Homeschooling is the right choice for many families and there are many reasons to homeschool your children. Here are the top three reasons we think that you should homeschool your children. Many parents feel that their children learn more in homeschooling than they do in traditional school. This may be due to the smaller size of students in homeschool. Many classrooms have teachers trying to teach almost thirty children by themselves. So much time is spent with classroom management and dealing with behavior issues, that it doesn’t allow a lot of time for learning.
Many parents feel that their children are safer at home than they are at school. Whether this has to do with bullying that takes place in school, or school violence parents feel that their children will be safer at home than at school. Bullying is a real problem that affects many families at some point throughout their child’s schooling years. We all want our children to interact with other children in the right context and not because they happen to live in the same area of town. Letting your child be involved in extracurricular activities that they enjoy can be very beneficial and help them to become a well-rounded individual. Homeschooling curriculum can help streamline learning.
When your child is attending a traditional school, most of their day is taken up with attending school and then the copious amounts of homework after school. This does not allow for enough family time. When the family does want to travel they face crowded destinations and pricey tickets because certain times of the year are in demand due to the school calendar. Homeschooling families have freedom of schedule, that other families don’t experience. You can choose which days you cover different subjects, an impromptu field trip can be a monthly or even weekly occurrence. As long as you’re able to cover the material, you are able to do it at your own pace. We want to be in our child(ren)’s lives as much as possible, the years fly by and we want to make sure that our child(ren)’s lives are well rounded and fulfilling.
We want to make sure that they have time to focus on things they enjoy as well as getting an education. There are many homeschooling curricula out there that can help serve as an outline of what to teach and give the children something to follow. This is really helpful because it means that the parent isn’t spending countless hours of lesson planning. Following a curriculum, ensures that the child is learning age-appropriate material for each subject. What many parents find, is that they are able to cover a lot more material in less time than a traditional school because there is not time wasted transitioning from class to class or waiting for a classroom full of thirty children to get ready for the next lesson.
Many parents also homeschool for religious reasons. Some of the things being taught in school, may not be in line with what the family believes from a religious standpoint. For example, Darwin’s theory of evolution was always just that, a theory, however in the schools they are actually teaching our children that people evolved from monkeys! This is ridiculous, considering there are still monkeys out there. This is not in line with many religious teachings, that people came from other people. Parents decide to homeschool for various reasons. Even things that are being taught in “health” class are extremely graphic. Some traditional schools do have parents sign consent forms for their children to participate in such classes,
but the majority do not. Of course children should be aware of their bodies and puberty and these things, but this should be discussed when the parents see fit, not having a school class where the children are sitting there with a room full of their peers and might be shy about it, especially if they are brought up in a modest environment or religion.
Here we just touched on three reasons you may want to homeschool your children. There are many more reasons and we recommend that you try it, many parents, even working parents have been able to homeschool their children around their schedule.