Fourteen years ago my husband and I made the decision to homeschool. One of the main reasons we made this choice was because we wanted to have meaningful relationships with our children.
A Valued Commodity: Time
We know that in order to have the strong relationship we want with each of our children, and to nurture the strong relationship we want each child to have with his siblings means that we must create the time. Learning at home has offered us that valued commodity.
We spend hours together–before, during, and after our studies.
We’ve also tried to intentionally set aside time to just play with our children. Making this a priority has given us opportunities to watch our children’s different personalities all interacting within the family unit.
Photo by Loving Legacy Photography
Here are some ways we play together as a family: