The most common question a homeschool Mom gets, right after “What about socialization?” is “Why do you homeschool?” So let me tell you why I (a former teacher) homeschool.
Everyone homeschools for different reasons. My reason to homeschool will change depending on when you ask me. If you ask me in the morning I will say “so I don’t have to wake up early and get to school on time,” but most of the time my answer is a bit more serious.
Why I homeschool? For freedom and flexibility
I love the freedom homeschooling gives us. We are building a strong family and great friendships between my kids because they are together so often. We are free to take a vacation when it is convenient for us because we do not have to worry about missing too much school. That means we can go to Disney World in February and our schedule isn’t messed up. When we had a year with funerals and weddings, it was less stressful.
Why I homeschool? To give my kids more
I homeschool because I want my kids to have more. I want my kids to have more history. I love history and they teach almost nothing for most of their time in school. I want them to know and understand history. I want my kids to understand science reflexively. I want them to be able to explain how the world interacts and how their brain works.
Why I homeschool? Because my kids are not cogs in a factory
I homeschool because my kids are not cogs to be put into the system. Today’s schools are not designed to create free thinkers who understand our world. Today’s schools are designed to test and organize our children into a system. I want my children to change the system and see the flaws.