Are You Qualified To Homeschool?

Are You Qualified To Homeschool?

 

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My kids working on a home school project.

Children that are homeschooled achieve higher test scores by 15 to 30% then their public school friends.  This includes homeschooled children with parents without a formal education and families that come from a variety of income ranges. *  

I think that is great news, right. Even after sharing the statistics with you, I know you are still not sure how you can homeschool your kids.  This thought might be plaguing you:

 

 “I don’t know enough fill in the blank

to homeschool my kids.”

 

“Don’t I have to have a degree or be certified to homeschool my kids?”  What would you say if I told you that anyone can homeschool their kids if they choose to? It’s true. Let’s take a look at the most popular statement (the one I have heard most often.)

“I don’t know enough MATH to homeschool my kids.”  Especially when it comes to higher level math such as Geometry, Trigonometry, and Calculus. I can relate to that. As a teenager, I was sick often and missed much of my high school years.  Talk about gaps in your education.  My illness left a big gap in math! Along with unsupportive teachers but that is another story.  How can we teach subjects that we believe we don not have enough knowledge in?

 

  • Purchase self-teaching curriculum for your homeschool student.  

  • Join a co-op that offers the subject you feel weak in.

  • Have a friend teach the subject.

  • Educate yourself.

  • Take a class at the local public school.

 

If this seems simple that’s because it is simple.  As homeschoolers today we have publishers beating down our doors with solutions to this very concern.  Another resource is the internet. With careful planning and a little research you will be on your way!

If you are still feeling unsure be watching for my next posts.  I believe I can help you with that.

 

Share what creative solutions you have come up with when you feel that you are lacking the knowledge.

NOTES
www.time4learning.com/homeschool/homeschoolstatistics.shtml#signif  
* https://www.nheri.org/