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    1. To see them learn and grow without missing a thing!

    2. The zest for learning that children are born with can be nurtured and maintained forever!

    3. You can focus on developing their strengths not putting down their weaknesses.

    4. A days learning can involve shopping, cooking, feeding the ducks, going to the library or doing gardening.

    5. Easier to keep your child away from viruses and bugs

    6. No bullying

    7. math and reading etc can be set around topics the child is interested in so more likely to take it in

    8. More one on one attention

    9. No getting up early to drive to school. No walking home in the rain, or sweltering in 40 degree summer heat in a classroom.

    10. Books are FUN, instead of a chore.

    11. You can have more control over what is going into your children's minds.

    12. Everything can be a opportunity to learn, not just when the teacher says it is time to learn.

    13. No wretched school uniforms!

    14. If the child doesn't get something, you can spend enough time on the topic for that child, rather than racing through.

    15. You can keep your young children away from unnecessary peer pressure

    16. You can teach sex education how and when you want.

    17. Your children aren't dragged through the school grading system and labelled as "successful" or "failure".

    18. You can plan family holiday's for when it best suits you!

    19. You can set the focus of your curriculum. Eg. values based

    20. You can make the most of things that are going on in real life. Eg, events happening in your city.

    21. Teaching is personalised to suit the child's individual learning style.

    22. Extra-curricula activities are designed around your child's needs and interests, and abilities.

    23. Family time can be any time!

    24. Learning need not wait in the event of a sickness or injury, it can even BE the days learning.

    25. A homeschooler can accomplish what school can in around 2 to 3 hours of work a day, leaving TONS more time for fun

    26. Your family can be the biggest influnence in their lives.

    27. They learn the values that you htink are important, rather then the values of 30 other same aged children.

    28. My childrens best friends can be their siblings, whom they learn and play with every day.

    29. Any day can be pyjama day!

    30. Learning can take place ANYWHERE. Every step is an opportunity to count.

    31. Trusting the teacher isnt an issue, because its you!

    32. you dont have to 'get to know' a new teacher each year

    33. children can be comfortable to go at their own pace, not what the teacher says they 'should' be going at

    34. your child doesnt have to compete with 30 other students for your time and attention

    35. You don't have to make lunch at 7:30 in the morning.

    36. Current educational theory says that the best ways of learning are by discovery and with authentic learning experiences. Learning maths by visiting a pet shop to find out how much it would cost to set up a fish tank is SO much more authentic than reading the information on a page, which is all you can do with thirty kids.

    37. Most States have an Outcomes Based syllabus - that is, the students are required to demonstrate that they can achieve each outcome. I wonder how many kids must slip through the gaps and never demonstrate all of the outcomes, but are still passed. Not a lot of chance of that when there is only one child to achieve the outcome!

    38. Opportunities abound for homeschooled children to develop skills in critical thinking, creative thinking & problem solving.

    39. Being able to do volunteer work as part of learning (ie. assisting children with disabilities or children from other disadvantaged circumstances or delivering meals on wheels to the elderly...)

    40. Continually growing and learning and evolving along with our children; and learning as much from them as they learn from us.

    41. Dont need a teachers aid for specail needs child as mummy is there

    42 dont needs BYO nurse as mummy can do all meds, treatments, change lines etc

    43. dont need seperate equiptment as what is alreadt suppiles in the home will do just fine

    44. physical education can be instead Physio so more tailered to the childs needs


    45. Your child will be independant WHEN THEY ARE READY not when society dictates they must.

    46. My children can take the time to get to know their bodies: Know when they are hungry or full, tired or need to play. Not just run on the schedule set by the teacher.

    47. Going to the library or bookstores or museums is still a treat, not an obligation.

    48. A child that isnt coordinated or good at sport won't be humiliated every sport lesson.

    49. Many of their friends are homeschooled as well, so they are all 'different' together.

    50. The emphasis is on enjoying the journey rather than racing to the end goal, thus making learning far more enjoyable for all involved

    51. No enforcement of arbitrary rules, no training to submit to authority for no justifiable reason other than "they're the school rules" (eg. punishment for not complying with every aspect of a school uniform)

    52. No emphasis on competition when learning or socialilsing

    53. No homework!

    54. No parent teacher interview nights!

    55. No long boring speech nights!

    56. No canteen duty!

    57. Children learn to socialise with people based on who they are and the interests they share rather than how old they are. No age based classes once you graduate.

    58. No school working bee days

    59. Nothing beats watching you child discover new things.

    60. Seeing your childs face light up with happiness when they succeed at something that they've worked so hard at.

    61. So that my children can look up at any time of the day and see the pride I have in them and feel the love I have for them just for being who they are.

    62.Because as their Mother it is my job to take their hand and help to guide them through life.Why should I give that privilege to anyone else?

    63.Because I love them and want the very best for them.

    64.Because we like to have long cuddles in bed in the morning.Who wants to rush around??

