I have my Ph.D. 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.
Why choose homeschool?
Mama has the freedom to learn with her kids.
Math wasn’t intuitive, and the 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,
- forensic science,
- and 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 lightning speeds, this homeschool lifestyle is loaded with freedom.
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.
Reimagine your Homeschool Workbook
Journal questions & workbook that aid in your self-exploration to help you discover the barriers getting in the way of your satisfying homeschool life. Before you put everything away, let’s assess your past homeschool year (& use that as a brainstorming tool to imagine your upcoming homeschool year). Here is a tool to do just that! These journal questions are a self-coaching tool that can aid in greater satisfaction in your upcoming homeschool.
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Love, love, love this! It mirrors how I feel about homeschooling. The freedom is the best part!
Absolutely! Ditto for your second homeschool high school post. Amen girlfriend!