Why Home School?
This question is being asked all over the country by more and more parents each year. The number of parents making the decision to home school is increasing by almost 15% each year. This states clearly that parents are seeking a better education than they experience with public schools or traditional teaching establishments. Many parents find that their child needs personal attention that traditional schools fail to provide.
In public schools, children are too often taught not to think. They are told what to do, how to do it, when to do it and why to do it. Textbooks and tests are determined by the requirements of the school system and the publishers. The program doesn’t encourage children to have confidence in solving their problems as adults.
By home schooling, you can teach your child to think for herself, to make her own decisions. Home schooling will be a valuable experience for both you and your child. You will not be alone. Support groups are springing up all over the country and you should be able to find one to fit your needs in your own area.
Home schooling is not a plan you will be locked into. If your situation changes and you decide not to home school, you can easily enter your child into public school or a private school.
Try these three useful home schooling resource websites:
Jon’s Home school Resource Page A private non-commercial resource of subject matter, and study guides
Home Education Magazine Continuing resource and networking support for your home school program.
Home School Central Covers most subjects and materials with many home school helpful links.