    65.Because I have been "teaching" them since they were born.Who knows them better or is more qualified than me?

    66.Because in our Home there are no Bullies
    There are no pressures
    There is no competition or comparisons
    There is no stifeling(spelling?) of their spirit or imagination.
    There is Freedom of expression
    There is encouragement and praise
    There are afternoon naps when they are needed
    There are Hugs to be had
    And there are cookies to be baked.

    67. Your children decide on their own future carers without having the school tell them what to do. They decide that through knowing what they actually like and dislike... (can you tell i followed suit and went to uni and hated it!?!?)

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    Just wanted to say I've absolutely loved reading through these reasons to homeschool!! Oh so very true and appealing!!

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    1. To see them learn and grow without missing a thing!

    2. The zest for learning that children are born with can be nurtured and maintained forever!

    3. You can focus on developing their strengths not putting down their weaknesses.

    4. A days learning can involve shopping, cooking, feeding the ducks, going to the library or doing gardening.

    5. Easier to keep your child away from viruses and bugs

    6. No bullying

    7. math and reading etc can be set around topics the child is interested in so more likely to take it in

    8. More one on one attention

    9. No getting up early to drive to school. No walking home in the rain, or sweltering in 40 degree summer heat in a classroom.

    10. Books are FUN, instead of a chore.

    11. You can have more control over what is going into your children's minds.

    12. Everything can be a opportunity to learn, not just when the teacher says it is time to learn.

    13. No wretched school uniforms!

    14. If the child doesn't get something, you can spend enough time on the topic for that child, rather than racing through.

    15. You can keep your young children away from unnecessary peer pressure

    16. You can teach sex education how and when you want.

    17. Your children aren't dragged through the school grading system and labelled as "successful" or "failure".

    18. You can plan family holiday's for when it best suits you!

    19. You can set the focus of your curriculum. Eg. values based

    20. You can make the most of things that are going on in real life. Eg, events happening in your city.

    21. Teaching is personalised to suit the child's individual learning style.

    22. Extra-curricula activities are designed around your child's needs and interests, and abilities.

    23. Family time can be any time!

    24. Learning need not wait in the event of a sickness or injury, it can even BE the days learning.

    25. A homeschooler can accomplish what school can in around 2 to 3 hours of work a day, leaving TONS more time for fun

    26. Your family can be the biggest influnence in their lives.

    27. They learn the values that you htink are important, rather then the values of 30 other same aged children.

    28. My childrens best friends can be their siblings, whom they learn and play with every day.

    29. Any day can be pyjama day!

    30. Learning can take place ANYWHERE. Every step is an opportunity to count.

    31. Trusting the teacher isnt an issue, because its you!

    32. you dont have to 'get to know' a new teacher each year

    33. children can be comfortable to go at their own pace, not what the teacher says they 'should' be going at

    34. your child doesnt have to compete with 30 other students for your time and attention

    35. You don't have to make lunch at 7:30 in the morning.

    36. Current educational theory says that the best ways of learning are by discovery and with authentic learning experiences. Learning maths by visiting a pet shop to find out how much it would cost to set up a fish tank is SO much more authentic than reading the information on a page, which is all you can do with thirty kids.

    37. Most States have an Outcomes Based syllabus - that is, the students are required to demonstrate that they can achieve each outcome. I wonder how many kids must slip through the gaps and never demonstrate all of the outcomes, but are still passed. Not a lot of chance of that when there is only one child to achieve the outcome!

    38. Opportunities abound for homeschooled children to develop skills in critical thinking, creative thinking & problem solving.

    39. Being able to do volunteer work as part of learning (ie. assisting children with disabilities or children from other disadvantaged circumstances or delivering meals on wheels to the elderly...)

    40. Continually growing and learning and evolving along with our children; and learning as much from them as they learn from us.

    41. Dont need a teachers aid for specail needs child as mummy is there

    42 dont needs BYO nurse as mummy can do all meds, treatments, change lines etc

    43. dont need seperate equiptment as what is alreadt suppiles in the home will do just fine

    44. physical education can be instead Physio so more tailered to the childs needs


    45. Your child will be independant WHEN THEY ARE READY not when society dictates they must.

    46. My children can take the time to get to know their bodies: Know when they are hungry or full, tired or need to play. Not just run on the schedule set by the teacher.

    47. Going to the library or bookstores or museums is still a treat, not an obligation.

    48. A child that isnt coordinated or good at sport won't be humiliated every sport lesson.

    49. Many of their friends are homeschooled as well, so they are all 'different' together.

    50. The emphasis is on enjoying the journey rather than racing to the end goal, thus making learning far more enjoyable for all involved

    51. No enforcement of arbitrary rules, no training to submit to authority for no justifiable reason other than "they're the school rules" (eg. punishment for not complying with every aspect of a school uniform)

    52. No emphasis on competition when learning or socialilsing

    53. No homework!

    54. No parent teacher interview nights!

    55. No long boring speech nights!

    56. No canteen duty!

    57. Children learn to socialise with people based on who they are and the interests they share rather than how old they are. No age based classes once you graduate.

