To Homeschool or Not to Homeschool Next Year

To homeschool or not to homeschool next year is the question I’ve been thinking about for the last two months.

I never imagined myself homeschooling our son. Now because of the COVID-19 pandemic, we are all homeschooling our children around the world. Having Daniel home and seeing how well he works and how happy he is has made me consider homeschooling him.

The world is getting darker as the church is getting brighter. I worked as a school nurse for a school year, and it broke my heart to see what went on in middle and high school. I don’t want to shield him from the world because I do want him to be able to minister and understand others especially as he grows up. However, they are very impressionable at this age so this is another reason why I’m considering it.

For those of you who have homeschooled your kids, I have a lot of questions that maybe you can answer.

Does it get harder as they get older? Daniel is going into 5th grade next year.

What curriculum do you recommend and how much is it?

Will he be accepted into a university if he gets homeschooled for the rest of his schooling?

How many hours a day do they spend time working?

What are the struggles that arise?

How often do you meet up with other kids?

Your responses in the comments are much appreciated! Thank you so much! I would love to hear how old your kiddos are too (: This is a new world to me. Our experience with virtual school during COVID-19 has been very positive, so I’m curious about true homeschooling. 

If any of you are considering homeschooling your children too, I will write an updated post with answers and research as well.

-Carmen

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  1. We homeschooled our two kids all the way through their schooling, and I found that in many ways it became easier as they got older, because they were able to work more and more independently. Curriculums have changed a lot since then, so I wouldn’t know how to help you on that. But I can tell you that it was all worth it!!

  2. I have similar questions about homeschooling. I think I will have someone address these questions on my blog soon. Thank you for sharing your thoughts.

  3. Yeah. I also look forward to your research discoveries so I can share your post with other moms.

  4. I’ve homeschooled our five kids for seven years… And honestly I think it is EASIER as they get older! The curriculums are self-explanatory and geared for busy moms. I don’t regret homeschooling for a second. It has been amazing for our family, not always easy, but well worth it! My friends are constantly amazed at how independent, respectful and capable my kids are. I did always worry about how they would be doing compared to their peers intellectually. This year I put them in school for the beginning of the year (until COVID happened…) They were all at the top of their classes. It reassured me that I was doing the right thing and that they were going to be OK! 😂

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