Deciding to home school your children isn’t an easy choice. After all, homeschooling is the unorthodox way of teaching as the vast majority of kids are going to school on a daily basis. Nonetheless, there are several reasons that might sway your mind toward homeschooling. It’s no coincidence that deciding to teach your kids at home rather than sending them to school is on the rise.
For a lot of kids, school is a terrible experience. It’s all about discipline, being forced to sit quietly, and following the rules. It’s no wonder so many kids often fake being sick to get out of having to go to school.
When you home school your children, you get to make it fun. Doing math and science becomes fun rather than being an obligatory task. There’s also the added benefit of not feeling pressured to compete with a dozen or so other students.
Not everyone excels at school. But we all know that how kids do in school isn’t always an accurate basis of how well they will do in life. It commonly happens that students who barely passed the semester end up being more successful than straight A students.
The problem with school is that getting D’s and C’s one week after the other can affect a child’s motivation and how they see themselves. The society, including teachers and parents, judge children almost solely based on their report cards. Constantly getting below average grades can affect a child’s self-esteem.
Bullying has been around for a very long time and there’s no indication that it’s going to come to an end. Sadly, so many kids get picked on. What makes it worse is that the ones who get bullied are those that are most vulnerable and can’t really handle the bullying.
Why expose children to bullying rather than teaching them in the warmth and comfort of their homes? Many parents end up homeschooling their kids because they have such a hard time getting bullied at school.
For sure, the first few times you dropped the kids off at school they always cry and hate to be left alone. Though eventually, they start to be comfortable being away from you, and bit by bit their lives start to revolve around their friends at school.
As kids grow up, the significance of parents in their lives might fade a little. It’s natural since they spend most of their day with other people. Choosing to home school your kids will keep them close and you will become their number one friend. You’ll form a powerful bond that’ll last forever.
How much do any of us actually remember the facts from the materials we studied at school? I bet most of us remember very little. School teaches kids way too much and sadly most of those materials aren’t important. It shouldn’t be about quantity, but rather about quality. By preferring to home school them, you can focus on teaching them things that are most valuable in life.