    58. No school working bee days

    59. Nothing beats watching you child discover new things.

    60. Seeing your childs face light up with happiness when they succeed at something that they've worked so hard at.

    61. So that my children can look up at any time of the day and see the pride I have in them and feel the love I have for them just for being who they are.

    62.Because as their Mother it is my job to take their hand and help to guide them through life.Why should I give that privilege to anyone else?

    63.Because I love them and want the very best for them.

    64.Because we like to have long cuddles in bed in the morning.Who wants to rush around??

    65.Because I have been "teaching" them since they were born.Who knows them better or is more qualified than me?

    66.Because in our Home there are no Bullies
    There are no pressures
    There is no competition or comparisons
    There is no stifeling(spelling?) of their spirit or imagination.
    There is Freedom of expression
    There is encouragement and praise
    There are afternoon naps when they are needed
    There are Hugs to be had
    And there are cookies to be baked.

    67. Your children decide on their own future carers without having the school tell them what to do. They decide that through knowing what they actually like and dislike... (can you tell i followed suit and went to uni and hated it!?!?)
    68. My kid can eat dinner at home

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    1. To see them learn and grow without missing a thing!

    2. The zest for learning that children are born with can be nurtured and maintained forever!

    3. You can focus on developing their strengths not putting down their weaknesses.

    4. A days learning can involve shopping, cooking, feeding the ducks, going to the library or doing gardening.

    5. Easier to keep your child away from viruses and bugs

    6. No bullying

    7. math and reading etc can be set around topics the child is interested in so more likely to take it in

    8. More one on one attention

    9. No getting up early to drive to school. No walking home in the rain, or sweltering in 40 degree summer heat in a classroom.

    10. Books are FUN, instead of a chore.

    11. You can have more control over what is going into your children's minds.

    12. Everything can be a opportunity to learn, not just when the teacher says it is time to learn.

    13. No wretched school uniforms!

    14. If the child doesn't get something, you can spend enough time on the topic for that child, rather than racing through.

    15. You can keep your young children away from unnecessary peer pressure

    16. You can teach sex education how and when you want.

    17. Your children aren't dragged through the school grading system and labelled as "successful" or "failure".

    18. You can plan family holiday's for when it best suits you!

    19. You can set the focus of your curriculum. Eg. values based

    20. You can make the most of things that are going on in real life. Eg, events happening in your city.

    21. Teaching is personalised to suit the child's individual learning style.

    22. Extra-curricula activities are designed around your child's needs and interests, and abilities.

    23. Family time can be any time!

    24. Learning need not wait in the event of a sickness or injury, it can even BE the days learning.

    25. A homeschooler can accomplish what school can in around 2 to 3 hours of work a day, leaving TONS more time for fun

    26. Your family can be the biggest influnence in their lives.

    27. They learn the values that you htink are important, rather then the values of 30 other same aged children.

    28. My childrens best friends can be their siblings, whom they learn and play with every day.

    29. Any day can be pyjama day!

    30. Learning can take place ANYWHERE. Every step is an opportunity to count.

    31. Trusting the teacher isnt an issue, because its you!

    32. you dont have to 'get to know' a new teacher each year

    33. children can be comfortable to go at their own pace, not what the teacher says they 'should' be going at

    34. your child doesnt have to compete with 30 other students for your time and attention

    35. You don't have to make lunch at 7:30 in the morning.

    36. Current educational theory says that the best ways of learning are by discovery and with authentic learning experiences. Learning maths by visiting a pet shop to find out how much it would cost to set up a fish tank is SO much more authentic than reading the information on a page, which is all you can do with thirty kids.

    37. Most States have an Outcomes Based syllabus - that is, the students are required to demonstrate that they can achieve each outcome. I wonder how many kids must slip through the gaps and never demonstrate all of the outcomes, but are still passed. Not a lot of chance of that when there is only one child to achieve the outcome!

    38. Opportunities abound for homeschooled children to develop skills in critical thinking, creative thinking & problem solving.

    39. Being able to do volunteer work as part of learning (ie. assisting children with disabilities or children from other disadvantaged circumstances or delivering meals on wheels to the elderly...)

    40. Continually growing and learning and evolving along with our children; and learning as much from them as they learn from us.

    41. Dont need a teachers aid for specail needs child as mummy is there

    42 dont needs BYO nurse as mummy can do all meds, treatments, change lines etc

    43. dont need seperate equiptment as what is alreadt suppiles in the home will do just fine

    44. physical education can be instead Physio so more tailered to the childs needs


    45. Your child will be independant WHEN THEY ARE READY not when society dictates they must.

    46. My children can take the time to get to know their bodies: Know when they are hungry or full, tired or need to play. Not just run on the schedule set by the teacher.

