Often when people hear the word “homeschoolers” they think of awkward children who don’t know how to connect with the real world. What many people don’t realize is that not all homeschoolers are the same. Here’s a glimpse at why . . . and also some misconceptions that need to be busted.
Homeschooling is an educational choice.
Many people believe that homeschooling is only about religious beliefs, but in truth, homeschooling is an educational choice.
In many cases, people homeschool to see it as an opportunity to give their children a more personalized and effective learning environment. Public school teachers try their best, but even they will tell you that teachers much teach to the median student. Many parents choose homeschooling, because they want a specialized learning environment for their children.
I teach my children at the kitchen table, because I think they’re getting a great education. There is a 3-1 student to teacher ratio. And, yes, I can follow my religious beliefs, too. I can choose to teach the Bible alongside teaching math, reading, and science.
Homeschooling is a lifestyle choice.
Each homeschooler makes a lifestyle choice, too. Some homeschooling parents “shelter” their children from popular movies, media, and music. Others choose to not. Each home is different. There is no one-size-fits-all when it comes to the homeschooling home.
Misconceptions about homeschoolers
1.Homeschoolers Don’t Leave the House
Isolation varies among homeschoolers. Most homeschoolers are not stuck in their house all day.