Saturday, September 24, 2016

Why I Homeschool - one Mom's loving answer

Since we made the decision to homeschool our children two years ago, the question we get asked most often is “why?”

The answer is simply that we don’t feel the public school system can offer the same quality education that we can give our children at home. 

For starters, no one will ever love my children or be more concerned for their well-being and success than their Father and I. 

We can ensure that our children are learning in an environment where they feel safe, loved, supported and encouraged. 

 My children receive a balanced amount of study time and time to just be a kid, let their imaginations do the teaching, and have fun. 
I don’t have to worry that my kids are being bullied or teased at school because I can personally choose who my children spend time with.

Homeschooling also allows my children to learn at their own pace. 

All three of my children have different learning styles and abilities and homeschooling gives me the opportunity to tailor their education around what works best for them. Before we decided to homeschool, we researched several types of education options including private Catholic school, Montessori, and Waldorf education but none of these options were very affordable for a family with three children. 

Because we can choose our children’s curriculum, we are able to incorporate all of these styles of learning into our homeschool. Homeschooling also affords us the freedom to teach our children family values, faith and patriotism as we see fit.

Homeschooling is one of the best decisions I feel like we have made for our children. We have more time to spend as a family and we can take off on a learning adventure anytime we please. Most importantly we have complete control over their education and we know they are spending each day in a safe and healthy environment.

I encourage you to dig deep inside yourself and determine what works best for your family, and go with it!  No route is right for every family, we all have the freedom to choose our own.  No choice is the wrong choice and stand by it proudly!


Libby - a Metro Detroit Mommy guest blogger 

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