A Busy Mom's 20 Bite-Sized Advantages of Homeschooling

Posted in Homeschooling on March 30, 2017 - by

Advantages of Homeschooling

Not everyone has time to read a lengthy article that lists every positive benefit that home education has to offer. So here are the advantages of homeschooling in quick bite-sized bullet points. I could come up with hundreds more, believe me, but these are the most essential.

  1. Your child will enjoy a vastly superior individualized instruction.
  2. When done right, your child will have a life long love of learning
  3. No more wasted time! No more busywork!
  4. Save BIG on college by receiving credit for years of gen-eds by taking early college classes through local community colleges.
  5. Your family will grow closer and truly connect with strengthened family bonds.
  6. Instill family values that will actually stick.
  7. Homeschooling will remove your children from public school's toxic, age-segregated peer culture.
  8. There are a myriad of health benefits:
    • Far less lethal sitting.
    • Ample opportunities to spend time in nature.
    • Sufficient sleep.
  9. Special accommodations for illnesses.
  10. Travel. Not only will you have the flexibility to travel AND the time to travel... the travel experience will be educational and count as school.
  11. For the entrepreneurial minded, homeschooling affords kids the chance to work and earn money.
  12. Extra-curriculars possibilities galore and the ability to actually do most of them.
  13. More time to help out around the house, finish chores, and pick up real-life skills every second of the way.
  14. Your child will receive superior real-world socialization.
  15. Homeschooling lets parents monitor and prevent growing childhood technology addictions (texting, gaming, web browsing, inappropriate content, etc.).
  16. Peace of mind, no more worrying that your children are
    • Inoculated with standardized or government agenda
    • Unsafe school environments
    • Slow-moving, inaccurate, and insufficient public education models
  17. With better nutrition, more sleep, and flexible schedules, competitive children have a huge athletic advantage.
  18. Older students develop strong work ethics and time management skills when parents allow them to manage large amounts of their own education.
  19. Many colleges prefer home educated students over their public school peers.
  20. The risk is actually much lower than you might think: the safety net of re-enrolling your children in public school will exist... probably for a good while longer.

It isn't hard to keep this list going, but I promised it would be short and sweet!

Homeschool Mom

About Cristina Staten

Cristina loves writing about travel, mothering, teaching, history, and lifestyle. She is a self-professed geek/techie with a B.A. in Linguistics. She has spent the last few years freelance tutoring.

One Response to “A Busy Mom's 20 Bite-Sized Advantages of Homeschooling”

  1. Nathalie says:

    Homeschooling has become a big trend, and I think a lot of kids and parents are getting a great education doing it. I’ve worked with a lot of kids who have been homeschooled and they’re very bright. They also tell me they want to learn some of the skills that aren’t taught in school anymore, like leadership, dealing with challenges in life, and other personal and social skills.

    When kids have a mentor or someone that believes in them and coaches them, it’s amazing how fast they can learn and excel!

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