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Deciding to Homeschool

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I’ve considered homeschooling as an option for our family since I had my first son. I love to learn, and would be happy to have a career as a life long student. The idea of spending time with my kids, helping them learn to love learning (and learn about the things they love!) really appeals to me.

When this school year started, I hesitated to homeschool for a couple of reasons. I was afraid the stereotypes, like “homeschoolers are weirdos because they don’t have any social skills”, and of ”ruining” my kids somehow. So, I put him in the local public school. I’ve been really happy with his progress, and I have no problems with public schools.  Our upcoming move to Germany, however, gave us a great opportunity to make the jump to homeschooling.

Think about it, if my kids are homeschooled, we have the freedom to go where we want, when we want to. We can learn art by going to the Louvre, we can learn history by visiting castles, we have all of Europe to explore. When Daddy has to go off on military adventures, we can pack up and visit home. When family comes to visit, we can show them around. All without worrying about school calendars. We can learn ANYWHERE.

And, I know I can teach them. I know it will be fun. I know it will be hard.

I also know it will be worth it.

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  • Oh, it will be SO worth it! I was going to only homeschool our first son for Kindergarten since we were PCSing from Ft. Jackson to Ft. Carson mid-year. We loved the freedom so much that he’s in the 5th grade and we never looked back. Now in Germany we’ve gone to many German cities, as well as Paris, Prague and London during the school year counting part of each trip AS school! The Louvre as a field trip? I do believe so!

    Thanks for stopping by my blog. I’ll see you around!
    ~Jennifer