10 Things I Love About Homeschooling

  1. Homeschooling is different for every family, and every family member.
  2. It’s okay to wear your pj’s to school once in awhile.
  3. You don’t need a degree in education to teach your children– as long as you have a great support system with homeschool mentors, you can do it.
  4. Teacher’s manuals tell you EXACTLY what to say to your child while teaching about something.  But if you are comfortable with it, you can deviate and use your own words.
  5. Every moment is teachable, and kids LOVE that.
  6. I have never been as close to my kids as I have been since we began homeschool.  Our relationships and family dynamics have changed absolutely for the better.
  7. If my child is struggling with a concept, I can stick with it until they grasp it.  Likewise, if they understand something quickly, or need to be challenged more, I can move them along quickly.  They are never forced past something, and they are never “dumbed down” while waiting for others.  The students have choices about their learning, and are encouraged to discover new things they’d like to learn about– which means they are actually interested in what is being taught.
  8. There are no after-school homework battles, or other standard public schooling crises such as parent/teacher or student/teacher personality conflicts, playground conflicts/social stigmas, etc.
  9. We have a choice to utilize the latest educational technologies or classical teaching methods, or a mixture of both.  We are never kept stagnant because of political agendas or budget cuts.  Curriculum is chosen by the family, to meet each individual child’s needs and interests.
  10. The way my daughter’s faces light up when they talk about their education and homeschooling brings me joy beyond measure.  🙂 
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