Oh that God would give every mother a vision of the glory and splendor of the work that is given to her when a babe is place in her bosom to be nursed and trained! Could she have but one glimpse in to the future of that life as it reaches on into eternity; could she look into it's soul to see its possibilities; could she be made to understand her own personal responsibility for the training of this child, for the development of its life, and for its destiny,--she would see that in all God's world there is no other work so noble and so worthy of her best powers, and she would commit to no others hands the sacred and holy trust given to her." -JR Miller

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

10 reasons we love home education

I thought I would write a small post on why we love home education so much. We realise it's not for everyone and we're so grateful that we are able to keep our children with us all day - here are just some of the reasons (I'm sure I could find a LOT more) they are in no particular order just some thoughts

1. No rushing around in the morning for the "school rush"

2. Holidays whenever it suits our family and budget

3. Our children get to learn at their own individual paces, in their own styles.

4. We can make our learning relevant to everyday life - for example we're learning about canals as we are going on a canal boat daytrip soon

 5. No bullying to deal with (well not outside the family ;-)

6. We get to see character issues as and when they happen and deal with them quickly.

7. I get to learn alongside my children - and I'm learning a lot more than I did at school!!!

8. Our children are used to being around each other the majority of the time - there's no adjustments for school holidays etc

9. Our children are happy to play together - there's no age segregation (too cool to play with little ones etc) 

10. We can school year round if we desire, no long breaks during which our children may forget some of what they learned.

Well there you have it a few reasons why we've chosen home education, there are many more and it is one of my favourite subjects :-) I'm always happy to talk about it.


Ma said...

That is a great list..much like mine. I can especially relate to number 7. I am learning so much!

Susie said...

That's an excellent list of reasons! Number 9 is the one that i love to see, in our homeschool group all the children from 2 - 14 play and bond like a big family, it's so special to have that.

Rhoda said...

That's a great list. It's nice to be reminded of the positives sometimes! I always see no. 9 when we are around homeschooling families - it is so good to see the older children looking after the younger ones. And also to see them talking to adults!

Sarah D said...

Thank you - I think it is good sometimes to just remind ourselves of all the positives :-)