Quotes are such a great way to quickly lift your spirits or encourage you to keep moving forward. My hope is that these homeschool quotes will help you as much as they have helped me.
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Homeschool Quotes To Encourage You
Dear Mama, when you need encouragement to get through your homeschooling days, review these quotes and verses to lift your spirits!
What if my children get behind? She asked. Behind Whom? I replied. -Unknown
When I was beginning my homeschooling journey with my oldest, I stressed so much about this idea of her falling behind. The responsibility of keeping her ahead or on track tormented me. My mind raced with judgmental comments that no one had yet said, but I was already saying to myself.
Then one day my eyes caught this quote. It instantaneously removed my heavy burden. Behind whom? Who were we trying to keep up with? I laugh now thinking about the negative thoughts I created, critizing myself over nothing.
If you are struggling because you have told yourself that your kids are “behind”, I hope you gain the same peace I did when reading this quote.
Remember, we are still learning and growing even as adults. Your precious kids are on their own path and journey. Holding them to a standard or unrealistic expectation is harmful to both you and them. Just keep moving forward!
Comparison is the thief of joy. -Theodore Roosevelt
How perfect is this. It compliments the above quote so well. I have even substituted comparison for expectation – Expectation is the thief of joy. Have you ever been hurt or upset because you had an expectation and it didn’t happen?
In our homeschools, let’s remember that when we compare or place expectations on our children we are taking away the joy from the day and the excitement of watching them learn.
Never be afraid to trust an unknown future to a known God. -Corrie Ten Boom
If you are a first generation homeschooling family, like ours, you can relate to why this quote is so powerful in a homeschool. God entrusted you with the authority over your precious children. He knows you are capable and will care more about their education then any other person on earth.
You can put your fears and uncertainties at His feet, and trust that He will provide knowledge and capabilities when you ask!
And whatsoever ye do, do it heartily, as to the Lord and not unto men. Colossians 3:23
There are days that homeschooling is hard. Maybe you are exhausted, frustrated, or overwhelmed. Whatever your struggle may be, I hope you can be encouraged by this verse. Remember, your efforts are seen by the Lord!
This is the day which the Lord hath made; we will rejoice and be glad in it. Psalms 118:2
Regardless of your homeschool day – reading this verse is a great way to start the day any day. Praise God we are alive and have another day to learn, explore, and grow!
Freedom: I can schedule my child’s schooling around us living. We are not bound to eight hours of classwork. -Traditional Home Living
This is my own two cents. In my article about having a positive homeschool, I discuss how a homeschool environment is so different from a public school environment. The idea of achieving eight hours of classwork is not translatable to a homeschool. Nor should it be.
I didn’t realize this until my second kid began doing homeschool. I didn’t have 16 hours in the day to teach them both!
Letting go of the expectations we bring over from public school will help you thrive as a mentor to your children. You will also see your children thrive as they have the freedom to pursue learning!
Homeschool Quotes Reminding You Of This Noble Role
Dear Mama, when self doubt enters your mind, look to these quotes and verses to remember you are enough!
It’s not my credentials that qualify me to teach my child. It’s my God who made me qualified when he made me a Mom! -Tamara L. Chilver
If you read my article about how to get started homeschooling, you will remember that I struggled in the beginning. I wondered if I was capable of homeschooling my kids. Was I going to be enough? How was I qualified?
You don’t need a degree to teach your children! If you think that and feel discouraged, remember that you are enough and you are capable!
The most important work you will ever do will be within the walls of your own home. -Harold B. Lee
The investment we put into our children while they are in our homes will pay out an abundance of reward in their lives and ours.
A merry heart doeth good like a medicine: but a broken spirit drieth the bones. Proverbs 17:22
If you went to public school, think back to a teacher that was grumpy and rude. How much did you learn from him?
Now think back to a teacher that had a cheery disposition. You loved learning from her and looked forward to being in her presence! Remember this as you teach your children.
My children are on their own journey of learning, I get to be their mentor. -Traditional Home Living
Our role as homeschooling parents isn’t to just teach our children, but to also train and advice them as they forge their own paths.
