The Lifestyle

“It’s About Time”

“It’s About Time”One of the stumbling blocks for many of those considering homeschooling is wondering how they would find the time to educate their children at home.  They typically envision keeping their children tied to the kitchen table from 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. – and playing supervisor all day.

The reality is usually far, far different than the initial expectation.

One of the first things I noticed in homeschooling my children was that the academics didn’t take up as much time as I thought they would, and we were able to do a lot of additional productive, fruitful, and creative activities both inside and outside the home. We would go on many field trips, visit with people in the community, volunteer our time, learn new skills, or try an outside class. We could travel, we could spend time with extended family, and we could take breaks when there were emergencies or illnesses or other circumstances in our lives that prevented the regular routine. All because we had time to make up the academics or pick up the interests where we left off. There was no time pressure, from within or from without. We experienced life on a much grander scale than that offered by a confined classroom setting, and instead of being herded around, we wandered from one learning adventure to another to our hearts’ content.

Deborah Wuehler, The Old Schoolhouse Magazine

Education is all about learning to live, and homeschooling provides the time to cultivate life!

We all have the same number of hours in our days, but homeschool families have the flexibility, blessing, and opportunity to use them wisely and efficiently.

Deborah Wuehler, The Old Schoolhouse Magazine

Read the entire article for a glimpse of the important role time plays in providing our children with such a rich learning environment.