When Your Child Has Given His Best (and It’s Not Enough)

What if you notice that a child is making progress in a subject, and yet, you know that it’s still not enough?

How can you help your child through this hump without discouraging their efforts?

It’s challenging, especially when, as moms, we want to support the growth of a child’s soul before we encourage the growth of his/her knowledge.

What if you notice that a child is making progress in a subject, and yet, you know that it’s still not enough? How can you help your child through this hump without discouraging their efforts? It's challenging, especially when, as moms, we want to support the growth of a child's soul before we encourage the growth of his/her knowledge. Here are 9 great questions to ask.

I wrote about this recently for My Joy-Filled Life in a post titled, “9 Questions to Ask When A Child Has Given His Best (and it’s Not Enough).”

Read more here, and find out how we deal with this in our homeschool.

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About Alicia Michelle

As a wife and mom to four passionate kids, Alicia Michelle loves encouraging other moms with practical tips for joy-filled living in everyday life, especially in parenting, marriage, faith and health. Alicia is the owner/editor of Your Vibrant Family; the author of Plan to Be Flexible, The Back to School Survival Manual; and the creator/producer of the "7 Days to a Less Angry Mom Online Video Course,", Christ-Centered Christmas Resources and My Memory Box Organizing System. In addition, she is a monthly contributor for several popular family blogs, including Crosswalk.com. Follow her on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Pinterest.

About the Author

As a wife and mom to four passionate kids, Alicia Michelle loves encouraging other moms with practical tips for joy-filled living in everyday life, especially in parenting, marriage, faith and health. Alicia is the owner/editor of Your Vibrant Family; the author of Plan to Be Flexible, The Back to School Survival Manual; and the creator/producer of the "7 Days to a Less Angry Mom Online Video Course,", Christ-Centered Christmas Resources and My Memory Box Organizing System. In addition, she is a monthly contributor for several popular family blogs, including Crosswalk.com. Follow her on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Pinterest.

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Trena Balakrishnan - October 13, 2015 Reply

#8… according to “who”? That is the one I ask moms when they say “my child is behind”. I think we all get “wrapped up” in the “status quo” of the public schools that say a child should know xyz by this grade.
Great post. Thanks for sharing with #What to Read Wednesday and I hope you will be back again next week!

    Alicia Michelle - October 14, 2015 Reply

    Thank you, Trena! Yes, it’s so easy to get wrapped up in the expectations of others. While I do believe that we need to make sure our kids are progressing, I wonder sometimes how differently it would be if we could think of it like our child’s physical growth chart that we monitor with the doctor when they are very little. We seem OK with the fact that every baby physically grows “on their own pace”… what if we thought the same way about their schooling? Thank you for sharing. 🙂

Turkeys = God’s Provision (What To Read Wednesday) | Classes by Beth - October 14, 2015 Reply

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