Six Great Things About Homeschooling!
By Christine Field
Quick! What are the top six things you absolutely LOVE about
homeschooling? Do they include...
(1) The joy of meeting your child's learning needs - wherever
they are. In homeschooling, we soon forget if our child is
"ahead" or "behind." We work with them at their own level
of need, and speed.
(2) Scheduling flexibility. Start school at 8 a.m., 1 p.m.,
7 p.m., or any time in between! The work schedule of spouses
and others can be accommodated to allow for more family time.
(3) Following your child's interests. If your young child
takes a fancy to butterflies, you can study butterflies to
your heart's content...at the library, on field trips to
botanical gardens, state parks and other learning centers, etc.
You are not bound to only study butterflies when your child
is in 3rd grade, during the 5th month of instruction.
(4) Helping your child see connections. Studying butterflies
is more than an insect study. Delve into color, art, the
science and physics of how they fly, scientific discoveries,
the role of butterflies in human history, in costumes,
and their etymology - what does the word "butterfly" mean, anyway?
(5) Having all your kids together. While you sometimes want to
pull your hair out at the prospect of another day of
all-together-time, having them home is a special time in your
(6) Being able to stay in your pajamas all day! Your child
doesn't have to wait until Pajama Day at school. Every day
can be Pajama Day, or crazy hair day, or, today we're having
dinner for breakfast and breakfast for dinner day,
or we're all wearing something green day...or...
What about you? Make a list of your top six and come share
them on our Facebook page (www.facebook.com/homeschoolinc)
Christine Field is an author, attorney and speaker. To learn more about her
writing and ministry, visit MomLifeNavigator.com.