Build on the Charms of your 2021 Homeschool
The homeschool lifestyle affords so many freedoms.
Enjoy every freedom! BUT ARE YOU?
My favourite freedom: freedom to learn with my kids.
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 and learn and learn alongside her children.
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, I 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.
- Recognize your freedoms.
- What can you contribute to the charms?
- Observe how your children. contribute to the charms!
- Build in Gratitude, make portfolios, Instagram accounts.