When you have children one of the decisions you must make is the one regarding education. Many do not realize that the decision is ultimately theirs if they choose to send their child to a traditional school setting or a home school setting. But, all in all there is a large group that is choosing to home school their children. The parents who make this choice make it based on their family situations, belief systems or perhaps for economic reasons.
When making this very important decision you must determine what will work best for you the parent, and the child. Sitting down with your family and making this decision is a must as well as praying over the decision as a family unit. Involving the family will make the homeschooling environment a more pleasant one.
Once the family is all in agreement then you can enter the world of homeschooling. It is a great and adventurous one and can be as simple or as difficult as you choose. It is important to remember to make learning fun and all else will follow. Choosing the correct curriculum that will suit your beliefs and your children’s understanding is also very important. There are many sources to obtain Christian based curriculum that will teach your child the needed courses from a biblical perspective.
It is wise to tailor your home school environment to one that will be pleasing to the entire family. Scheduling, courses, activities and projects should be researched to determine if they would fit your Christian based curriculum. Too often, one parent will make all the decisions, which is not only stressful but also unfair for the parent and the family.
A family that is faithful and learns together is one that will be happy and successful in their homeschooling adventure. Remember that you are never alone and relying on your faith will take you a long way.