I am considering homeschooling in addition to traditional schooling. I see it as a way to help me be a better parent, to cultivate a sense of life long learning, and to protect my dear little daughter from what I fear the public school system may strip from her - her curiosity, her confidence and her sense of possibility.
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Enter to Win a Homeschool Curriculum and Gift Basket from Oak Meadow! - Page 24post #461 of 5941/24/13 at 3:47pmpost #462 of 5941/24/13 at 4:11pm
Why home school? The research that I have done on homeschooling speaks to higher test scores and college readiness for so many; it leaves me asking why not? I also believe that by choosing to home school there is more opportunity to provide children with real life learning experiences that will assist them in being successful in all aspects of life. It also provides ample opportunity for parents to continue to grow and be consistently present in our jobs of raising compassionate, kind, and caring human beings.post #463 of 5941/24/13 at 4:42pmpost #464 of 5941/24/13 at 4:44pmpost #465 of 5941/24/13 at 5:18pmpost #466 of 5941/24/13 at 6:30pm
When I started homeschooling I thought I was doing it for my daughter...So she wouldn't be bored in school, as I was. To keep her challenged. To inspire her. To allow her the time and experiences to learn from the world around her. As I continue to homeschool it is because I am challenged. I am inspired. And most of all, I am learning amazing things from her and about her every day.post #467 of 5941/24/13 at 6:36pmpost #468 of 5941/24/13 at 7:25pm
A parent teaches their child how to talk, recognize colors and shapes, obey the cross walk, respect their neighbor and so many other things before that child or parent realizes they are schooling every day. Secular education at home is a natural extension of these learning experiences that I am happy to share with all 6 of my children. I home school not to make a political statement or to keep my little ones in a bubble. I do it because for me it is natural. My children and I enjoy learning together.post #469 of 5941/24/13 at 7:30pm
I chose to homeschool for reasons NOT. We do not rip our kids awake in the morning, and then rush rush rush to get them out the door and onto the bus. We do not stop a good cuddly story time to move on to another subject. We do not worry about when, exactly, we eat lunch (nor do we restrict our kids from making their own mid-day hot cheesy eggs). We do not feel the pressure to scour the mall for the latest trendy shoe or shirt. We do not need to wonder about what hurtful words or actions may have been learned at school that day.post #470 of 5941/24/13 at 7:32pmpost #471 of 5941/24/13 at 7:46pm
Why Homeschool? OH the list is so long, but to put it simply and easily....I love my children and fully believe that being at home can provide the best learning enviroment possible. We know our children best and therefore can teach according to each ability. I love seeing my children learn.post #472 of 5941/24/13 at 8:44pm
Because as a child I always had more questions than my teachers could answer, I always felt like I was being shown a path and that I needed a buddy to go down it, and my teachers always said" I can't, I have to go where the majority of the class is going". When you homeschool, your child learns that he can ask questions and then find the answers, he receives a confidence and and a brave spirit.post #473 of 5941/25/13 at 4:51ampost #474 of 5941/25/13 at 4:52ampost #475 of 5941/25/13 at 6:07ampost #476 of 5941/25/13 at 6:07ampost #477 of 5941/25/13 at 7:04am
I believe home schooling is above and beyond a better education.
It is tailored to each child instead of them all being at the same level in a public school.
My daughter is 5 and in SK and is way ahead of the other children, as we work together at home.
Unfortunately as a single mother I am unable to pay for her education, and I am very nervous about her starting school full time next year.
I am afraid she will be lost in the crowd and not able to shine with a superior education!
Oak Meadows seems to have a very high quality Curriculum.
Thank you for the opportunity!
Laurapost #478 of 5941/25/13 at 7:04ampost #479 of 5941/25/13 at 8:07am
I want to homeschool my son for several reasons: *because I want to give him the opportunity to learn at his own pace, *because I want him to learn in a more organic and hands on way and not cooped up in a rigid one size fits all regimen, *because, at least for his most formative years, I want him to learn in a loving and supportive environment and not be subject to the kind of bullying and judging that kids can inflict on each other and make a child insecure and stifle their spirit (as mine was!) - I want him to have a chance to find himself and be confident in who he is before (if ever) putting him in a public school/ clique-y situation!, *because I just can't get enough of him and I want to be there when he makes his great discoveries & share in the learning process with him!
post #480 of 5941/25/13 at 8:22am
Flexibility, ability to tailor curriculum and activities to each child, family togetherness, opportunities to teach critical thinking with our family values as a baseline instead of whatever is currently accepted public culture! Among many other good reasons.
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