In my opinion, homeschooling is the best choice for your child if done well. It offers the best of both worlds because of its flexibility, the think outside the box curriculum choices, and the one on one teaching you can give your child.
It’s not for everyone; however, if you can do it, I urge you to give it some serious thought. The rise of children who have been homeschooled over the past decade is impressive! Parents are tired of an outdated school system still being taught to the children….. Think about it. The North American school system as a whole is still being taught the exact same curriculum as their grandparents, yet the world has evolved so much- however, not our educational system. So let’s really explore the benefits and why you should strongly consider homeschooling.
Great Websites To Visit
While there are tons of website and blog articles available regarding beginning homeschooling, these are a couple of my favorites. I really like these because they are informative instead of opinionated.
The Homeschool Mom has a wonderful post on how to get started homeschooling https://www.thehomeschoolmom.com/homeschool-help/getting-started-homeschooling/
Homeschool.com share a bunch in their top 100 articles post
The Biggest Reasons For Homeschooling:
Homeschooling offers a great flexibility regarding schedule, travel and how long you can stay on a subject. Actually, this is one of the best things about homeschooling. School starts and ends when you determine. You can travel as you wish and have many educational field trips. Although there is a set schedule of things to do within a time frame you continue to have greater flexibility than public or private school.
The homeschool curriculum varies by state/province and even sometimes which curriculum you select within that state. Yes, there are literally thousands of choices and this is a great thing! The additional plus is you get to enhance the curriculum according to the child’s need, ability and personality. This is basically a customized curriculum just for your child, each of them. What could be better? I think this is priceless. You can even take real life field trips to enhance the curriculum. And don’t forget that you can try Farmschooling 😉
Homeschooling allows you to teach in depth lessons on culture without offending others. You can teach targeted culture lessons to have a better rounded child. It is a great freedom to drop certain restrictions and teach everything and anything to your child versus having to undo a half truth told, or their mind being fed incorrect information by a well-meaning but misguided educator. (Note: I’m not saying that all educators are misguided! I’m just saying that their opinions and beliefs might not align with your own, or they may not have time to discuss more than one angle on a topic. School teachers, IMO, are heavily overworked.)
The Protection of a Loving Environment
Nothing beats a loving protective environment free from violence, drugs and other vices which they may come in contact with on a daily basis. While you cannot and will not shelter them from everything, I truly believe this is the best you can do while they are under legal age. Think for a moment. They are with you all day, instead of 30 kids the same age, and you guide them through their daily life and life lessons differently than children who are not homeschooled.
I’ll have a homeschool series here, looking in more depth into the 4 reasons why you should strongly consider homeschooling, so check back again for more information, or sign up for email updates in the sidebar. What are your thoughts so far?
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