Quick note from Jamerrill: Today my friend Clarissa shares her BIG list of benefits of homeschooling! She complied 40 of the best homeschooling benefits from her large family mom perspective. I think you’ll enjoy what she shares! ~ Jamerrill xoxo
Benefits of Homeschooling
The benefits of homeschooling outweigh the cons, in my humble opinion, which is why I homeschool my children. Sometimes we just need to remind ourselves why we started and continue homeschooling, even when it gets hard.
There is no doubt that we sacrifice a lot to homeschool our children, but there are a lot of things we get to do, too!
I sat down and simply typed out every single reason I think homeschooling is worth it. I came up with 40, but I’m sure I have forgotten some so I’d love to hear your reasons in the comments!
Whether there are nay-sayers in your life and you want to have a list of homeschool blessings to share with them or you simply want to be encouraged to focus on the benefits of homeschooling … you’ll find this huge list of reasons to love homeschooling helpful.
Benefits of Homeschooling
(in no particular order)
- I get to let my kids learn at their own pace!
- I get to teach my kids important life skills.
- I get to spend time with my kids cultivating a relationship.
- I get to let them be kids.
- I get to “shelter” my kids. (see this post to understand where I’m coming from)
- I get to learn alongside them.
- I get to correct their attitude when they need it and take the time to minister to their hearts.
- I get to customize their academic education.
- I get to instill biblical values through my example and not just words because they actually see me live my life.
- I get to know them and their needs.
- We get to avoid the crowds when going on “field trips” AKA: family outings like the zoo, park, etc.
- We get to start school “late” or “skip” a day without being marked tardy or absent.
- We get to travel whenever we need/want to regardless of “the school schedule”, which allows us to be together as a family.
- I get to be the one who experiences the moment my child “gets it”.
- I get to teach what I want.
- My children get to learn what they want and explore their interests.
- We get to stay home.
- We get to go where we want when we want to.
- I get to change our plans at any given moment because I want/need to and not worry about getting “permission”.
- My kids get to see what being an adult is really like since they spend time with them outside of a classroom.
- We get to live “real life” in front of/with our kids.
- We get to enjoy vacations during the “off-season”.
- I get to be in charge of my child’s specialized and/or accelerated education. (see this post about how I homeschool my disabled daughter)
- I get TIME with my kids.
- We get relaxed, flexible days.
- We get slow mornings.
- We get late nights (if we want them!).
- We get meaningful moments over food together (family breakfast, lunch, and supper every day).
- We get to do school around their daddy’s work schedule to make the most of our time with him!
- I get to “filter” the books and media content my children are exposed to. (see this post for my favorite places to buy wholesome books + our favorite read-aloud books for multiple ages)
- We get to embrace a lifestyle of learning mentality – ordinary life becomes learning opportunities.
- We get to attend homeschool conferences and interact with like-minded families.
- My kids get to grow in their relationships with each other.
- We get to work around/with our special needs and medical issues.
- My kids get to avoid bad influences and peer pressure.
- My kids get to avoid bullying.
- My kids get less seatwork and more active play.
- We get to learn (together) through various means like textbooks, living books, movies, online, audio, hands-on, art, games, projects, outings, and places.
- My kids get the time to spend outside in nature, gardening, doing yard work, playing, etc.
- We all get to enjoy the learning/teaching process and (hopefully) become lifelong learners.
Clarissa is a Christian, Wife, Homeschool Mom to 7 Children with Medical & Special Needs, Grieving Mom to 1 Child in Heaven, Homemaker, and Writer. You can find her at www.ClarissaRWest.com sharing practical tips & encouraging others to count blessings, seek joy, and find strength in Jesus.