The number of home schoolers has gone up by 500% in the last 10 years. Many of the early concerns have been unfounded.
I’m guilty! I have viewed home schooling as a choice for “overprotective parents who don’t give their child an opportunity to make friendships or learn to stand on their own two feet…instead, keeping them at home milking the goats and taking care of their other 10 children.” 🙂 OK, maybe that is an exaggeration! But, I never felt like it was a choice FOR ME. Until last year…
|Israel going off to his first day at the co-op & Bella to preschool|
|Our homeschool classroom – on GRAND OPENING DAY!|
7. Instilling a teachable spirit – That can only help them as they grow older and need to trust our guidance.
A few great links, if you are thinking of homeschooling:
About.com – homeschool blog is CHOCK FULL of great info! You could get lost in there!
Focus on the Family section of helpful articles and advice on homeschooling:
Focus on the Family Homeschooling
Do you know if you live in the city of Chicago, you can enroll in an online quality education for FREE? (kindergarten – 12th grade)
And, if you are looking for GOBS of great resources, check out this top 10 list of homeschooling websites – each website is fantastic! Enjoy!
“…they’ve also decided to homeschool daughter Suri, 4. She has a teacher who is with her every day,” says mom. We like the one-on-one education.”
If you are doing hours of homework each night with your child, you ARE home schooling. If you wish it could be different…it can! Consider home schooling your child…it’s not your grandmother’s home school!
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