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Reasons to Homeschool

Ten Fundamental Reasons to Homeschool

Each year at this time, I think about why I homeschool my children. It helps me remember the benefits and blessings when I am prone to feel most like a failure. It was finding a link to a recent article on the ChildrensMD website by medical doctor Kathleen Berchelmann—sharing her list of eighteen reasons why she homeschools her children—that encouraged me to not only think about, but write down my own list.

Why Do I Homeschool?

After over twenty years of homeschooling, four kids, two dogs, three high school graduations, one college graduation, one wedding and one grandchild, I think I can boil my initial motivation down to one simple answer.

How to Fail at Homeschooling in Three Easy Steps

As I have reflected on that time in our lives, I have come to realize that I took three basic steps to becoming a homeschool failure. My hope is that, in sharing my mistakes, I will speak to the heart of some other mother who finds herself gazing a little too fondly at the big yellow school bus.

Hal’s about It: Happy and We Know It

But for most of us, this is the life. It’s hard work: bothersome at times, downright troublesome days, but generally speaking—a life we’ve chosen and can’t imagine trading.

I discovered a pattern in much of the educational and policy research that confirms homeschoolers’ commitment and satisfaction.

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