This Page answers 3 essential questions:
What is homeschooling?
Why do we homeschool?
How do you homeschool?
Well, as you probably already know, homeschooling is when we decide to
raise our children, without institutionalizing them in a school. Institutionalizing
may sound offensive, and extreme to many. But we turn you to Webster's
do we homeschool?
For many different reasons. Below, are just some of the reasons why families
have chosen to homeschool.
- "We want our children raised on the solid foundation of our
faith and beliefs. we feel guided by our Lord to homeschool in this
- "We aren't happy with the public school system. "
- "We want to raise our children, not someone else. "
- "We want our children to eat when hungry, and go to the bathroom
when they need to."
- "We aren't happy with the education our child was getting in
- "We don't like the type of socialization that occurs in schools."
- "We weren't happy with our child's experience in school."
- "We prefer to raise and teach our child in a family setting."
do you homeschool?
(Methods of Homeschooling)
There are many different methodologies. For example:
- Home Schooling
(School in the home = textbooks, desk, dress for school,
- Home Education
(a little more relaxed than "Home Schooling")
- Relaxed Home Schooling
(a term coined by some Christian homeschoolers. It is a mix between
Home Educating and Unschooling)
(you chuck the textbooks, focus on child's interests, and child learning
revolves around interests and lots of activity focuses).
There is much variation in how the above terms are used. "Home Education",
is often an all-around term. Some "Unschoolers" do use textbooks as resources, and/or as their child likes to use them. The above is just to give you an idea of some of
the different types of families you'll be meeting.