Homeschooling 101: Do I HAVE to Teach My Kids for 5 Hours a Day?

Some habits can be really hard to break. 

Let’s take the notion of what education is “supposed” to look like, for example. Most people likely wouldn’t consider the assumptions about learning that have been ingrained in them since early childhood as a “habit,” but that’s exactly what they are.

Taking a look at the population as a whole, I think it’s safe to say that most people have been brought up in a traditional school setting. They sat at desks while a teacher lectured in the front of a classroom. They raised their hands to go to the bathroom. They read textbook chapters and answered section review questions, possibly without ever wondering why things were done that way in the first place.

Which brings us to where many homeschooling parents are today- stuck in those classrooms of so long ago.  Continue reading “Homeschooling 101: Do I HAVE to Teach My Kids for 5 Hours a Day?”

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Homeschooling- not a part of life…a WAY of life

One of the funniest things to me while talking to someone unfamiliar with homeschooling is the look on their face when I tell them that our homeschooling only takes a few hours a day.

I totally get it. After growing up in a school system that mandates 6-7 hour-long days, it can be hard to understand how a child can learn in so small an amount of time.

But that’s just it…we homeschoolers don’t consider our lessons to be the only portion of our day that our kids are being educated. After being immersed in this lifestyle- yes, lifestyle- for a bit, it’s easy to see how natural a process learning actually is.  Continue reading “Homeschooling- not a part of life…a WAY of life”