Friday, October 24, 2014

To Homeschool or Not to Homeschool, That is the Question


There was a time when I would send my kids to school and I felt confident that they were getting the education that they not only needed but deserved. Sending my kids to school meant there was a caring, dependable adult there to teach and mold them. Once in a while there would be a “bad teacher” but it didn’t happen too often.

The current school year is only a few months in and already I’m having second thoughts about public school. All together my kids go to three different schools. Two of the three have made me lose my faith in public education for several different reasons.

In the past I’ve thought about homeschooling my kids. Not all of them just some. It used to be a passing thought and nothing more. Now it is a lot more than that. I really truly want to homeschool my kids. I’ve seen and heard positive as well as negative things about it. Of course I’ve been doing plenty of research to make sure it is the right fit for all of us. Two of my kids are all for it and keep asking me when it is going to happen.

My only hesitation is I need to make sure I take the right steps so they are getting the education they are supposed to be getting. I need to have the right curriculum for them and set up a school schedule. I applaud all of the homeschooling parents out there. Already I can tell it is going to be a lot of work but it is work I am willing to do for the sake of my kids and their education.

If you have any advice on homeschooling please feel free to share in the comments. It would be greatly appreciated.


  1. This is tough, I am sorry. I almost home schooled this last year, but found a charter school that matched our family. Good luck as you work through this :)

    1. Thats good. I'm glad you found something that works for your family. I bet it was a big stress relief when you found the charter school. thank you