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Big List of Benefits of Homeschooling from a Large Family Mom!

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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.

Big List of Homeschooling Benefits from a Large Family Mom!

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)

  1. I get to let my kids learn at their own pace!
  2. I get to teach my kids important life skills.
  3. I get to spend time with my kids cultivating a relationship.
  4. I get to let them be kids.
  5. I get to “shelter” my kids. (see this post to understand where I’m coming from)
  6. I get to learn alongside them.
  7. I get to correct their attitude when they need it and take the time to minister to their hearts.
  8. I get to customize their academic education.
  9. I get to instill biblical values through my example and not just words because they actually see me live my life.
  10. I get to know them and their needs.
  11. We get to avoid the crowds when going on “field trips” AKA: family outings like the zoo, park, etc.
  12. We get to start school “late” or “skip” a day without being marked tardy or absent.
  13. We get to travel whenever we need/want to regardless of “the school schedule”, which allows us to be together as a family.
  14. I get to be the one who experiences the moment my child “gets it”.
  15. I get to teach what I want.
  16. My children get to learn what they want and explore their interests.
  17. We get to stay home.
  18. We get to go where we want when we want to.
  19. I get to change our plans at any given moment because I want/need to and not worry about getting “permission”.
  20. My kids get to see what being an adult is really like since they spend time with them outside of a classroom.
  21. We get to live “real life” in front of/with our kids.
  22. We get to enjoy vacations during the “off-season”.
  23. 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)
  24. I get TIME with my kids.
  25. We get relaxed, flexible days.
  26. We get slow mornings.
  27. We get late nights (if we want them!).
  28. We get meaningful moments over food together (family breakfast, lunch, and supper every day).
  29. We get to do school around their daddy’s work schedule to make the most of our time with him!
  30. 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)
  31. We get to embrace a lifestyle of learning mentality – ordinary life becomes learning opportunities.
  32. We get to attend homeschool conferences and interact with like-minded families.
  33. My kids get to grow in their relationships with each other.
  34. We get to work around/with our special needs and medical issues.
  35. My kids get to avoid bad influences and peer pressure.
  36. My kids get to avoid bullying.
  37. My kids get less seatwork and more active play.
  38. We get to learn (together) through various means like textbooks, living books, movies, online, audio, hands-on, art, games, projects, outings, and places.
  39. My kids get the time to spend outside in nature, gardening, doing yard work, playing, etc.
  40. We all get to enjoy the learning/teaching process and (hopefully) become lifelong learners.
Getting to homeschool is a huge blessing and responsibility. There are hard days, but counting our blessings whenever we feel discouraged helps us refocus on what matters in this journey! I hope you enjoyed my big list of the benefits of homeschooling!

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.

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