Bright futures loom large for homeschooled children
Home-schooling is growing and changing rapidly.
Across the nation, more and more parents are making the decision to homeschool in an effort to ensure their kids are kept safe, well educated, and get the attention they deserve.
Homeschooling offers many advantages over traditional public schools, particularly the avoidance of impersonal instruction and standardized testing.
Many parents have responsibilities outside of the home that can keep them apart from their children. Many families feel that they can emphasize the importance of a parent and child relationship by cutting out the "middle man" that public school often becomes. In traditional school settings, peer relationships often eclipse family relationships, creating difficulties for both parents and children. Homeschooling can prevent much of that.
Today, there is a new breed of home-schooler, one who enters the home education environment knowing that they will be choosing every class that their child attends, based on style, strengths, weaknesses, and interests. According to research, children learn and retain more enthusiastically when involved in choices.
Homeschooling programs are also adapting to the latest understandings in education, child development, psychology, and they're bearing results that please both parents and children.
Parents are choosing homeschool programs because the dynamic curricula emphasize critical thinking, traditional values, and organic learning styles as opposed to the one-size-fits-all approach that forces every child to learn in accord with standardized tests in public schools.
And today, thanks to the internet, parents have more resources than ever -- and fewer excuses. The future of homeschooling and the children who complete the programs, shines more brightly than ever before.
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