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Enter to Win a Homeschool Curriculum and Gift Basket from Oak Meadow! - Page 20post #381 of 5971/23/13 at 1:16pmpost #382 of 5971/23/13 at 1:16pmpost #383 of 5971/23/13 at 1:20pmpost #384 of 5971/23/13 at 1:22pmpost #385 of 5971/23/13 at 1:31pmpost #386 of 5971/23/13 at 1:32pm
My kids aren't yet up to school age. I would love to home-school because I've seen how kids that are either too bright or not bright enough get forced to abide by the "normal" box. Kids are getting labelled early on in ways that damages them throughout the school years. I want my kids to be able to learn at their own pace without having to be bored so that others can catch up (as I had to do).post #387 of 5971/23/13 at 1:34pmI homeschool because I want my son's learning to stem from his own interests and needs, not from curriculum and testing requirements designed by people who don't know him. I homeschool because I want to spend time with my son, not send him away to a building full of strangers and a room full of kids who happened to be born in the same year and then only seem him for an hour or two in the evening. I homeschool because I want my son's time to be filled with fun and learning and joy, and I believe he will find that both at home and out in the world.post #388 of 5971/23/13 at 1:34pmpost #389 of 5971/23/13 at 1:34pmpost #390 of 5971/23/13 at 1:36pmpost #391 of 5971/23/13 at 2:01pmpost #392 of 5971/23/13 at 2:08pmpost #393 of 5971/23/13 at 2:08pmpost #394 of 5971/23/13 at 2:09pm
We homeschool because we want to give our children the chance to discover who they are, what the world means to them and how they can best share their talents and knowledge with the world to help others and bring meaning to their own lives. Having been given the freedom to pursue their own unique path means they must continually examine what they can specialize in and how they can make a difference with this knowledge. This is a great responsibility, but it is really at the core of human nature in all walks of life. If more children were given this opportunity, perhaps the amazing things that humans would accomplish might far outweigh the destructive force that many humans have had on our planet thus far.post #395 of 5971/23/13 at 2:17pmpost #396 of 5971/23/13 at 2:48pmpost #397 of 5971/23/13 at 2:50pmpost #398 of 5971/23/13 at 2:52pm
We homeschool for the freedom it gives us! We adore the freedom to choose what works for each of our children. Some days that means the freedom to put everything else on hold and go to the park with friends. Other days it's the freedom to spend all day working on the art project we just started. Yesterday it was the freedom to snuggle on the couch and read our favorite books together.
We homeschool because sometimes it's better for us to combine different age groups and study things together. The kids help each other and they all learn things more deeply.
We homeschool so we can go on family trips when it works for our family.
We homeschool so that when grandma comes to visit on a weekday we can spend all day with her.
We homeschool so we can stay on one concept until we truly know it well instead of having to move at someone else's pace.
We homeschool so we can put family first. We can slow down and step away from the hectic pace of the world when we need to.
We love being able to be part of each other's education on a daily basis.
We know our children well and we are able to see what speaks to them and what doesn't. Oak Meadow speaks to their hearts and their souls. That's why we homeschool.post #399 of 5971/23/13 at 2:54pm
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