In a previous post, we talked about four of the benefits of homeschooling. Today, in part two of our series, we’ll look at a few more of the benefits that you and your child can reap from choosing to educate them in the comfort of your home. Whether you have been thinking about making the transition to homeschooling or you’re looking at the different curriculum options, Mountain View Christian Home School can help.
Our online homeschool curriculum provides a quality education from a Biblical perspective. You can spend time teaching your child about the world around them, while talking about everything from a Christian perspective. If you’re interested in learning more about our online homeschool curriculum and how it can work for you, then please contact Mountain View Christian Home School today.
Sometimes, whether due to new students, a new school, or other reasons, the school environment can be stressful for many children. From bullying and peer pressure to timed tests and more, your child might not be able to succeed academically in a traditional school environment. With that in mind, one of the advantages of teaching your child at home is that they are in a familiar and relaxed environment. In fact, bullying and peer pressure have been tied to poor academic performance. Your child can avoid the pressure to fit in when they are homeschooled. This could, in turn, give them the time they need to discover who they are and develop the confidence they need to better resist these social pressures.
Perhaps one of the most frustrating aspects of school for any child is struggling to keep up with material that they don’t understand. A homeschool education means that you have the freedom to take the time to make sure that learning is happening, and your child has complete mastery of a skill or topic before moving on. While your child might be left behind in a traditional school setting if the majority of students are ready to move on, you have the luxury of working with them longer as necessary. Additionally, when your child is ready to move on, you don’t have to waste time on repetitive tasks and lessons.
Plan Field Trips
When your child is in a traditional school setting, they may or may not go on field trips due to limited budgets, lack of time, or other reasons. When you choose to homeschool your child, however, you can plan field trips, activities, and even vacations that all tie in to the curriculum you’re teaching. In fact, since your child is likely covering material faster than their peers at school, you can take trips during the school year without losing valuable educational time.
Some people think that if they homeschool their child, that the opportunity to participate in sports will be eliminated. The truth is that your child will have a number of options available to them, including:
- Recreational leagues
- Amateur leagues
- Homeschool sports leagues
- School teams
Some private and public schools offer the option for homeschool kids in their area to participate on their athletic teams. Before you assume that your child can’t participate simply because they don’t attend the school, be sure to ask if they have the option to join.
Build Life Skills
So much of traditional education is focused on the purely academic side of things that kids often miss out on learning important life skills. Schools used to offer a variety of programs that taught skills such as woodworking, cooking, sewing, and mechanical repair. When you homeschool, you’ll likely find that you have time to teach some of these, and other, important life skills. While college is still a great option for many students, some are more interested in learning a trade. When you help your child learn a variety of life skills, you give them the tools to choose what they would like to do in life.
The online homeschool curriculum offered by Mountain View Christian Home School offers a variety of lessons, assignments, and quizzes that are all accessible on your personal computer. Our curriculum includes five core subjects and a variety of electives, so that you and your child can select what interests them and works best for your goals. Contact us today to get a sample of our curriculum, learn how it works, and take the steps to begin the enrollment process.