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Why Homeschooling ROCKS!

All of us are deeply committed to homeschooling, but words of encouragement and inspiration are always welcome!

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Lacy v V

Homeschooling ROCKS because as I teach my older children, the younger ones pick up the knowledge as well. My 5 year old knows what an exoskeleton is, just from hearing my 12 and 10 year olds read science. My 3 year old is learning how to read from sitting in on my 5 year old's lessons. My now 7 year old sat in on her older sister's lessons, then, as she tried pronouncing words, her older brother and sister (showoffs!) would correct her every mistake! She soaked it all up, and I hardly had to teach her how to read at all!

6 years ago · Like · Comment

Homeschooling rocks because we get to watch our boys growing in their faith, growing in their academics, and growing in their areas of personal interest. It has been a blessing for our recent graduate, as he enters college for info technology to have already run his own computer services company throughout high school. Our other teen has had an opportunity to expand his art interests in drawing, writing, wood carving, and now acting. The younger lads are able to work with Dad on tearing apart the lawn mowers, building a go kart, and many wood working projects. They were also able to help Dad build an addition on our house. Having the flexibility of being at home to learn has helped them not only academically, and spiritually, but with many other practical life skills.

8 years ago · Like · Comment

momteachersrock

Homeschooling rocks because I get to be my kids' primary influence, and I get to enjoy their company, learn how to be taught by them as well as teach them!!! I get to enjoy so much more of their childhood with them by being a part of their lives the majority of their "schooldays".

8 years ago · Like · Comment

I know where my kids are, they are safe, as a result of being Home schooled they are also more considerate and thoughtful of others. MY kids are not only getting their education but they are also learning life skills; baking, sewing, nutrition and how to feed a family with less money. They are more creative in their work and have more freedom to do so. There is no peer pressure to be someone they are not. They have more self esteem and tend to think higher of others worth as well. They are learning to link the Bible's history along side of the World's history with scientific discoveries that are helping to prove the Bible is a true, accurate and a historical document. They work and learn at their own pace and have the freedom and time to dig deeper into subjects as they please. They are not belittled, bullied or exposed to bad influences. They are able to dig deeper into the Bible and have more time to memorize important passages that will be with them all throughout their lives. I am priviledged to be at home with them watching them learn, and I learn more about them each day. Our relationship a result is deeper and grows more each day. It is a priceless gift to be a Home schooling mother. I praise God for this opportunity and I am very blessed to have three beautiful, happy, healthy children to spend everyday with.

8 years ago · Like · Comment

KendraH

Homeschooling Rocks because we are able to get out and have hands on lessons. It is not a boring day stuck at a desk. If my daughter gets restless she can get up and do something. If we feel like doing school outside or at the park, we can do so. there are no limits to our homeschool day.

8 years ago · Like · Comment

GoldenAcademy

Homeschooling Rock because it is tactile. My daughter is able to interact with the subjects she is learning about such as volcanoes. We live only few miles from lava fields so she is able to walk through the field to touch the lava rock and see where exactly it flowed from and how it affected the environment. This type of learning becomes embedded not imprinted in a students mind which I, as her teacher get to see happen first hand.

8 years ago · Like · Comment

Homeschooling Rocks for my family for so many reasons. But my favorties are, that I get to spend valuable time with my little ones, I get to be their teacher and their Mom. And it allows us to travel, alot. If we're going to Texas we can study the Alimo. In Mexico we studied the Myans, Mexican art and culture. It doesn't matter where we go, we can learn, have fun and explore the world as a family!

8 years ago · Like · Comment

Homeschooling Rocks for my family for so many reasons. But my favorties are, that I get to spend valuable time with my little ones, I get to be their teacher and their Mom. And it allows us to travel, alot. If we're going to Texas we can study the Alimo. In Mexico we studied the Myans, Mexican art and culture. It doesn't matter where we go, we can learn, have fun and explore the world as a family!

8 years ago · Like · Comment

DancingMommy

Homeschooling rocks because I have been able to have some consistency for my children as life was turned upside down the past five years. We have endured separation and divorce; their dad and I are working on reconciling now and since we serve a God of restoration and resurrection, anything is possible! I cannot imagine what it would have been like to have had to send them to public or even private school everyday. Sometimes real life needs to take precedence. And you know what? Even though I have never had the 'ideal' homeschool environment, my children are thriving academically, socially, and emotionally. To God be the Glory for great things HE has done!

8 years ago · Like · Comment

Our family loves homeschooling! Homeschooling ROCKS because not only can we be flexible with our days, but my husband is in the military and we can take time off to be with him on his schedule and not lose learning time. We recently went to homeschooling year-round and when all the kids go back to school, we can take a week and go to the amusement parks, aquariums, and museums and enjoy not being jostled by huge crowds. We choose our own curriculum and the kids have a love of learning that I don't believe they would have in public school. My oldest is the only one to have attended public school and it was always about busy work, she hated to read, now she loves reading, whether it's for specific unit study or just for her own enjoyment, there is no distinct line anymore. Homeschooling ROCKS because my kids get to hang out with kids of all ages, not just their own peers so they are much more well rounded socially than their public schooled counterparts. And homeschooling ROCKS because making breakfast and doing laundry, grocery shopping, and other life lessons are able to create learning opportunities for math, critical thinking, problem solving, etc. Things don't just magically happen while they are away all day, they participate in everything. We love homeschooling!

