Saturday, April 26, 2008

Wow! - 57 Unique Benefits of Homeschooling for the rest of the article

Homeschooling (or low-cost internet private schools), can have the following extraordinary benefits for you and your children:

1. Be with your family
2. Set your own schedule that’s convenient for you and your kids
3. Vacation when you want
4. Choose curriculum that best suits the needs of your child
5. Be totally aware of the state and progress of your child's education
6. Keep your child away from unnecessary peer pressure
7. Keep your child away from the bad influence of other children
8. Love, nurture, and teach your child the character and morals you value most
9. Make learning fun
10. Make learning as "experiential" as you want
11. Don't have to get up at the crack of dawn to get your child dressed and fed and off to school where they’re so tired they don't learn well anyway.
12. Break up the day however you want to fit your child's learning attention span
13. Teach your child without any "assumed limitations." Teach multiple languages, develop one skill or subject -- the sky's the limit
14. What you teach an older child naturally filters down to the younger child(ren) making learning much easier and faster for siblings
15. Teach at the pace and developmental stage appropriate for your child
16. Avoid educational "labeling"
17. Keep your child as far away from drugs as possible
18. Never have to worry about bomb scares or mass shootings
19. Allow your child to do, think, discuss, and explore in ways not possible in a rigid classroom setting
20. Constant positive reinforcement and gentle correction. No abusive words or actions that scar your child's psyche
21. Don't use the school system as a babysitter. Most parents only need three to five hours a day for homeschooling their kids -- the rest of the day is often filled with unnecessary "busy work"
22. Develop your child’s life skills such as cooking, cleaning, and organizing that are easily learned with the additional time spent at home
23. Spend as much time outdoors as you want to enjoy nature and the world around us
24. Teach the value of responsibility by providing daily jobs for your kids
25. To make money management as natural as breathing by allowing even small children to do tasks, earn money, save it, and spend it in an appropriate manner.
26. Never have your child beat up by a bully. Teach self-defense skills that will enable him to deal with any situation, but not until he is mature enough to handle the emotional aspects of confrontation
27. No pressure or set "expectations" from teachers on a younger sibling that follows an older sibling in the same school
28. Be around when your child needs to talk
29. Take a break when your child needs a break
30. Bond as a family through family group activities for the other 27 benefits and the rest of the article.