Your friends don't think that you should homeschool your kids, because you don't have a degree in teaching.
Am I right?
They don't agree with what you are doing, because they don't know what homeschooling is.
And to help them right, you should know what it is.
It is about one thing and one thing only.
When you decided to homeschool, there was only one reason for this and that is your child.
So, you are the star, you decided to do something about it and realized that your child is more important than the system everybody seems to believe in - that doesn't work in any case.
Why doesn't the school system work?
It is because they want to make it one size fits all - and your child is not a regular size.
Your child is unique as is every child.
The difference between homeschooling and public school:
In your homeschool there are a minimum of 1 children and up to a maximum of the amount of children you were blessed with.
No matter how many children that is, I can bet it is not 30 like in a regular class in school.
You are able to help your child with the exact things they are struggling with, be it math, reading, spelling or learning subjects.
(You can read this post to help you with teaching the 9 times tables.)
You can give individual attention to each child until they understand the work before continuing.
There are no influences from the outside, like friends giving group pressure to do things that they would not do in the first place.
There are no distractions from other kids.
They can concentrate and the others (if there are brother's and sisters) are with them, older ones helping and younger ones looking. Not teasing them when they don't understand.
They are not afraid to ask when they get stuck or when they don't understand something, because they know you understand that they can't grasp it yet and you are not judging them.
The rest are not laughing out loud when they read in front of everybody and they are struggling with a word.
Yes, it is good to test their progress every so now and then, but homeschooling is not the school system and that is why children learn more in the homeschool environment than they do at school.
You know your child, take their best abilities and talents and grow on that. Help them realize their dream instead of running through a system that does not realize their individuality.
Although we do subjects like in school, we don't do them like they do at school. We add more fun, more visuals, more art = more life.
That helps them to remember the things they are learning.
While your child is learning, start talking about their future, what they want to be.
Start doing research on how you can help them fulfill that and let them study in the right direction.
All children are equal but some children are more equal than others. (New Rule 1 in Animal Farm)
They all study the same work at the same pace and if they don't understand - that is just too bad for them.
When they read out loud in front of the other kids and struggle with a word, none of the other kids will ever struggle with that specific word and they all think it is funny - they can't help laughing out loud.
They get allot of homework and if they don't understand the homework they get more, because they did not do it right in the first place.
Your friends still confuse you?
Does your friends still confuse you?
You did not make a mistake to start homeschooling and it is in the best interest of the most important person(s) in your life - don't let anyone tell you otherwise.
Don't let anyone make you think you made a mistake to start homeschooling.
Your children are in good hands, they are in the care of the person who cares about their future the most and they believe in you.
They believe that this is the best for them,
Let them live and enjoy it while they are learning.
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On your way forward
Always remind yourself why your are homeschooling.
It is not because you were bored and had nothing better to do, it was because of your child.
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When things look as if they don't want to work out right, give them a chance.
Sometimes it looks that way, but it isn't - remember you know things your kids still have to learn.
Give them time, they will learn them.
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