8 years ago · Like · Comment

Natasha

Our homeschool rocks for so many reasons! We can be flexible with our days. I can use things she is interested in as teaching opportunities. We can do school anywhere in the country when we are off working in other States. My daughter gets to be herself and has the freedom to learn anything at any pace without limits. We get to spend more time together. She gets to experience and learn in the real world with all different ages of people.

8 years ago · Like · Comment

FamilyGranberry

As a first year homeschooler, homeschooling rocks for three main reasons. First, because I finally get a say in my child's education. I don't have to fight for a quality education or curriculum any more. The second reason homeschooling rocks is because I can teach my children Christian values within the lessons. And finally, homeschooling rocks because we can spend more time together as a family.

8 years ago · Like · Comment

glittergirl94

Homeschooling rocks because my son is now getting a personalized education in a safe, supportive, and positive environment. No more classroom boredom! No more breezing through uninteresting lessons! No more bullying! No more homework until the late evening hours! No more busy work! Hooray for personalizing education!!!

8 years ago · Like · Comment

4hskids

Homeschooling rocks because my kids stopped copying answers out of a textbook and memorizing facts and actually began learning and understanding the world around them. Homeschooling is more about the experience and the knowledge than the grades and test scores. It takes the pressure off the kids to perform and creates a relaxed atmosphere where they can think.

8 years ago · Like · Comment

Homeschooling rocks because I get to spend every precious moment of my childrens youth with them, they get to learn at their own pace without being rushed, they can squirm and wiggle and stand and sit when they please while learning without being chastised for acting like a child, and best of all, they are learning that it is fun and exciting to learn and look forward to everyday in front of them as a new experience and opportunity to learn!

8 years ago · Like · Comment

Homeschooling rocks because there are no alarm clocks!! And the opportunity to be there when your child "gets it", is PRICELESS. Rock on home school.

8 years ago · Like · Comment

hidngplace

Homeschooling Rocks because it builds strong families, well educated kids and is so much fun!!

8 years ago · Like · Comment

Leav97

Homeschooling rocks because I can give my kids time. We can wait to start kids until they are a little older. We can finish school in 2 hours giving them extra time to explore their interests. We can meet their needs (educational, emotional,..) where they are.

8 years ago · Like · Comment

Leav97

Homeschooling rocks because I can give my kids time. We can wait to start kids until they are a little older. We can finish school in 2 hours giving them extra time to explore their interests. We can meet their needs (educational, emotional,..) where they are.

8 years ago · Like · Comment

GolfcartMama

Homeschool Rocks because I get to learn as much as they do! I

8 years ago · Like · Comment

Momm

Homeschooling rocks when two years in a row we move across the country right at the beginning of the school year, and my child does not have to have a false start, be a late-entrant to a class, suffer through the "excluded new kid" phase or be confused by differing curriculum. The move is a huge, exciting and educational field trip!

8 years ago · Like · Comment

Homeschooling rocks because my children get to be themselves without having any of their individuality taken away. Thus my 8 year old daughter, who dances when she's excited, even when sitting in a chair doing school work, can stay dancing as long as she likes, and my 5 year old son can ask a thousand questions without being told it's time to move on to something else.

8 years ago · Like · Comment

JulieMom

Yes, I'd have to say Homeschooling rocks because of all the wonderful relationship benefits. I get more time with my girls before they grow up (still happening too quick!), and they get to be best friends with their sisters (instead of going their separate ways every day for school).
Also, we get to focus on the most important subjects - like Jesus and character.

8 years ago · Like · Comment

hojobj

Homeschooling rocks because we all get to learn in a more natural way in our natural environment. I say we because I learn with my sons. If some idea or lesson isn't connecting with one of them, I can take cues from their current interests and use something they enjoy to help with their understanding. We take our learning with us everywhere, whether it is talking about how and why semi-trucks take so long to stop (thank goodness I used to drive them!) to noticing different things in the scenery have changed over the seasons, we talk about anything that comes up. It's far more fun a learning environment I every had from school!

8 years ago · Like · Comment

Trixi's HomeEd Academy

Homeschooling ROCKS because it has allowed me to address my 3rd grader's foundational, motorskills issues. He is finally blossoming into a confident reader. As a whole our family is much more relaxed & my boys (8 & 14) are no longer constantly bickering & fighting. They have become more lovable & are constantly coming to sit on my lap to cuddle up & dishing out hugs & kisses. We can teach the way they learn & education need no longer be boring & monotonous.

