Did you know that in 2007 about 1,508,000 students or 2.9% of school-age children were home schooled? (Source: National Center for Education Statistics)
Homeschooling is not a new concept – Thomas Edison, Agatha Christie, Benjamin Franklin, and our Founding Fathers were educated at home. Yet today it’s even better! With our computers and technically advanced equipment, homeschooling offers students a far more creative and stimulating way to learn.
Although studies prove that the benefits of homeschooling far outweigh those of our private and public schools, only after pulling together information that paints a complete picture can you decide if homeschooling is right for you.
My wife and I are the proud parents of two boys, ages 7 and 4. Like most parents, we’ve tried to do whatever possible to give our boys the best that life has to offer.
And just as most parents (after progressing from diapers to the potty) we were faced with an important decision about our boys’ education.
We have always felt strongly about having a good education. We wanted to instill a passion for learning into our children, and encourage them to continually push for excellence.
So a few years ago, when our eldest son was close to schooling age, we decided to explore a variety of educational options.
And, the fact that homeschooled children were more advanced than public and privately schooled children, really impressed us.
But at the same time, finding the information and resources to accurately determine if homeschooling was the right option for us – was like pulling teeth.
But nowhere could we find a complete resource or guide that explained all the ins and outs of homeschooling, which would help us decide if it was right for us.
We went to forums. We read articles. We spent hours…