Many homeschooling families choose to homeschool for religious reason. Religion was not one of the reasons we chose to homeschool. Instead, we focused on other benefits to our lives when making the decision to become a homeschooling family.
Here are 7 non-religious reasons to homeschool:
Freedom to Customize
I like being able to tailor learning to each child. Monkey is into STEM activities for kids right now, so that is where most of our focus is. When she wants to learn about something else, we will focus on that. I love being able to change our homeschooling style to fit the needs of each individual child.
Works for Learning Differences
Monkey has ADHD, which would make traditional school harder for her. She loves to move around while learning and has struggling rather than long blocks of time. It would be a struggle for her to learn in a traditional school environment.
Benefits of Time
There are two reasons why we chose to homeschool for time. One, it takes less time to homeschool. We usually do not spend more than 3-4 hours a day on school. Two, I love being with my children. I want to spend as much time as possible with them when they are young.
Flexibility and Freedom
I was homeschooled myself as a child, so this of my most important reasons to homeschool. I love the freedom that homeschooling brings. Do we want to visit the zoo in the middle of the day when fewer people are around? Yes.
I love that we can choose to take off from school when it suits our family’s needs.
I’m sort of a minor rebel. I don’t like traditional structure. I fidget in church and get bored of lectures. I don’t know if I would have had struggles in school, but I do know that I love an unstructured environment. It’s why I chose freelance writing as a career. I hated it when I had a traditional job. Homeschooling gives me and my children that freedom, which makes this one of the more awesome reasons to homeschool.
Opportunities for Independent Learning
Monkey and Bo are free to learn on their own. Right now, they are playing together with Wee Waffle Blocks, creating elaborate structures. Monkey spends hours constructing complicated structures in Minecraft and reading books about science. There is always something to learn here.
See Learning in Action
Before I had children, I considered a career in teaching. I love helping children learn about the world. It excites me to be the one to share everything I know and more with my kids. I love seeing them get a concept after struggling for weeks. It feels amazing to be so involved with the education of my children.
If you’re considering homeschooling your children, it’s a lot of work, but it is rewarding work. I love that I am able to work directly with my children as they learn about the world.
Do you homeschool? What are your reasons to homeschool?
P.S. Want more reasons to homeschool? The How I Teach book from iHomeschool network offers insights into how dozens of homeschooling moms teach their kids. It’s inspirational and packed full of practical tips you can use in your own homeschool. Get it here!