The benefits far outweigh the fears. And believe me, the fears gradually die away, leaving you with many rewards.
Your Education Is Your Life - Guard It Well
My husband and I have experienced the benefits of teaching our four children for over 20 years, if you can count from the day they were born! When the time came for us to enroll our firstborn into kindergarten, we were scared to death. Afraid of what might happen to her in public school and afraid of what might happen if we kept her home!
So, I did my homework – pardon the pun! I pored over all kinds of educational material wondering where to even begin. I attended meetings and talked with parents looking to find the best homeschooling curriculum.
My head was in a spin!
And do you know what I found? There was no best curriculum. Nope.
There was no right or wrong home school material. You use what works for you and your child! And it is much easier than you think.
That is why we put this website together. We hope to calm your fears by showing you how we educate at home. I’m not saying it’s right or that it’s even right for you. We have learned (yes parents learn too!) that every child, every family and situation is unique. Over the years we have learned what works and what is necessary, what to spend time on and what not to.
And how do we know it works?
Well, our two eldest daughters, Laura and Emily, did so well on their ACT exams that they are enrolled as honor students in a private university and remain on the Dean's List. In fact, Laura is a National Merit Scholarship earner having finished in the top 1% of the nation for the PSAT (and ACT). And just recently, Annette finished in the top 5% of the nation as a sophomore on her PSAT!
Relax. You can homeschool. Enjoy the benefits of educating your children, too.
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