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This week's topic is what makes our homeschool unique. At first I struggled with this because to me, our life is just normal and boring. However, every family is unique even in the smallest ways and I decided to focus on the details.
One of the main reasons that I homeschool is because I don't like the model of the public school system. I don't think it's wise to have children sit at desks for the majority of a 7 or 8 hour day. I don't think they should be inundated with worksheets and busywork. Our own educational philosophy relies on "living books" and not "twaddle" as Charlotte Mason calls it. We try to avoid textbooks or workbooks if it's poisslbe and I look for colorful, engaging picture and chapter books to help us learn. I try to impart a love for good literature and learning in general, although admittedly, my children are not naturals at this.
Every family is different and has to do what works for them. I absolutely hate it when people think that homeschooling has to be like public school at home. This is not true! Find what fits your family's abilities and lifestyle and do it! Don't be afraid to break out of the box. That's the beauty of homeschooling isn't it?
How is your homeschool unique? Feel free to share below in the comments!
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