The education of your child should be one of the most important aspects of your daily life. Is your child getting a good education? Are they learning and retaining the information being taught? What if you wanted to home school your child? How do you as a parent know what a child should be learning?
All valid questions. If your child is currently in public school you would trust the school and teachers to make sure your child was getting everything they needed to be productive adults when they grow up. But what if you don’t agree with some of the things they are teaching in school? You can not simply ask them to stop teaching it, they won’t do that for just 1 or 2 children. Taking on the school board would be a huge undertaking and it sometimes causes more strife than good.
As a parent you have the freedom of providing education for your child in your hands. You can chose to remove your child from public school and give them a home education. Homeschooling has become a very popular way to make sure your child is getting the education you want them to have, without the added opinions of a teacher or school board that you may not agree with fully. Taking your child from the public school environment to home school is not a difficult task, each state has a set of laws or regulations to assure you as a parent can educate your child in your home if you so choose. Be sure to check your states education website for homeschooling laws and regulations.
There are many books and home education resources out there to tell you what your child should learn and by what age they should learn certain things. Each child is different so you can not base your child’s learning totally on a book someone wrote. No two children learn the same, even if they are the same age, it just doesn’t happen. Children vary in how they learn, just as adults vary in learning styles. Some will learn only by reading, others by doing or seeing and some by using all their senses to gather the information.
If you decide to homeschool your child be sure to first watch to see how they learn, their learning style will make all the difference in the world to how you will be able to teach them. Home education can be very rewarding, watching your child grow and learn daily from the world around them.