Top 5 Reasons to Homeschool your children!
With our public education going through so many changes, you may be wondering if sending your child to school this fall is worth it. However, there are so many options for you and your family outside of traditional public school for the fall! Take a look at these 5 reasons to teach your child from home!
Homeschooling is all about flexibility: hours of the day, days of the week, locations, learning methods, curriculum, holidays, etc. All of these are flexible! You as the parent gauge the pace of your child’s learning and adjust it as needed. Homeschooling is also a great option for families who must, or want to, travel during the year.
With COVID-19 present, health is a high priority to parents. You can choose to homeschool, even for just one year, to protect your child in a safe and healthy learning environment. But that’s not all. Children who have severe allergies or health conditions can’t always receive the care they need in a regular school setting. Your home may be the perfect place for your child’s needs to be cared for!
You know your child best and can help develop their individual education. Consider your child’s areas of interest and preferred learning methods, and tailor their education to them! This can lead to your child “owning” the learning process and retaining more of the information—and usually having more fun doing it!
Homeschooling is a good option for gifted students who are not being challenged enough intellectually as well as for students who are left behind in the school system.
4. A safe space:
While many schools have anti-bullying laws, bullying remains a real threat to students. Other students are not bullied, but struggle with anxiety. Switching the question from “How do I keep my child safe at the school building?” to “What is my child learning today?” can be a gamechanger for both you and your child. Homeschool can provide a safe place for your student to learn and is often a relief from school struggles–and gives a fresh start to learning!
5. Family Time:
Some families choose to homeschool solely for more family time! Parents of teens may desire more than an after school-dinnertime conversation with their child; parents of young children may want more time with their youngsters before sending them off to public school. Whether it’s because you want to play a greater role in your child’s education, or you want more influence in their daily activities, homeschooling is a great fit to grow your family time.
There are many more reasons why homeschooling may be a great option for your family this season! Check out Homeschool.Today for more resources to discover if this is right for you!