Why Homeschool? It’s Not What You Think!
The top 3 reasons why I homeschool are: freedom, instant gratification, and hands on learning. Homeschooling gives our family freedom. When I say freedom, I am talking about the ability to do as we please. We love to travel and are constantly gone somewhere. Having the freedom to go when and where we want makes our life easy and fulfilling. The kids love learning in new environments. Plus my husband’s job is very busy. When he has the time to be home we all want to be together. Homeschooling gives us that ability.
I don’t know about you but we live in a world of instant gratification. Homeschooling offers that reward for us. I love when my kids grasp a concept and it all unfolds in front of our eyes. It’s amazing to watch them learn and grow. I’d miss this if they were in school for 8 hours a day.
What is our philosophy on education?
Our philosophy on education is “Hands On Learning”. You can find us any day on the floor, at the park, hanging out on the beach, or on the road. Some would call it “un-schooling”, but it’s really just hands on. We incorporate places into our lessons to give them a greater understanding of what we are covering and the world around them.
If I had to choose one word to describe our homeschool adventure it would be Journey!
What is the biggest misunderstanding about homeschooled kids?
The biggest misunderstanding that homeschoolers face is that our kids are socially awkward. Homeschooled kids for the most part have so many extracurricular activities that they end up with more friends than if they went to public or private school. I honestly can’t keep track of all of their friends. I can tell you that they get more vitamin d from the sun and exercise in a day than kids in schools get in an entire week.
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