Most parents put a huge amount of stress on themselves wondering “am I doing this parenting thing right?”. It seems like a natural part of parenting, the self-doubt. None of us want our kids to turn out to be complete idiots or rejects, so we do the best we can to raise them “right”. But the questioning is never-ending. Throw in the alternative boating lifestyle we have chosen for our little ones, and now not only are we constantly questioning our choices, but so is the outside world. “Isn’t what your doing TO your children selfish?” “Shouldn’t they be in school, or around more children?” At my weaker moments I add the “outsiders” questioning into my self-doubt.
And then comes homeschooling. Now, not only are we shaping who are children are as individuals, but we are also taking on their education! This is a lot of pressure! Even more questioning! For myself, with all this questioning and educational pressure, I feel a lot of weight resting on my shoulders (I mean, I am trying to mould two people to be the best individuals that they can be, how hard and stressful could that be?!). If I fail, what happens to them!?