Many homeschooling parents report that homeschooling is very enjoyable to them and that they simply don’t see their family ever going back to the crazy mornings, the rigid curriculum and the lack of flexibility and imagination so typical of traditional education.
The three top reasons parents love homeschooling their children:
Homeschooling is Flexible
Traditional schooling is tough and rigid. It throws children and their families into a schedule that is far from natural for most of us. The early mornings, the long hours, the endless homework, the late nights finishing up work – this is tough on kids and on parents alike, and is absolutely unnecessary. Kids can learn twice as much while enduring half the pressure they have to endure in a traditional school setting – by learning individually.
Another aspect of homeschooling’s flexibility is that it can be tailored to the specific child’s needs, interests and capabilities. Instead of forcing the child to fit into the curriculum, the curriculum is adjusted to the child.
Homeschooling encourages creativity
Homeschooling, and especially highly creative approaches to learning such as WiloStar3D’s 3D immersive education program, are the complete opposite of dry, boring traditional education because they encourage kids to use their imagination and creativity as part of the learning process. Learning thus becomes active and fun instead of boring and dry. We’ve seen countless tweets by homeschooling parents who say how much they love going outside with their child and immersing them in fun, engaging, educational activities. Homeschooling, when done right, is fun for parents too!
Research has proven time after time that socialization is NOT a problem when it comes to homeschooling. In fact, the notion that the only way to socialize kids is to throw them into a large group of peers with whom they have nothing in common except for their age is ridiculous. People have been socialized for many generations through their families and through organized social activities. For many sensitive, creative types, the gentle socializing that comes with homeschooling is far better than the harsh socialization in a traditional classroom. Parents love seeing their children flourish socially and they love helping them to avoid being hurt and pressured by peers.
Of course, there are many more reasons why parents love homeschooling. These are just the three that we consider as the top ones. We would love to hear from you – what do YOU love about homeschooling?