One of the most common questions people ask us about homeschooling their children is, “Why do other people homeschool? Is there usually some kind of academic or social problem with the children?”
Our answer is always the same: there are as many reasons for people to homeschool as there are homeschoolers. One thing they all have in common is that they are parents who want the absolute best education for their child, and they will do anything within their power to assure that. They are courageous enough to march to the beat of their own drummer.
What do they look like? The homeschool parents we know are doctors, lawyers, investors, entrepreneurs, nurses, dentists, directors, actors, bankers and more. Their children are just as socialized as kids who attend traditional schools, often even more so. Since so much more academics are accomplished in a shorter time with homeschooling, there is more time for extracurricular activities like art class, karate, running clubs, online groups, sewing or cooking classes, Lego Mindstorm projects, soccer, baseball, and much more.
It’s a new kind of education where parents and students are empowered to make their own decisions about what, when, and how they’ll study. In the upcoming days, we’ll be focusing on some specific reasons why parents homeschool. Stay tuned.