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Enter to Win a Homeschool Curriculum and Gift Basket from Oak Meadow! - Page 2post #22 of 5941/16/13 at 1:47pm
We chose to homeschool because we wanted to allow our children to learn at their own pace...following interests and taking more time on subjects if they wanted. We wanted the flexibility to be able to take field trips that would help cement a subject that we were studying. Making sure that we could integrate our faith into their education was integral in our decision as well. On a selfish note...I love homeschooling because I get to be the one most of the time to see my child "get it", what a great experience that is!
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Homeschooling is a way of life, not just an activity during the waking hours. It offers the very best, most child-centered options from every subject. It makes learning fun and exciting and creates a lifelong habit for gaining knowledge that is looked for in adults!post #28 of 5941/16/13 at 1:49pm
I've noticed that we miss a lot of our natural rhythm when we school. Without school, there seems to be a lot more time for a great creative flow throughout the day (for all of us). I was asking myself this earlier today and simply, I would like to know what my children can become (and want to become) without imposing school, too many schedules, and too many ideas upon them.
Thanks.post #29 of 5941/16/13 at 1:49pmpost #30 of 5941/16/13 at 1:50pm
There is nothing more rewarding than teaching your child to read! The depth of knowing your child's strengths and weaknesses far surpasses the hardships. I don't think it needs to be a life long commitment so to speak, but it is certainly a wonderful option to get your finger on the pulse.post #31 of 5941/16/13 at 1:50pmpost #32 of 5941/16/13 at 1:51pm
Homeschooling to me, would be the greatest gift to both my children and myself. They will get to explore, become fascinated by, and immerse themselves in the world in which we all share. I will have the joy of guiding them and seeing the world anew from their eyes.post #33 of 5941/16/13 at 1:51pm
Because I want my children to explore their own passions more and be able to assist them in doing that along with learning every day subjects. I want to spend precious time with them and enjoy watching them grow even more.
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I didn't birth children just so I could hand them over to someone else for 8 hours a day. While I understand that public school is the right option for some, for me it wouldn't feel right. Young children are so impressionable and while I am not one to advocate sheltering children from the world, I do think children should be exposed to things as they are developmentally able to deal with them. I want character formation to happen at home and with family, not with peers in a school setting.
Also, I believe strongly in the value of questioning things around us. I feel that much of school is about conforming to what society wants. Children are expected to conform to the way a school and/or teacher chooses to teach, arbitrary social rules set forth by peers, and testing standards that have little to do with whether or not true learning has taken place, to name a few things. I want to teach my children as individuals in a way that is respectful to their spirit and the way that each of them learns. I want to be as involved as I can possibly be in the process. For me there is no other choice.
I work 50 hours a week running a home daycare while my husband attends nursing school. I will tell you that this is not the easy choice for me, but the right choice. While fleeting thoughts of just sending my child to school have crossed my mind as it would lighten my load, it's not an option for my boys. I will teach them at home and I will find a way to make it work.
Now let me tell you how I really feel about it.post #39 of 5941/16/13 at 2:00pm
While it seems overly simplistic, we homeschool because that is what is right for our family.
My husband and I know our children best, their strengths and weaknesses, we know their needs and their rhythm.
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