I know a lot have many different reasons for home-schooling, but just wanted some unput from some on Cafemom. What made you decide to get into it?
Well, it started with my neighborhood first. We live in a bad, bad area with terrible schools. I didn't want to send my kids there...and I knew I could do a better job! Then as I started researching it more and more, I saw all the other benefits of homeschooling. I'm 100% happy and satisfied that we homeschool. Some of my reasons include freedom to teach Christianity, flexibility, smaller teacher-child ratio, no worry about poor schools, kids can take part in more extra curricular activities (since school typically is done within 2 hours instead of 6-7 like public schools), field trips whenever you'd like to wherever you like, we can sleep in, we can do "school" at a park, homeschooled kids typically test higher on tests than public schooled kids, and tons more.
Answer by ReneeK3 at 6:30 PM on Nov. 10, 2008
Answer by ReneeK3 at 6:32 PM on Nov. 10, 2008
I felt I could give my kids a better education. I didn't want my 5 yr old to spend almost 3 hours a day on a school bus. I was worried my son would be bored in school, being that he could read well before even starting Kindergarten.
I've been homeschooling for 6 years now. The reasons have changed some: Homeschoolers generally have better social skills than public school children. Drug and sex education is now age appropriate to MY children, not to when and how the PS wishes to approach it. My kids have more time to be kids, play, and explore the world. Education can be more in-depth, more individualized, and paced to each child's speed and level, rather than an abritary level set by the school district. We have a closer family. Our family has more flexibility to travel, takes days off, or ski. My kids test scores are well above the public schools.
Answer by mancosmomma at 7:05 PM on Nov. 10, 2008
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