My husband and I homeschooled our two children from birth through high school graduation.
We knew we were going to homeschool before our children were born. We were married 11 years
before one of those little guys decided to join us and another 5 1/2 years before son number two came along.
We Can Be Our Own Worst Enemy…
Before kiddos, I taught in public and private schools and I loved it, but I had the great blessing of being
able to stay home with my children. Homeschool parents often ask me if having a teaching degree and
classroom experience helped me homeschool. My answer is a BIG resounding … “No.” In fact, that classroom
experience got in my way. You know, sometimes we are our own worst enemy. That was certainly the case with me.
We can talk more about that later.
Many say they are scared to homeschool because they never went to college. Let me ease your mind.
No one knows our children better than we do. We know their strengths and their weaknesses. Sure we want them
to do well academically. But there’s a lot more at stake here. We want to have a strong, loving relationship with
our kids. As Christian parents, we want them to have the freedom to discover and grow in their faith.
What a Family Adventure…
We knew that God had called us to homeschool. There was no doubt in our minds. Were there difficult times? You betcha.
At the very first homeschooling conference we went to, the speaker laughingly said that God calls familes to homeschool
so He can grow the parents up. Oh boy, was he right!!
Homeschooling is a wonderful adventure and is well worth your tears, your time and your energy. If God has told you to do this, He will certainly supply what you need, when you need it. Having a degree or classroom teaching experience can’t do that for you.
Leave a comment below and let me know why you decided to home school. If you’re just thinking about it, let me know that too.
Talk to you next time.