Not an either/or.... it’s a “more than” and I believe this more every year, as I now start my 11th year of homeschooling. But I sure didn’t get this when I first started.
Don’t ever try to “be teacher” more than being mom/dad. You can always find a teacher, but your kids only have *you* as their parents. You hold so much power in shaping their values, ideals, views of themselves and others, communication abilities, habits, etc, etc. Keep talking to them, loving them, persevering with them, forgiving them, asking for forgiveness from them, and modeling all the best you can for them!
By Catie McLaughlin