Why We Homeschool: Responses from our Support Group Members
At our March support group meeting in 2001, we listed the reasons we homeschool.
- Children don't succumb to hidden agenda of schools (values, hierachy, competition, political, religious, etc)
- Protection from bullying in playground and classroom due to lack of leadership and supervision from adults at public schools
- Model leadership to our children
- Provide a loving supportive learning environment
- Meet individual needs
- See working parent more
- Flexible schedule
- More time to develop a relationship with our children and strengthen family ties
- Quality time and better choice of friends
- Less stress and pressure on child
- Cheaper than private school
- Ability to choose curriculum and texts, wide range
- Instil and continue to foster love of learning
- Provides continuity, especially for families that move around a lot
- Kids living and learning in the "real" world
- Ability to earn along with our children
- Individualize learning and meeting individual children's needs
- Personalise and set meaningful goals for each child
- Parent-child ratio better than teacher-student ratio better - more effective and efficient learning
- Flexible schedule
- Led to it by religious beliefs (many provided Biblical verses to support this statement)
- Impart our values to our children
- Develop Godly character in our children, help them develop a relationship with God
- Biblical education
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