Homeschooling is not for the faint of heart. There are definitely days I am not sure if I can do it anymore. Sometimes I wonder if they would be better off if I was just mommy, and not teacher too. Even so, I wouldn’t change it for the world.
Here are some of the reasons why I love it:
12 Reasons I Love Homeschooling
1. Hearing your child read their first word is just as exciting as watching them take their first step.
2. When the lightbulb goes off in their head, and they get something that they have been struggling with, it is amazing to watch.
3. I love that I am able to tailor it to their learning styles and do what works for each individual student. This year I have a 3rd grader, 2nd grader, and kindergartener. They are all different in their learning styles, and I am able to make it work for them.
4. My kindergartener would not even be allowed to start public school this year because of his birthday, but he works hard to try and keep up with his older brothers, so I let him go for it and he is excelling. I love that I can make those decisions.
5. I love that we can incorporate the Bible in our teaching, not only as a separate subject, but also integrated in each and every subject. As it says in Deuteronomy, teach it to your kids day and night.
6. My boys are always together and they are each other’s classmates so they are also each other’s best friends. Sure they are brothers and there is some fighting, but they have an extremely strong bond. Their favorite night of the week is Friday because I let them have a sleepover where the oldest three all pile in one of their twin beds. They are ready for their baby brother to join them too.
7. My husband’s schedule is different than most, and we are able to work around that. Sometimes there are days when we decide to take off because daddy is off, and we want some extra time with him.
8. When you homeschool you can go places without crowds. I am always ready for school to start again so that we can enjoy the zoo or the museum with a lot less people.
9. Homeschooling has come along way from where it was back when I was young. There are groups everywhere, and they offer all kinds of coop classes, electives, field trips, and the big thing that everyone worries about, socialization. My boys have made great friends who have similar values through these groups.
10. I don’t worry about socialization because between church, coops, museum science class, sports and neighbors, my boys are quite socialized. My boys are also socialized with adults who are usually better examples of how to manage yourself than kids their own age.
11. I love that we can include courses like Dave Ramsey’s Financial Peace University before they graduate so they are better prepared for the real world. I want to set them on the right path for when they leave the nest, and I want to them to eventually go.
12. I love that we don’t have to wake up early every morning and rush to get out the door for school. We do it on Friday mornings to go to Super Friday electives coop, and that is enough for me. Fridays always make me grateful that it is not an everyday thing.