Monday, April 7, 2014

Why Homeschool?

IntelliGent at 15 Weeks old
My choice to homeschool happened long before I had children of my own.

I received my education, kindergarten through high school, at public school. I knew before graduation I didn't want to put my children through the same system. Not only did the classes teach things that go against my religious convictions but, too often, the quality of education was lacking. For my class, the school system stepped away from phonetics and experimented with a different program for language skills - a program that didn't work.

In some ways, my public school education failed me and I want something better for my children.

There is also a practical reason to homeschool my son. IntelliGent loves to learn and has a very long attention span when he is engaged in something new, but as soon as he is bored - and he bores easily once he has mastered a game or task - he is constantly into mischief. Knowing the trouble he gets into at home, I couldn't, in good conscience, put him in a classroom where I know he would be constantly bored. Public School teachers do the best they can with the resources they are given, but it isn't fair to make them accommodate a child who can already count to 100 and was one step short of reading at age 31 months.

Let me be clear, I have nothing against educational institutions and I don't look down on those who put their children through the public school system. Homeschooling does not work for everyone. I am just trying to do what is best for my child and my family.

Thank you for joining me on this adventure.


  1. Looking forward to following IntelliGent's adventures in learning. I admire the time you're investing in your son's future.

    1. Thank you, Rita. I believe we all have a responsibility to develop the gifts that we are given. Right now, one of my gifts happens to be three feet tall.

  2. Looking forward to being like a fly on the wall in your journey with your little genius! :)


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