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Alisha

There are so many things that make homeschooling Rock. Knowing exactly what they are learning for schoolwork. Getting to see their thoughts and ideas take shape. Not having them come home from school and having to reteach them things in the short time you have them in the evening. Letting life be their classroom. Letting them have lots of time to follow their interests. Want to spend weeks learning only about squids? You can do that.

8 years ago · Like · Comment

dbmamaz

Homeschooling rocks for 2E kids. School was destroying my kids self image, their confidence, their joy. I can slow down the subjects which challenge them and speed up the subjects they excel in without making a big deal of it. We can work together to select subjects and curriculum which work for them, so they feel ownership of their learning experience. I truly wish every special child could experience the safety, joy, and satisfaction of homeschooling.

8 years ago · Like · Comment

MollyP

Homeschooling rocks because we can move at the pace my children learn and I can witness firsthand those moments when the lightbulb clicks and try new approaches when things aren't clicking.

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StephSchiff

The freedom to learn important skills in the context of things that interest us! We learn geometry with the Little Big Planet 2 (PS3) Level Builder, learn about black holes with Doctor Who, and math is learned hands-on with cooking, building, and kitchen chemistry! When we want to learn about electricity, circuitry, and how computers work, we take remotes, computers, and game controllers apart! And I get to grow and learn right along with my son! Both of us are getting the fun, in depth, hands on education I wish I had had!

8 years ago · Like · Comment

habibidancer

For me, personally, homeschooling rocks because I get to share that sense of wonder, of discovery, the joy that my son has when we learn new things and try new stuff. Why should I share that with people I don't know? or worse, see it squelched. I could say it rocks for all the (standard) reasons we say we homeschool, but honestly, I want to share these precious years of discovery with my son and not with a mass-production school system.

8 years ago · Like · Comment

Homeschooling ROCKS because my kids and I get to spend the day at the Museum of Life and Science and call it school!

8 years ago · Like · Comment

juliek

Homeschooling rocks because it has taught me how to slow down, to truly see the learning opportunities around us and to use them as points of discussion for learning. For example, the rescue of the miners awhile back brought tons of opportunities for learning and praying; the garden spider we've watched this week brought science to us. I can't even begin to describe the character issues that we work through just by being together all day every day. No matter how much I try to use a packaged curriculum for science or history real life always gets in the way. Real life is the lesson!



week has brought science

8 years ago · Like · Comment
StephSchiff: I would love some tips on character education. My 7 yr old son has Aspergers so things like empathy have to be taught (it's very hard for them to see things from another person's perspective). Right now I'm using the old Army RCHILDS method (respect, courage, honor, integrity, leadership, duty, selfless service), but I need something more relatable to a 7 yr old! Would appreciate any links or suggestions!
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juliek: Disregard week has brought science at the bottom, must have not deleted that part :-)
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juliek: I just try to find those ironic moments. I'll use made up names so it makes sense. Let's say Timmy crashes a block building that Joey was building. Joey is now crying. Of course there is a consequence for this. Then, when it happens to Timmy and Timmy is now crying once he is calmed down I will try to remind Timmy of now he understands why Joey was so upset the other day and why he got in trouble for it because it's not nice to be mean to other people or their stuff. Not sure if this makes sense but it is something that has to be done over and over and over again for it to sink in, some kids get it easily, some don't. Best of luck!
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johannsfrau

We can take our vacations anytime, we can travel more often, I can decide what my kids learn, and how they learn. My children have more individualized lesson plans, and can take extra time to complete the work if needed, since I make the deadlines. We are a military family, so it has helped, because we don't have to pull them in and out of school when we move. I get to spend more time with my children! :-)

8 years ago · Like · Comment

cnbn3

It's sooo flexible.

8 years ago · Like · Comment

6waltfl

Homeschooling Rocks!!! Where else can you spend everyday with your child and watch them grow and learn in all areas of life. You never miss out, of the good and bad things that happen for your child. You can be there to lend them a hand, tend to their needs, focus on things they have trouble with, and have fun when and wherever you want. There is no dictation on what they need to learn and how they learn it. You can focus on their interest and use that in the abc's of learning without having to get it approved by the School Board. But the best part is laying down the foundation of education and watching them grow independently in their own way. My favorite experience so far has been when my 6 year old writes on a paper 1,000,000 and says "mom this is a million".

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GothicHipChick

Homeschooling rocks because as a military family, we don't have to "transfer" from one school to another. Instead, our school goes with us - under a shady tree by the library in the middle of nowhere USA or by the beach in our swimsuits on a tropical island overseas. As parents, we know our children, their temperaments, learning styles, likes and dislikes which enables us to pick and chose which curriculum works best for them. The kids are not rushed to learn things but instead are allowed to discover the joy of learning. Homeschooling has allowed us to be a close knit family where siblings respect each other and their elders. Most of all, homeschooling rocks because it has allowed us parents to become part of our children's lives in a much more meaningful way than most. When our kids are older and have all moved out, my husband and I can truly say that we have indeed spent quality time with our kids and taught them lessons that will hopefully be wonderful memories for them.