    47. Going to the library or bookstores or museums is still a treat, not an obligation.

    48. A child that isnt coordinated or good at sport won't be humiliated every sport lesson.

    49. Many of their friends are homeschooled as well, so they are all 'different' together.

    50. The emphasis is on enjoying the journey rather than racing to the end goal, thus making learning far more enjoyable for all involved

    51. No enforcement of arbitrary rules, no training to submit to authority for no justifiable reason other than "they're the school rules" (eg. punishment for not complying with every aspect of a school uniform)

    52. No emphasis on competition when learning or socialilsing

    53. No homework!

    54. No parent teacher interview nights!

    55. No long boring speech nights!

    56. No canteen duty!

    57. Children learn to socialise with people based on who they are and the interests they share rather than how old they are. No age based classes once you graduate.

    58. No school working bee days

    59. Nothing beats watching you child discover new things.

    60. Seeing your childs face light up with happiness when they succeed at something that they've worked so hard at.

    61. So that my children can look up at any time of the day and see the pride I have in them and feel the love I have for them just for being who they are.

    62.Because as their Mother it is my job to take their hand and help to guide them through life.Why should I give that privilege to anyone else?

    63.Because I love them and want the very best for them.

    64.Because we like to have long cuddles in bed in the morning.Who wants to rush around??

    65.Because I have been "teaching" them since they were born.Who knows them better or is more qualified than me?

    66.Because in our Home there are no Bullies
    There are no pressures
    There is no competition or comparisons
    There is no stifeling(spelling?) of their spirit or imagination.
    There is Freedom of expression
    There is encouragement and praise
    There are afternoon naps when they are needed
    There are Hugs to be had
    And there are cookies to be baked.

    67. Your children decide on their own future carers without having the school tell them what to do. They decide that through knowing what they actually like and dislike... (can you tell i followed suit and went to uni and hated it!?!?)
    68. My kid can eat dinner at home

    69. To keep our children away from contracting the narrow-mindedness distributed so freely by one Cheryl Critchley and other ignorant parties.

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    1. To see them learn and grow without missing a thing!

    2. The zest for learning that children are born with can be nurtured and maintained forever!

    3. You can focus on developing their strengths not putting down their weaknesses.

    4. A days learning can involve shopping, cooking, feeding the ducks, going to the library or doing gardening.

    5. Easier to keep your child away from viruses and bugs

    6. No bullying

    7. math and reading etc can be set around topics the child is interested in so more likely to take it in

    8. More one on one attention

    9. No getting up early to drive to school. No walking home in the rain, or sweltering in 40 degree summer heat in a classroom.

    10. Books are FUN, instead of a chore.

    11. You can have more control over what is going into your children's minds.

    12. Everything can be a opportunity to learn, not just when the teacher says it is time to learn.

    13. No wretched school uniforms!

    14. If the child doesn't get something, you can spend enough time on the topic for that child, rather than racing through.

    15. You can keep your young children away from unnecessary peer pressure

    16. You can teach sex education how and when you want.

    17. Your children aren't dragged through the school grading system and labelled as "successful" or "failure".

    18. You can plan family holiday's for when it best suits you!

    19. You can set the focus of your curriculum. Eg. values based

    20. You can make the most of things that are going on in real life. Eg, events happening in your city.

    21. Teaching is personalised to suit the child's individual learning style.

    22. Extra-curricula activities are designed around your child's needs and interests, and abilities.

    23. Family time can be any time!

    24. Learning need not wait in the event of a sickness or injury, it can even BE the days learning.

    25. A homeschooler can accomplish what school can in around 2 to 3 hours of work a day, leaving TONS more time for fun

    26. Your family can be the biggest influnence in their lives.

    27. They learn the values that you htink are important, rather then the values of 30 other same aged children.

    28. My childrens best friends can be their siblings, whom they learn and play with every day.

    29. Any day can be pyjama day!

    30. Learning can take place ANYWHERE. Every step is an opportunity to count.

    31. Trusting the teacher isnt an issue, because its you!

    32. you dont have to 'get to know' a new teacher each year

    33. children can be comfortable to go at their own pace, not what the teacher says they 'should' be going at

    34. your child doesnt have to compete with 30 other students for your time and attention

    35. You don't have to make lunch at 7:30 in the morning.

    36. Current educational theory says that the best ways of learning are by discovery and with authentic learning experiences. Learning maths by visiting a pet shop to find out how much it would cost to set up a fish tank is SO much more authentic than reading the information on a page, which is all you can do with thirty kids.

    37. Most States have an Outcomes Based syllabus - that is, the students are required to demonstrate that they can achieve each outcome. I wonder how many kids must slip through the gaps and never demonstrate all of the outcomes, but are still passed. Not a lot of chance of that when there is only one child to achieve the outcome!

    38. Opportunities abound for homeschooled children to develop skills in critical thinking, creative thinking & problem solving.

