I have my PhD research paper thesis topic in mind: “Senility in aging homeschooling parents: Is the incidence lower with increased homeschooling years?”
My hypothesis: the more years we homeschool, the more likely we develop neural networks in our adult brains; therefore, lower incidence of senility. Ok, so it’s just a hypothesis.
Mama has freedom to learn with her kids.
Math wasn’t intuitive, and school didn’t help clarify enough of it for me. I may have been the meme originator of “Math, solve your own problems”. I have a higher tolerance for math problems these days. My brain is more math-plastic.
As many subjects as my children have been exposed to, I have been as well. Plate tectonics, ancient history, periodic table of elements, geology, forensic science, physics, Canadian history. This paragraph could be endless.
Obviously I didn’t begin homeschooling to increase my IQ or prevent dementia. One of the anticipated goals of homeschooling is that our kids would reap the benefit of a rounded, individualized, brain expanding education. Turns out, we homeschool mamas get that too.
Homeschool is another word for freedom.
- Freedom to choose our schedule.
- Freedom to tailor an individualized education.
- Freedom to spend time with my kids any time of the day.
- Freedom to create the community we want.
- Freedom to travel at atypical times of the year.
- Freedom to teach our kids our values.
And girlfriend, homeschooling has afforded us these freedoms in spades.
Freedom comes at a cost though.
The parenting experience is saturated, both the really good and the really challenging aspects. You know I don’t have to tell you this if you are a homeschooler.
Other than having to face our character flaws continuously and address them at lightening speeds, this homeschool lifestyle is loaded with freedom. Baked in. Sandwiched on both sides. Permeated with the osmolality of a water molecule dropped with gentian violet.
You get the point: homeschooling is saturated with freedom.
Are you considering homeschooling your kids?
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