I Homeschool My Son

by Margaret
(Miami Florida)

I am a mother of two children, one is a 5 year old son and the other is a 2 year old daughter. When I was thinking about school for my son, I had a big dilemma. Should send him to regular school or should I homeschool him? I have been thinking about and analyzing the pros and cons of both methods.

I am not so interested in sending my son to regular school as I see so many children are coming out of high school without a solid education. Many of them can’t speak or spell properly. Many of them are not even prepared to sign up for college or university courses. On the flip side of the coin, I fear that homeschooling might cause my son to be socially inept. At last, after lots of researching and analyzing I have decided to start homeschooling my child.

I know that I need a lot of preparation. First of all, organization is a must. I need to be a disciplined person and I have already started to practice it and become more time conscious than before. Now, I am planning a homeschool curriculum and collecting different ideas from Net. I want to be sure that my kid will get all that he needs.

My sense is that the teaching process is critical for successful homeschooling. I have a university degree and I am pretty confident about my teaching ability. I know that it’s very important to identify my son’s learning style first. I am checking out lots of resources and ideas about how children learn.

I also intend to develop my son’s social life and communication skills. I am now searching for homeschooling groups in my area where my son will be able to participate in extracurricular activities. Of course, I am getting to know my local librarian very well. There are lots of ways to connect with others homeschooling families in my area and I hope to create a wonderful community of like-minded people.

I have decided to homeschool my child because I want him to grow up reflecting our family’s value system and this will be possible with my guidance and help.

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