8 years ago · Like · Comment
Tesa: It is beautiful that you mention when your kids move out... It is sad to think of this day. But, there will come this day. And, we will all be able to look back with confidence and know that our children were taught with love. As an Army family, we also know what it is to move our 'school' with us.Thankyou for making me think to the future when all of this crazy life will slow down.
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Tesa: It is beautiful that you mention when your kids move out... It is sad to think of this day. But, there will come this day. And, we will all be able to look back with confidence and know that our children were taught with love. As an Army family, we also know what it is to move our 'school' with us.Thankyou for making me think to the future when all of this crazy life will slow down.
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Quiver0f10

Homeschool rocks because I get to spend my days with my children. I get to see as they reach those milestones. I get to teach them to read, how to do math, do science experiments and tell them about Jesus. It rocks because we can spend the day in our PJs or get dressed and go on a field trip whenever we want to. I love that school is part of our life and life is part of our school. Childhood goes by so quickly. I treasure these years.

8 years ago · Like · Comment

Bama Mama

Homeschool rocks because nobody cares more than I do about my kids and their education. No expert can better educate them while loving them and attending to their needs individually.

8 years ago · Like · Comment

Alexia

Homeschooling rocks because I get to learn new things along with them, every day, showing them that learning never stops!

8 years ago · Like · Comment

Homeschooling rocks because I get to spend every day with my girls and direct their learning without forcing them to learn. We go on field trips, read for hours, go to the library when we want, visit other home schooling families and we are even are going to Disney World the week before Thanksgiving! Not too many other families get to do that!

8 years ago · Like · Comment

MTmama

Homeschooling rocks because it allows us the freedom to spend as much time on the road as we want and as God directs. Last year our first 2 weeks of homeschool was spent roaming all over Yellowstone learning about geo-thermal, geology, earth science, hiking, animal husbandry etc. The next 3 weeks were spent hitting 11 National Parks from Salt Lake City to southern UT to Colorado and lots in between. Our kids are the envy of every other kid in town(small town)! :) So, we love directing their paths rather than being at the beck of the school system.

8 years ago · Like · Comment

Homecschooling Rocks! By homeschooling my daughter I can tailor the curricullum to my daughter's ablity and interests. She does nto have to do busywork for homework. She can read books at her level and not have the read books that are way below her level. And we can use the internet anytime we need to reserach something we are studying! Best of all, we can integrate our faith in Christ into our currlculum as well!

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HayleyM

Homeschooling rocks because school just doesn't always fit everyone. Even with all the accommodations that schools can make, not everyone will thrive in that environment, be it for educational or emotional reasons. Some children just need to be at home where they feel safe.

8 years ago · Like · Comment

Serackfamily

Homeschooling rocks because you can experiment with all sorts of great, out-of-the-box learning materials, and you can teach your children that learning is an everyday, anytime activity!

8 years ago · Like · Comment

Laura

Homeschooling Rocks! It provides an important "constant" in our lives as a military family in a world of multiple moves and numerous deployments!

8 years ago · Like · Comment
Tesa: My family is also military. I completely understand the need to have something constant. I love that we can take our 'school' with us. Homeschooling Rocks!
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robbie929

Homeschooling Rocks because after 25 years of homeschooling, we're still not burnt out and are committed to the next 7 years to get our youngest through.

8 years ago · Like · Comment

thezookeeper

Homeschooling rocks because I can freely use ANY subject to show God's goodness . . . HIS grace . . . HIS mercies and attributes. How awesome is that? :)

8 years ago · Like · Comment

Homeschooling ROCKS because my son has special needs and without one-on-one attention from me, he could never go anywhere academically. I also love getting to see and be a part of my kid's 'lightbulb' moments! And then there's the fact of all the time spent together. My husband works an odd shift, so we are able to work around his schedule so that he still gets to spend time with the kids. I could go on and on!

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Homeschooling ROCKS because: we can set our own schedule, go on vacations when it's convenient for US and not dictated by a school schedule, but, most importantly, because we can spend as much time as we can possibly stand :^) with our precious children who grow up WAY too fast and we are able to share in each "A-ha!" moment they have while learning.

8 years ago · Like · Comment

Mamaw to 2

Homeschooling Rocks,..... because as I raise my 2 granddaughters, that I am blessed to have in my live, I can also grow and learn with them. Each day is a new learning experience for all of us. Subjects I didnt care for or like, when I was in school are now very intersting to me. We are able to experience life in a whole new way, through field trips, nature walks, volunteering to help those in need and we are able to do this at our own pace. I have the one on one with each of them or we can do it as a group. I LOVE being a huge part of their learning experiences and being able to see the look on their faces, when they grasp the concept of something that they once thought was difficult. I cant imagine having them schooled any other way. So Lord willing, they will be homeschooled till college and they will turn into the most caring, loving intelligent human beings I could ever imagine.

