I chat a good bit about my goals for my homeschool in Spring of 2012. Maybe you can relate to some of my goals which may be similar in your own home?
I’d love to hear from you!
make sure we have a positive impact on our kids
their influences (peers and outside influences) falls in line with our family values
Provide meaningful and in-depth learning experiences
I want my kids to have learning experiences that are meaningful to them
I want to teach my kids how to think and ask questions, then find answers.
Finding answers and referring her to reference materials, use the library, Google, cool facts and websites for kids.
Freedom for growth and exploration
I want to encourage my kids to feel free to ask questions. Respectfully, yes…but ask away! That’s what homeschooling is all about. They should feel free to grow and explore, ask questions, and get their intellectual needs met.
Protect my children
I want my children to learn and grow without negative peer influences. Drugs, alcohol and unnecessary negative influences don’t need to be a part of our lives. Just because I may have experienced these types of social climates when I was in public school doesn’t mean that my kids have to inevitably experience the same in order to have a well-rounded life.
No parent wants to see their kids bullied or to see their kids struggling socially or emotionally.
Help them expand their interests, gifts, and talents
With homeschooling is easier to give my kids the free space to enjoy her gifts and talents. What God has placed in our kids’ lives is what I want to see expanded in their lives. They should have plenty of time to practice their gifts. Childhood is so fleeting, so short…and they should have the space needed to enjoy their childhood.
To grow to be healthy individuals.
I want them to be confident, young women.
I want them to love and come to know the Lord.