Monday, November 07, 2011

The benefits of homeschooling from the eyes of a fifteen-year-old

Recently I have asked two of my daughters what they liked about homeschooling. Today I asked my middle daughter. She thought about it for a while and then told me:

1) She liked being able to work with us on what classes she took. She liked having input and being able to be part of the decision process.

2) She recognizes that she gets along better with her sisters because they spend a lot of time together. Some of her friends are not very close to their siblings.

3) She likes the flexibility of being to accomplish her work on her schedule. If she masters a new concept she can move on to the next and not be forced to spend a full hour on some new idea.

4) And she likes that she gets lots of babysitting jobs. Over half the money she is earning right now comes from babysitting young children during school hours.

You can read what her sisters said they liked about homeschooling. The oldest said "The flexibility." The youngest said "Going your own pace."


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Zombiemommy said...

This is encouraging. I read Homeschooler Success Stories by Linda Dobson last month. Very encouraging to the high school homeschooling parent.