Homeschooling through “Lifeschooling”?

One of my favorite reasons to home educate is family time, included with the joint spiritual, physical, and growing relationship. When comparing how many hours a day a child spends in regular school and the hours left for family time, it makes me sad. Most likely, all the time that there is left to really have a family conversation would be at breakfast and dinner time. That was our number one reason to home educate our children. It hurt to imagine that we had to put them in school, away from us, for so long. In our home, all that precious time is there for me to mold my children’s character, teach them their academics while learning valuable home and life skills, and as an added perk, they get to see their daddy more often, as he is able to come home for lunch and share the meal together.

I found the following video on YouTube, by Home Educating Family Association, about how Kirk Cameron briefly explains why, together with his wife, decided to homeschool, and it matched so well to why we decided to home educate our children.

I agree with Kirk in that us, home educating parents, beside academically educating our children, we are “life schooling” them by growing together in so many aspects of life.

We enjoy more and more this lifestyle as we continue to grow in our relationship with God as a loving family, that knows each other really well, and well enough to build friendship, companion, respect, and trust. It gives me the opportunity of TIME to DEDICATE my efforts into bringing up well-rounded Christian children, and later responsible, God fearing adults. That’s the best I can offer to this decaying society.

“Train up a child in the way he should go, and when he is old he will not depart from it.” (Proverbs 22:6 NKJV)

~Maritza

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6 thoughts on “Homeschooling through “Lifeschooling”?

  1. You are right! More and more parents are considering homeschooling, especially now with all the different social circumstances, teacher’s issues, bullying, violence and many more. You are doing a great job, I can only imagine how focused and determined you have to be, to accomplish all the different tasks that being a mom and a teacher implies. So congratulations and persevere in Christ!

  2. Hi Graciellie! Yes, and all those are added reasons to the list. Thank you so much for your support! God bless you!!!

  3. Hi Maritza,

    First off thanks for coming by my blog the other day and leaving the lovely comment! It is so neat to connect with another SDA homeschooler and blogger! 🙂

    And can I just say, I LOVE that video you shared!! I agree with him 100%. It is one of the many reasons why I was homeschooled and why we will be homeschooling our daughter as well!

    Looking forward to keep up with you through our blogs!

    Blessings!

  4. Hi, Maritza,
    Thank you for sharing our Lifeschooling video. Glad you like it.

  5. Hi Jenny! Thank you for stopping by. That video really resonated in me. I couldn’t have explained it better.

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