So, you’re thinking about homeschool for your kids, eh?
Do you know what questions you should ask before you get started? And do you know where to find the answers to those questions? We’re here to help!
Who Is Homeschooling?
Homeschooling is on the rise among a demographically diverse group of individuals. You will find conservatives, liberals, and libertarians who homeschool. Low-, middle, and high-income families who homeschool. And homeschooling is growing at an increasingly faster rate among minorities. Approximately 15% of homeschoolers are non-white/non-Hispanic.
Why are so many parents opting out of public school and choosing to educate their kids at home? The reasons for homeschooling are as diverse as are the people who homeschool.
Many parents are concerned about the school environment. Other parents are deeply dissatisfied with the quality of academic instruction. Many enjoy the religious instruction and character training homeschooling affords them. Other parents love the flexibility of homeschooling and the quality time with their children.
13 Important Questions to ask about Homeschooling…
Despite all the benefits of homeschool (and there are many), making the shift to homeschooling can be a major transition.
We’re beginning a series of articles about the common questions homeschool newbies have (or should have). Stay tuned for articles on these subjects…
1. How can I convince my spouse that homeschooling is the best option? Including the following questions:
- Will homeschooling prepare my kids academically? Will they be ready for college?
- Is my wife really qualified as an educator? Can she really teach our child every subject?
- I don’t want my child growing up without good social experiences. Will they become a social weirdo?
- If my wife stays home to homeschool, we’ll lose our second source of income.
Leave a comment below with your questions about homeschooling. We may include your homeschool question in our series.
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