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Enter to Win a Homeschool Curriculum and Gift Basket from Oak Meadow! - Page 27post #521 of 5941/27/13 at 9:31amWhy Homeschool? I want to be an integral part of my children's learning. Homeschooling allows me to tailor learning to their needs. Homeschooling allows my children to vibrantly flourish!post #522 of 5941/27/13 at 9:55am
I have such harsh memories of my own schooling - bullying, being ignored, memorization was valued over thorough learning - and I have many teacher friends who are extremely unhappy with the educational system. I don't know how it's going to work, but I am determined to help our daughter have the best possible learning experiences throughout her life. It seems like homeschooling provides opportunities for learning that cannot be found anywhere else. I am concerned that I will not be able to afford not to work. Is it possible to homeschool when both parents must bring in income? Anyway, I am entering because I feel like I can at least start with the preschool curriculum and go from there. Thank you for the opportunity! And I am posting on fb
post #523 of 5941/27/13 at 10:17am
I had some pretty harsh experiences in my own schooling growing up - bullying, being ignored by teachers, memorization valued over actual learning. I also have many teacher friends who are very unhappy with the system. I want my daughter to have the best learning experience possible, and homeschooling seems to be the choice to make that happen. I don't know how we're going to navigate it when both parents must work, but at least we can start with the preschool curriculum. Thanks for the opportunity!
post #524 of 5941/27/13 at 1:08pm
Why homeschool? You give our family the power to teach one another, to grow closer together, to have more time to explore the world, and to be sure our children truly learn the things they want/need (or perhaps the things we would like to pass on?). We have yet to make the leap (oldest is in public kindergarten), but plan to next year! For now, we "after school" and love the lessons we are sharing.post #525 of 5941/27/13 at 4:12pm
We choose to homeschool because we want to be an integral part of our children's education. We like being able to provide them with endless opportunities to learn. We love to watch our children learn at their own pace. We want our children to experience life and learn from all aspects of it. Our family is very close and we enjoy being together and learning together. We want our children's education to be fun and for them to have happy childhoods. We feel like childhood is such a magical and sacred time that we want to preserve that magic and sacredness for as long as we can.post #526 of 5941/27/13 at 8:51pm
I homeschool because I don't believe children best learn by sitting in a desk in a room full of their peers. I homeschool because I feel my children have needs that cannot be met in our current public school system. I want my children to remain vibrant and excited about knowledge. I want them to question everything. I want to soak up every bit of them, not put them on a bus every morning. Because "socialization" is just peer pressure. Because cooperation should come before competition. Because my boy does not have to love spiderman and my girl does not have to love princesses. Because we get to read our history book under the trees and do storytime snuggled under and a blanket.
Because I hated school. And I lost my thirst for knowledge. I want better for them.post #527 of 5941/27/13 at 9:52pmpost #528 of 5941/27/13 at 9:52pmpost #529 of 5941/27/13 at 10:20pm
I homeschool because I was not thrilled with the public school system. I saw what was taught by volunteering and figured I could do the same or maybe even better. I of course supplement what I do with social activities like PE, one day a week coop school, field trips, museum homeschool classes, etc. We are having fun even though not every day is a walk in the park. I love having my children with me daily as I know homeschooling will not be a forever thing but a right now thing. :)post #530 of 5941/27/13 at 10:22pmpost #531 of 5941/27/13 at 11:10pm
We homeschool so that we have the freedom to learn, grow, and explore (as individuals and as a family) whenever we want and where ever we want. We place great importance on fostering a deep desire for lifetime learning as well as a strong family environment. We like each other and we like learning, homeschooling is perfect!
post #532 of 5941/27/13 at 11:28pmpost #533 of 5941/27/13 at 11:29pmpost #534 of 5941/28/13 at 7:31am
We homeschool to strengthen the bond between my children and I, and because I feel that sending them away every day, all day, to a place that teaches them what to think, not how to think, is just plain wrong.
post #535 of 5941/28/13 at 7:42ampost #536 of 5941/28/13 at 10:39am
I want to homeschool because I want to have a closer bond with my children than parents who just ship their kids off to school every day. I want to have more control over what they learn. I want my children to have a more quality education. Education quality has gone way down from things like no child left behind. I want my children to have a more classical education.I also believe schools can teach children whatever they want and it may be something I don't agree with. I want to be able to teach my kids one on one and to their special learning style.post #537 of 5941/28/13 at 1:19pm
Being home schooled enriches family relationships and when it comes down to it, that is what matters in life. I want to really understand my son and hope for him a secure foundation so that he can excel academically as well as personally.post #538 of 5941/28/13 at 2:53pm
Why homeschool?Because there is this magic that happens when your kids start learning something new and you are the one who has shared in that moment, that excitement with them. I would not want to give that opportunity to some random stranger. There are soooo many other reasons to homeschool, but this is the one that makes my heart sing!post #539 of 5941/28/13 at 2:56pmpost #540 of 5941/29/13 at 10:10am
We homeschool as a way to keep family focused & centralized! Also of importance is freedom; the ability to cater to each child's individual needs & interests, the possibility to turn everything into a learning opportunity, the availability of road trips and vacations, the access to a variety of enrichment activities.
But really, the reasons are infinite!
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