One great reason to home educate your kids is the advantage you have in being able to design your own curriculum for each child. Schools sometimes teach kids things that aren’t worth the time it takes to learn them (one history text featured eight pages about Marilyn Monroe). And of course, they sometimes omit things that kids really need to know, such as the principles of the Constitution and who Nathan Hale was. Sometimes, they teach information that has some value, but they teach it at the wrong age. I remember I was taught to balance a checkbook in eighth grade, five years before I would open my first checking account. It was no surprise to find that I no longer remembered how to balance a checkbook when I finally got one.
Individualized instruction. That means you don’t have to teach calculus to your daughter who wants to be a writer. Every hour that you spend on one thing is unavailable for learning another. Considering that you only get one chance to raise your children, it makes sense to design a specific plan for each one.
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