Monday, July 14, 2008

Reasons for Home Schooling

Even though I prefer to call what we do "home education", homeschooling is the term most commonly understood. Also once not too long ago, homeschooling was completely unknown or a very misunderstood term. It has now become main stream, and everyone that you run across that asks you or comments on how sweet your children are ends up knowing someone who homeschools (educates) their children at home. My friend, Lisa, from my very short days in Arkansas, is a very Happy Homeschool Mom who like many of us fared the fears and pulled her children out of school. She has listed as many reasons as she could think of in 15 min as to why she spends the effort. I think Lisa's reasons are quite insighful.

Here's another really good list from reader Milehimama. I love this!

Anyone else got any really good reasons? Or good reasons why not?

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Darnell Williams said...

My reason I don't homeschool is that my husband does not want me to. It's only recently become a desire of mine, so I'm praying about it and trusting that the Lord will work things out in this area. The boys do attend a Christian school, but after 6 years of it, I can really see they'd be better off at home. The opportunity to homeschool is a blessing and great responsibility.

Milehimama said...

Here's just one reason we homeschool:

Lisa said...

Thanks Janet. i wouldn't have been able to begin this journey without your support and encouragement. I loved milehimama's list.