Ever wonder why homeschooling is looked at positively? Or, are you just curious about what makes homeschooling successful? Read on to learn why homeschooling works.
1. Homeschooling is actually the best education, according to some statistics.
Homeschooled kids perform better on standardized assessment tests, regardless of their race, socio-economic status, parents level of education, or gender. It doesn't mean your homeschooler will score better than their smartest homeschool friend, it just means they will score better than they would have, had they not been homeschooled. I believe that's because parents are emotionally invested in the outcome of homeschooling. We have nobody to blame, so we have to be good! Plus the LOVE we have for our children pushes us to make sure they are ultimately successful as educated and thriving young adults. We actually make sure they learn things, not simply count attendance. As they learn, their learning builds on itself. The opposite can be true in public school, where, if a child is missing a concept, the class just moves on... so grades get lower and lower as the child gets older, unable to truly succeed because nobody made sure they actually learned the covered material.
2. Homeschooled kids have the best career possibilities.
We can shape and mold their character and work ethic (again, we are deeply invested in encouraging them to work, right?). They can also practice their different and unique interests through all grade levels of school, so they get the chance to really try different career paths along the way. My children were able to mow the law of neighbors in elementary school, and by middle school had a "real job" once a week. By the time they graduated high school they had an actual resume, with demonstrated proof they would be a good employee.
3. Homeschooled kids have the best real-world socialization.
Only in traditional schools are people segregated into groups that are all within 12 months of their birthday. Instead, homeschoolers interact with ALL age groups, and most can function with any kind of person, not just age-mates they hang with. Also, my kids started homeschooling in 3rd and 5th grades. Through all of public school they were told NOT to talk and socialize at school, and at recess (being boys) they didn't care to socialize, they only wanted to get some physical activity. So it wasn't until we began homeschooling that they developed true friendships.
If this is something you would like to learn more about, I have a free class called Homeschooling - How and Why it Works, with Dr. Jay Wile.
Dr. Jay Wile presents the most recent research on how homeschoolers compare with their counterparts. You will learn the principles and practices of modern homeschooling families that almost guarantee your family's success!
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