Why let your children learn from home rather in a public classroom? Well, there are many reasons to school from home then to send your child to a public class room. One of my favorite, is we do not have to wake up at 6am and get ready, woohoo we get to stay up late and sleep in. Another great thing about home schooling is, if you have certain things to do during the day, you do not need to wait around for school to get out. You can run errands with ease and not have to worry about forgetting your kids at school. Come on all you public school parents you know you forgot about the kiddos at least once.
You and your other half get to decide what your child learns and when. In public school your child learns what the state wants them to learn and when they want them to learn it. I remember in 5th grade learning about sex education. From my understanding they are teaching them younger know. Sorry, but I do not want my daughter to learn about this from a teacher with several other students. I would rather my husband and I explain this to her when we feel she is ready to know learn about it.
Another advantage to home schooling is, if your child is doing well in science but not so well in social studies, you can spend more time on social studies and reduce the time spent on science. Can’t do that in public schools can you? In public schools your child has to learn at the speed the teacher teaches. We all know children all learn differently. They say no child left behind, well until they change the way they teach, we will have several children left behind, sad but so true.
When you home school it becomes a family affair. I know my husband and I both take turns teaching Gillian new and exciting things. I have been teaching Gillian how to cook, and daddy has taught her how to fish and he has been teaching her to play the guitar. Not only that we all get to go on field trips together. Thus, giving us more family time together, I know when Gillian was in public schools; she was in bed by 9pm up by 6am, off to school by 7:30am when she came home at 3pm she went to sleep. After sleeping for a few hours she was up to eat dinner do her school work. Then she was back to bed for the night. We hardly ever seen her, and sad part she was in KINDERGARTEN.
There also is no peer pressure while home schooling. I as a parent don’t have to worry about other students trying to influence Gillian into something that is bad for her.
Although, I am not against those that send their children to public school. I do understand home schooling is not meant for everyone. I am not trying to say you are bad if you do not home school. I am simply stating advantages to home schooling over public schools. This article is intended for those who are thinking about home schooling, but still weighing out all their options.