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Tuesday March 19th 2019

Benefits Of Homeschooling

Why let your children learn at home rather than send them to school? Well there plenty of good solid reasons to do it but we aren’t going to look at all of those. This article is a child’s point of view or rather several children, as to why they should learn at home rather than school. This is in no way scientific just a group of kids discussing why they should get to be home schooled. It was an interesting conversation one that all the homeschooling articles out there seemed to have missed. So come take a stroll with me into the minds of a group of children aged 6 – 16 and see why they think homeschooling is more beneficial.

  • They don’t have to get up at some awfully early hour of the morning allowing them to get the full required sleep doctors recommend.
  • They don’t have to wait at the bus stop when it is dark or even ride the bus. Safety mom!!! Safety first and buses don’t have seat belts and really aren’t that safe.
  • Standing around at the bus stop leads to them getting bored and doing stupid stuff like smoking, cursing, rough housing and other stupid things kids do.
  • They would get better fed. Schools have horrible breakfast and lunch programs. At home, we moms coud ensure they get fed properly.
  • They wouldn’t have to worry about peer pressure and bad influences.
  • They would learn better and be more focused because they actually like their teacher at home as opposed to at school.
  • They could learn at their own levels and what they need instead of being held back by the dumbest kid in the class or rushed ahead by the smartest.
  • They wouldn’t have hours of school and then hours of homework leaving them with more time to spend with the family doing family stuff.

All were “valid” reasons but there are certainly better ones but again this is from their point of view. So I asked about the social aspect because that is what a good deal of opponents to homeschooling worry over. Loss of social skills and ability to deal with social situations. Well these guys had answers for that as well.

  • School isn’t the only place kids meet other kids. In fact the way the schools are around here, the majority of the kids they meet in school don’t live anywhere close so can’t really hang out or be real friends anyways.
  • They won’t be locked away in dark basements just doing school work. They will still go to the park, library, mall and other places where they will learn and use social skills. Plus anything they do with the family will give them the social skills they need.
  • There are homeschooling groups every where now where they can work with other kids and take field trips so again be able to be in social situations.
  • Last they can still participate in the school’s sports programs so they don’t even lose out on that part of it.

They told me homeschooling was really beneficial for me as a parent as well. Now for me, when the kids are in school is my only free time to get errands ran, work done, the house clean and so on. Having kids under foot all day every day and having to make sure they are getting educated didn’t sound beneficial to me. Here is what they say.

  • I could schedule school whatever hours I wanted.
  • I could save money on school uniforms.
  • I could ensure that my kids were being educated as they felt the schools weren’t doing the job anyways and they were doing the majority of their work at home with mom and dad already.
  • No more fighting over homework.
  • I would have more time because they would be able to get their chores done and help around the house since they didn’t have to spend hours on homework after being gone for 9 hours (7 hours of school and the bus rides to and from school).
  • I could plan trips and vacations whenever I wanted instead of having to worry about the school schedule.
  • I could rework the visitation schedules (being a single mom) so they could spend more time with both parents since they weren’t locked into the school day and school calendar.

We as adults have been debating homeschooling for years but have we ever asked the kids? I did a cursory search on the internet to see and couldn’t find much. I found kids speaking out in support of homeschooling but they were either trying to justify that they were being educated and not weird or you could tell a parent was behind their words. These were just kids talking and it was interesting to see why they thought homeschooling was a better option. It wasn’t heavy on the educational finer points but they came up with some legitimate and valid reasons. It was interesting to see what was important to them as kids. Bottom line parents and kids want kids to be educated. Is homeschooling the best option? I don’t know. I know my kids and their friends think it is but I am pretty sure they will all be finishing out the school year in school.

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