Is Homeschooling the Right Choice for Your Child?
Home-schooling is actually a great thing especially when you consider the teacher child ration. Even if you have several children the ratio is still a lot smaller than the amount of attention your children would be getting in the public school system.
Home-schooling allows you to individualize the programs to your child’s needs. There are also many tutoring services that can help your children if they are homeschooled or if you choose to keep them in public school but would like to get them some additional help. Such as Sylvan or Tutor.com to name just a few. Although you may want to investigate these places thoroughly. Many parents have questioned Sylvan’s teachers, and want to make sure that they have the right credentials.
There are also a few suggestions and ideas for those parents who are considering homeschooling but are not quite sure where to start. Try looking at several different homeschool materials and weigh the pros and cons of each.
To name just a few there are Saxon, and Abeks to name just a few. Many of these places have websites tthat are loaded with information. You can start by taking a look at www.homeschoolsupercenter.com, which is where many new homeschooling parents use as the first stop. You could aslo do a general search for homeschool curriculum materials and see what you come up with. I have also found that there are many homeschool discussion groups on yahoo, and google where you can get a lot of feedback from other parents who dont have anything to gain and will give you an honest opinion. Another website you may want to take a look at that many parents have found helpful is www.k12.com it is a curriculum package that also has online courses that you can take. Many parents have gotten great results from this program. Whatever you decide may sure that you weigh your options carefully, and try speaking to your children if they are old enough before making your decision.