8 years ago · Like · Comment

Crystalover

Homeschooling rocks because the whole family is on a mission to learn together, without "medication" or fitting into boxes!

8 years ago · Like · Comment

Homeschooling ROCKS because it is the ONLY school where ALL of the "administrators" actually have the STUDENTS best interests at heart! It isn't about the all mighty dollar! And as my 9 year old says "Homeschooling Rocks because you don't have to worry about "kissy-girls""

8 years ago · Like · Comment

Homeschooling ROCKS because we have the freedom to do what we want to do, when we want to do it, and at our own pace. Homeschooling makes my child happy, and it makes me happy as well. She has an amazing amount of friends because of homeschooling, and I do as well. So it's a win/win situation, all the way around!

8 years ago · Like · Comment

superbecky79

Homeschooling rocks because we can go at our own pace, and spend what few years we have with our kids together.

8 years ago · Like · Comment

Homeschooling rocks because it allows us the freedom to ensure our children get the best education we can offer. If a field trip to the zoo helps teach about animals, or going on vacation to the state capitol helps me teach history, or measuring ingredients in the kitchen helps with math, I have the opportunity to utilize these tools. I can manage my child's progress and spend more quality time on things that are harder for him and not worry that in a regular classroom he might get left behind on a particular subject that a teacher does not have time to review with him. If we want to have a fun day of wearing pajamas all day, have a doctor's appointment or the weather is bad, I can still have school around our schedule and not get behind. It is a blessing to be able to homeschool!

8 years ago · Like · Comment

indiamom

Homeschool rocks because we are learning together. I am amazed at how much I am picking up the second time around! I love that I get to choose what my daughter learns and what influences her. I also love that she can learn at her pace and not be held back by grade levels. I have a comfort inside that I know what she's learned and what she still needs to know, so there's no guessing. It makes me feel proud to know that what she's learned, I have taught her. My daughter (who is adopted) and I, have been able to develop a closer relationship. I feel very fortunate that I have this privilege.

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ALCobb

Homeschooling Rocks because I get to share in all of the "light bulb" moments that my kids have. They also get to be themselves. If they have silly ideas or want to wear mismatched clothes, no one is there to poke fun at them. They get to grow into the young ladies that God wants them to be with limited outside influences.

8 years ago · Like · Comment

kbalman

Homeschooling Rocks because I am finally at home with my kids where I belong. I am finally able to watch my children grow and learn. We are starting our first year of homeschooling and starting at the very beginning with one in Kindergartner and one in Pre-K. So far I have witnessed my son write his first letter 'A' and my daughter read her first words. They will be safe at home! They will be able to learn at their own pace and learn subjects that are being taken out of public school like art and music. They will also be able to learn via the style that is best for them.

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Mombird

Homeschooling Rocks because I am able to teach my child one on one and go at his pace. We don't have to be done with things at a certain time of the day, week, month or year, so we can take as long as need be on this book or that. We can also go to the library as much as we want and stay as long as we want. We can do our school time at home in our PJ's or in the car going to the store. We are able to choose the curriculum that best fits our family and to change things if needed. Having a child with Aspergers is a challege, but with homeschool I am able to tailor things to his learning style and pace.

8 years ago · Like · Comment

Homeschooling rocks because we are able to work school around our family, not family around school! Plus, I love that I don't have to stick to one type of curriculum, and if something doesn't work then I get to change it. I homeschool all 3 of my kids and I would never, ever go back to 'the' system.

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: When I took my son out of PS 4 yrs ago I was told by the principal that she seriously doubted my ability to teach him. Sadly, she was not concerned for him, but for the funds she was loosing. Now my son is thriving and learning based on God's principals and not man's.
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September

Having the freedom to choose our own curriculum, develop our children's God-given gifts, and point them to Christ in every subject is priceless!

8 years ago · Like · Comment

spring13

First and foremost I feel and believe it is my responsibility. This helps me to not get tired or burnt out keeping a good attitude about it. I also LOVE being able to experience all the milestones in my children's lives and being able to spend personal time with them every day compared to hardly seeing them if they were in school. I believe because of homeschooling I will have a better relationship with my children.

8 years ago · Like · Comment

Bountiful Hutchings

We teach our kids what we want them to learn, not what a bureaucracy thinks is best for them!

8 years ago · Like · Comment

I get to spend time with my boys. I get to build that strong foundation so when they go out into the world they will be able to stand strong on God's Word. I love my kids!

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CherylN

Homeschooling Rocks because I get to spend time with my girls! We have fun, and we get to "chase rabbits" and study things they want to learn. We don't have to deal with the kind of drama some of our friends' kids have to deal with. We can take a family vacation, and the learning continues.

