With seven kids at home, our family touches on every level of education at any given time. As with much of the rest of the world, we're on the tail end (hopefully) of a massive quarantine. Combining education with a quarantine has been a daunting task for a lot of families. Parents have been forced to become teachers while also working from home or, worse yet, stressing because they can't work at all.
As a result of the rapidly changing circumstances in our communities and in schools in particular, a lot of these families are now considering homeschooling full time. Perhaps they found that homeschooling fits into their lifestyles more easily than they had once thought, or perhaps they're not excited about the plans the local schools are implementing as children return to campus.
As a homeschooling dad, one of the things I most enjoy about our lifestyle is the lack of major transitions that we face. When quarantines or summer vacations come our way, there is very little change to the daily routine. Our kids read, they write, they play, they do chores, they help out with life regardless of the season. With the exception of the occasional five year old who's in a bad mood, we never hear a kid say, "I'm bored."
Throughout our homeschool journey, we've found that it's a lot easier to mitigate boredom with a big family. If you are considering homeschooling, my first recommendation would be, if at all possible, have more kids. If you don't have a large family, you might want to consider teaming up with another homeschool family or getting involved with a local homeschool group.
Opportunities abound for the homeschool family. Seek them out and enjoy the robust homeschool lifestyle!
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