Why I’m Going to Homeschool My Children

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As I see all these pins on Pinterest, posts on blogs, and cute pictures on Instagram of children with their “first day of school” signs, plus having my two younger brothers starting school soon (the youngest brother is staring kindergarten. WHAT??), I’ve gotten to thinking about that one day when I have my own kids and they start school…

Yes. I’m weird to already be thinking about these things, but you know what, I don’t care. I love thinking about the future, what it holds and how I can prepare for it, like homeschooling my kids.

I’ve already gotten a list of products I want to use when I start homeschooling my children. I guess you can say that I might have been affected by homeschooling, since it was part of my life for thirteen years and I’m about to witness my baby brother start kindergarten.

As a 20-year-old, single lady, here is why I’m going to homeschool my children…

(Praying that the Lord lays this same desire on my future husband’s heart, as well.)

Disclaimer: I am not trying to discriminate public/private/christian school systems. I’m just listing all the many things I love about homeschooling and how I’d feel if I wasn’t able to homeschool. 

1. I want to be with my children every.single.day.

I don’t want to miss a single day without my children, at least while they are young and under my care. I don’t think I could ever see myself  put my child(ren) on a bus five days out of the week, for 36 weeks. I’d miss them all entirely too much.

Note: I’m not saying that I won’t ever want to take a “break”, because I’m sure that will not be the case.

2. I want to see the excitement in their eyes every time they learn something new.

One thing I have noticed with having a brother 15 1/2 years younger than me is this: I love to watch him discover new things and see his eyes light up with fascination. Although I’ve learned about something already, there is nothing like watching someone much younger than you learn about it for the first time. Their enthusiasm and excitement is quite contagious.

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3. I want to be there for them when they just can’t seem to figure out something.

I know how it feels to be so lost and confused about something as simple {a.k.a complex} as a math equation. I would literally tear myself down if I couldn’t figure out a math question, calling myself “stupid” and “ignorant”, but you know what? I kept on pushing through, because my parent’s helped me go on. They would sit with me, talk with me, and go over the problem again and again, until I could see how to solve the problem.

I want to be able to do this with my kids, whenever they can’t quite understand something, whether it is math or spelling, history or English. I want them to know that they aren’t dumber than any other kid their age, they just need to push harder to figure it out and that it is okay not to “get it” the first time.

4. I want to disciple my children.

The Bible tells us to “train up a child in the way they should go” (Prov. 22:6 KJV) and to tell our children about how we should love the Lord our God by “repeating them again and again to our children.” (Deut. 6:5-9). We are to raise our children to know God and to love Him by talking to them while we are at home (homeschooling), on the road, going to bed, and when they wake up. It is our jobs as parents to disciple our children.

5. I want to be involved in their lives.

I don’t want other people to tell me what my children did, or what they like. I want to figure it out on my own, as a mother, and not just by asking my children, but by watching my children. I want to be there in their successes and in their failures. I want to be there in their excitement and in their sorrow. I want to be as involved in my children’s lives, as my parent’s have been involved in my life.

6. I want to go on field trips with them.

I love field trips and I cannot wait to take my children on field trips one day, too. I’m looking forward to seeing their expressions, as they see a real lion for the first time at the zoo. I can’t wait to hear their excitement as we go to a battle reenactment. I just can’t wait to take them on field trips.

7. I want to take pictures of them learning, at all times of day.

I want to be able to snap a picture anytime my children do something new, like catch a frog, or make a card. I want to be able to take a picture of my kids building a log cabin together out of lincoln logs. Or perhaps, a picture of one of my children’s schoolwork. If I sent my children away each day, I wouldn’t have as many opportunities to capture their beautiful, little innocent moments.

8. I want to be able to teach my children about God and creation.

The one advantage we had while being homeschooled, was being able to dig deep into God’s word and learn all we could about creation. I loved learning all these different facts that disputed evolution and proved that we are unique creations. I want to be able to give this wonderful opportunity to my children, as well.

9. I don’t want to be forced to be on a schedule.

Being homeschooled all my life (well, until I graduated High School), I loved how flexible homeschooling could be. We could put all our homeschool into a 4-day week, or push to finish something months in advance. We could spend as much time as we wanted on one project, or study it long enough to move onto another subject. We could take “sick days” or “mommy days” (when she needed a break), and we didn’t have to take school off in order to go out-of-town on a very short notice. This is one big reason why I want to homeschool.

Why do you homeschool?


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  1. Good for you! I have been homeschooling for 8 years now and although it has its ups and downs, it is a decision you will never look back on :)

  2. Kimberley O. says:

    These are great reasons for homeschooling….I’m almost done (my youngest has two more years) and it has been very rewarding.

  3. Love all of these reasons, very similar to my own!

  4. Well said my Dear, I knew I wanted to me a mom when I was in 8th grade(public school) and the teacher passed out a list of career choices I told her my choice was not on there so she ask well what do you want to be when you grow up? I simply said a mother.

    He gives you the desires of your heart. ALWAYS…

    The Lord gives you your dreams and
    the ability to accomplish them. Your hubby to be will share your dreams too.

    You are going to make a great mother and Teacher.

    Homeschooling three; this is my 14th year at home,

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