Why I Decided To Homeschool

If you have been following me on my Instagram then you probably already know that this year my son started Kindergarten. He was attending a public charter school that was 100% virtual. At the time, we believed that was the best fit for him. Giving everything that was going in the world it just seemed best to me and my husband to have him home with us and to learn online. After one short month we made the decision to completely take his education in our own hands to homeschool him. We have been homeschooling for 5 months now and I can honestly say it was the best decision for him and for us.

Reasons for Homeschooling

Before I get into our reasons for deciding to switch from virtual school to homeschool, let me just say that I am in no way, shape, or form trying to convince you to homeschool your child. I am just sharing our journey with you all and speaking on why this is the best decision for my family. Also, this is not a diss to anyone that is doing virtual school, it just wasn’t the best thing for my son.

Now that we have gotten that out the way, lets dive into it.

As I stated previously, we started the school year off with my son attending school 100% virtually. From the very beginning I started to have some concerns with the amount of time he would have to sit in front of a computer. Another reason, was that at his particular school there was about 42 kids in his class which left little to no one on one time with the teacher. One of the major reasons why we decided to homeschool was my son. His behavior started to change towards learning. He was not enjoying it anymore and the amount of work that was required for a 5 year old in one day was ridiculous. I knew right then an there that I had to make a change that would benefit him more.

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Why Homeschool Works For Us

After doing my research on homeschooling, I filed the necessary paperwork with my state to get him started. Within these five months, I have learned so much about homeschooling and have seen the wonderful benefits that comes with it. One great benefit is that my son can learn at his own pace and that it doesn’t have to be school structured. You can learn doing just about anything. Everyday with everything, there’s an opportunity to learn. Also, he’s no longer sitting in front of a computer for six hours at a time during the day. We have chosen a curriculum that does have some online work that needs to be done but it’s nowhere near that time. I also love the flexibility that it offers.

I was able to see what areas my son thrive in and what areas we needed to spend some extra time on. Also, there no need to worry about him not getting to socialize with kids his age because there are plenty of homeschool co-op options for him. Homeschool Co-Op programs are programs that give homeschool kids the change to get together to socialize and learn. My son now looks forwards to our homeschool time because it doesn’t feel like school. We’re just having fun while learning and he loves it.

Be on the look out for content surrounding more of our homeschool experience. In the next coming blog posts, I will be sharing what our homeschool days looks like and our homeschool schedule. Yes, learning can be fun but I still love to have structure for my son and a schedule. I think that makes everything run smoothly.

Comment below your opinions on homeschool and let’s chat about it.

See you in my next post

LaToya 🤍

31 responses to “Why I Decided To Homeschool”

  1. I really love the idea of homeschooling, however, both me and my husband are working. We are finding it hard to have it realized. Maybe when our schedule will change, we might consider it again.

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    1. I understand that everyone’s situation is different. Hopefully you guys find something that works for your family.

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  2. I like the idea of homeschooling but my daughter is so super social, I think it would make her crazy!

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    1. I understand. We thought about the social aspect of homeschool too before we decided it was best for us. With Co-Op and other activities with other homeschool children my son really hasn’t missed out on it and gets to socialize with other children all the time.

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  3. Home schooling best because you get to monitor your child and set pace that works for your child but requires lot of discipline and serious time management skills.

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    1. Yes! That’s very true. I love homeschooling.

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  4. Welcome to the community! I love homeschooling and so do my kids. It’s a wonderful life and has helped us become a close-knit family – something I wouldn’t think of trading. I hope you enjoy the ride!

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    1. Thank you so much! We are really enjoying our homeschooling journey and I’m looking forward to more years of teaching my kids!

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    2. Totally agree Elisa even though it comes with great responsibility that was supposed to be carried by professional teacher and costs are little bit higher but you right home schooling is very nice.

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  5. I love the idea of homeschooling but all of my kids flourished so much more in the public school system. We make sure that we don’t rely on the school alone. We do additional things with our kids and we teach them important life skills.

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    1. It’s so important to teach them outside of the school environment. Every child is different so I’m glad your doing what’s best for your kids.

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  6. I am glad homeschooling works for you. While it may not be for every kid, parents know what is the best way to make learning a fun experience for their children, Happy homeschooling!

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    1. Yea! You are absolutely right!

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  7. Every child is different and it is nice that you found something that works for you. It is good that you are able to do this as a family.

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  8. Both my husband and I were working and hence homeschooling wouldn’t have worked for us, though I did stop working in the last few years now and it was wonderful being able to help my older son with college application years and now being able to spend time with my younger teen who is a sophomore in high school

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  9. Im glad home school works for your family. Our daughters are in preschool for three hours and they love it. They’ll be in kindergarten next year.

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    1. Happy to hear that they are loving preschool!

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  10. I love that we’re on the same page as this! We also opted to continue Homeschool even after school returned throughout the pandemic as I found my daughter’s behavior and overall attitude towards learning shifted dramatically. I now have such a happy kid that seems to even enjoy learning. That only happened however, after we stopped trying to emulate the school day. Now she learns how she needs to learn at her pace.

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    1. I totally agree! We unschooled our son and allowed him to learn in a setting that works for him. He is back loving to learn and having fun at the same time. I’m glad to hear more stories from other homeschooling families. Thank you for sharing!

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  11. It was very interesting to read your experience. I wonder how teachers are supposed to interact with their pupils, let alone teach them something, if they have 42 of them!
    I found it really great that you shared your personal motivation without pushing other people towards homeschooling.
    I am quite ambivalent concerning homeschooling. I see how it can be a good idea if parents are engaged and willing to do it, if children seem to learn better and more willingly at home than at school, if the children have special needs and their teachers don’t have time to deal with it. I personally enjoyed my experience in public schools, though, and I wouldn’t have wanted to leave my classroom and teachers.
    (But we didn’t have a teacher every 40 students).

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    1. Thank you! I understand that homeschool is not for everyone but it is what works best for my son and his education. I, too, enjoyed my experience in public school but it was a different time when I went and way less students in the classroom.

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      1. I’m glad that it is working for your son. The most important thing is that he can learn with enjoyment and success, no matter whether it happens at home or at school.

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  12. Thanks for sharing your perspective. I am a 17 year public school teacher who is leaving the traditional classroom setting to be a support teacher for homeschool families for a public charter. I’m excited about this new endeavor and I’m sure I will meet many parents and families who share your same reasons for homeschooling. I can see huge benefits especially because there are so many things changing in the traditional classrooms.

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    1. Thank you for reading! I’m sure the students that you teach will be happy to have you and your support. Wishing you nothing but the best on your new journey.

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  13. Congratulations for making the decision best for you and your family!

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  14. My younger siblings switched to homeschooling last year. It works out well for them and it gets them excited to do school at home. I’m glad you found a method that works for your son and I hope he continues to flourish. Happy Homeschooling!

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    1. That’s exactly how my son is, he is excited to do school at him too. Thank you for your kind words and Happy Homeschooling to your siblings!!

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