13 thoughts on “18 Things I’ve Learned in 18 Years of Homeschooling

  1. Thanks for this, Marianne! I needed to hear these words of wisdom. Although I have been doing this for seven years now, there are times {like now} where things are a little more topsy turvy than usual and I second guess things at times and look at others and then goes the whole spiral effect, lol!
    I love each point that you mentioned and they are ALL so true!
    Many blessings to you!

  2. This is my first year homeschooling my children after pulling my third grader from public school. I’m always looking to hear what experienced homeschool moms can give me insight on. I was not expected to be brought to tears by number 7, but that’s just what happened. After multiple years of me hating the public school system labeling my daughter with learning disabilities, I have continued on in the same way. Thank you for opening my eyes! I will be posting that verse everywhere I can see it so I remember to appreciate her differences!

    1. I felt the same way when I first read that verse while seeking God’s wisdom about my kids’ dyslexia. There I was thinking that the Bible didn’t say anything about learning struggles and then, there it was! God is so good. Learn all you can about learning styles and take advantage of the freedom of homeschooling to teach them how they learn best. It is not always easy, but I believe that homeschooling is the best thing for your kids, especially ones that learn differently.

  3. THANK YOU!!! This list was just what I needed today. And as another reader commented, # 7 brought me to tears as well. I often find myself frustrated with one of my children, an active, very bright boy who is the polar opposite in “schoolwork” as his sister (who is a year younger than him). My constant thought is, “Why doesn’t he do what (or the way) SHE is doing?” Shame on me! God has made him differently! And for a purpose! It’s not his problem, it’s mine. I’m not trying to sound self-condemning, I am merely very convicted. Now I can pray about it!

    And Thank you Lord, if (or shall I say when…) I slip back into #7….there’s always #3 God fills in the Gaps!

    1. Having kids that learn differently than we homeschool moms learn is especially difficult. It can be hard to be patient. Learn about learning styles, both yours and your kids. Some simple knowledge can really change the mood in your school. God bless!

  4. Thank you, I so need the reassurance and encouragement. I appreciate you taking the time to encourage us and always redirect our focus on what is truly most important, God!

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