    39. Being able to do volunteer work as part of learning (ie. assisting children with disabilities or children from other disadvantaged circumstances or delivering meals on wheels to the elderly...)

    40. Continually growing and learning and evolving along with our children; and learning as much from them as they learn from us.

    41. Dont need a teachers aid for specail needs child as mummy is there

    42 dont needs BYO nurse as mummy can do all meds, treatments, change lines etc

    43. dont need seperate equiptment as what is alreadt suppiles in the home will do just fine

    44. physical education can be instead Physio so more tailered to the childs needs

    45. Your child will be independant WHEN THEY ARE READY not when society dictates they must.

    46. My children can take the time to get to know their bodies: Know when they are hungry or full, tired or need to play. Not just run on the schedule set by the teacher.

    47. Going to the library or bookstores or museums is still a treat, not an obligation.

    48. A child that isnt coordinated or good at sport won't be humiliated every sport lesson.

    49. Many of their friends are homeschooled as well, so they are all 'different' together.

    50. The emphasis is on enjoying the journey rather than racing to the end goal, thus making learning far more enjoyable for all involved

    51. No enforcement of arbitrary rules, no training to submit to authority for no justifiable reason other than "they're the school rules" (eg. punishment for not complying with every aspect of a school uniform)

    52. No emphasis on competition when learning or socialilsing

    53. No homework!

    54. No parent teacher interview nights!

    55. No long boring speech nights!

    56. No canteen duty!

    57. Children learn to socialise with people based on who they are and the interests they share rather than how old they are. No age based classes once you graduate.

    58. No school working bee days
    59. Nothing beats watching you child discover new things.

    60. Seeing your childs face light up with happiness when they succeed at something that they've worked so hard at.

    61. So that my children can look up at any time of the day and see the pride I have in them and feel the love I have for them just for being who they are.

    62.Because as their Mother it is my job to take their hand and help to guide them through life.Why should I give that privilege to anyone else?

    63.Because I love them and want the very best for them.

    64.Because we like to have long cuddles in bed in the morning.Who wants to rush around??

    65.Because I have been "teaching" them since they were born.Who knows them better or is more qualified than me?

    66.Because in our Home there are no Bullies
    There are no pressures
    There is no competition or comparisons
    There is no stifeling(spelling?) of their spirit or imagination.
    There is Freedom of expression
    There is encouragement and praise
    There are afternoon naps when they are needed
    There are Hugs to be had
    And there are cookies to be baked.

    67. Your children decide on their own future carers without having the school tell them what to do. They decide that through knowing what they actually like and dislike... (can you tell i followed suit and went to uni and hated it!?!?)
    68. My kid can eat dinner at home

    69. To keep our children away from contracting the narrow-mindedness distributed so freely by one Cheryl Critchley and other ignorant parties.
    70. You wont have to chase a teacher up on how your child is doing in class because you will know

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    1. To see them learn and grow without missing a thing!

    2. The zest for learning that children are born with can be nurtured and maintained forever!

    3. You can focus on developing their strengths not putting down their weaknesses.

    4. A days learning can involve shopping, cooking, feeding the ducks, going to the library or doing gardening.

    5. Easier to keep your child away from viruses and bugs

    6. No bullying

    7. math and reading etc can be set around topics the child is interested in so more likely to take it in

    8. More one on one attention

    9. No getting up early to drive to school. No walking home in the rain, or sweltering in 40 degree summer heat in a classroom.

    10. Books are FUN, instead of a chore.

    11. You can have more control over what is going into your children's minds.

    12. Everything can be a opportunity to learn, not just when the teacher says it is time to learn.

    13. No wretched school uniforms!

    14. If the child doesn't get something, you can spend enough time on the topic for that child, rather than racing through.

    15. You can keep your young children away from unnecessary peer pressure

    16. You can teach sex education how and when you want.

    17. Your children aren't dragged through the school grading system and labelled as "successful" or "failure".

    18. You can plan family holiday's for when it best suits you!

    19. You can set the focus of your curriculum. Eg. values based

    20. You can make the most of things that are going on in real life. Eg, events happening in your city.

    21. Teaching is personalised to suit the child's individual learning style.

    22. Extra-curricula activities are designed around your child's needs and interests, and abilities.

    23. Family time can be any time!

    24. Learning need not wait in the event of a sickness or injury, it can even BE the days learning.

    25. A homeschooler can accomplish what school can in around 2 to 3 hours of work a day, leaving TONS more time for fun

    26. Your family can be the biggest influnence in their lives.

    27. They learn the values that you htink are important, rather then the values of 30 other same aged children.

    28. My childrens best friends can be their siblings, whom they learn and play with every day.

    29. Any day can be pyjama day!

    30. Learning can take place ANYWHERE. Every step is an opportunity to count.

    31. Trusting the teacher isnt an issue, because its you!

    32. you dont have to 'get to know' a new teacher each year

    33. children can be comfortable to go at their own pace, not what the teacher says they 'should' be going at

    34. your child doesnt have to compete with 30 other students for your time and attention

    35. You don't have to make lunch at 7:30 in the morning.

    36. Current educational theory says that the best ways of learning are by discovery and with authentic learning experiences. Learning maths by visiting a pet shop to find out how much it would cost to set up a fish tank is SO much more authentic than reading the information on a page, which is all you can do with thirty kids.

