Thursday, October 13, 2005

Great Homeschooling

British homeschooler and author Jane Bullivant asked "What makes for a great homeschool? Here's some of my thoughts,

1. A mom who wants to be there not just in body but in mind too! When I'm distracted it's a disaster. And it's no fun having a virtual mom.

2. A mom who wants to learn what the children are learning. It's so much nicer for a child to hear "Come, let's go and......" than "Why don't you go and......."

3. A mom who counts how many more days she GETS to homeschool not how many days she HAS to homeschool

4. An understanding that homeschooling is like making a fine tapestry of cloth. Each day may seem insignificant but when placed as a part of the whole it is necessary and signifcant. And in the end no one notices the little mistakes anyway.

5. A trust in the God who cares more about the education of my children than I do. And my God doesn't fail!

This is hardly all of them. Any more thoughts......

Incidentally, "Why are homeschoolers so happy?" Someone googled that question yesterday and landed on my blog. I'm not not sure if they found what they were looking for but in the event they return here's why this homeschooler is so happy...

  • I love what I do - being a wife and mother
  • I love who I do it with - my family
  • I love who I do it all for - Jesus

I consider my life worth nothing to me, if only I may finish the race and complete the task the Lord Jesus has given me - the task of testifying to the gospel of God's grace. - Acts 20:24

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