Today, a lot of parents are considering homeschooling for their children. There are a lot of difficult problems facing the public school system, and no easy fixes available. Knowing how much impact the events of their youth has on their children in later life, parents are looking for different options for the education of their children.Every family does a certain amount of homeschooling already, teaching many lessons along the way. Choosing to homeschool your children full time is a wonderful experience for any parent, as well as an opportunity for your child to be steps ahead of others their age. This is because a lot more can be accomplished in less time with individual attention. In a public school, a child has to compete with a lot more children.Parents who homeschool their kids are also responsible to teach them the social aspects of dealing with people that are similar in age. Sports, having friends over and vice-versa, telephone conversations and social outings should all … [Read more...] about Is Homeschooling an Option For Your Children?
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In home schooling is on the rise in the United States and around the world, and many families are happily enjoying the success and satisfaction of teaching their children well.Foundational to this endeavor is homeschooling curriculum and at times choosing the right curriculum can be more challenging than the education itself.One of the challenges that families with kids studying at home face is the cost of acquiring the homeschool curriculum materials, which can be substantial. Although the investment in curriculum materials is generally less that what it would take to enroll the child in a private school, it can still add up quickly.Add to that the fact that most families have one parent at home all day and out of the work force, so budgets are generally already stretched very thin with only one income for the household. But, families report that the sacrifice and budget juggling are well worth it and that they are amply rewarded.One simple way to lessen the cost of homeschooling … [Read more...] about Homeschooling Curriculum is Foundation For Success
If you are trying to find the best homeschooling method for you and your family, you have probably run across some very popular teaching models. Some of the ones you have probably read up on or have heard include: Classical, Christian Classical, Montessori, Eclectic, Charlotte Mason, and the Waldorf homeschooling method.Walfdorf homeschooling has its origins in a man named Rudolf Steiner. Steiner, an Austrian scientist, developed educational stages and methods that have now become a program of homeschooling.Waldorf's foundation for his ideas revolved around his beliefs that human beings were made up of three beings: his spirit, his soul, and his form. As part of his development intervals that he established, he identified three states of education: rise childhood, middle childhood, and adolescence.He believed that a child must be educationally approached within those three parameters. For a child to be taught, and taught well, he needed learning that appealed to … [Read more...] about What Is the Waldorf Homeschooling Method?
I hate to sound like an old-timer, shaking her fist at the younger generation, but when I was in high school, our biggest worry about violence was students fighting behind the gym. Of course, nowadays, we all know what kind of violence high school students are facing. As a parent of a toddler and another on the way, I have been contemplating the best course of action to ensure the safety of my children, which brings up the question, is homeschooling better than attending a traditional, “normal” school? According to the Homeschool Legal Defense Association, every state in the country hosts homeschooling programs that offer bands, sports, art classes, cheerleading and many more enriching activities. Homeschooling can be better for some families because of the flexibility that it gives. A family with more than one child may have a very busy schedule, and homeschooling gives parents more freedom for scheduling their children’s education and routines. With that flexibility … [Read more...] about Is Homeschool Better Than Traditional School?
Opinion This article originally appeared on the Foundation for Economic Education. Homeschoolers today have it easy. Many of us were in diapers when, in 1977, educator John Holt created Growing Without Schooling, the first newsletter to connect and encourage homeschooling families. Holt and other social reformers provided the support and facilitated the networks that would ultimately lead to homeschooling becoming legally recognized in all U.S. states by 1993. I sometimes wonder about the courage it took those earlier homeschooling parents to remove their children from school before it was fully legal, to chart an alternative education path for their children when they were often the only ones on that road. I sometimes wonder if I would have had the same courage. Christa Keagle works with her children Rebekah, 3, and Joshua Keagle, 6, during a homeschool assignment in St. Charles, Iowa September 30, 2011. After decades on the margins of political life, … [Read more...] about Homeschooling Freedoms Must Be Defended Against Partisan Challenges
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