In a homeschool full of constant interruptions, multiple children, and several levels of learners, moms have so many important things demanding her constant attention.
The reality is that planning as you go leaves a child's education to chance, majority of the time. It is within this 'plan as you go' mindset that adds to the endless friction during lesson hours.
With a plan as you go approach, children remain dependent on mother to learn, manage their time, and direct their tasks. This type of nature in action, strengthens the habits that wearies a mother quickly.
Without pre-determined education decisions and a clearly defined educational path that is designed to empower a child to take ownership of their education, the weariness causes the mother to go by the seat of the pants, resulting in children often falling behind in vital aspects of learning.
This endless cycle of non-productive years results in children not showing progress in their education, causing sleepless nights and stressful days when annual testing rolls around.
Without any idea of what to do differently, a homeschool mother feels the weight of her children's education on her shoulder. Overtime, this weight will results in her losing her joy in homeschool ... and oftentimes, in motherhood.
I'm speaking from personal experience. That's why I became a student of Charlotte Mason's original writing and diligently worked to creating The Planning Framework that takes the educational philosophies of Charlotte Mason and fits them into a workable planning system for today's homeschool mom.
The Grade Notebook™ puts this planning framework into a planning system that our family has tried, tested, and perfected since 2002, from Kindergarten through High School to plan our Charlotte Mason homeschool and raise self-educating children.
Year after year, I found that the Grade Notebook not only turned our plans into annual portfolios, but it naturally formed the habits of responsibility, accountability, self-management, and self-directing.
Now, you can discover the philosophies that designs your children's education while forming habits that last a lifetime.