Common Reasons That People Homeschool

Have you ever wondered why people decide to homeschool? If you think that keeping your kids home every single day instead of sending them off to school sounds too challenging to handle, it might be good to remember the reasons that some people decide to homeschool. Behavioural Problems Sometimes, public school can be overwhelming for some kids with behavioural problems. If your child gets into fights with other kids, talks back to teachers, or lashes out at school, homeschooling might be something to consider. Occasionally, troubled kids even get kicked out of school, which can prompt parents to choose homeschooling. Other times, kids have been subjected to trauma that makes the social setting of public school difficult to handle. For these kids, being in a predictable, controlled environment is much more conducive to learning. Special Needs If you have a child with a special need, public school can be a bad option. Some schools decide to place anyone who is different into the same category, which might mean that your child’s condition is not treated properly. For example, if...

Read More

The Benefits Of Homeschooling

In addition to being necessary sometimes, homeschooling also has some serious benefits. Here are a few different things that are great about homeschooling. Customised Curriculum One of the best things about homeschool is that it allows parents to completely customise the curriculum. Instead of your child getting left behind because he or she didn’t understand one step, you can take the time to help them to master each subject. Another great thing about homeschool is that the curriculum isn’t dictated by someone else. In public schools, teachers are required to cover certain things, and to leave other things out. When you homeschool, you can talk to your kids about whatever you want to include in the lesson that day. Allows Children To Advance Sometimes, kids who would normally succeed in school get bored because the class doesn’t advance quickly enough. Homeschooling allows you to work ahead as quickly as you want, without your child having to wait for the teacher to explain a simple algebra equation that he or she has mastered weeks ago. Homeschooled kids often develop a...

Read More

The Drawbacks Of Homeschooling

Unfortunately, homeschooling isn’t right for everyone. Homeschooling can present interesting challenges to parents and students alike, so it is important to consider the disadvantages of an at-home education. Here are a few common complaints from parents and kids that participate in homeschool. Social Problems School is the first place that your children really learn how to deal with other people. If you keep them home 100% of the time and they never have the opportunity to interact with their peers, they might experience significant culture shock later on in their lives. Sometimes kids even develop severe social problems because of their failed interaction with others. If you make the choice to homeschool your kids, make sure that they participate in other extra-curricular programs in order to make and maintain friendships. Requires A Lot Of Motivation In order to homeschool your kids, you need to be a highly motivated individual. Instead of sending your kids off each day and letting a professional do the job, you have to be on point in order to provide your kids with the education...

Read More

Choosing Homeschooling

Recent News

  • 3 Tips For New Parents That Will Reduce Anxiety Over Bringing Baby Home

    Posted by Keri Greensburg on Jun 22, 2016

    First-time parents often worry about how they’ll cope with being responsible for a tiny baby. Anxiety over the child’s safety and how household tasks will be accomplished in the early days are common, but a little preparation before the baby comes home can help you feel more calm and confident as you step into your new role. Here are three tips every first-time parent will benefit from: Learn The Facts About SIDS Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) terrifies every parent, yet new parents don’t often know much about SIDS. Your midwife will give you some basic information and advice on reducing the risk of SIDS, such as recommending your baby is put in their crib on their back with their feet at the bottom of the crib to prevent them wriggling under their blanket, but it’s unlikely to stop you worrying about your baby. Knowing the facts about SIDS can be empowering for new parents, so make the most of the resources provided by organisations such as SIDS and KIDS, who produce a Fast Facts leaflet detailing the number of children who died from SIDS per thousand births in 2012 and 2013. Stock Up On Freezer Meals Newborns are demanding and parents can struggle to look after their own health and well-being in the early days. Preparing meals and freezing them before your baby arrives will give you a little extra time to do other quick household tasks that can’t be done ahead of time and ensure you have healthy meals available to keep your energy up on the days when your baby just doesn’t want to be put...

Why People Homeschool

There are a lot of different reasons that people choose to homeschool, but common reasons include religious affiliation and the special needs of their children.

Benefits Of Homeschooling

Because homeschooling allows parents to customise the curriculum, children are often able to attain a higher level of education than they would be able to get at a public school.

Drawbacks Of Homeschooling

Unfortunately, homeschooling isn't right for every single kid. Sometimes kids can develop social problems by not being around other children and only communicating with adults.