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Homeschooling is a family effort.
Because academic life and home life are not separated, a synergy occurs in homeschooling, and that synergy involves the entire family. Each member—parents and children—brings something to the table.
Even if one parent is the primary teacher and the other the primary breadwinner, both are pivotal to the homeschool’s success. The teacher will have an insider’s view of each child’s journey and the breadwinner More >
Homeschooling is Unique
Each child is an individual with likes, dislikes, strengths and weaknesses, and their educational needs are just as unique. Home education allows you to evaluate each child’s interests, abilities and learning styles to create an educational path that works for that individual.
Let’s look at reading and a child’s interests. Instead of expecting every child to read More >
Homeschooling is More than Academics
Hopefully after reading my last post, What is Homeschooling Part I, you will already realize that homeschooling includes more than academics, but let’s revisit this point. Education is not the only path to happiness. It’s an important one, but so is spiritual, relational and physical health. This depends on more than reading, writing and arithmetic.
Please understand: Education is important. But a truly educated person does more than spout facts. A truly educated person assimilates information and applies it in a reasonable way. That requires social skills More >
What is homeschooling anyway? As homeschooling’s popularity increases, interested parents, concerned grandparents and inquisitive friends are asking this question. If you have the stereotypical idea of home education, then you may think it is simply doing the same school work that a child would do in public or private school and bringing it to the kitchen table. That is a very narrow view of homeschooling and, really, a wasted opportunity.
Yes, homeschooling involves educating your child at home and that work may involve worksheets at the kitchen table, but it is more than that. It is a whole More >
It’s a natural question for kids who are around friends and family who attend public or private schools. They look around and discover that their family does things differently. In times like this it’s best to be proactive and positive. Here are a few strategies for getting your children excited about home education.
Show Your Enthusiasm
If you are enthusiastic about your homeschool, then your children will be too. Show them what they will be More >
Last week, I gave you 10 Good Reasons to Homeschool. This week, I’m giving the opposing view. In my last post, 9 Good Reasons NOT to Homeschool, Part 1, I began my list of why homeschooling may not be a good fit for your family. If you missed it, be sure to check it out. Today, I’m continuing this list.
If you and your child are constantly at odds or if you can’t even get your child to do the simplest task without it turning into a war, then getting them to do their school work may be an exercise in frustration. Before you embark on More >
I recently wrote two posts entitled 10 Good Reasons to Homeschool, Parts 1 & 2. And in the spirit of fairness, I want to give the opposing side its due.
While some maintain that homeschooling is the responsibility of every parent, I disagree. Homeschooling is a privilege that only a few want to or even should do. If you and your spouse have thoughtfully and prayerfully considered the best way to educate your child and it involves something other than homeschooling, then you should feel content with your final decision. Homeschooling is a wonderful journey, but it is challenging, and it does More >
In my last post, 10 Good Reasons to Homeschool, Part 1, I began listing several reasons why homeschooling may be a smart choice for your family. Now, let’s continue looking at five more valid reasons for choosing homeschooling as an educational option for your family.
6. Your child needs more one-on-one time to learn
Most of us learn best in a one-on-one, tutorial situation. We can ask questions, take time to digest what we’ve heard and learn at our own pace. For many, a classroom environment is fine. They will continue to learn, but for some, they need the extra attention that comes More >
In 2003, National Center for Education Statistics conducted a study on why American families homeschool. You can read the results of those reasons in my post, Why Families Homeschool? But if you are considering homeschooling, it might be helpful for you to look at some specific, real life reasons of why homescholing could work for your family.
1. Your child is academically advanced for his age
Now, we all like to believe that we have baby geniuses living in our homes, but in truth you may have a child who is advanced in one or more areas—a child who can read or do math problems a year More >
It’s interesting to hear different people explain why their family chooses to homeschool. Many assume that the primary reason for homeschooling is religious, but actually, that’s no longer the primary reason. Take a look at these statistics from a 2003 survey conducted by the National Center for Education Statistics:
How about you? Are you considering becoming a home educator? If so, be sure to check out my next post when I’ll share the many reasons I’ve heard that people choose to homeschool.