Education tends to make parents nervous…and with good reason: your child’s social, emotional and economic future is at stake. Private and parochial schools may not be an option for your family due to financial reasons or other constraints, and with severe budget cuts starting to curtail learning and activities at our nation’s public schools, parents are anxiously looking for options.
Have you considered homeschooling?
Here are five reasons why homeschooling is a smart choice for your children:
1. Top-Notch Education…Without the Budget Cuts
Multiple studies have shown homeschoolers perform better on tests, suffer no social awkwardness and are happier with their lives. In fact, homeschooling can give your children the freedom to excel by eliminating restrictive curriculums. With schools focused on making sure they perform well on standardized tests to avoid No Child Left Behind sanctions, our educational system is at risk and your kids are paying the price. The educational limits of homeschooling are simple: you and your children are limited only by what you choose to do (or not do).
2. Precious Family Time Doesn’t Last Forever
Here’s a hard truth: your kids will grow up…and there’s nothing you can do about it. Homeschooling allows you to experience many more precious moments than if your children were away at school every day. While playing teacher can certainly be vexing at times, nothing beats being there to experience your children’s successes and help them overcome any setbacks. Remember, in addition to being a teacher you’re also a parent…and having you around to share in their triumphs makes it worthwhile for them, too.
3. Homeschooling is About Learning Their Way and at Their Pace
Obviously, educational success comes easier when you firmly grasp the material. Homeschooling allows your children’s education to be customized – designed around the ways they learn best. Your child may be a science superstar but not so great when it comes to algebra. Homeschooling is perfect for that kind of student…they won’t be struggling to keep up with the rest of the class when things turn tough, and they won’t be bored stiff while waiting for the rest of the class to catch up. Homeschooling occurs at the student’s pace, and can be geared towards teaching them in the ways they best absorb and retain information.
Source: Crosswalk | Jessica Parnell, HomeschoolingHelp.com