As I've said over and over again, and will always say: homeschooling our children is nothing more than raising them up to be disciples of the Lord Jesus Christ!
Should homeschooling families have a summer break?
No, this is not going to be a post about endurance and perseverance, etc. It's not going to be about those passages that exhort Christians to exercise self-control and run the race in order to obtain the prize (1 Cor. 9:24-25, Heb. 12:1).
We're tired. We're at the end of another long "school year" of rigorous academic curriculum that we've been teaching our children, on top of deep spiritual formation practices with which we've been discipling our children. The last thing we need or want is for someone to be up in our face telling us to "Finish strong!"
How are we who homeschool our children to know if our child is behind? What are the benchmarks? What is the standard?