The good thing is that you don't have to commit to any of these tools of homeschooling. keep praying and may God show you what he wants you to do.MrsMommy wrote:Would you consider MFW to be a light/"easy" program? I've seen a lot of arguments both ways, and I'm curious as to what people who have really used it think about the difficulty level.
Thanks again! I didn't really imagine I'd be looking at making this kind of change at all, so I'm still kind of shocked at myself!
I've used MFW since 2003. I have a very strong academic oldest child in 9th grade. My other 2 children have special needs learning issues. I can still use MFW because it fits our goals.
I like that MFW is not overwhelming to use but is still strong. MFW seems light to some people because it is lighter than what they used before, but it doesn't equate to inadequate. It is a very full plate that is well balanced in my experience over the years. Yet, there is still room at the end of the plate if you want to add something more of your interest. (food analogy.... I'm hungry)
Does "light" mean easy? Well, I have a unique perspective to that. I work as a group exercise instructor and teach only the "Lite" exercise class. There's nothing "easy" about "Lite" -- it just means we take out the hops from the jumping routines and turns skips into marches and do stuff in reps of 4 instead of reps of 8. Heart rate is still in the right zone, and done according to industry standards. Very effective and low impact on the knees and joints that way. So, it means many people are able to complete the class and stay strong at the end and have many benefits without the stress. Now, some of my customers are "high impact" people and they add the hops back in. Cool with me! I do Lite and so do most of the people in the room with me and they have sweat pouring down their faces at the end of the hour. We've gotten in a full cardio set, a full strength and full stretch. and yes, I had someone new today who said "are you sure this is Lite?"
I think MFW is a lot like that.
MFW offers a balance so you can get it done, effectively, You can add in more interests for you family, and still have time in the afternoons to do service projects, or park days, or well... ballet and archery for us and speech therapy. and of course, exercise.
I don't know if my analogies make sense to you or not. But even if MFW is "light" - it is thorough and well done.