Should I homeschool?
This is a question I’m sure some parents consider at one point or another. Should I homeschool my kids? Homeschooling is a very personal decision and not everyone will understand your reasons, nor do they have to. You have to do what works best for your family.
Pros and Cons Of Homeschooling
So what are some benefits of homeschool your kids? For me personally it was a matter of giving my son the best education possible. Basically I think that one on one time teaching a child is the best form of education possible.
Things are not like they were back when I was in public school. There have been a lot of changes in the public school system. Classes are stuffed with kids and teachers are more overworked now than ever before. It’s so easy now for a child to get left behind no matter how good the teacher is. But again, I really have no issues with the public school system at all and I’m certainty not here to bash the system. I even went to school to be an elementary teacher and a lot of my friends are now teachers. I just personally feel one on one teaching is best.
Another reason I notice people homeschooling is because of things like ADHD. I don’t have personal experience with this, but I think homeschooling your child for this reason is great! No one knows your child like you do. You can find what works for your child and use that. In public school there is only one way to learn… the way the teacher teaches and that is it. So you can really tailor your child’s learning to his or her preferences.
Another benefit of homeschooling that I see people homeschool are for religious beliefs, avoiding school bullies, and family traveling. All of which I think are good reasons to homeschool your kids.
Cons Of Homeschooling
So what are some reasons that you shouldn’t homeschool your kids? Honestly, I feel if you are wanting to homeschool just because you are afraid to send your child away to school, then you might want to reconsider. I say this because if this is the ONLY motivating force behind your choice to homeschool then you might burn out before you even get started. You need a reason to fuel your motivation and push you forward each day to teach your child and push them to be their best.
Homeschooling is a lot of work and just like anything else you need a good reason to keep you going. Think about your reasons and honestly think about those REALLY hard days you will come across in your homeschooling years (trust me they happen to us all). Will your reasons give you enough motivation and drive to push through those hard days? If yes, then go for it! If no, then you might want to give it a little more thought.
What are your reasons for homeschooling?
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