I always think it’s fascinating to find out why people choose/love the type of education they do for their children. Public, private, charter, homeschool – parents can be passionate about what their children are learning from in all areas. As a former teacher, I have heard so many stories during the years I taught from families who wanted the very best from the institute they picked.
Often, homeschooling is linked with religious reasons. However, there is so much more to it for many other families. For some, religion doesn’t even play a part in the decision.
We decided to homeschool for different reasons than simply religion. That is a part of it, but it’s not the whole picture. We are definitely not anti public school, or private either. I’ve taught at both and see wonderful merits to that kind of an education. I never dreamed we would ever, ever homeschool our children.
However, our lifestyle has become one where homeschooling our children truly was the best option. Not just for them, but for us too. Each reason became clearer until at age 4, we know that this is something we really want to do.
So here are some different, non-religious reasons for homeschooling:
Photo credit: istockphotos.com
Diana blogs at Diana Wrote about her life with a daughter here and three sons in heaven, life as an army wife, and her faith. You can also find her work on Liberating Working Moms, She Reads Truth, The New York Times, and The Huffington Post. Smaller glimpses into her day are on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram.
MORE FROM DIANA:
- Is Play Therapy Right for your Child?
- 9 Essential e-Books for Every Homeschooling Family
- Healing: Why We Talk Openly to Our Daughter About Loss
- 14 Favorite Items to Organize and Energize Your Homeschool Space
- 14 Creative Chore Charts for Kids
- 13 Simple Chores for your 4-7 Year Old
- Why We Shouldn’t Judge on the Glimpses