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What Is Home Schooling?

Updated: Jan 11

Have you ever thought about staying home, taking matters into your own hands, and provide for your children's education? If so, you might want to take a minute and read our article about homeschooling, weighing the pros and cons and why people would want to home school their kids.

But first of all, what is homeschooling?

Why Home Schooling?

Thanks to Wikipedia for this accurate homeschooling definition. Now one could wonder why would anybody want to be responsible for their children's education. In fact, there are thousands of reasons.

First of all, depending on where you are in the world, some parents might find it safer to keep their children at home instead of sending them to any school. Your work might also require your family to re-locate frequently making it hard for your children to stay in a public school.

Here are a couple of other reasons why parents would want to home-schooled their children, from the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) in their last National Household Education Survey (NHES):

  1. A desire to provide moral instruction

  2. The child has a physical or mental health problem

  3. A desire to provide a nontraditional education approach

  4. Dissatisfaction with the academics instruction

  5. A desire to help children pursue their own interests and goals

Is Home Schooling Legal?

If you are in the United States, you’re in luck! Homeschooling has been legal in all 50 states since 1993, but the laws and regulations are drafted by each state, so make sure you get the right information depending on where you live. The same thing applies to homeschooling in Canada.

Some Latin American countries and Europe don’t allow Home Schooling on their soil. Click here for the full list – Wikipedia Home Schooling International Status And Statistics

Do I Need To Become A Teacher?

Well, if you want your children to benefit from home education, you need to step-up your knowledge and teaching skills! The beauty of homeschooling is that education is tailored to your children's personalities and skills.

Let’s say you’re an entrepreneur and your kids show interest in business, you could easily start teaching them some basic business lessons from a young age, something they wouldn’t learn for sure in the school system.

With homeschooling becoming more and more popular, there are lots of resources online that you could get at a reasonable price or even for free.

Here’s a list of websites to help you get your teaching game on!

  1. Khan Academy

  2. Time4Learning

  3. Sonlight

  4. Reading Eggs

  5. Simple HomeSchool

  6. DuoLingo

  7. CHER

  8. AERO

Educating your kids is also growing with them, there are so many things parents can learn while teaching their children. Some people might be afraid to stay at home all day in a “Fake classroom”, but you don’t have to; The world is your playground!

There are so many things to see and learn in your city, state, country! Museums, national parks, community colleges, libraries, are places packed with content to help you keep the troops motivated to learn more every day.

World Schooling

World schooling is taking homeschooling to a completely different level! This new trendy education approach is awesome; you learn as you travel. The power of world schooling is incredible as you can teach your kids about culture, language, religion, and much more by actually being on the field.

Real-world education is so powerful that there are tons of families deciding to make the move and become part of the world schoolers community every day. If you are interested to learn more about the subject I highly recommend checking out the World Travel Family website, providing a bunch of useful information about world schooling and travel in general.

In the end, it all comes down to what you think is best for your children's education. What are your thoughts about homeschooling? Share with us !!

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