We are finishing our 3rd year of homeschool, and are more than knee deep in the homeschool lifestyle. This year is the 1st year that our entire family was involved. As we close out the school year I am even more excited and committed to continue this path. When you look at the benefits of homeschooling for your children and for you it is evident that Homeschooling is a No Brianer!
The following 7 points are just a few of the reasons why I say Homeschooling Is A No Brainer:
You cannot make up for lost time
Time spent with your children can be limited. We have roughly 18 years with them before they leave the safe confines of our homes. One-hundred percent of parents I have talked to say that time goes by way to fast. Homeschooling brings our family together allowing us to spend many hours of quality time every day.
Your family values take precedence
Our Christian values are very important to us, therefore it is important that our kids have a solid foundation in Christ as well. In our school we can pray, read the bible, or discuss John 3:16. And we do…daily! To us this foundation is equally, if not more, important to learning algebra, social studies, or any other subject.
Your are involved in a major aspect of their lives
We know exactly what our kids are learning. We know what they are good at, what they struggle with, and what they like/dislike. And we get to work through it with them. We get to focus on building their skills, not retaining info long enough to pass a test and move on.
An education made specifically for your kids
We are able to tailor what our kids learn to meet their interests and skill level. We can go as deep, as fast, or as slow as necessary to make sure each particular child is learning in the best way for them. This flexibility allows us time to determine and pursue their individual passions.
Accomplishing something with your child has very few equals
We learn right along side our kids so they get to see and work with us in solving problems and overcoming challenges. We model the skills and techniques that will help them learn and retain anything in any environment and to become lifelong learners. Encountering and solving problems brings families together.
Real life experience is a better teacher than theory
Exposure to and development of important life skills begins early. In the real world you don’t spend 6 hours per day with people that are your same age. Our kids interact and work with kids younger and older as well as adults, which prepare them for the same in the future. Our kids witness and experience “adult life” such as banking, bill paying, business meetings, time management, etc.
Your kids are yours and nobody loves them more
I personally love to teach, and I love my kids. Not too many things can beat being involved with two things you enjoy so much. There is nobody that will pour more care, have more concern, or work harder for your kids than you.
Question: Do you homeschool your children? Would you ever consider doing so?