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Homeschoolingmamaof6

Homeschooling rocks because it gives my family time to bond not only as a family but as friends. We are able to teach our children not only the basics, but we are also able to teach them special subjects that will aid them in what they want to be. Homeschooling has been such a rewarding experience to my whole family! We have been doing it for over 13 years and will continue until my last child graduates :)

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Homeschooling rocks because, other then the last couple of centuries, this was how all of humanity got their basic education--at home. All those parents of inventors, scholars, statesman, preachers, philosophers, artists, musicians, and more must've known a thing or two!

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tmaue

The reason Homeschooling Rocks can be summed up into one word: Freedom. No other form of education can provide a family and student with more freedom than homeschooling can. Students have freedom to pursue their own interests and can spend as much time as they want on them. They can go where they want, when they want. They have the freedom to learn at a rate that suits them. The list of freedoms that homeschooling gives is extensive. The freedom to homeschool is one that I am very thankful for because it allows us to feel our freedom so strongly in a country that is gradually taking more and more of our freedoms away.

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Our family loves homeschooling, even though it is a lot of work and responsibility for Mom and Dad. Homeschooling gives us the opportunity to cultivate a strong family culture, where we are able to develop and form godly character in our children and teach them to walk in the righteousness of God. As parents, homeschooling also allows us the time and freedom to learn alongside our children. Homeschooling is more to us than time set aside for academics, devotions and those other important things. It has become a way of life. When we seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness then all these things shall be added unto you.(Matthew 6:33) In homeschooling this principle also applies and the by product is an atmosphere of learning.

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Homeschooling rocks because my boys can be a part of our family everyday & learn in an environmet that is wonderful & in a way that is the best way to learn. We love homeschooling because our boys are knowing Jesus more everyday & that is te most important thing!

8 years ago · Like · Comment

Girl4God

Homeschooling rocks for us because we can customize what we are doing by what my homschooler likes, too. We are able to cheer her on and help her when she needs help. She gets individual attention on a regular basis. There is no stress of trying to shove everything in at once, and we can pace the material after what the homeschooler needs. We get to take lots of field trips pertaining to what she is learning. I also don't have to worry as much about what she is learning from outside influences. We can mold her as we are suppose to using God's help.

8 years ago · Like · Comment

Homeschooling rocks for us because it gives our family a chance to learn things that we might not be able to otherwise. Our kids are leaning things that my husband and I did not learn until we were adults.

8 years ago · Like · Comment

Lalabean95

Homeschooling rocks for us because our children are precious to us. The good Lord gave them to us to train them up in the way they should go! I love being able to watch them in their 'aha' moments when they learn something for the first time. I also love that we can choose what we teach them, how we teach them, and when we teach them (we homeschool year-round). One on one time is also so important with every child, and they just can't get that in a public school setting. We are a rockin' homeschool family! :-)

8 years ago · Like · Comment

F.R.O.G.

Homeschooling ROCKS! Because you don't have to follow anyone else's "agenda". Also, you get the joy of being with your kids all day, watching them change and grow, and making sure they figure out what the most important thing is in life: an intimate relationship with Jesus. :)

8 years ago · Like · Comment
F.R.O.G.: Deut. 6:6-9. :)
8 years ago · Like
Tesa: I love the FROG! Fully Relying On God!
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Trastull

Homeschooling ROCKS because as a military family who picks up and moves often it allows us to learn wherever we are. There might be blocks of time that we don't school but we are always learning something. Now we are living in Japan and homeschooling allows us the flexibility to take in the culture around us. We even participate in classes with the locals that we wouldn't be able to do in public school. Why? because we would be stuck in the classroom and not be able to explore!!

Why does homeschooling ROCK? Because we can tailor our curriculum to meet the needs of our children. 3rd grade math and 4th grade english? No problem!

Lastly homeschooling ROCKS because it gives us the opportunity to learn from each other, to love each other and to appreciate the unique abilities that each of us posses. When we are apart from each other we don't experience that so much we feel disconnected.

8 years ago · Like · Comment
Tesa: As a military family, we also love being able to schedule around block leave, deployment schedules and such. I love being able to take our school with us wherever the Army send us. It just makes it so much easier to be HOME with Daddy when he is on R&R instead of stuck at school. I love homeschool!
johannsfrau likes this. · 8 years ago · Like

We're changing the course of a generation...one child at a time!

8 years ago · Like · Comment

quinli

Homeschooling ROCKS because if my daughter struggles with a curriculum, I can CHANGE it - even in the middle of the year! When she was in public school and struggled with her math curriculum, the administration said, "Oh well, this is the curriculum we use." Not so with homeschooling. Homeschooling ROCKS!

8 years ago · Like · Comment

v1hebrews11

Homeschooling ROCKS because it helps families build strong relationships.
Homeschooling ROCKS because we as a family have time to reconnect after deployment.
Homeschooling ROCKS because I get to spend more time with some of my favorite people on earth - my children!

