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7 Reasons Parents May Choose Homeschooling

Submitted by on July 24, 2014 – 7:08 pmNo Comment

Reasons why parents choose homeschooling

Is Homeschooling Right for Your Family?

Have you ever wondered if homeschooling would be a good fit for you and your family? If you are interested in finding out more, you might want to start by asking parents why they made the decision to home school their children.

Here are a few of the reasons parents say they have chosen to home school their children and why they believe this method of education benefits their family:

1.  Home schooled children receive a well-rounded education that is suited to their own unique needs, and to individual learning styles. Some children learn better when they are allowed to do it their own way. Homeschooling allows parents to remove the cookie-cutter curriculum from their child’s education

2.  Families that home school tend to be close-knit. They enjoy being with each other day in and day out learning together as a family. If you are finding that your children are spending more time away from you than with you, homeschooling might be a way to bring your family close together again.

3.  Because homeschooling doesn’t have the mechanical feel of an outside school, some children enjoy learning more in this more fluid atmosphere. Learning at home, away from the confines of a large classroom, may have advantages for  children who are more artistic

4.  Imagine a school year with less sickness. Your children will not be around other kids all week who are sneezing and coughing and spreading germs. Plus, you can monitor hand-washing and good hygiene

5.  Whereas other schools teach children a set curriculum, home school allows for individual study in areas that the students are most interested in. Many home-schoolers have learned that adding the basics of math, reading, and science into their child’s unique interests, makes learning a little more fun as well as more successful.

6.  Large schools may be intimidating for many kids. Peer pressure can be very difficult for some kids to handle.  Home-schoolers don’t have to worry about this issue. If done right, homeschooling can help kids be self-confident and self-motivated without the stress of peer pressure standing in their way.

7.  Home schooled kids learn how to be mature and social without the threat of bullying.  Home-schoolers and their children know they have a common goal and the negative influences simply aren’t there.  There is no secret agenda.  All parents and children want one thing; to have a good learning experience.

It all comes down to what works for your family. Home-schoolers do not have to have teaching certificates.  What you need is a willingness to learn how to create an environment of learning.  Since you love your children and know what’s best for them, you will quickly be able to develop the skills you need to help your children reach their educational goals.

Leaving the outside school system behind takes a big leap of faith. However, there is a lot of help out there.  Ask parents, then dig into all the resources you can get your hands on.  Homeschooling may be just the thing you need to do to get your kids on track this school year.

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