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Homeschooling (Part 1)

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Homeschooling your child (or children) is not a choice to be made lightly. There is research to do on what method you want to try, and experimenting with that method works best for your child (or children). There are a lot of resources out there for parents to homeschool their children for free or for little out of pocket expense. In many areas, homeschooling parents are coming together to form co-ops for field trips, classes, and so their children can socialize with other children their age.

There are many reasons why parents choose to homeschool their children. Some parents want full control over their children’s education, to keep their children away from bullying, being the “odd ball” out, too keep their children out of a poor school district, and the list goes on.

Homeschooling is not for everyone. It’s a parenting choice that will either work or not work for your family. And that is ok. Many children excel in a public or private school setting, just as many children excel in their studies as being homeschool setting.

As I continue to research and start this journey with my children, I’m finding quite a few military families’ homeschool or have homeschooled their children. I’m also finding some of my favorite bloggers and writers (military and non-military affiliated) were homeschooled as children. This gives me great hope that my family can succeed in our homeschooling journey.

My husband and I have made the choice to start homeschooling our children. It will mainly be myself that does the “structured” teaching since my husband is the service member. We have researched for months before coming to this decision. We are excited and terrified at the same time to begin this endeavor.

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2 thoughts on “Homeschooling (Part 1)”

  1. Having homeschooled our four children for 15 years, I commend anyone that feels called to do so. It isn’t an easy endeavor, and I’m sure for those in the military there will be different elements of the practical and emotional aspect to deal with i.e. moving, deployments, etc, but I’m sure it’s will work and be just a beneficial. My biggest tip; relax, have fun and use every moment as a teaching moment.

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