8 years ago · Like · Comment

azmomof3grls

Homeschooling rocks because I've had the joy of discipling my daughters in Christ. Homeschooling rocks because I've had the joy of teaching my girls more than just facts, but also to love learning and to never stop learning. Homeschooling rocks because I've had the joy of seeing my daughters, who are all teens now, grow to love each other and our family in a way that wouldn't have been possible if they'd been away in school all day! I could on, but it would take up WAY too much space! Homeschooling just ROCKS! :)

8 years ago · Like · Comment

jp\'smom

The satisfaction of knowing my son & I can do it (with God's help). I remember two years ago thinking I would never be able to handle homeschooling. With 6 weeks of school left I had pulled my son out of his private school to start homeschooling knowing that was where God was leading my family. So glad I did. He is so much happier now.

8 years ago · Like · Comment

Homeschooling ROCKS because my 7 year old son is still completely innocent when it comes to sexual matters- whether the real deal or the crude jokes that other boys his age are already using. He's also completely oblivious to peer pressure regarding clothes, fads, etc...I can still buy all his clothes at the thrift store and he never has a negative thought or feeling about what he wears.

8 years ago · Like · Comment

Homeschooling rocks because YOU get to see that look of pride on your child's face when they finally realize and understand something! I wouldn't trade that for anything!

8 years ago · Like · Comment

mama_mckenna

HS'ing rocks because we can say GOD in the middle of the day without being sent to the principal's office! ;-) Also, we get go to Grandma's house for long-weekends whenever we want! We can go skiing mid-week mid-day to get good rates. We can learn what we (the mom and dad) and the kids think is important, and we can move at the great paces our kids are able to take us. We can share stories about the day and relate to each other because we KNOW each other. All our kids of various ages get to know their siblings deeply because they are around each other and help care for each other each day.

8 years ago · Like · Comment

Homeschooling Rocks because we get to learn and do things they don't allow in public school. Video game production is my kid's favorite!!! They would never learn that in elementary school.

8 years ago · Like · Comment
Tesa: I accidentally 'liked' my own comment trying to click on yours. Oops.... How did you get into teaching your kids video game production? That sounds amazing!
8 years ago · Like

Tesa

Homeschooling Rocks! My daughter has epilepsy and the school district did not understand her needs. We tried to get the idea through until 2nd grade. We finally gave up, and came home for school. We have been nothing but happy since then. Her grades are better, her confidence is greater. We are just happy! :D Homeschooling just ROCKS!

8 years ago · Like · Comment

babu

homeschool rocks because ...no child gets left behind. not when they get one on one attention, constant hugs on difficult days, lots of laughter, and yes, time with friends without all the drama and competition that happens at schools. we do get up early, but only because we want to so we can exercise together before starting our day. homeschool rocks because i am beyond blessed to have this time with my children.

8 years ago · Like · Comment

Homeschool Rocks!! because
I don't have to wake my kids up at 5:30am, to be on the bus at 6:30am,
to sit on the bus for an hour or so. Then to get out of school at 3:30, and not be home till 5!
Ridiculous!!!

8 years ago · Like · Comment

mo2ba1a

Homeschooling rocks because not even the best teacher public or private school can offer will ever be as invested, passionate, or dedicated to your child's education as you, the parent. No one knows better than a parent what works and doesn't for their child. In homeschooling, there are no molds to be filled with our children.

8 years ago · Like · Comment

longshawhan

homeschooling rocks because when a method or style of teaching is not working for my son, we can change it as many times as we need to.. until he understands. Unlike the school system.. we do not give up when it gets hard. Plus I want to see what hes doing and watch when hes excited about getting an answer right or understands something for the first time.. just hearing about it isnt enough.

8 years ago · Like · Comment

HomesChOOLing ROCKS! because I get to see my kids grow up. Too many people say,"Man, they grow up quickly, I missed it!" We don't. We get to see them everyday. They get to learn in the best way that they do. Our oldest is not a sit down and read to learn. He is totally hands on. We went on 28 days of field trips the first year we started this adventure. We have increased that number every year. Now we have 3 that we are homeschooling. We know exactly what they are learning. And, we like it that way

8 years ago · Like · Comment

tedebear

Homeschooling Rocks because we have the flexibility to do as we wish & need. I can change up anything that doesn't work for us. We aren't stuck with anything we feel isn't the right fit. We get to learn together as a family & we actually enjoy being together (well most days LOL). We get to learn what we want, not what someone says we have to learn about.

8 years ago · Like · Comment

jnpmom

Homeschooling ROCKS! because I know what my children are being taught. I can go outside of the box and teach them topics that are of great interest to them, which any other school probably would not offer, and through a unit study I can encompass all subjects around that one topic. We also have the freedom to go wherever we want, whenever we want for hands-on learning field trips. All of my children can be taught the same things on, say, a trip to Washington, DC, with the older ones needing to follow up with a research report or further investigation. My children are learning how to function in society without needing to filter through the garbage that is present in a brick and mortar school or on the school bus.

