Should you homeschool your child? Here’s what you need to know

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  1. Melissa Hughes says:

    Hi, thank you so much for your inspiring words!! I too started homeschooling earlier this year, it has been 8 months now. We are still adamant that this is the way to go and I know that God is leading me. Most days are enjoyable and rewarding but some days are incredibly hard however. My daughter is almost 6, she wants to carry on with “Homeschool” but it’s hard for us both as we live right by her old School!! Makes it even harder when she sees old friends walking to and from School.., she only misses the playground! I take her and her little sister on a Nature walk every other day, she goes to Swimming lessons, Church / Sunday school where all her favourite friends go plus we have home school friends who do the same. We meet up with them for some Nature walks and book club at the Library and are about to embark on a home ed group which is brand new! I am also looking into a Gymnastics class for her. I can’t do much more but she has so much energy and would probably benefit from being out every day! We love our walks through the woods and we are all learning so much more than we would ever have done if we had carried on with the School lark!! Anyhow, hoping the new home ed group will be beneficial… we can do trips and projects along with other children then on top of everything else! Well done for being an inspiration! You have given me another boost and made me more determined. Ps I totally agree about the Curriculum x

    1. Hi Melissa,

      Thank you so much for your kind words, I appreciate it a lot. You have summed up a mom’s struggle on homeschooling perfectly with your comment. Of late, I have been struggling with it too and the easy days are few and far between….So much so that we have been questioning the homeschooling decision over and over again these past few weeks. But like your daughter, my son wants his friends only during playtime and does not want to go to school. He’d rather be home. Of late, for me, it has been quite exhausting (If only I could have the energy of a 5-year-old to do everything!). But the silver lining is that he is learning, mostly by himself with very little inputs from me, about the things that would not be part of his school curriculum just yet and the things that he enjoys most – like science, geography and literature. Everytime he surprises us with a new learning, it sort of acts as a boost to keep us going 🙂
      I wish you all the very best in your homeschooling journey with your daughter and hope that you achieve all the goals that you set out to achieve in this department.
      Thank you so much for stopping by and commenting. It has surely made my day! 🙂

  2. This is so so helpful, just a really good breakdown of it all! Thank you! I agree, it’s a difficult decision ,but gone are the days when we can assume school is the correct choice for kids, I agree it’s not the teachers fault, I actually think the curriculum is one of the worst factors and of course EVERY CHILD is different, as a dyslexic person, school was just such a challenge, and not a fun one! Popping over from twitter (:

    1. Thank you! I am glad you found this post helpful. I totally agree when you say that curriculum is one of the worst factors. We are still taking this homeschooling thing one day and one step at a time and seeing how it goes from there. Some days are better than others 🙂 Thank you so much for stopping by and commenting. It made my day! Cheers, D

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