Have you ever wondered why people choose to homeschool?
Well, I can't answer for them. For my husband and I, it was the best alternative to public education and the right choice for our 11 year old daughter.
I have two other children (16 & 7) still utilizing public education who thrive on the structure and pressures that most children face each and every day.
What about those children who struggle? Who, although intelligent, can't seem to "fit" into the mold that public education tends to try to place them in? Who come home with loads of homework and more questions then answers - who cry themselves to sleep because they can't seem to understand their
assignments? What about those that can't measure up to everyone else, who have low self-esteem and call themselves "stupid" or worse?
Sometimes termed "lazy", uncooperative", "trouble-maker", etc., these kids are either bored due to lack of stimuli, or overwhelmed with public school
Although the term Multiple Intelligence is more common nowadays, I still haven't seen where it is used fully within the public school curriculum and to the extent that was helpful to my daughter.
Homeschooling gives my daughter the education she needs but alters the pressure to be more on meeting and exceeding her daily goals rather than on that of what her peers are accomplishing.
She went from a low opinion of herself to one of confidence. She enjoys reading now, where she didn't before, and she actually looks forward to some of her lessons. (Hey, like a typical student, she hates
certain subjects and loves others.)
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