    37. Most States have an Outcomes Based syllabus - that is, the students are required to demonstrate that they can achieve each outcome. I wonder how many kids must slip through the gaps and never demonstrate all of the outcomes, but are still passed. Not a lot of chance of that when there is only one child to achieve the outcome!

    38. Opportunities abound for homeschooled children to develop skills in critical thinking, creative thinking & problem solving.

    39. Being able to do volunteer work as part of learning (ie. assisting children with disabilities or children from other disadvantaged circumstances or delivering meals on wheels to the elderly...)

    40. Continually growing and learning and evolving along with our children; and learning as much from them as they learn from us.

    41. Dont need a teachers aid for specail needs child as mummy is there

    42 dont needs BYO nurse as mummy can do all meds, treatments, change lines etc

    43. dont need seperate equiptment as what is alreadt suppiles in the home will do just fine

    44. physical education can be instead Physio so more tailered to the childs needs

    45. Your child will be independant WHEN THEY ARE READY not when society dictates they must.

    46. My children can take the time to get to know their bodies: Know when they are hungry or full, tired or need to play. Not just run on the schedule set by the teacher.

    47. Going to the library or bookstores or museums is still a treat, not an obligation.

    48. A child that isnt coordinated or good at sport won't be humiliated every sport lesson.

    49. Many of their friends are homeschooled as well, so they are all 'different' together.

    50. The emphasis is on enjoying the journey rather than racing to the end goal, thus making learning far more enjoyable for all involved

    51. No enforcement of arbitrary rules, no training to submit to authority for no justifiable reason other than "they're the school rules" (eg. punishment for not complying with every aspect of a school uniform)

    52. No emphasis on competition when learning or socialilsing

    53. No homework!

    54. No parent teacher interview nights!

    55. No long boring speech nights!

    56. No canteen duty!

    57. Children learn to socialise with people based on who they are and the interests they share rather than how old they are. No age based classes once you graduate.

    58. No school working bee days
    59. Nothing beats watching you child discover new things.

    60. Seeing your childs face light up with happiness when they succeed at something that they've worked so hard at.

    61. So that my children can look up at any time of the day and see the pride I have in them and feel the love I have for them just for being who they are.

    62.Because as their Mother it is my job to take their hand and help to guide them through life.Why should I give that privilege to anyone else?

    63.Because I love them and want the very best for them.

    64.Because we like to have long cuddles in bed in the morning.Who wants to rush around??

    65.Because I have been "teaching" them since they were born.Who knows them better or is more qualified than me?

    66.Because in our Home there are no Bullies
    There are no pressures
    There is no competition or comparisons
    There is no stifeling(spelling?) of their spirit or imagination.
    There is Freedom of expression
    There is encouragement and praise
    There are afternoon naps when they are needed
    There are Hugs to be had
    And there are cookies to be baked.

    67. Your children decide on their own future carers without having the school tell them what to do. They decide that through knowing what they actually like and dislike... (can you tell i followed suit and went to uni and hated it!?!?)

    68. My kid can eat dinner at home

    69. To keep our children away from contracting the narrow-mindedness distributed so freely by one Cheryl Critchley and other ignorant parties.

    70. You wont have to chase a teacher up on how your child is doing in class because you will know

    71. A clingy or shy child doesn't have to endure 6 hours with strangers and away from their own home before they are ready.

    72. Since an entire days learning at school takes only a few hours at home, it leaves PLENTY of time for life skills like cooking, cleaning and budgeting. Because all kids should be thoroughly involved in running the household they belong in.

    73. In winter it is okay to stay inside and be rugged up and warm. No need to run to different parts of the school for different classes in the rain!

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    1. To see them learn and grow without missing a thing!

    2. The zest for learning that children are born with can be nurtured and maintained forever!

    3. You can focus on developing their strengths not putting down their weaknesses.

    4. A days learning can involve shopping, cooking, feeding the ducks, going to the library or doing gardening.

    5. Easier to keep your child away from viruses and bugs

    6. No bullying

    7. math and reading etc can be set around topics the child is interested in so more likely to take it in

    8. More one on one attention

    9. No getting up early to drive to school. No walking home in the rain, or sweltering in 40 degree summer heat in a classroom.

    10. Books are FUN, instead of a chore.

    11. You can have more control over what is going into your children's minds.

    12. Everything can be a opportunity to learn, not just when the teacher says it is time to learn.

    13. No wretched school uniforms!

    14. If the child doesn't get something, you can spend enough time on the topic for that child, rather than racing through.

