Benefits of Home-Education
First-hand Testimonies of Home schooling Parents on the Advantages and Benefits of Home Education
"Some of the new home-schooling parents are looking for a way to reclaim family closeness in an increasing fast-paced society. Others have kids with special needs, perhaps because they are highly gifted or have learning disabilities or emotional problems. Still other parents worry about unsavoury influences in school - drugs, alcohol, sex, and violence. Florida education officials report that in the last few years, the No. 1 reason parent gave for home schooling was 'safety'. Some intend to teach at home all the way through the twelfth grade. Others see home schooling as a way to get through a bad patch in a kid's school life." Newsweek
"I have had to make sacrifices of my time and energy, but it has been worth it, very much so."
"We have seen our older children have a very strong motivation to excel academically, where we, instead of cramming it down their throats are able to be a resource to them and they just simply want to become like us, they want to read, they want to write, they want to be able to figure mathematically, because that is what Mom and Dad do. So it has been really exciting.
"I guess the most important thing is seeing the phrase that says, 'The hand that rocks the cradle rules the world', and I really believe that. It is those who spend the bulk of the time with the children who eventually affect their outcome and that is what largely encouraged us to home school.
"It has been the most fabulous most rewarding adventure that we have embarked on as a family. It is well worth any sacrifice."
Many home educators point to Deuteronomy 6 in the Bible's Old Testament as a foundation for their commitment to home school. The verse says, "We are to teach our children when we sit at home, and when we walk along the road, when we lie down and when we get up."
"What home schooling does, it draws the children into the adult's life in a way that is inclusive without necessarily being distracting of the other responsibilities that adult has. So in my work, in my rest, in my personal studies, in my hospitality towards others, in my church relationship, in my worship, all these areas of life are areas in which the child needs to be apprenticed to what it looks like to be wise, and that is what we are doing in home schooling." Home Schooling Parent