The reasons to homeschool are many and vary from family to family. One family’s reason will not be the same as the next. That is what makes homeschooling so much fun. You don’t need a right reason to homeschool, you just need your reason. So, let me tell you the why behind Hopkins Homeschool!
Hopkins Homeschool was not something that was planned. Sure, we had talked about, but we never acted on it. Moe Man was attending public school, we did try to homeschool him once, and failed. Not giving up on something was the best decision ever!
However, Hopkins Homeschool didn’t officially start with Moe Man the second time. This time it was Ray Ray. It happened fast, and there was no turning back. Ray Ray was going to preschool and was so excited about it. At four-years-old he was thrilled to be like his big brother. But that is not what happened.
After the first day, I couldn’t get him to go back without a fight. He cried, he screamed, and he was not himself. The teacher didn’t seem to know what was going on and wanted him to switch to the afternoon class instead of the morning class. I could no longer stand to walk away from him, so I took him with me. It turns out that at four, my son was being bullied daily at preschool.
Having a preschool child at home didn’t worry me. This I could handle. I had Pinterest and no worries. We were having so much fun, and I was building some great confidence with my homeschooling skills.
Now, we noticed some issues with Moe Man. Having to sit in a classroom all day and expected to sit still was not a good thing for him. He needed to have some medicine to help with these skills. To go along with this medicine, he needed to stay hydrated. Not a hard thing to do, at least I didn’t think so.
When your child has an IEP that allows them to have a Para Helper sit with them through the day, a basic request of making sure they drink water should not be a problem. However, it was a problem. Day after day he was coming home with his water bottle still full.
I spent a lot of time in prayer over this problem. But every time I would pray about it, I felt in my heart that he needed to be at home. I could almost hear a voice telling me to bring him home. This lead me to looking at resources for homeschooling a 6th grader.
I was so happy to find so many great resources and support. This made me feel at ease. I was successfully homeschooling my preschooler and had found what I needed to homeschool my older son. This was going to work.
We are now in year 5 of homeschooling. Our whys have not changed. We still don’t want to have our children bullied daily, and we want to make sure that their simple needs are met each day. Now, I have a Junior, 3rd grader, 1st grader and a soon to be preschooler in our homeschool. All of them are learning in their own way and loving it, most days!
Now, let’s see what my fellow homeschool bloggers have to say about The Reasons We Homeschool.
Note: all posts will be live after 8 am EST.
5 Reasons to Homeschool High School by Susan @ Homeschooling Hearts & Minds
Weird Homeschoolers by Kim R. @ Good Sweet Love
How We Make Homeschooling a Lifestyle by Jeniffer @ Thou Shall Not Whine
Our Ever Evolving Homeschool Story by Christy @ Unexpected Homeschool
5 Reasons You Will Want to Homeschool by Michele@ Family, Faith and Fridays
How Our Homeschool Came To Be (and why we continue) by Sabrina @ Kids, Crunch, and Christ
So… Tell Me Again Why You Homeschool? by Leah @ As We Walk Along the Road
Virtual Homeschool Fair 2018 – Week 1 – Why do I Homeschool by Joelle@Homeschooling For His Glory
Homeschool Reasons: Bullies, Faith and More by Annette @ A Net In Time
In Pursuit of Purpose by Laura @ Four Little Penguins
A Long Time Ago . . . Why We Decided To Homeschool by Kym @ Homeschool Coffee Break
The Why Behind Hopkins Homeschool by Amanda @ Hopkins Homeschool
5 Reasons We Love Homeschooling by Brittney @ Mom’s Heart
Why We Homeschool – It’s What We Do by Kristen H @ Sunrise to Sunset
Why we Home Educate and Extra Benefits by Sarah@Delivering Grace
Homeschooling: The Big WHY? by Lisa @ True North Homeschool Academy at Golden Grasses
Regaining Your Homeschool Focus by Jen @ A Helping Hand Homeschool
Why do we homeschool? by Dana @ Life Led Homeschool
Our “Homeschool” Why by Jacquelin @ A Stable Beginning
It’s Worth it! Why We Homeschool, Even After All These Years by Hillary @ Walking Fruitfully
Because Life is Precious by Lori H @ At Home: where life happens
1998 vs. 2018: Why We Homeschool by Debra @ Footprints in the Butter