    15. You can keep your young children away from unnecessary peer pressure

    16. You can teach sex education how and when you want.

    17. Your children aren't dragged through the school grading system and labelled as "successful" or "failure".

    18. You can plan family holiday's for when it best suits you!

    19. You can set the focus of your curriculum. Eg. values based

    20. You can make the most of things that are going on in real life. Eg, events happening in your city.

    21. Teaching is personalised to suit the child's individual learning style.

    22. Extra-curricula activities are designed around your child's needs and interests, and abilities.

    23. Family time can be any time!

    24. Learning need not wait in the event of a sickness or injury, it can even BE the days learning.

    25. A homeschooler can accomplish what school can in around 2 to 3 hours of work a day, leaving TONS more time for fun

    26. Your family can be the biggest influnence in their lives.

    27. They learn the values that you htink are important, rather then the values of 30 other same aged children.

    28. My childrens best friends can be their siblings, whom they learn and play with every day.

    29. Any day can be pyjama day!

    30. Learning can take place ANYWHERE. Every step is an opportunity to count.

    31. Trusting the teacher isnt an issue, because its you!

    32. you dont have to 'get to know' a new teacher each year

    33. children can be comfortable to go at their own pace, not what the teacher says they 'should' be going at

    34. your child doesnt have to compete with 30 other students for your time and attention

    35. You don't have to make lunch at 7:30 in the morning.

    36. Current educational theory says that the best ways of learning are by discovery and with authentic learning experiences. Learning maths by visiting a pet shop to find out how much it would cost to set up a fish tank is SO much more authentic than reading the information on a page, which is all you can do with thirty kids.

    37. Most States have an Outcomes Based syllabus - that is, the students are required to demonstrate that they can achieve each outcome. I wonder how many kids must slip through the gaps and never demonstrate all of the outcomes, but are still passed. Not a lot of chance of that when there is only one child to achieve the outcome!

    38. Opportunities abound for homeschooled children to develop skills in critical thinking, creative thinking & problem solving.

    39. Being able to do volunteer work as part of learning (ie. assisting children with disabilities or children from other disadvantaged circumstances or delivering meals on wheels to the elderly...)

    40. Continually growing and learning and evolving along with our children; and learning as much from them as they learn from us.

    41. Dont need a teachers aid for specail needs child as mummy is there

    42 dont needs BYO nurse as mummy can do all meds, treatments, change lines etc

    43. dont need seperate equiptment as what is alreadt suppiles in the home will do just fine

    44. physical education can be instead Physio so more tailered to the childs needs

    45. Your child will be independant WHEN THEY ARE READY not when society dictates they must.

    46. My children can take the time to get to know their bodies: Know when they are hungry or full, tired or need to play. Not just run on the schedule set by the teacher.

    47. Going to the library or bookstores or museums is still a treat, not an obligation.

    48. A child that isnt coordinated or good at sport won't be humiliated every sport lesson.

    49. Many of their friends are homeschooled as well, so they are all 'different' together.

    50. The emphasis is on enjoying the journey rather than racing to the end goal, thus making learning far more enjoyable for all involved

    51. No enforcement of arbitrary rules, no training to submit to authority for no justifiable reason other than "they're the school rules" (eg. punishment for not complying with every aspect of a school uniform)

    52. No emphasis on competition when learning or socialilsing

    53. No homework!

    54. No parent teacher interview nights!

    55. No long boring speech nights!

    56. No canteen duty!

    57. Children learn to socialise with people based on who they are and the interests they share rather than how old they are. No age based classes once you graduate.

    58. No school working bee days
    59. Nothing beats watching you child discover new things.

    60. Seeing your childs face light up with happiness when they succeed at something that they've worked so hard at.

    61. So that my children can look up at any time of the day and see the pride I have in them and feel the love I have for them just for being who they are.

    62.Because as their Mother it is my job to take their hand and help to guide them through life.Why should I give that privilege to anyone else?

    63.Because I love them and want the very best for them.

    64.Because we like to have long cuddles in bed in the morning.Who wants to rush around??

    65.Because I have been "teaching" them since they were born.Who knows them better or is more qualified than me?

    66.Because in our Home there are no Bullies
    There are no pressures
    There is no competition or comparisons
    There is no stifeling(spelling?) of their spirit or imagination.
    There is Freedom of expression
    There is encouragement and praise
    There are afternoon naps when they are needed
    There are Hugs to be had
    And there are cookies to be baked.

    67. Your children decide on their own future carers without having the school tell them what to do. They decide that through knowing what they actually like and dislike... (can you tell i followed suit and went to uni and hated it!?!?)

    68. My kid can eat dinner at home

    69. To keep our children away from contracting the narrow-mindedness distributed so freely by one Cheryl Critchley and other ignorant parties.

