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How Homeschooling Has Benefited My Life

Homeschooling provides children with an unlimited amount of opportunities and allows students to work at their own pace in accordance with their abilities.

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Right now I am writing this from the home where I work as a full-time nanny, at least eleven hours a day, four days a week. I also have a part-time job at a rock-climbing facility and have earned enough money to attend Equine Massage Therapy trade school in the spring, and I have savings with which to purchase a car. I graduated from high school more than a year early. I have learned to trust God no matter what. I am Hannah Wuehler, and I am 17 years old.

How did I end up here? How did I get such an enormous jump-start in life? I was homeschooled. Homeschooling has benefited my life in a dramatic way.

Homeschooling has given me the time to pursue my own interests in both hobbies and education. I love to read about history, practical how-to’s on a plethora of interests, factual and historical trivia, and all of the mystery and classic books on our extensive home library shelves. I technically might have received an “education,” however inferior, if I had attended public schools, but I have to think, What would I rather be: a child succeeding at a test covering information I may not remember or succeeding at life? Personally, I like succeeding at life!

While being homeschooled I was able to learn at my own pace and in accordance with my abilities. Because I usually comprehended and mastered new information quickly, I could not handle the repetitious and time-consuming assignments of traditional workbooks. Rather, I learned or deduced information on my own for most subjects. When necessary, I stopped to gain better understanding about topics of study.

I escaped most of the negative and harmful influences and pressures that I might have received from “friends” at school. I gained from my parents Godly instruction, character, and morals (whether I wanted to hear them at the time or not), which is what parents are called by God to do, not teachers.

Being homeschooled gave me the opportunity to serve in the pro-life ministry both with and without my family. I was able to get up at 4 o’ clock in the morning to drive to a college campus hours away and be a pro-life voice for those who have none, and I went to high schools and passed out information about what abortion really is as the teens walked onto and off of the school property. I would not have been available to serve in this way if I had been enrolled in a public or private school.

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