Deciding to Homeschool your children is a major life choice. It is time consuming, difficult emotionally, and there can be tears involved. Sometimes school will not go the way you planned or sometimes it wont happen at all. Your children may refuse to do their math and may through horrible tantrums instead of doing their numbers.
Then why do it? Choosing homeschooling is choosing a different path for your family. Yes, those unpleasant times exist but, they are a small part of the equation. Those difficult and trying times occur but do not dominate the learning landscape. I have found with our child who transitioned from public school to homeschooling had issues with the “new” routine.
Then why do it? When a family homeschools they are committing more time to the family unit then is possible for non-homeschooling families. Neither approach to education is wrong, just different. If you decide to homeschool it is important to understand that commitment, I may have underestimated that initially. I failed to understand the logistics of 100% kids all the time. It was and sometimes still feels like a struggle. However when you choose to homeschool your children you are choosing control. The concept may come off abrasive but having the complete control over your child’s education and social influences is very rewarding. In today’s over-sexualized, aggressive- bullying, and sometimes violent educational system it is a valid opinion to choose homeschooling instead. Now that we homeschool our children we choose the appropriate social activities. I can pace their work to suit them and I can teach them in ways that works well with their learning styles.
Why homeschool? We homeschool so we know what are kids are learning while concentrating on things we think are important. We feel safe knowing our children are not learning inappropriate aged things from peers. We also know our children are not bullying or being bullied. However the most important reason is, that we get to be together. Our children have stronger bonds to each other then other children and will grow up with a stronger sense of family.
This is why we homeschool.
PS Another thing I love is how my middle son loves to learn and doesn’t mind doing thins perfectly. My Eldest son who went to public school has to learn how to learn without limitations.