Things Don't Go Well. Homeschool.

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So many blog posts have recently circled the idea of things not going well. Failure. Dyslexia. A meltdown of everything. Declining health. Terrible days. And one idea reverberates in each, like the hum of the kettle when it's just about to boil:

This is a reason to homeschool.

Life is hard. Things do not always go well, let alone as planned. Each day has its breaks and bruises. Homeschooling offers no guarantee. Homeschooling cannot promise to make your child a genius. No system is going to ensure your child follows in your footsteps. We're dealing with humans, not robots.

Homeschooling is good because of this, not just despite it.

No Guarantee

As homeschoolers, we get to interact with our children individually, as people. We have opportunity to tackle each problem as it comes. We have flexibility to adjust as needed. We get to extend grace, rest in Christ, see His provision (however that comes), all while learning about men and women who have walked similar paths in the past.

Things don't always go well.

All the more reason to homeschool.

 ~Luke Holzmann
Filmmaker, Writer, Pseudo-Dad

P.S. I smiled when I realized that the entire reason Sonlight offers a guarantee is because the homeschooling system itself can't. Homeschooling is great, but it may not be what your family wants. How can we help you feel confident to try this amazing thing we offer? We can make it so you have a year to try half the curriculum. If on day 4 of week 17 you decide this isn't for you, ship it back and we'll give you a refund. There's no guarantee in homeschooling. That's why Sonlight offers a "Love to Learn, Love to Teach" Guarantee.

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  1. Tammy

    This post is so spot on. Things do not always go as planned. That is just another reason we love Sonlight and Homeschooling. Both offer the flexibility when needed to get through those hard times. Homeschooling with Sonlight also doesn't make you feel as stressed out as textbook style schooling. Sonlight offers flexibility, fun, structure, adventure, parent/sibling bonding, and most of all it Christ centered values. The educational side of it is also amazing. My oldest who hates reading before Sonlight loves reading and has his own blog/website that he writes for. He is planning a magazine to go out this fall. My other children have done just as well. I have a son with Autism who just wrote a beautifully written comparison paper. Thanks Sonlight!

    By the way.. i get to start Sonlight all over again now with my younger girls! Looking forward to the memories we will build. Thanks again!