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As a homeschooler I have encountered plenty of questions about the whys of homeschooling, and socialization, but I did get a new one the other day. How do you learn to home school?
I was puzzled by the question, because I think you could ask how do you teach walking, eating, saying please and thank you, and generally being a grounded confident young person? To me homeschooling falls in line with everything else I have taught my children up to this point, and no one asked me “how did you learn how to be a mom?”
It is hard to put into words the conviction I have regarding home school. It goes beyond the fact that my son is 100% boy and needs to stand up to think. It is bigger then the reality of hours they would be away from me. This is such a personal decision that it has required a lot of self educating, and becoming aware of how my children learn. I believe that when you are passionate about anything you become a student of that passion and weather you are schooled or un-schooled you soak it all in.
No I have not been taught how to home school my children, but I have not been taught how to be a mother either. The fuel that keeps me going is Gods word. I believe it is my job to be their mother, teacher, and guide until God sends them to their own families. My husbands job and my buisnesses have allowed me to stay home and fullfill the roll I believe I have been called to.
That might not be everyone’s conviction when they decide to home school, but it is mine and my husbands. I teach them from a selfless place where God can use me, and knowing at the end of the day I have done my best by them leaves me satisfied that we are on the right track.
I know there will be more questions and I am prepared as long as people really want to know the answer.