Homeschooling Benefits or Why Homeschool
It’s been 14 years since I first heard about homeschooling. The benefits that I saw in homeschooling all those years ago are now a reality. As the years have marched on I have continued to see the list of benefits expand.
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Each one of these benefits is a subject in itself. Whole books have been written about this topic.
If you want to read more about the benefits of homeschooling two books that I recommend are:
Things we wish we had known by Bill & Diana Waring ©1999
In this book 50 homeschool veterans share about the benefits of homeschooling and what they wish they had known when they first started. This is an inspirational book.
The Successful Homeschool Family Handbook by Ray and Dorothy Moore (formally called Homeschool Burnout)
This book is a classic. It was the first book I read on homeschooling and at the end of the book I was a convert.
Let me share with you why we home school and my homeschooling benefits list.
- More time to disciple your children
- More time to read spiritual books with your children
- You are the primary influence on the spiritual development of your child
- Your child is nurtured in a positive spiritual environment
- Balanced children
- Children work at own developmental pace
- Good self esteem and high self worth
- Self motivated attitude
- Time to pursue interests
- Independent learners
- Bright children
- Individual tuition
- Choice in educational curriculum
- No homework dictated by external power
- Produce a love of learning and a sense of wonder
- Continuity of education.
- Avoid teaching to the test
- Lots and lots of family time
- Developing a family culture
- Family learning adventures
- Family closeness
- Healthy eating
- Positive socialization often with other families and not fixed to a specific age group.
- Flexibility to follow own routines and schedules
- Less family stress as you organise the workload.
- Confidence in educational environment
- Improve own learning (I have really enjoyed this part. It has been an unexpected bonus)
- You get to know your children well. You develop strong ties.
- You have time for your children
- It’s cheaper than private school.
- Tailor education to suit budget
- Travel in off peak times
- Accommodation is not dictated by proximity to school.
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