It is no secret that there are many benefits to keeping your kids at home to learn, as opposed to sending them to school (public, private or charter).
In this post, we will discuss the long list of why it is good to homeschool your kids.
This list is for the parents (a list aimed at your kids is coming soon).
Feel free to share this list with parents who are considering homeschooling, but aren’t sure.
We do all the homework for them (no pun intended)!
If you are a homeschool mom or dad, you know that there are definite benefits to choosing to embark on this homeschool journey.
So let’s discus them in this post, which I aptly named The Epic Benefits of Natural Homeschooling for Parents.
It’ll be nice to remember them and share with others.
Also, you can get the printable poster of the reasons, but feel free to add your own!
Natural homeschooling is exactly that, natural.
We grow up and learn and do life with our loved ones: our family.
Homeschooling Books for Parents
In any typical homeschooling home, we have parents that are concerned about their children’s education.
They research for the best curricula, schedule, books, extracurricular outlets and much more.
On the other hand, it is also super important for parents to take care of themselves, to keep their sanity and their main goal in mind.
It is so easy to lose track, especially on crazy days!
Here is a list of recommended books for homeschooling methods and for parents.
I hope you find them helpful. I have read most of them and in the process of finishing up this list.
Homeschooling: You CAN Do It!: Eliminate self-doubt and get the clarity, confidence,The Brave Learner: Finding Everyday Magic in Homeschool, Learning, and LifeThe Everything Homeschooling Book: All you need to create the best curriculumThe Complete Home Learning Source Book: The Essential Resource Guide for Homeschoolers,Homeschooling: for Beginners – Homeschooling 101 – What You Need to KnowSage Homeschooling: Wild and Free (Sage Parenting) (Volume 4)
Different Styles of Homeschooling Quiz
Before we talk about the benefits of homeschooling, let’s recap that there are many homeschooling styles out there and many times, we don’t know which one to follow.
Yes, there are many different types of homeschooling methods out there, but that doesn’t mean that you have to do just one.
Remember that the beauty, the benefit and the major reason for homeschooling is to do what is best for each of your children.
One method might be perfect for one child, but completely wrong for another.
It goes without saying that we don’t want to put all of our children in a box (think public school) and assume that they will all learn the same way.
Are you a Classical homeschooler with the grammar stage and such?
Or do you favor Charlotte Mason education?
Maybe you enjoy Unit Studies or you prefer eclectic homeschooling.
Either way, we recommend reading living books to your kids and giving them the best education that will benefit everyone.
The Epic Benefits of Natural Homeschooling for Parents
We all wish there was such a thing as homeschooling made easy, but in reality, it is a lot of work.
It takes real dedication on our part, especially if we are doing it for the long haul.
Whether you are starting out and homeschooling a toddler or you have six kids between ages 14 and 4, we know that there has to be a silver lining somewhere, right?
Well, of course!
There are some wonderful and life-molding benefits to homeschooling.
Here is our list.
You can download it on a beautiful poster for you to keep remembering why you do this, especially on those days when you doubt yourself or you can’t eat with the kids anymore.
Families that homeschool can:
- always be up-to-date on children’s progress (link to planner)
- get to pick best curriculum for kids (link to curr post)
- get to follow kids’ and parents’ passions (link to start a blog post)
- take breaks as needed (link to what to do today post)
- take days off when needed
- skip on packing school lunches (link to lunch ideas)
- have kids with them all the time
- bond as a family by doing life together
- take trips with other homeschool families
- take family vacations on off-peak seasons to save money and sanity (link to camping post)
- children learn what is important to you that you might not have time to teach them if they went to school
- give you more opportunities to teach them real-life lessons like balancing a checkbook or adding up totals at grocery runs (link to life lessons book)
- let you be more involved in church ministries and/or community services to teach them that serving others is important
- yield to having more time for conversations and dialogue with older and wiser people than just peers at school
- encourage your kids to start college online while in high school to save money on student loans
Do you agree with these points? Had you thought of all of these?
If you have more benefits for parents who homeschool, please leave a comment and I will add them to our list.
The Benefits of Natural Homeschooling Printable List for Parents
And if you need the encouragement regularly, feel free to print the list!
Keep it somewhere visible and remind yourself on how awesome it is to homeschool and keep in mind fun things that you are able to do because you homeschool.
To get this printable poster, all you have to do is enter your name and email address below.
Then, check your inbox (sometimes the emails get sent to the junk folder or the spam folder, so check there if it isn’t in your inbox) for the awesome PDF download.
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