Homeschooling definitely can be a great adventure. It can seem very unsurmountable. It doesn't have to be though.
1. I have to have a full day of study, like public school.
False Most programs can be delivered in 2 to 3 hours a day.
2. I have to have a set schedule for my homeschooling.
False You can set up a schedule for most days, but you can always change things around to accommodate field trips, family events.
3. My child will not be taught how to interact with others, if they are homeschooled.
False These days there are a multitude of homeschool groups and arranged field trips. Sports activities are great. Manners lessons and how to treat people lessons can be super fun! I used to do it in my classrooms. I taught my students how to seat teachers for a meal and how to also serve them. How fun, have your kids do that for mom and dad.
4. Friends at school - It is necessary for all children to have friends, but maybe not at a traditional school.
True With friends at school may come peer pressure. Peer pressure can bring disrespect of teachers, parents, and each other. Bad language can show up also. Unfortunately I hear stories of disrespect coming from teachers when speaking to the students also. Very upsetting.
5. I can't homeschool, I don't know how, or I am not smart enough to do that.
FALSE Homeschooling can be simplified to make it easy and fun for both mom or dad and their children. If that is not an option, choose to set up a group to help each other, or if a particular subject is too hard to confront, get a part time tutor to help. The amount of tension in school today for our students is very overwhelming. Wouldn't it be nice to control the pace and make sure your sweetheart understands his or her studies?
These are but a few of the falsehoods that burden moms and dads.
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