8 years ago · Like · Comment

mom with a vision

Homeschooling Rocks because we get to travel all the time, we ski while all the other kids are at school, we sleep in late if we want, I know what my kids are learning, and most of all I don't have to worry about my kids being bullied, mistreated, or hurt in any way!

8 years ago · Like · Comment

hsreviewsjust4you

Homeschooling ROCKS because I believe it is the way of education that God intended for families. Being a homeschooling parent has allowed me to teach my children about God first, academics second. It has helped us to connect in ways that would be more challenging if we didn't have the time that homeschooling allows us. It has given me the opportunity to share the pleasure and excitement of my children's academic success and to be a cheerleader in their disappointments. It has allowed my children to build up their self-confidence and to know who they are in Christ versus having their images shaped by others. But one of the number one reasons Homeschooling ROCKS, is that I get to hug and kiss my children anytime I want to throughout the day!

8 years ago · Like · Comment

maximom7

Homeschooling ROCKS because we have liberty and freedom of choice in the United States of America: because of this freedom and liberty we can choose what is best for our kids according to their skills, abilities, interests, and personalities. We can choose to create something unique for each of our kids while strengthening our families and our culture. We can also protect our kids from negative influence of cookie cutter educational philosophy and destructive peer and social influences.

8 years ago · Like · Comment
mama_mckenna: Amen, sister! Couldn't have said it better!
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mzmez

Homeschooling ROCKS because despite what otherschoolers think - Homeschooling works! My kids are excelling at home and they are teenagers I like! They are great kids and are more focused on goals they have set for themselves than their other-schooled friends.

8 years ago · Like · Comment
quiverof8: I like that term "otherschoolers" :)
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HappyMom

Homeschooling ROCKS because I LOVE to spend time with my children:o) I feel like I blinked and a decade past as my oldest son is now eleven, where did the time go? I also love knowing what they are doing at any given moment and that they are not being bullied or otherwise mistreated by people who I do not even know! I do hear horror stories:(

8 years ago · Like · Comment
mama_mckenna: I feel the same way of my 12yo! Time just speeds up. I can't imagine how much even faster it would seem if they were at school and I wasn't knowing, teaching, loving, discipling, etc., them through the course of their daily routines!
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nancymomoftwo

Homeschooling ROCKS because we can focus on and immerse ourselves in what interests us, learn at our own pace, go on field trips any time of the year, take extended vacations when needed, spend precious time with each other, and, most of all, mold our characters in what God would wants us to be....productive members of society who would put Him first, then others in every endeavor we pursue.

8 years ago · Like · Comment

hserof4

Homeschooling ROCKS because not only can I tailor the studies to the kids wants and needs, but I can also learn new things right along with them. It has also allowed me to meet a wide variety of people from all over the world at our homeschool co-op. I get to teach what I love to the ages I love and the parents are so supportive. How can that not ROCK?

8 years ago · Like · Comment
mama_mckenna: I am learning soooo much this second time around in my schooling (a.k.a. homeschooling my kids!)
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refuah

Homeschooling ROCKS because it has allowed my children to all develop their own unique interests and become their own people. From a young age, my children have all been interesting people. They have passions and ideas and can hold intelligent conversations on a wide variety of topics. Homeschooling has given them the time to develop that and become the people they are meant to be.

8 years ago · Like · Comment

Gcrew

When someone tells my kids they are "not normal for being homeschooled". They reply, "Why? Is it because we are modest, non-cussing, respectful, kind and service oriented?" I am so grateful we have the opportunity/ability to focus on what is important in life. :>

8 years ago · Like · Comment

DrMom

one word: TIME! Time to be together, learn at our pace, explore our interests, nurture each other!

8 years ago · Like · Comment

honbug

Homeschooling ROCKS because it allows our family to be a family! We are together all the time, no separation for school time. I especially have seen this as homeschooling's biggest advantage as our oldest graduated from our homeschool high school last December. She's now enrolled in cosmetology school and is gone for school 5 days a week, from 8am to 6:30pm. I treasure the 18 years we got to have her with us all day everyday, as that's not the case now. I try to remember that "this too shall pass" (my Mom's favorite saying!) during the good and not so good days. All too quickly, our children are grown and their younger years are past. Treasure each moment...and by homeschooling and having our children with us, we get to see all of those firsts, be the one to watch them learn to read, tie their shoes, or do some awesome science experiment. The memories we make will last a lifetime, but their childhood will not.

8 years ago · Like · Comment

blondefloyd

I love that we can tailor it to there specific needs and wants!!!

8 years ago · Like · Comment

hsmomof4

I love that we can complete the curriculum and field trips that WE choose!!

8 years ago · Like · Comment

I love that we can sleep in late and homeschool in our PJs!!

9 years ago · Like · Comment
mama_mckenna: It can be so cozy, can't it! I agree! :-)
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quiverof8: "Homeschooling ROCKS" because you can study rocks when your child shows an interest! You do not have to wait for it to be taught in the curriculum. Rocks, Frogs, stars whatever their interest you can grab the moment and study it.
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