Parents have different reasons to home school their children. Our son’s autism prompted us to withdraw both our children from the traditional brick and mortar public schools, and give them a more calming, less hectic and less restrictive environment.
Home school has given our son the opportunity to learn things at his own pace, without having to worry too much about keeping up with the “normal” kids, or just simply be bored by a curriculum that was not personally tailored for his specific needs and style of learning. Home school has given our daughter, an equestrian, the opportunity to train and compete in several horse shows, in her own time. She has also improved in her courses in leaps and bounds!
Whatever the driving factor is to your decision to home schooling your child, it is always an intimidating first experience. You visit an endless number of websites, not to mention the blogs. You visit the home school stores, both on the web and in your city, and then you’re surprised by THE COSTS you incur in setting up the classroom space and purchasing the materials! And guess what mom and dad… it’s NOT tax-deductible!
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