As I type this letter I want to talk about things that I wish someone had talked to me about when I first started homeschooling.
1. Curriculum ain't all that. :) It isn't REALLY. BUT it can certainly be helpful. :) Curriculum is merely an aid in teaching our children. It can help to shape minds, teach important concepts and save us time.
It can also lock us into a set pattern or way of doing things that may not prove beneficial and you know what... THAT'S okay! Sometimes curriculums are just not a good fit. It provides an opportunity to do one of a few things... rework that curriculum into something usable, find a new home for the non-working curriculum and then find a new curriculum, or fight your way through what you have at hand.
But I want you to rest assured. You know your child(ren) best. If you love them, and watch them, and pray over them... God will guide your path in the training and raising of them. Train them up in the way they should go. And let the rest be.