As a homeschool mom of many years, I hear the comment from parents all the time, “I could never homeschool my child.” When I ask them their reason why, I will get varied answers. Answers such as personality conflicts with their children or not feeling confident enough in their teaching abilities. Whatever the reason for their hesitation, I always encourage them that I too had (and continue to have) my insecurities. However, even though homeschooling is hard work, I can honestly say, hands down, homeschooling has been one of the best decisions I have made in my life.
Homeschooling Is Hard Work
I won’t lie, homeschooling is not an easy road. It does take hard work, discipline, and patience. It often requires parents to make sacrifices of their time and resources. Homeschooling from a parents’ perspective can be downright challenging.
It also takes hard work, discipline, and patience from the child’s side as well. It can be just as challenging for the student as it is for the parent. Parents must understand that homeschooling is a challenge for both parents and children.
There have been many days when I have thrown my hands up in the air and just wanted to give up. Have I had thoughts of sending them to public school? Honestly, yes, because homeschooling is hard work. But, only for a moment because homeschooling has been a tremendous blessing in our life!
The Beauty Of Homeschooling
If you are willing to put the work in, homeschooling can be one of the most beautiful aspects to parenting. You will bond with your children like you have never known. You will know your children like no one else. You will see your children blossom into beautiful young adults with the values that YOU teach them, not the public schools.
Can You Homeschool?
So, can you homeschool? If you are willing to put in the effort and discipline, ABSOLUTELY! Anybody can homeschool their children. Think about it, God didn’t create public school. He created homeschool. God gave your children to you to teach. I encourage you to take the leap and bring your children home to learn.
If you don’t know how to start homeschooling legally in your state or country, I highly suggest going to hslda.org. They are an organization that is dedicated to helping homeschool families all around the world.
Also, if you need any additional guidance or have any general homeschool questions, I’d be happy to answer the best I can. If I don’t know the answer, I probably know where to guide you. Feel free to contact me through my Contact Me page or lisa (at) hipmoneymom (dot) com.
I developed this website as a resource for homeschool moms. So please feel free to take some time to look around. Following are some additional articles you might be interested in reading:
- What To Do When Homeschooling Is Hard
- How To Find Books Worth Reading For Your Kids
- 7 Best Ways To Save Money On Homeschool Supplies
- Why You Don’t Need A Homeschool Room
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