20 Encouraging Homeschool Quotes

There is so much wisdom and encouragement to be gained by reading and reflecting on the thoughts of others who have home educated their children throughout the years. Here are 20 quotes that I have found particularly encouraging in my own journey home educating my children. I hope that they are encouragement to you as well. Feel free to save and share.

1. "One of the main reasons we homeschool is to foster relationships with our children, so when we prioritize the relationship over the to-do list, we are succeeding." - Ainsley Arment

2. "If homeschooling stops being a source of joy, begin by shifting your attention to the awesome adult you want to be. Just that shift can inject energy into a flagging homeschool." - Julie Bogart

3. “When the atmosphere encourages learning, the learning is inevitable.” - Elizabeth Foss

4. “What is most important and valuable about the home as a base for children’s growth into the world is not that it is a better school than the schools, but that it isn’t a school at all.” - John Holt

5. “Childhood is not a race to see how quickly a child can read, write, and count. Childhood is a small window of time to learn and develop at the pace which is right for each individual child.” - Magda Gerber

6. “Connect to your children. The academics matter, but they follow. Your children’s happiness and safe, supportive relationship with you come first. Believe it or not, your children are happiest when they believe you are delighted by them." - Julie Bogart

7. “If a child can't learn the way we teach, maybe we should teach the way they learn.” - Ignacio Estrada

8. “The first education should be the harmonious development of the child’s physical, mental and spiritual powers. Providing warm and understanding responses to your children’s ‘hearts’ accomplishes far more than pressuring book knowledge into their minds.” - Raymond & Dorothy Moore

9. “What matters is not what we teach; it's what they learn, and the probability of real learning is far higher when the students have a lot to say about both content and the process.” - Alfie Kohn

10. “If you’ve told a child a thousand times, and the child still has not learned, then it is not the child who is the slow learner. ” - Walter Barbie

11. “The idea that children need to be around many other youngsters in order to be ‘socialized’ is perhaps the most dangerous and extravagant myth in education and child rearing today. “ - Raymond Moore

12. “Educating the mind without educating the heart is no education at all.” - Aristotle

13. “The beauty of home education is that it gives a family more time together–time to solidify relationships, to communicate values, and to focus on each child’s individual needs in a consistent and unhurried atmosphere.” - Kimberly Hahn & Mary Hasson

14. “It is far more valuable to nurture a love of learning than a love of getting the correct answer.” - Grace Koelma

15. “There is no school equal to a decent home and no teacher equal to a virtuous parent.” - Gandhi

16. “We destroy the love of learning in children, which is so strong when they are small, by encouraging and compelling them to work for petty and contemptible rewards, gold stars, or papers marked 100 and tacked to the wall, or A's on report cards, or honor rolls, or dean's lists, or Phi Beta Kappa keys, in short, for the ignoble satisfaction of feeling that they are better than someone else.” - John Holt

17. “The question is not, – how much does the youth know? when he has finished his education – but how much does he care?” - Charlotte Mason

18. “Recipe for genius: More of family and less of school, more of parents and less of peers, more creative freedom and less formal lessons.” - Raymond Moore

19. “Once upon a time, all children were homeschooled. They were not sent away from home each day to a place just for children but lived, learned, worked, and played in the real world, alongside adults and other children of all ages.” - Rachel Gathercole

20. “Don't question your ability to teach your child. Question putting your child into the same system that left you feeling incapable of teaching your child.” - Unknown

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