Everyone has an opinion on what is the best way to homeschool and I thought it was time to address it via a “homeschool myths & truths” post.
I recently saw a comment in one of the many homeschool groups I am in. A person said that it is now actually considered a bad thing by other homeschool moms if we use textbooks in our homeschool.
I guess that the best way (rather than “ONE way”) to homeschool is with absolutely zero textbooks or anything that resembles the public school style of teaching/learning.
Even though books, and parents using them to teach their children, were around long before public education … go figure.
I have learned not to disregard the various ways children learn and the various ways parents teach. We are all different with different learning/teaching styles!
So, what is the BEST way to homeschool?
Let’s ask some questions to learn which method, style, resource, and/or application is best:
Do you have an only child or a dozen?
Do you have a medical/special needs or gifted child?
Are you in an urban or rural area?
Do you have minimal resources or more than enough?
Are you a traveling family or a stationary family?
Do you use textbooks only or prefer other resources?
The list goes on.
Can you see how so many things factor into your homeschool life and why you choose the style of homeschooling you do? So, how can we all agree on the best way to homeschool?
Biblical Resources For Your Family
King James Version Illustrated Edition Family Bible: Faux Leather Bound (King James Bible)The Shaping of a Christian Family: How My Parents Nurtured My FaithShepherding a Child’s HeartFor Instruction in Righteousness: A Topical Reference Guide for Biblical Child-Training
Are you Choosing What’s Best For Your Child(ren)?
These are the real questions we should be asking ourselves and others:
Are you devoted to God and family?
Do you believe it is your duty to oversee/facilitate your child’s education?
Do you have a firm grasp on what educating your child (to the glory of God) means?
Do you believe that God has equipped parents with the knowledge needed to teach their own children?
Do you believe in your calling as mom and homeschool teacher?
Are you dedicated to giving your child(ren) your best?
Are you willing to persevere through the hard times because of the truths/promises found in the Bible?
If you answered “yes” — or desire to answer yes to the above and become confident in biblical truths behind home educating your child(ren) — then you HAVE discovered the best way to homeschool your child(ren)!
“But sanctify the Lord God in your hearts: and be ready always to give an answer to every man that asketh you a reason of the hope that is in you with meekness and fear…” (1 Peter 3:15 KJV)
“Have not I written to thee excellent things in counsels and knowledge, That I might make thee know the certainty of the words of truth; that thou mightest answer the words of truth to them that send unto thee?” Proverbs 22:20-22 (KJV)
If you would like to dive deeper and learn — what it means to be devoted & duty-bound, what real education & knowledge are, what it means to be called & dedicated to motherhood, and how to persevere through “no matter what” — then you’ll want to grab your FREE copy of my eBook: 7 Biblical Word Studies For Homeschool Moms with printable journaling pages by clicking the link below!
Meanwhile, be encouraged homeschool mom! There is no such thing as a “one size fits all” homeschool method. The key ingredient for “successful” homeschooling, is a loving parent!