why did you choose homeschooling?
I'm interested in your thoughts
I'd love to go back some years and try it...
I homeschool not because I don't like the schools here, but because I feel they can't do enough. My son loves history, so his education is centered with that. My daughter loves literature, so she gets to read vast numbers of books. I like homeschooling's flexibility and the idea that I can do what I want on any given day. I do follow state guidelines as far as numbers of classes, but I have a wide range of options because either I can teach or send them to the local college for classes.
We don't neglect math and science, but my kids aren't geared to those subjects. They have to have 2 years of algebra and a year of geometry to gain acceptance into most colleges, so I'm not going to bother them with calculus or trig. And they should have three sciences, one being a lab, but they can choose the other two.
When the kids ask me, "What did the German people think about the Treaty of Versailles? I can find a book and take the time to let them read it. Schools don't always have that option.
And it's fun. And we're all very close and I love that, too.
Did I read somewhere that homeschooling is not really an option in Germany? You can PM with your answer if you like.