Sunday, January 27, 2013

The Flexibility of Homeschooling

So, what other middle school boys can play chess while eating their boiled eggs and homemade buttermilk biscuits at 8am in the morning with no thought of having to catch the bus?  
My husband saw them intently playing chess together as he was walking out the door to work and commented about how wonderful and flexible homeschooling is.  This is just one advantage.....playing chess with your brother, which I believe is good for their brain and good for sibling bonding, so here are some others.........

1.  Everyday and just about anywhere can be a field trip, IE learning experience.
2.  Sick days or snow days don't mean you don't do any school.
3.  You can take a day off if the weather is beautiful or just do school outside.
4.  You can take a vacation when everyone else is in school and places aren't near as crowded.
5.  You can adjust the pace of learning and the curriculum to suit a child's learning style or weaknesses/strengths.
6.  There is no clothes drama in the morning.
7.  You don't have to say goodbye to them and worry about negative peer pressure or negative teaching.
8.  You can do all the science experiments, art projects, nature walks that your little hearts desire.
9.  Going to the library becomes at least a weekly thing.
10.  You have more time for extracurricular activities.

And the list could go on and on!  Now I know that not everyone is willing or equipped or able to homeschool but if you've ever thought about it, then I would give it a shot.  I love homeschooling my children. Now most of them have gone on to attend a Christian high school in our town.  I don't see any advantage to the children that were at that same Christian school for 8 plus years before I send mine and I see a lot of wasted time and money.  I've realized as I've gotten older how fast our children grow and leave the nest.  I'm so glad that I've gotten to spend so many more hours with them by homeschooling. 


  1. So very true!! I cherish my time at home with my kids... My oldest is now 18, and I can hardly believe times went by so fast... These are the best times of our lives! :)

  2. So very true, I miss it so much.

  3. We are in our first year of homeschooling - our oldest is 5. I've already thought this so many times! I am so thankful to be able to homeschool and share this time with her - and that she can share the time with her younger siblings without rushing out the door.

  4. I love your list. I am grateful every day that we are able to homeschool for those reasons and more. {I love your header picture.}

  5. Love it! Looks like a great family!


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