Reasons For Parents to Homeschool Their Children

In today's diverse society, parents are realizing that they ultimately have the divine responsibility of raising and educating their own children. For this reason, parents are being more proactive in selecting their child's educational needs. While some parents opt to send their children to school--public or private--others make the bold decision to Homeschool their children. There are three reasons for parents to Homeschool their children, which are the following:

Reason #1: Parents want to control how much their child learns in a given school year. Parents realize that in some schools children are only limited to the content that is learned in the classroom. It is not always a guarantee that their child will learn beyond the standardized curriculum so parents make the decision to Homeschool to ensure that their child is getting the education that they deserve. In addition to home schooling, parents seek out private tutors because they may not have the skill set to teach their child in a certain subject area or hire a certified teacher to design instruction for them to use at home.

Reason #2: Parents think that there are less distractions at home resulting in higher student achievement. In the classroom, there are many distractions that students must endure to learn. For example, excessive talking in the classroom is a challenge for most students and bullying is becoming more and more prevalent in all classrooms. Therefore, for the sake of their children, parents may choose to Homeschool them to ensure that they have a safe learning environment in which they can significantly increase their learning.

Reason #3: Parents want the flexibility that comes along with home schooling their children. Homeschool Parents are not always the parents who stay-at-home to teach their child. Parents are able to hire a certified teacher, private tutor, or tutoring company to Homeschool their child. In addition, there are now online schools that are available to Homeschool children and parents may opt to utilize their educational services. The point is that there are many ways that parents can choose to Homeschool their children.

Homeschooling allows parents to choose their child's school schedule. For example, a parent may decide to take their child to a doctor's appointment in the afternoon. The fact that the school schedule is flexible, the child has not missed any content because this appointment can be worked around the child's learning schedule. The bottom line is all parents want to see their child succeed in life. Since parents have control of their child's educational affairs, it is truly up to the parent to decide which educational setting is best for their children--public, private, or Homeschooling.

About the Author

Alicia Holland-Johnson, EdD, is a proud mother of two beautiful daughters and an educator with ten years of teaching experience at all levels, including university teaching. She also works as a professional tutor at Realistic Measures & Consulting ( ) and a consultant in the education industry. Her passion is helping individuals believe in themselves and go far. To receive a free special report, join the blog at