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Am I Good Enough?

One of the biggest drawbacks for me when I think about homeschooling is that I will not be a great teacher. I always did very well in school so this isn't about being "smart" enough. I guess I just feel like Im not great at explaining/teaching things, and Im not really crafty/creative. I also need structure to be productive. Can anyone offer any insight to this?
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Re: Am I Good Enough?

  • I think if you really want to homeschool, and you really feel like it's the best thing for your child then you can make it work.  Everyone's styles and needs are going to be different, but if you have the motivation I think you can succeed. 

  • One of the things that calmed the "I won't be good enough" worry for me was reading a few books about different homeschooling methods.  In terms of structure, make yourself a routine or a schedule and just stick to it.  You can create your own s

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  • Thank you all for the encouragement.
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  • OP,

     If you could use some encouragement and support, I would highly recommend checking out the work done by a prominent "unschooler" who is in the media named Dayna Martin.  I will link a video here to an interview of her by a podcaste

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