Since 2010, the number of homeschoolers in the United States has been on a steady upward trend. More and more families realize the advantages of homeschooling. At Great Homeschool Conventions, we are committed to helping families by providing the best homeschool resources through our regional conventions every year. Join us this year in Texas, South Carolina, Missouri, Ohio, California, New York, or Florida and choose from hundreds of workshops on various homeschooling topics. You can talk to homeschoolers to find out why they prefer homeschooling, but we’ll give you some ideas below.
As a homeschooler, you will be greatly involved in your child’s activities inside and outside your home because you will be the organizer of his or her education. You will be the one to choose the curriculum, textbooks, and teachers if you decide to go this route. You’ll also be in charge of all activities outside the home and field trips. Many experienced homeschoolers have shared that they were able to establish a good connection with their children by simply involving them in choosing educational activities and, at the same time, being involved in their children’s education.
Homeschooling helps you avoid routinely asking your child what he or she did for the day. Being the organizer of your child’s education, you already have an idea of what he or she did so you can jump into having a rich conversation with your child.
In addition, homeschooling usually takes less time than school-based education and gives you better control of the schedule. It means you have more time to interact with your child.
Children also love that they have more time to have fun and enjoy the rest of the day. Traditional school settings require approximately 40 hours of being at school. Add your child’s travel time. Add the time students spend on waiting in lines. Add the time spent on homework. With proper homeschool structure, you and your child will reach success and have time for other activities at the same time.
If you dread the morning rush, homeschooling may be for you. You have greater control of the schedule, so you don’t have to worry that the bus will arrive in a couple of minutes but your children are yet to finish their breakfast and put on their shoes. The only exception is when your child joins activities outside your home.
Homeschooling allows you to be the person to teach your child how to read, write, draw, etc. Most of the homeschoolers that we know have told us the joy when their children grasp a new concept. If you want to be a big part of your child’s education and enjoy sharing what you know, homeschooling may be right for you. Learn more about the teaching styles and methods from experts, choose the curriculum for you and your child, and find a wide array of homeschooling resources at one of our conventions this year.