15 Reasons to Consider Homeschooling

When it comes to your child’s education, there are many reasons parents choose to homeschool rather than put their child in public or private schools. Personally, I wanted to make sure that they not only got the best education possible, and that I was completely involved, but I also wanted to make sure that God was at the center. I wanted to be certain that they knew Him, and have the opportunity to be trained up properly before venturing out into this world that does not know Him… However, there are MANY reasons to consider homeschooling your child. Let’s have a look…

15 Reasons to Consider Homeschooling

15 Reasons to Consider Homeschooling

1. Bullying is so rampant these days, and to avoid a possible circumstance where your child may be involved, it’s easier to not be put in that situation in the first place. If your child has been bullied and there was no solution with the school, then homeschooling would be ideal. I know it would have been great for me to have been homeschooled. I suffered from being bullied most of my childhood…

2. Homeschooling allows you to tailor your teaching methods according to your child’s learning development. You know your child’s strengths, weaknesses, and methods that would work best with your child. Plus, the advantages of one on one teaching are profound!

3. There will always be good teachers and bad teachers, and your child may not get the good teacher even if you request it. You do not get to choose these things for your child… and many other things as well…

4. You may want to homeschool your child because of your faith. Sure, you can put them in a private school. However, sadly, these days, that does not mean much. Teaching at home affords you a greater opportunity to train your children up to be warriors for Christ!!

5. You can work with different methods of learning. You can go beyond textbooks or classroom learning. You’re free to explore other avenues of learning such as seeing, touching, and experiencing.

6. There is a focus of family togetherness by working, learning, nurturing, and it is ideal for keeping with your family values.

7. Homeschooling strengthens sibling and family bonding, or one on one bonding with a parent if you have one child. For siblings, instead of fighting all the time, they learn how to work together, solve problems, and create a bond with each other.

8. Teaching kids at home enforces positive behavior. They are highly unlikely to get into trouble. They aren’t around negative actions or behaviors all day long.

9. You can tailor a schedule that works for you and your child. There’s less stress and pressure, therefore, providing a healthy learning environment.

10. Your child will appreciate the private learning atmosphere. They aren’t competing with 29 other kids.

11. If your child is a quick learner or gifted in other ways, you can help accelerate the academic progress. You can also provide enrichment learning.

12. You may also want to consider homeschooling your child if she or he has a learning disability and you find the teachers aren’t capable, skilled, or qualified to help your child reach their full learning potential.

13. Some children don’t learn well in a traditional school atmosphere. There may be too many distractions, too many students in a class with some being disruptive; or it’s not the right environment for them.

14. You can be a lot more flexible and choose the curriculum to focus on. You are completely responsible for your child’s education.

15. Homeschooling builds confidence, self esteem, morals, ethics, and values into a child. They’re not competing or comparing themselves to other students. They are learning in a safe, positive, and supportive environment.

Homeschooling is the best decision I ever made, and to be perfectly honest, mainstream school, as it is in today’s world, is relatively new in society. I don’t know about you, but I do not want my children basically raised and influenced by OTHER kids, and whatever they are being taught at home for 8+ hours a day. In all honesty, the teacher has far less time and influence on them than their peers! It is definitely something to consider…

You raising, training, teaching your child -v/s- other kids their age raising, training, and teaching your child!

I can almost hear the Psycho music playing! AHHHH!

Train up a child in the way he should go, and when he is old he will not depart from it. – Proverbs 22:6

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Comments

  1. Everyone of these reasons is a GREAT reason to homeschool! Love homeschooling!

  2. I am a public school educator, and although I do see the benefits of homeschooling, I also know that public education has alot to offer. My 6-year-old is thriving in her first-grade classroom, has access to many kinds of technology, specials classes, programs like Accelerated Reader that boost her reading and comprehension while keeping her motivated about reading. She is very well-adjusted socially because of the friends she has made at school. Her teacher is amazing and follows the rigorous curriculum by providing lots of hands-on experiences. I have seen my child grow tremendously this year in reading and math, and many other areas also. We are involved at church in Awana Sparks, children’s choir, and Sunday School, which allows her time to interact with Christian friends and learn about the Lord and spreading His love. Although sometimes kids at school can make bad choices and instigate situations, that also happens at church sometimes too…it’s not that we should want to shelter our children from these experiences, but teach them that they are going to happen and how what can they do to learn from it/deal with it in the way that God would want us to. Homeschool is beneficial for children I certainly agree…..but to compare public education by implying that is something that would cause Psycho music and a scream is a little extreme! I am very thankful for parents who take the time to truly provide a quality homeschool experience, and also for highly qualified teachers in our schools who work hard to prepare students for college and career readiness. Thank you! :)

  3. Hi Tori, I am sorry if you were offended… But, I was not only talking about “Public” schools, if you go back and check the article. :) And, when I referenced, Psycho music, it was when I was talking about kids being raised by other kids. :)

    See quote below:

    “Homeschooling is the best decision I ever made, and to be perfectly honest, mainstream school, as it is in today’s world, is relatively new in society. I don’t know about you, but I do not want my children basically raised and influenced by OTHER kids, and whatever they are being taught at home for 8+ hours a day. In all honesty, the teacher has far less time and influence on them than their peers! It is definitely something to consider…

    You raising, training, teaching your child -v/s- other kids their age raising, training, and teaching your child!

    I can almost hear the Psycho music playing! AHHHH!”

  4. I agree with Faith_Mom, I was in the public school system myself and I vaguely remember being influenced by my teachers. It was the kids who were influencing and instilling their morals and values upon me.
    However, the most important reason of all is because of these verses:
    “And these words that I command you today shall be on your heart.
    You shall teach them diligently to your children, and shall talk of them when you sit in your house, and when you walk by the way, and when you lie down, and when you rise.” -Deuteronomy 6:6-7

    “Fathers, do not provoke your children to anger, but bring them up in the discipline and instruction of the Lord.” – Ephesians 6:4

    The first verse teaches us that it needs to be done all throughout the day, not just on Sunday or when we get home from work. The Bible says that it is our responsibility as parents to do the training, not the government or someone else.

  5. SilvaMom says:

    I’m getting ready to start homeschooling and I’m actually a little nervous! I worked for 5 years in the school system (private and public), but it’s been a while and I don’t even know where to start. I would love some tips… ???? Thank you for your helpful blog!


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