Shaping Your Homeschool with Open Minds Unlimited School

Welcome back to our homeschool community! If you’re new here, I’m Shanna, and we’re a homeschooling family of four, currently in our seventh year of homeschooling. I have a sixth grader and a second grader, and today I’m excited to discuss the concept of Open Minds Unlimited School.

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Discovering Your Motivation

Before diving into the heart of our discussion, I urge you to take a moment to reflect on your motivations for homeschooling. Your motivations serve as the compass guiding your homeschool journey, especially during challenging times. Identifying your why is crucial, as it provides the foundation for your approach to homeschooling.


Constantly Re-evaluate Your Why

Motivations evolve, just as families and learners do. What drove you to homeschool initially may not align with your current needs and values. Therefore, it’s essential to regularly reassess your motivations. As circumstances change, so too should your approach to homeschooling.


Examining Your Motivations

Consider what truly drives your decision to homeschool. Is it rooted in fear, a desire for more personalized education, or a specific philosophical or religious belief? Take the time to delve deeper into your motivations to uncover any underlying factors.

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Shaping Your Homeschool with Your Why

Your motivations shape the trajectory of your homeschooling journey. However, it’s essential to ensure that your motivations don’t inadvertently restrict your homeschooling experience. Instead of imposing rigid constraints, embrace an open-minded approach that allows for flexibility and exploration.


Embracing Diversity in Homeschooling

Homeschooling should not be confined by predetermined notions or biases. Whether you lean towards secular or religious education, strive to maintain an open mind. Explore a diverse range of resources and teaching methods that align with your values while fostering intellectual curiosity and growth.


Service to Your Learner

Ultimately, homeschooling is about serving the educational needs of your child. Prioritize your learner’s growth and development above all else. Remain receptive to new ideas and perspectives, as they may offer valuable insights and opportunities for enrichment.

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Conclusion: Cultivating an Open-Minded Approach

As we embark on another homeschool year, let’s commit to embracing open-mindedness and flexibility. Reflect on your motivations, evaluate their impact on your homeschool, and remain open to new possibilities. By nurturing an open-minded approach, we can create a homeschool environment that fosters curiosity, growth, and lifelong learning.

Your Turn: Share Your Thoughts

I encourage you to share your thoughts and reflections in the comments below. What motivates you to homeschool, and how does it shape your homeschooling experience? Your insights are valuable contributions to our homeschool community. Be sure to follow along over on Instagram @makingeverydaymagic and subscribe to our monthly newsletter.

Thank you for joining me on this journey of self-reflection and growth. Until next time, happy homeschooling!


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