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Why Home-schoolers Need To Break School Rules

By: Krystle Crossman

When you make the decision to home-school your child you almost make the decision to be a rule breaker. Home-schooling is meant to break the rules of traditional schooling to give your child the best education possible. Here are some of the most common school rules you should break.

1. All curriculums and lesson plans must be the same for all children: There isn’t a specific curriculum that is to be followed. Your child’s lesson plan is different from everyone else’s because it is based on your child and their learning style.

2. In order for the child to learn effectively the teacher needs to be an expert in a subject: This is one reason why many parents choose not to home-school. They are afraid that they won’t be able to teach their children because they don’t have the knowledge to. This is very untrue. One of the best parts about home-schooling is finding a way to teach your child things that you may not know and learning along with them.

3. School needs to be 7 to 8 hours per day: School can be as long as you want it to be or as short. There are no set hours. When you feel that your child is done for the day, end “school” time.

4. Desks must be used: At home you don’t need to have desks. You can do work on the floor, the couch, or at the kitchen table. Wherever you and your child are comfortable and are able to be productive is where you should have school time.

5. Children need to stay at their grade level in all subjects: Some kids just aren’t great at math. Some children whiz through math but have trouble with reading. The beauty of home-schooling is that you don’t have to worry about any of that. Let your child excel as far as they can in their best subjects and take the time that they need in the subjects that they struggle in.

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