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A family in education
by Leah E.
About two weeks ago, my husband and I decided to take the leap of faith and pull our oldest son (7 yrs) out of the private school he was in to homeschool him. It wasn't an easy decision, but well worth it.
We decided to homeschool him for many reasons. He wasn't doing any science, little math and being made to read books below his level because they wanted him to read on grade level. Essentially, he wasn't being challenged nearly enough.
Homeschooling hasn't been exactly what I expected, but it's a lot of fun. My husband and I are both full time college students- he's an undergrad and I'm a grad student- so education and learning are non-stop in our house. With toddler twins running around, its hard to keep my older son on a regular study schedule, but we're still figuring out our groove. Some things take him longer to do and some take less time.
My son is getting a lot out of homeschooling and is really enjoying it. He gets to help pick out what he wants to study (he's currently into Greek Mythology, Ancient History and Geography) and he's learning to enjoy math- even though we do a ton of it everyday. I get to take him to morning Mass during the week so he's learning even more about our faith.
Though its a challenge with scheduling everyone's study time needs, homeschooling has been one of the greatest decisions we've made.