By: Krystle Crossman
When parents are new to home-schooling their children one of their biggest worries is that they aren’t teaching their children the right way or aren’t teaching them the things that they feel they should be taught. What they may not realize is that what they are able to teach them in a home setting is so much more valuable than what they get in a public classroom setting. Here are some things that one home-school graduate took away from being home-schooled:
1. Being able to love learning new things is tricky for some children because it all too often is not made to be fun in public schools. When you teach them at home you can make the lessons exciting. This will foster a love of learning that will extend beyond home-schooling and stay with them for life.
2. When your children go off to college or start at a new job once they graduate they will have the ability to self-start. They won’t have to rely on people to help them with what they need. They will be able to assess the situation, figure out what needs to be done, and take action.
3. Public schools don’t often give room for dreams. They are very specific as to what they need to learn and focus on where they are going after high school is over. When being taught at home you can focus on your child’s dream and build lessons around that to give them the best advantage as possible.
4. Being at home all the time helps families to bond as they work together towards a common goal.
5. You have the opportunity to take everyday items that you use and turn them into learning tools. Take candy or snacks and turn them into a math lesson. You can even use things like Twizzlers or toys to demonstrate geometry. This helps the children make a better connection.
6. There is always encouragement in a home-school environment. You get one-on-one attention with the teacher and they are there to help you achieve anything that you want to.
7. Lessons can be outside the box and allow for skills that can be used after school is done such as entrepreneurship. Teach the kids how to start their own business even if it is something like a lemonade stand. It will help them to learn how to do things on their own, take charge, make money, and save money.