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Homeschooling was an easy decision for me to make. I knew that by homeschooling my children that I would be able to give them so much more than what they could get through public school education. There were so many reasons that homeschooling was going to be the better option for my family and me, that choosing to stay home was really a no-brainer. While there are many reasons I love to give my children a great education from home, there is one reason that I favor the most.
The Advantages of A Custom Fit Education
The number one thing I love about homeschooling is that we are able to give our children a custom fit education that is tailored to fit their individual selves. Not only are they able to receive a unique education, but they are able to experience these lessons that they have learned in a real-life setting. They are given the opportunity to break the mold, think outside of the box, and see how far they can stretch their wings by applying themselves every single day.
Learning Everywhere You Go
It wasn’t until I began homeschooling that I really realized just how educational everything we do can be. I always associated learning with textbooks and writing papers. I never thought much about how many things one could learn while simply living.
Some of my favorite memories during my time as a homeschooler occurred when we weren’t even at home. We don’t remember the times we poured into a textbook or written a paper, but we do remember the times we spent experiencing life with our loved ones.
Learning Beyond the Textbooks
By putting away the books and going out into the world we have learned some of our most valuable lessons in our homeschool. Many educational discussions have happened while riding in the car to and from different daily errands, especially the grocery store. Learning and exploring during family vacations have taught all of us lessons that we know will stick with us throughout our lifetime (and we have the pictures to prove it!). Even simply playing outside we have found ways to squeeze in a lesson or two about our surroundings.
Enjoying the Educational Journey
Being able to custom fit their education means that our children actually enjoy what they are learning. When they enjoy what they are learning, they are more likely to have that lesson really stick with them. When you truly enjoy how you spend your day, even while learning, it makes for some really happy kids and even more, memories to cherish.
I can’t imagine how different our lives would be if I had to send my children to public school. I know they would still get a decent education, but I feel like it would be limited in many ways. Plus, I can’t imagine not having the memories I have from spending so much time with my kids. That is why giving my children a custom fit education from home is my favorite thing about homeschooling.
If you would like to read more about how homeschooling works in my life, I invite you to follow along with me at my website, Chaotic Bliss Homeschooling. Through my blog, I share how I find bliss through all of our chaos. I would love to have you join me there!
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Jenn is a Missouri homeschooling mom who loves to blog about it! She is a blogger, photographer, Etsy shop owner, and virtual assistant. When she’s not busy being a housewife or mom, you’ll find her with a camera of some sort in hand, or dancing in the crowd while her favorite band performs on stage. Her favorite things in the world are spending time with her family, traveling, dancing, photography, and watching her favorite TV shows.