As I was reading through the Konos website, I came across their newsletter section, which has copies of archived newsletters. Here is an excerpt from the January, 2006, newsletter from the article, Home Schooling Menâ€™s New Yearâ€™s Resolution by Wade Hulcy.
I was just talking about this very thing with Tom last night. It IS hard to quantify the little victories and it is very easy to think in moments of weariness that there is no point to homeschooling or parenting.
…it is wise to go over the original game plan with your quarterback to remind both of you why you decided to homeschool in the first place. Review the goals you had for each child in the areas of academics, spiritual, physical and emotional growth. As you review, check off as many accomplishments as you can think ofâ€¦such as Jimmy is now reading some and has shown some improvement during the first semester. It is hard for our wives to see some of anything as a victory, because many victories are incredibly small and were won at great cost to her.
I wanted to hug the author.