is not to fill them with information, but to teach them how to learn.
In today’s Triumphant Minute, you’ll learn how I let go of the guilt of not finishing all the books and what we do when we don’t finish a book. I pray that you are encouraged and find freedom to let go of the guilt too!
Why it’s okay to not finish all the books
you can watch it with the closed captions on instead.)
What do you think?
Do you have a difficult time not finishing the book? If not, what helped you let go of this mindset?
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