Questions For a Homeschooling Mom Vol. 5
Last week in Vol. 4, we talked about homeschool curriculum. Continuing our series of Questions for a Homeschooling Mom, this week’s question is:
Why did you choose to Homeschool?
We choose to homeschool for several reasons. If you’ve been reading my homeschool series over the last few weeks, I think you probably have been discovering a few of them.
Going back to one of the questions we get most often – aren’t you worried about socialization. We don’t worry about our kids not having enough socialization but we worry about the wrong kind of socialization. Or who is influencing our children. In homeschool we can control the kinds of children that our children socialize with. That is one of the reasons we choose to homeschool.
Another reason we choose to homeschool is the curriculum. Being able to choose our own curriculum is very important because each child is different. Homeschooling allows us to be flexible to their needs and allows them to learn when they are ready and not when their classmates dictate.
Along with choosing our own curriculum, we also wanted the kids to have a Christian education. Yes, we could get this from a private school but even in a private school, we wouldn’t have the flexibility that homeschooing offers us.
Faith’s health has also reinforced our reason to homeschool. I have mentioned this before but she has Crohn’s disease. With all of her doctor’s appointments and hospitals stays, health concerns, etc. it’s been a blessing that we homeschool.
Not everyone has the resources to homeschool since a lot of families need both parents working in this economy. We have been very blessed to be able to homeschool our children. With all the benefits that it gives our children, we just feel that it would be a waste not to since we have the opportunity.