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Be Inspired to Homeschool: 31 Quotes for Encouragement

I became a homeschool mom on accident. So if you have been fumbling around with the possibility of do the same, you are in good company. I’m telling you all that I did not intend to take on this project. But God called me. All that means is that I have needed a lot of encouragement in the process of beginning this journey. That said, this is a collection of quotes that have encouraged me in one way or another. Hope you enjoy and are encouraged as much as I have been.


Quotes to Inspire your Curriculum


“He who is afraid of asking, is afraid of learning” (Danish Proverb)


“We are not trying to do school at home, we are trying to do homeschool... We are not trying to replicate the time, style of content of the classroom. Rather we’re trying to cultivate a lifestyle of learning in which learning takes place from morning to bedtime, seven days each week.” (upsidedownhomeschool.com)


“Don’t be afraid to make changes in your curricula. If something doesn’t work for your family, it’s okay to change it or discard it altogether.” (Leah Courtney)


“Go down deep enough into anything and you will find mathematics.” (Dean Schlieter)


“If you want your children to be intelligent, read them fairy tales.” (Albert Einstein)


“Sometimes what you’re facing isn’t as much disability as it is disinterest… For instance, if your child is currently wild about sea creatures, you could develop an in-depth, age appropriate unit study on whales, incorporating language arts (reading and writing about whales), science (biology), social studies (whales in history and where they live), and mathematics activities (how whales grow and develop, documenting weight gain from birth to adulthood).” (If your child is overwhelmed by math, Practical Homeschooling, Sept/Oct 2017)


“Pure mathematics is, in its own way, the poetry of logical ideas.” (Albert Einstein)


“What a 4-year old takes a month to master, a 5-year old can learn in a week and a 6-year old in a day.” (Practical Homeschooling)


“If a child can’t learn the way we teach, maybe we should teach they way they learn.” (Ignacio Estrada)


“Children are born with all the curiosity they will ever need. It will last a lifetime if they are fed upon a daily diet of ideas.” (Charlotte Mason)


Quotes to Rejuvenate Mom or Dad


“It is not my credentials that qualify me to teach my child. It is my God, who made me qualified when he made me a MOM. (Tamara L. Chilver)


“Dear Homeschool mom, be liberated today from the pressure to perform. Remember there are no perfect mothers. Only imperfect ones who are God’s perfect choice to raise His children.” (Spunky Homeschool)


“From the day you became a parent, you also became a teacher, and you are equipped to teach your child.” (Unknown)


“Educating the mind without educating the heart is no education at all.” (Aristotle)


“Every child deserves a champion, an adult who will never give up on them, who understands the power of connection, and insists that they become the best they can possibly be.” (Rita Pierson)


“There are always going to be ‘gaps’ in learning, because we never stop learning our entire life.” (Karen DeBeus)


“To the tired mom: God sees the season you’re in. He sees the desire of your heart to be the best mom you can. He sees you. He appreciates you. And He loves you.” (Instagram: @anawillis)


Quotes that Encourage My Decision


“Families homeschool for different reasons, in unique situations, using a variety of methods.” (Lisa Welchel)


“The best teachers are those who show you where to look, but don’t tell you what to see.” (Alexandra K. Trenfor)


Keep calm and homeschool on.


“All men who have turned out worth anything have had the chief hand in their own education.” (Walter Scott)


“So much of starting a business [read: homeschool] or affecting change boils down to the confidence and courage to simply try.” (Simon Sinek)


“It is easier to build strong children than to repair broken men.” (Frederick Douglass)


“Two roads diverged in a wood, I took the one less travelled by, and that has made all the difference.” (Robert Frost)


Other Great Quotes


“Children learn from anything and everything they see. They learn wherever they are, not just in special learning places.” (John Holt)


“It’s better to know how to learn, than to know.” Dr. Seuss


“Once upon a time, all children were homeschooled.” (Unknown)


“What you think, you become. What you feel, you attract. What you imagine, you create.” (Buddha)


“The whole purpose of education is to turn windows into doors.” (Sydney J. Harris)


“A child’s life is like a piece of paper on which every person leaves a mark.” (Chinese Proverb)


“When the atmosphere encourages learning, learning is inevitable.” (Elizabeth Foss)


And that’s it… Happy homeschooling!