Homeschooling is not at all times easy, but it’s worth it. As a parent, I hope this post enlightens you.
There are numerous advantages to homeschooling your children if you mean to and have the proper attitude about why you are doing so. Homeschooled children perform exceptionally in academics and outperform their peers in terms of knowledge.
Because it is more one-on-one, the amount of information delivered can be significantly increased. Homeschooling is the best alternative if parents are patient enough, invested in their children’s education, and willing to sacrifice a significant amount of time.
The day that was. I decided to teach my children at home. I sat down with them and we discussed the possibilities of homeschooling instead of going to the regular school. (We were already homeschooling even before the pandemic happened.)
I adored how enthusiastic my children were to attend school at home. My anxiety also subsided as soon as I began teaching.
They were loud and active in participating in every lesson I presented to them. When we discovered a rhythm, we were finally on the road to successful homeschooling.
And while I was first concerned that the kids were not learning anything, they quickly proved me wrong!
If you ask me what are the things that I love about homeschooling my kids, here’s what:
Homeschooling made a noticeable difference in my family’s lifestyle.
It stressed the value of family unity while also addressing specific challenges associated with my kids’ traditional schooling. It allowed my family to spend more quality time together, which represents a substantial lifestyle change. I found a way to instill some activities into a family activity, making the activity even more fun and enjoyable.
Moreover, engaging in activities with my children is critical to developing my relationship with them. The relationship that a parent develops with their child serves as the foundation for all subsequent parenting efforts. It allowed me to get to know my child better.
Finding time to play can be difficult in today’s hectic society. However, I discovered that playing together with your child does not really require more than a few minutes each day.
I love how my children have significant intellectual independence as a result of home education!
Homeschooling provided challenging content for my gifted kids who can work more quickly than other children their age. It gave us additional flexibility in the amount of time spent on topics based on my child’s comprehension.
When the kids are having difficulty grasping a concept, they work on it until they understand it completely. When they are ready to move on to another subject, they are not required to repeat the same difficulty as in traditional learning.
Additionally, homeschooling places importance on personalized education, which may involve field trips, mindfulness discussions for kids, and real-world experiences!
In homeschooling, I can tailor my child’s education to their interests, strengths, and weaknesses.
I am not concerned with ineffective education or ineffective discipline.
I am aware that I can integrate it into my parenting and handle it myself.
Socialization takes a different form in a homeschool context.
What I love the most is that my children are protected from bullying and other sorts of peer pressure. Their academic achievement and sense of self-worth remain unaffected. There is no obligation to adhere to an arbitrary social rank criterion. And I can guard them against possible bad influences outside.
My kids have numerous opportunities to socialize through community involvement and interaction with people and other children of various ages rather than just their peers.
Recreational leagues and arrangements for community sports might be an excellent way to become engaged. Recreational activities expose my children to real-world situations outside of the classroom. It enables individuals to make more informed choices and to improve their communication abilities.
I love how my children developed an appreciation for knowledge.
They are zealous in their pursuit of knowledge. They do not require prodding to acquire new knowledge.
It comes naturally to them because in homeschooling, repeated assessments have not satisfied their curiosity.
I love how my kids developed a sense of self-sufficiency!
They had to teach themselves several skills because no one was spoon-feeding them. This enabled them to be resourceful. They are adept at obtaining answers to their inquiries. They are empowered to do so because they are aware that it works.
All loving parents face a similar challenge: raising children with their heads on straight and a reasonable chance of success in the big world.
Every serious parent wants to accomplish this aim. So, we must arm our precious progeny with the tools necessary to transition from complete dependence on us to independence, and from being constantly monitored by us to achieving self-mastery by themselves.
My kids gained more sense of self-determination with homeschooling.
They directed and navigated their learning. They decided on a course of action. They immediately discovered that diligent study pays dividends.
Furthermore, I love how I am free to teach them proper manners and values.
To say “please”, “thank you”, “excuse me”, and “welcome”, to demonstrate and maintain respect for others as well as for oneself.
To respect the opinions of others, as we are all entitled to our own, even if we disagree with them.
To appreciate the good and lives of others, and while it may be difficult not to pass judgment on how others live their lives, we must refrain from passing judgment until we have walked in their shoes.
If my children ever want to go back to the regular school, they can, but for now, I can see they are enjoying learning at home with me. That is why I ginormously love homeschooling my kids.
We find that learning at home works well for us. We can focus on their areas of weakness while allowing them to participate fully in areas where they shine.
Not everyone is a good fit for homeschooling though. It is not easy, and even more so when both parents have work to do. As a parent, my advice is you must be self-motivated, and you must push your children into listening and performing tasks, especially those that they would rather not do.
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