(I think it's appropriate that this article is posted on our first day of school. :) )
We chose to homeschool our children for various reasons, the main
reason being that we started out our parenting journey with not agreeing
on the type of schooling for our soon-to-be-born daughter. Nate wanted
private school, and I couldn’t see sending her anywhere but public
school. God changed both of our hearts and drew us toward something
After we decided that homeschooling was the way in which we were
going to educate our children, we were inundated with all of the
studies, statistics, and “evidence” that said what a phenomenal
education they would have.
They would be brilliant because we could take advantage of whatever
curriculum/tutors/classes that were offered, making sure we were
teaching each child based on their “learning styles”.
They would be able to think outside of the box since they weren’t stuck inside a box (traditional school) all day.
They would be able to interact well with all ages since they wouldn’t be socializing only with kids their own ages all day long.
They would be well-rounded since we could take advantage of the vast
array of real life learning opportunities throughout the days and not
only in the couple hours each evening after school.
Our family life would be enriched as we spent day after day together
bonding over various learning adventures, able to pick up and go when
the educational opportunities arose...
To read more of this article and find out what I think, go to Heart of the Matter where they've graciously allowed me to post yet again. :)