Train up a child in the way he should go: and when he is old, he will not depart from it. Proverbs 22:6
Such a timeless, classic bible verse, and for good reason. We get to establish our children’s foundation in life!
The home is the first and most effective place to learn the lessons of life: truth, honor, virtue, self control, the value of education, honest work, and the purpose and privilege of life. Nothing can take the place of home in rearing and teaching children, and no other success can compensate for failure in the home. -David O. McKay
Mama – you are irreplaceable!
But continue thou in the things which thou hast learned and hast been assured of, knowing of whom thou hast learned them; And that from a child thou hast known the holy scriptures, which are able to make thee wise unto salvation through faith which is in Christ Jesus. 2 Timothy 3:14-15
What a noble and humbling role we have as homeschool parents to teach and train up our children. The most important lesson we can teach our young children is the eternal gift of salvation. What an honor it is to lead your own child to the Lord!
When one teaches, two learn. -Robert Heinlein
My husband has said that when you have to teach something, you become more of an expert in that subject. After homeschooling for a few years now, I would have to agree. I have not only relearned things, but learned so much more than I expected!
Homeschool Quotes About A Child’s Educational Journey
What a noble honor it is to get to guide and lead our children in their unique educational journey’s.
Children learn from anything and everything they see. They learn wherever they are, not just in special learning places. -John Holt
When I was a new homeschooling mom, I was set on the idea of having the whole set up. A room, a table, chairs, a chalk board, the whole set up. While those things were lovely and aesthetically beautiful, I learned that my kids didn’t need all that glitz and glam.
While I still enjoy it all, we no longer have an elaborate set up, because the reality is that where ever we are, there is an opportunity to advance their learning and understanding.
Tell me and I forget. Teach me and I remember. Involve me and I learn. -Benjamin Franklin
What a wonderful quote to remind us how children learn best! This is one of my top five favorites!
Education is not the filling of a pail, but the lighting of a fire. -William Butler Yeats
A famous quote among homeschoolers!
Thank goodness I was never sent to school: it would have rubbed off some of the originality. -Beatrix Potter
When I read this I laughed. Then I wondered, how much originality did public school rub off me. Thankfully my kids are growing into their own and not by the pressures of their peers to fit in.
I suppose it is because nearly all children go to school nowadays and have things arranged for them that they seem so forlornly unable to produce their own ideas. -Agatha Christie
This goes so well with the quote before. What a gift we are giving to our children by allowing them to not only be original but independent in their thinking.
You will not reap the fruit of individuality in your children if you clone their education. -Marilyn Howshall
Probably one of the things you can count on most in homeschooling is that, each day brings about newness.
Homeschooled children benefit the community because they are not shaped by peers but by parents. -Mary Kay Clark
You know how precious this is if you’ve attended public school. The ability to shape your children instead of their peers shaping them is priceless!
I have no greater joy than to hear that my children walk in truth. 3 John 1:4
As parents homeschooling, we get to shape our children. We get to teach them the truth. We have their ears and their hearts for this season.
And thou shalt teach them diligently unto thy children, and shalt talk of them when thou sittest in thine house, and when thou walkest by the way, and when thou liest down, and when thou risest up. Deuteronomy 6:7
I started this article with my favorite homeschool quote and I am ending it with my favorite homeschool verse. I think about this verse so often throughout my days. My kids, like yours, ask so many questions, and have so much wonder and curiosity.
At times, I can feel overwhelmed or burdened by their constant chatter.
However, when I hear this verse I am reminded that I get to teach them. It reminds me that God has given me the chance to influence them when we wake up, when we talk, when we sit, when we walk, and when they are getting into bed.
What a privilege it truly is to raise up the next generation. We as mothers can often times feel burden or overloaded with our responsibilities and duties.
This verse reminds me of its simplicity. Teaching our children is in every moment of every day. We can impart knowledge, wisdom, virtue, and so much more in the quiet conversations that happen naturally in our interactions.
I hope this article was a blessing to you. It was a blessing to write it for you!
If you made it this far, please leave a comment below with your favorite homeschool quote or verse. Let’s add more quotes to this list and encourage other homeschooling Mamas!
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