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"54 Reasons Why Families Choose to Homeschool"

 

1.  Be with Your Family

 

2.  Set Your Own Schedule

 

3.  Vacation When You Want

 

4.  Choose curriculum that best suits the needs of your child

 

5.  Be totally aware of the state and progress of your child's education

 

6.  Keep your child away from un-necessary peer pressure

 

7.  Keep your child away from the bad influence of other children

 

8.  Love, nurture, and teach your child the character and morals you value most

 

9.  Make learning fun

 

10.  Make learning as "experiential" as you want

 

11.  Don't have to get up at the crack of dawn to get your child dressed and fed and off to school where their so tired they don't learn well anyway.

 

12.  Break up the day however you want to fit your child's learning attention span

 

13.  Teach your child without any "assumed limitations".  Teach multiple languages, develop one skill or subject--the sky's the limit

 

14.  What you teach an older child naturally filters down to the younger child(ren) making learning must easier and faster for siblings

 

15.  Teach at the pace and developmental stage appropriate for your child

 

16.  Avoid educational "labeling"

 

17.  Keep you child as far away from drugs as possible

 

18.  Never have to worry about bomb scares or mass shootings

 

19.  Allow your child to do think, discuss, and explore in ways not possible in a classroom setting

 

20.  Constant positive reinforcement and gentle correction.  No abusive words or actions that scar your child's psyche

 

21.  Don't use the school system as a babysitter.  You only need a few hours for learning--the rest of the day is filled with unnecessary "busy work"

 

22.  Develop life skills such as cooking, cleaning, and organizing that are easily learned with the additional time spent at home

 

23.  Spend as much time outdoors as you want to enjoy nature and the world around us

 

24.  Teach the value of responsibility by providing daily jobs

 

25.  To make money management as natural as breathing by allowing even small children to do tasks, earn money, save it, and spend it in an appropriate manner.

 

26.  Never have your child beat up by a bully.  Teach self-defense skills that will enable him to deal with any situation but not until he is mature enough to handle the emotional aspects of confrontation

 

27.  No pressure or set "expectations" from teachers on a younger sibling that follows an older sibling in the same school

 

28.  Be around when your child needs to talk

 

29.  Take a break when your child needs a break

 

30.  Bond as a family through family group activities

 

31.  Pass on your religious beliefs and morals to your children and stay away from the "indoctrination" of other school systems

 

32.  Teach sex education when you and how you want

 

33.  Develop your child's imagination and teach diverse problem solving skills instead of one institutionalized method of thinking

 

34.  Unlimited possibilities for extra curricular activities that interest your child having to live up to the expectations or skills of others.

 

35.  Develop the individualism of your child

 

36.  Avoid traditional school "group activities" that may leave one student doing all the work or ruining it for everyone else.

 

37.  Never have your child feel the failure, embarrassment, or teasing from "failing" a grade

 

38.  To keep your children out of the care, custody, and control or people you don't know and who naturally teach their philosophy of life whether they realize it or not

 

39.  No opportunity for your child to "sluff off", "snow-blow", or "just get by" with academics

 

40.  To have your child learn initiative naturally as there's no peer pressure or fear of embarrassing himself

 

41.  Allow your child to have input and say in subject matter and style

 

42.  Allow your child to focus on growth and development--not following the latest fad or being in a certain group

 

43.  So your child will only be surrounded by people who love him, encourage him, and want the best for him.

 

44.  Make sure your child doesn't end up graduating without knowing how to read or knowing other basic skills due to educational failings of your local schools.

 

45.  Keep your child out of private schools that have peer pressure, teacher criticism, durgs, sex, and alcohol that your child never needs to be around

 

46.  Avoid grading scales and testing that gives no positive benefit to your child

 

47.  Not to give the state or federal government control of your child that they assume is theirs

 

48.  To easily pass on your unique heritage or language to your child

 

49.  So your child is not limited by "age" or "grade" to advance or explore academics in which they are interested or gifted

 

50.  To teach your children to enjoy life

 

51.  To allow your children to go to work with Mom or Dad when you all want--not just on the one "go to work with a parent holiday"

 

52.  As many field trips as you want, to places that interest your child

 

53.  To just take a day off when everyone feels like it

 

54.  Flexibility to switch or experiment with different curriculum

 

If you found these reasons helpful and are ready to start home school, then continue at How to Homeschool


Laura Bankston
 

Laura Bankston is author of Internationally selling Cooking with Kids Curriculum:  ï¿œHomeschool Cooking in a Boxï¿œ and the ï¿œHomeschool Cookbookï¿œ.  She currently home schools her three children, maintains home school support websites, and manages their family-owned service business.  For information on her curriculum and free home school support services, please visit http://www.homeschoolcookbook.com

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