|Sacrificing to Homeschool||Vol. 51, Prg. 31–35|
April 12–16, 2004
We invest in our children because we want them to experience fulfilled lives, and homeschooling is no exception. But investment requires sacrifice, and sacrifice can take its toll—especially if we lose sight of the rewards we’re sacrificing for.
This week, Mike Smith shares from the heart on what sacrifice means to the homeschooler. He addresses the time, money, and effort that parents spend to provide their children with a unique, loving education. And he encourages parents to reevaluate their standard of living: do we want a way of life that is rich in wealth and possessions, or quality and contentment?
It all comes down to the incredible benefits that families derive from homeschooling. Parents are experiencing the joy of seeing their children learn, socialize, and mature in an environment that simply cannot be replicated in traditional schooling. If you’re starting to feel drained by the sacrifices you’re making, you’re not alone. Allow another parent who’s experienced the costs and rewards of homeschooling remind you of the goal you’re aiming toward.
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