How To Learn the Benefits of Home Schooling

When investigating the benefits of homeschooling, you will need to ask many questions and read a lot of books and articles.  Here are some tips to help you find the benefits of homeschooling:

  1. On the Web:  To find the benefits of homeschooling on the internet, simply type "benefits of homeschooling" into your Google search engine.  You will find all kinds of research information, personal stories of unexpected benefits, top 10 lists, books you can read and so much more.
  2. At the bookstore:  Many books are published that you will want to keep in your home library on the benefits of homeschooling.  Some of the books available are:
    • Worldwide Guide to Homeschooling 2005-2006: Facts and Stats on the Benefits of Home School (A Quick Reference) by Brian D. Ray.  This book is released every two years.  This is an excellent source to show to family members and friends who question your judgment.
    • The Homeschooling Book of Answers: The 101 Most Important Questions Answered by Homeschooling's Most Respected Voices (Prima Home Learning Library) by Linda Dobson.  This book gives a realistic practical view of homeschooling.
    • The First Year of Homeschooling Your Child: Your Complete Guide to Getting Off to the Right Start by Linda Dobson.  This book is full of insight from other parents.
    • So You're Thinking About Homeschooling: Fifteen Families Show How You Can Do It by Lisa Whelchel.  This former child star and homeschooling advocate writes about and interviews 15 homeschooling families. 
  3. Ask other homeschoolers:  Speak to other homeschooling parents and use online forums to ask questions.  Most homeschooling parents are more than happy to answer questions for new and prospective homeschooling families.  Some of these online forums are found at: 
  4. Many benefits of homeschooling are straightforward.  Here are the most popular and obvious homeschooling benefits:
    • You the parent will have control over your child's education.
    • You get to spend more time with your children, which will help to build a stronger bond.
    • You can adapt the lessons to your child's learning styles and interests.
    • Your child will be able to learn at his or her own pace. 
    • Your child will have more flexibility in his or her schedule that will allow them to concentrate on arts, sports, hobbies in which they may be interested. 
    • You will have a better opportunity to pass your values on to your children. 
    • You will be able to eliminate outside interferences that impede learning like bullies and drugs.
    • You'll have the ability to teach one on one.
    • You can take vacations during the school year making them cheaper and less crowded.
    • Educational assessments are more accurate, because it is done by someone who knows the child's strengths and weaknesses.

 

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