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.
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.
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