If you had told me 10 years ago that I would be homeschooling my children, I would have thought you were crazy, and at that time I thought those that did homeschool were crazy!
But, here I am, a homeschooler. And, I wouldn’t have it any other way. I’m so thankful that we live in a country where we have the freedom and liberty to choose homeschooling for our children and family. Here are some of the reasons I’m thankful for homeschooling –
………. for being able to spend most of my kids’ formative years with them.
………. for being able to give my kids individualized instruction.
………. for having the flexibility to learn at our own pace.
………. for being able to focus on our interests.
………. for seeing the smile on my child’s face when they read their first book.
I asked around to see why some of my fellow homeschoolers are thankful for homeschooling, and here is what they had to say –
I am thankful for the opportunity to get to spend so much time with my kids, to get to know the unique individuals they are and to be able to make the moments count in this time of their childhood that goes by far too quickly.
~Sharla @ The Chaos and the Clutter
I’m thankful I get to see the excitement in my children’s faces when they are learning new things.
~Kimberly @ Natural Beach Living
I’m so thankful that I can teach my children the truth of Creation and the founding of America, which empowers them to stand strong for their God in a world that seems so against Him.
~Dollie @ Teachers of Good Things
I’m thankful we can drop everything and spend the whole day working on a fundraiser for the Philippine Disaster. Growing and strengthening my child’s heart and compassion is more important than any academics!
~Diana @ Busy Homeschool Days
I am thankful for homeschooling because we can take breaks as needed – during family crises, moving across the country, unexpected traveling. We can rearrange a school day if we have doctors appointments and still get everything finished before dinner. Homeschooling allows us to have our evenings free for family time and church events, rather than worrying about finishing homework. We can start school as early or late in the day as we need to. We can school in our pajamas if we want!! I love being able to instill a firm biblical foundation in my children and choose that as our foundation for school and life. I love seeing their eyes light-up when something finally “clicks”!! I love seeing their accomplishments first hand.
~Annette @ In All You Do…. Breed-love
I’m thankful for so many things, but one thing I can think of now is that we “own” our evenings and mornings. No more, “I have homework” till all hours of the night… or “Wake up you have to get ready to go…”
~Andrea @ The 5 LeRoys
I am thankful that we have the freedom and opportunity to explore things that exceed far beyond the reach of the public school system. We have access to everything and anything because of all the online programs and things like pinterest, youtube, google, netflicks, and homeschooling groups and networks.
~Julia @ The Zen Spot
I’m thankful for homeschooling because I am able to spend quality time with my children. I am also thankful because I can craft lessons that meet each girl’s individual needs and provide a fun and relaxed learning environment in the comfort of our home.
~Andrea @ Embracing Him
I am so very thankful for homeschooling because it allows me to encourage them to love learning. They are able to learn at their own pace and according to their interests and abilities. They are in a relaxed, loving environment where they will always be safe and free from influences that would damage their bodies and souls.
~Lisa @ Home to 4 Kiddos
I’m thankful for homeschooling because it allows me to meet the educational needs of my children, but more importantly, it allows me to train them to live godly lives. And because our children grow up so quickly, I’m thankful for every day I get to spend with them!
~Wendy @ Homeschooling Blessings
I’m thankful for homeschooling because it allows us to be able to train up our children “along the way.” ~Stacy @ Stacy Makes Cents
I’m thankful for homeschooling because it allows my son to spend hours of quality time with his dad that he would not have if he attended public school. Plus, I get to watch as he discovers his own passion for learning.
~Leann @ The Hands-On Homeschooler
I am thankful for homeschooling because it allows us to keep our own schedule. We can get extra sleep if needed, drop everything to eat lunch with Dad or the Grandparents and spend more or less time on subjects as we choose.
~Heidi @ Starts at Eight
I did not start out homeschooling my children. I was the corporate mom… we had a nanny drop the boys off at school and pick them up. I had no idea how close I was to losing their hearts and minds until God changed me and led me to bring them home. Only then did I realize how close I was to being a complete failure as a mom. So, homeschooling has also given me a second chance at being the mom they needed me to be all along, with my priorities straight! Now, we love spending time learning and growing together as a family, working on curriculum at a pace that works for them, learning not only what the textbooks offer, but how to live a life hearing God’s voice and His will and then living it to the best of our ability! Focusing on being a light, studying scripture, and enjoying His creation and exploring it! We are blessed and thankful to be living the homeschool lifestyle!
~Trish @ Live and Learn Farm
I’m thankful for homeschooling because it allows my children the freedom to just be kids, explore the world in their own terms, and not be boxed in to society’s standards. I also love the calmer lifestyle, not being restricted in our schedules, and the freedom to choose what we’ll learn about each year.
~Demetria @ Christian Homeschool Moms
I’m thankful for homeschooling because I can spend so much time with my girls. I love seeing them discover new things and all the wildly imaginative games they come up with. I am thankful we can teach to their learning style and not be tied down to the school year schedule. And them being home assists in the bonding and attachment after adoption – we aren’t sending them off to another set of strangers for care.
~Louanne @ Dwimble.com
Are you a homeschooler?
Why are you thankful for homeschooling?