Do your children act bored and they spend a lot of their school time pouting?
Where do they do their schoolwork — at a messy kitchen table or do you have a contrived schoolroom with desks in the basement?
Do you gorge them on workbooks and textbooks that will choke off almost all freedom to think?
Do you get upset if they ever interrupt the tedium with a creative question?
Are you suspicious or irritated if they want to pursue an idea of their own?
When they share their creative ideas with you, do you suspect that they are pulling a trick on you to get away from their books?
Do you feel like you have to keep your children in academic, behavioral and social straitjackets?
Do you feel like you sacrifice your time to home school your children?
Do you stay up at night into the wee hours of the morning to make sure everything is organized correctly so you can educate your children the next day?
Do you insist that they master all the text book facts so that they will be able to sail through the SAT tests?
Is every day a battle to get your kids out of bed and do they grudgingly start their schoolwork?
By being extremely structured in your homeschool, you may be blocking the creative thoughts and activities that your children have buried down inside of them.
By continuing to follow this pattern, you are developing followers, not leaders; you have almost totally blocked entrepreneurship and they certainly don’t have any time to serve their community.
Every once in awhile, we need to re-evaluate why we homeschool and decide if we’re still on track or do we need to make some changes.