I began homeschooling in 2007 when my first child was born. I had no idea that I was about to embark on the most difficult, challenging, emotionally daunting, and rewarding experience of my life. Unusually enough, I was actually the reluctant spouse when it came to the idea of homeschooling. I thought that all homeschoolers churned their own butter, didn’t know how to socialize with anyone outside of their immediate family, wore bonnets, and had no concept of what modern life was about. Much to my surprise and relief, the more I looked into homeschooling, the more I became intrigued and interested. I discovered the freedom that homeschooling provided for my children to learn in a way that best worked for them. I was amazed with the freedom that our family got from being able to set our own schedule and to head down rabbit trails of my kids’ interests.
Homeschooling can be such a freeing experience for you and your family, however it definitely does not look the same from one family to the next. You are not the same as everyone else. Your children are not the same as all other children. So why do we send our children to
“cookie cutter” public schools that were originally designed for churning out factory workers? Why do we think that the next generation of artists have to learn the same way that the next generation of scientists do? Why do we think that schooling in general has to look or be a certain way? It doesn’t.
Homeschooling has grown by leaps and bounds over the last few decades. And with the advancement of the internet, we have the full spectrum of ideas and schools of thought at our fingertips. All the way from the conservative and structured Classical Conversations of Charlotte Mason to the free flowing and child led learning of unschooling to a hybrid of traditional school and homeschool.
If you have looked into homeschooling and gotten overwhelmed and dizzy with all of the information out there, you are not alone. It is a LOT! Let us help you to navigate your way through the jungle of information and find the plan that works best for you and your family. What teaching style are you? What learning style are your children? What do you do when you have multiple children in different grades with different learning styles? How does your personality and teaching style interact and flow with the personality and learning styles of each of your children? These questions and many many more can all be answered in a way that will help your family to grow and develop in the best and most organic way possible.