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Why Do We Homeschool?

Updated on August 2, 2017
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Jo began homeschooling in April 2016. In January 2017, Jo began a homeschool co-op which has become an amazing resource for local families.

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  • More than 2 million children are homeschooled in the U.S. and that number is expected to continue to grow.

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So why do we homeschool?

#1 - I want to keep Christ in their education. This is of the utmost importance to me. Secular schools and/or liberal schools are not an option for us.

#2 - I can go at the pace of each of my children. Education isn't one-size-fits-all. Everyone learns differently and at different paces. I'm also able to give my children individualized attention. We homeschool. We unschool. We worldschool. We have no limits.

#3 - I want to raise my children as I see fit. I feel like our rights as parents are being taken away more and more every day. Homeschooling gives me more control.

Education is not one-size-fits-all.

#4 - I want to have as much time with my children as possible. I work full-time (afternoons) and I would never see my kids if they went to school outside of the home. Also, we only get them for 18 years before they start their own lives. Our time with them is limited, so I'll take as much as I can get.

#5 - I want my children to be focused on their education, not their peers. I don't want them consumed with what's cool vs what they actually need. During school time, we are focused on school. There are no distractions and no peer pressure.

We only get 18 years and then they're gone.

#6 - I want my children to maintain their innocence as long as possible. I hear stories of kindergartners coming home from public schools asking about things they heard from their peers that our kids shouldn't even know about (i.e. sexual content). No, thank you! I won't be exposing my children to that.

#7 - I want to ensure my children have a solid foundation before they enter the world on their own. I can't expect them to handle the pressures of the world without me by their side when they're super young -- before they are truly prepared. It's up to me to prepare them for the crazy world. I'm given 18 years to do that. I plan to use each of those precious years wisely.

We're building a solid foundation before releasing them to the wild.

So many reasons

There are many, many more reasons I've chosen to homeschool. The reasons listed above are just a few. Also, the reasons listed above are my own personal convictions. This is what I've been called to do for my children. Not everyone's convictions are the same & everyone is entitled to their own beliefs.

  • Have you ever considered homeschooling?
  • Have you made the leap?
  • If not, what's holding you back?

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If you'd like to learn more about our homeschool journey, be sure to take a peek at my additional homeschool articles.

© 2017 Jo E


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