I have been thinking quite a bit about homeschooling my kids. One is two and one is six months so I have awhile to go before I really need to decide…but I know it will go by quickly. A lot of people ask me if I plan to home school because they see my boards on Pinterest…one is “Home School Ideas”. The majority ask in a way that tells me exactly what they think of homeschooling. There is a stereotype there, but I am also finding that this stereotype that exists is often based in hearsay. “So and so knows a family that homeschools, and says they are socially awkward.”
I won’t pretend that I don’t have preconceived notions about homeschooling, but I also won’t pretend I have any experience with homeschooled kids. If I stop and think about it…I don’t even know any homeschooled kids.
I am now seriously considering homeschooling. In my community there are several co-ops of moms and dads who have decided to home school. In watching my kids, I can already tell that they will learn better by doing and by watching kids who are older than them. I don’t think that sitting in a classroom for 6 hours with kids who are at the same skill level is a conducive learning environment.
I’m curious, what do other parents think about homeschooling and is it something they would seriously consider?