Homeschooling is one of the most challenging journeys I have ever embarked upon. I have been tested and stretched and pulled and tried beyond what I thought I could handle. I have learned that many of my perceived limits only exist in my mind. I have grown as a person.
In the midst of the chaos, overwhelm and monotony of the every day it is easy to miss the moments. The treasures that are a glimmer of color and sparkle in the trenches: my 5 year olds giggle, the adorable little girl sound of my 6 year old’s voice, snuggling with my 9 year old while he finally sounds out a word and grins in triumph.
I am no different than any other homeschool mom out there, I have my hard days. But the good days make it all worth it. They remind me why I am doing this and keep me going. Today’s episode starts off with an interview with my 6 year old. She shares some of her thoughts on homeschooling, what it means, a typical day, even her thoughts on socialization. I finish off with my thoughts on why we are doing this and some of the homeschool benefits I have seen along the way.
Homeschooling is worth it
10 Amazing Homeschool Benefits
Skip guide (don’t have time to listen, skip to these time codes to listen!)
#1 7:30- The Moments (I’m selfish and don’t want to miss anything)
#2 8:40- I dreamed of this (My homeschool story, why I homeschool)
#3 14:00- Relationships with my kids
#4 14:30- Success/creativity (who I am today is because I was homeschooled)
#5 15:00- I don’t have to teach my child in a box (arbitrary line of “normal”)
#6 16:30- Values/morals
#7 17:00- Education is more than facts
#8 19:00- Experience of education (it’s not about grades)
#9 21:00- I hate learning outcomes/report cards
#10 24:00- Protect their innocence
Links mentioned in today’s episode
What homeschool benefits do you find?
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