Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Beauty of Homeschooling #atozchallenge

B is for Beauty

Homeschooling for our family has brought us so much closer together. The beauty of homeschooling for our family is that we can spend precious time together, time that will one day be no more. Yes we started out with the traditional school model, but found that it was just not for us. Staying home was a decision that came  easily, with prayer and guidance from above. Some of the most Beautiful things have experienced in the last 7 years of homeschooling are:

  • Sleeping later
  • Schooling in bed/pj's
  • Saving money on gas
  • School with your pets
  • Knowing exactly what our children are learning
  • Seeing the light bulb go off in your child eyes when they finally understand something
  • Teaching your children to read and write (and other basics you know they need)
  • Learning is not based on a end of grade test
  • Spending time with ill grandparents for weeks at a time
  • Being there when grandfather was in hospice for cancer and his last days here on earth
  • Vacations, day trips, field trips on your schedule 
  • Schooling when it snows and during the summer if you choose
  • Taking time off when we want too
  • Knowing exactly what your kids are eating (because you are fixing it)
  • Deep discussions about life issues 
  • Learning life skills they can actually use
  • Able to move forward in a grade is learned and child is ready
  • Learning is on the child's schedule not a schools
  • Experiencing each season as it changes and doing school outside
  • So many wonderful life experiences shared, it is hard to list them all.....




Our homeschooling kiddos have grown so much over the last several years, it has been a beautiful journey that is only just begun.


5 comments:

  1. There really are so many beautiful moments when you homeschool. I wouldn't change our choice for anything! I see you're in NC; I guess we're neighbors because I'm in SC.

    TaMara
    Tales of a Pee Dee Mama

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  2. I love your reasons and the beauty behind homeschooling. Wonderful :)

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  3. Homeschooling is the best! I love being able to visit themeparks and go on holiday when it isn't so busy! Plus being able to sleep in!

    Rinelle Grey

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  4. That was such an interesting post thank you Leslie! Imagine all those heartwarming experiences! I wonder if I would do it all over again and home school my grown up sons -

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  5. All of these are some of my favorites things about homeschooling my boys.

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