Scope of Homeschooling
What are the advantages of Homeschooling?
The list of advantages to homeschooling is lengthy but here a few:
We can teach our children the fear of the Lord which is THE beginning of all knowledge.
We can bond, grow and spend more time with our children as a family.
We can be THE influencer of things that are valuable to the next generation.
We can cultivate our children’s unique gifts and passions.
We can develop our children’s God given character.?
We can lay the foundation, an inheritance for our children!
We have more time and flexibility, therefore opportunities and possibilities are endless!
What are the disadvantages of Homeschooling?
It is a Financial, time and energy cost associated with homeschooling. ?
Am I qualified? YES. God qualified you when He gave your child to you. No one knows your child better than you.
How much does it cost to homeschool? Home education doesn’t cost, it pays; Pays eternal dividends in so many ways. It’s a rewarding (reap what you have sown) investment into your children.
Socialization factor? Research shows that homeschooled children are in fact better socialized than those in the public school, because they learn to engage with people of all ages. http://www.hslda.org/highschool/Best_Socialization.pdf
Record keeping? Illinois is blessed to have much freedom in respect to record keeping, especially when compared to other states. Now for high schoolers, transcripts will be necessary if you anticipate your child entering college, vocational schools, etc.
Do I need to contact the public school when I begin homeschooling? No, if you child has never been enrolled in the public school system. However, if your child has attended public school, you need to send a written letter explaining your intentions to teach your child at home.