As an educator with a one-year-old son and a soon-to-be three-year-old daughter, I realize homeschooling is not the easiest of tasks, but it may be time to consider it seriously.
Of course, much of it depends on whether a parent will be home most of the time to undertake such a commitment. With so many people working from home, homeschooling is possible for many more families than ever before.
Here are the top five reasons you should take this summer and develop a homeschooling program for your children.
- You Don’t Have to Know Everything
Parents are worried that they may not be the best at math or some other subject, and their lack of knowledge will affect how well their children learn. But the truth of the matter is that there are plenty of qualified tutors that can lend a hand with this problem.In fact, iAchieve has professional tutors that can meet online or in-person with both of you to ensure your child is not getting left behind in any subject! Currently, we are offering discounted summer tutoring packages that can be used for multiple children within the same family and for numerous subjects.
- There Aren’t Many Requirements
Each state is a little different, but there are very few requirements you must meet to homeschool your children. Illinois is a state that virtually has no requirements. They do not even state how many hours a day must be spent on homeschooling. And furthermore, most families will experience a tax credit when deciding to homeschool.Most people mistakenly believe you will have to jump through hoops and meet the state’s demands, but this is not the case. Most states entrust you to taking homeschooling seriously in the first place and will not bother you in the process. You can even issue your own diploma to your children when the time is right!
- You Don’t Have to Recreate the Wheel
There are many utterly free homeschooling programs online to choose from. They already have the curriculum in place for parents and children to follow. And then, if you decide to change the curriculum and tweak it here and there, go for it! After all, you are the child’s principal, teacher, and parent. Who should know better than what your child should know?
- Flexible Schedule
If you plan on working from home simultaneously, homeschooling offers a completely flexible schedule. In a regular public school, kids actually only spend about three to three and a half hours a day actively learning. The rest of the school day is spent on lunch, recess, walking the halls, traveling back and forth to school, and things like this. With this in mind, you can plan a schedule where your children will be homeschooled in the morning, perhaps only in the afternoon or early evening. Or it could be a rotating schedule!
And this is not just safety from an active shooter in the school, but your children will be safe from bullying from other students and adults that could significantly affect them through life. At the same time, you could be teaching them the social skills you want them to emulate and not the bad habits they are picking up from other students. That about says it all, doesn’t it?
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