My new post is up over at Life Without School:
I have found that if my child is struggling with a concept then he either is not developmentally ready to learn it or I am not presenting it in a way that makes sense to him. But either way, the problem is not with my child. He is exactly where he should be. And either way, I have the time to figure it out. Because there are no educational emergencies.
I am very thankful to the wonderful homeschool mentors that I have had (and still have!) that helped me relax in those early years and realize that learning would happen and that I did not need to force it.
For me, it is all about finding that balance. And the great thing is that we do have time. Time to think. Time to analyze. Time to experiment. Time to change. And for that I am grateful.