What are the pros and cons of homeschooling
I think my list will have more pros than cons. The only con I can think of is that I am with my children 24/7, which is pro and blessing too, depending on how the day goes. :)
- we get to instill our values in our children and control outside influences, that could otherwise be awful depending on friends, school etc.
- we get to be the authority over them without abdicating it to the state, public schools, teachers etc.
- we know where our children are at all times, no fear of danger (guns, stabbing, bullying, etc.) other than those who pass by our home
- our children receive one on one attention and small classroom sizes catered to their abilities and learning style
- our children's curriculum can be customized according to their interests and not just what is mandated by the state
- our children get to be each other's best friends
- before we had our farm, we could travel together any time of the year without the restrictions "school days"
Oh there's tons more I could post but I won't bombard you. These I think are the most important ones to my husband and I.
My public school was not only education but real school of life for me. I learned how to make friends, to defend my point of view, how to find a common language with different people and much more. And also I'm sure I had the best teachers - not all, of course, but some of them were excelent in job. They did all the best for us and I remember them with great warm and gratitude.
But I agree with all you pros - it's totally true.
My children interact with adults and children alike. We take them to markets and vendor exhibits where they meet new people.
Could you please tell us how do you manage homeschooling kids different ages?
Does the older kids help you to teach the younger ones?
Sometimes our older girls will help with the younger ones, but I prefer them not have to do that as it's our responsibility not theirs.
I think that you can home school and shelter kids but if you still have them in sports, etc then what's the real difference?
I personally like my kids in school. I need the time to work and I'm with them 24/7 like you are.. it's nice to get the separation.. it's needed... it's welcomed... They are so excited to see me (and I them) and tell me about their day.. etc....
Home schooling to me seemed great in theory... Let me know how ti goes.. PROPS to anyone who can give that much patience to their kids... I can barely deal with homework...lol..
We get to control the curriculum our children are taught and that's a huge issue for us. Public schools are teaching socialist propaganda, the government's agenda. That's not something we want for our children.
It's only been in the last year that I have been really tempted to put 1, 2 or 3 of my children in school due to the amount of conflict they were causing in our home, but my husband doesn't want them in public school and when all is said and done neither do I. It was just a way for me to escape my problems, the conflicts, rather than deal with them head on.
And no, none of our children, including our 16 year old has any desire to go to school. The homeschoolers we know are grateful to be or have been homeschooled. I have yet to hear any of them say they missed out by not going to school
I think there's a lot of misconceptions about homeschooling. It's not school at home, it's a way of life. We incorporate learning into every thing we do and that starts by teaching them to love to read and love to learn.