    70. You wont have to chase a teacher up on how your child is doing in class because you will know

    71. A clingy or shy child doesn't have to endure 6 hours with strangers and away from their own home before they are ready.

    72. Since an entire days learning at school takes only a few hours at home, it leaves PLENTY of time for life skills like cooking, cleaning and budgeting. Because all kids should be thoroughly involved in running the household they belong in.

    73. In winter it is okay to stay inside and be rugged up and warm. No need to run to different parts of the school for different classes in the rain!

    74. For the opportunity to keep learning myself.

    75. To develop my child's communication skills naturally with people of all ages....because in the real world, who of us hang out with 30
    people the same age?

    76. To prepare our kids with more practical skills that are actually useful in the workforce and thus making them more employable.

    77. Because school is more about social acceptance and less about real learning.

    78. Being left handed isn't a problem that needs 'fixing'.

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    1. To see them learn and grow without missing a thing!

    2. The zest for learning that children are born with can be nurtured and maintained forever!

    3. You can focus on developing their strengths not putting down their weaknesses.

    4. A days learning can involve shopping, cooking, feeding the ducks, going to the library or doing gardening.

    5. Easier to keep your child away from viruses and bugs

    6. No bullying

    7. math and reading etc can be set around topics the child is interested in so more likely to take it in

    8. More one on one attention

    9. No getting up early to drive to school. No walking home in the rain, or sweltering in 40 degree summer heat in a classroom.

    10. Books are FUN, instead of a chore.

    11. You can have more control over what is going into your children's minds.

    12. Everything can be a opportunity to learn, not just when the teacher says it is time to learn.

    13. No wretched school uniforms!

    14. If the child doesn't get something, you can spend enough time on the topic for that child, rather than racing through.

    15. You can keep your young children away from unnecessary peer pressure

    16. You can teach sex education how and when you want.

    17. Your children aren't dragged through the school grading system and labelled as "successful" or "failure".

    18. You can plan family holiday's for when it best suits you!

    19. You can set the focus of your curriculum. Eg. values based

    20. You can make the most of things that are going on in real life. Eg, events happening in your city.

    21. Teaching is personalised to suit the child's individual learning style.

    22. Extra-curricula activities are designed around your child's needs and interests, and abilities.

    23. Family time can be any time!

    24. Learning need not wait in the event of a sickness or injury, it can even BE the days learning.

    25. A homeschooler can accomplish what school can in around 2 to 3 hours of work a day, leaving TONS more time for fun

    26. Your family can be the biggest influnence in their lives.

    27. They learn the values that you htink are important, rather then the values of 30 other same aged children.

    28. My childrens best friends can be their siblings, whom they learn and play with every day.

    29. Any day can be pyjama day!

    30. Learning can take place ANYWHERE. Every step is an opportunity to count.

    31. Trusting the teacher isnt an issue, because its you!

    32. you dont have to 'get to know' a new teacher each year

    33. children can be comfortable to go at their own pace, not what the teacher says they 'should' be going at

    34. your child doesnt have to compete with 30 other students for your time and attention

    35. You don't have to make lunch at 7:30 in the morning.

    36. Current educational theory says that the best ways of learning are by discovery and with authentic learning experiences. Learning maths by visiting a pet shop to find out how much it would cost to set up a fish tank is SO much more authentic than reading the information on a page, which is all you can do with thirty kids.

    37. Most States have an Outcomes Based syllabus - that is, the students are required to demonstrate that they can achieve each outcome. I wonder how many kids must slip through the gaps and never demonstrate all of the outcomes, but are still passed. Not a lot of chance of that when there is only one child to achieve the outcome!

    38. Opportunities abound for homeschooled children to develop skills in critical thinking, creative thinking & problem solving.

    39. Being able to do volunteer work as part of learning (ie. assisting children with disabilities or children from other disadvantaged circumstances or delivering meals on wheels to the elderly...)

    40. Continually growing and learning and evolving along with our children; and learning as much from them as they learn from us.

    41. Dont need a teachers aid for specail needs child as mummy is there

    42 dont needs BYO nurse as mummy can do all meds, treatments, change lines etc

    43. dont need seperate equiptment as what is alreadt suppiles in the home will do just fine

    44. physical education can be instead Physio so more tailered to the childs needs

    45. Your child will be independant WHEN THEY ARE READY not when society dictates they must.

    46. My children can take the time to get to know their bodies: Know when they are hungry or full, tired or need to play. Not just run on the schedule set by the teacher.

    47. Going to the library or bookstores or museums is still a treat, not an obligation.

    48. A child that isnt coordinated or good at sport won't be humiliated every sport lesson.

    49. Many of their friends are homeschooled as well, so they are all 'different' together.

    50. The emphasis is on enjoying the journey rather than racing to the end goal, thus making learning far more enjoyable for all involved

    51. No enforcement of arbitrary rules, no training to submit to authority for no justifiable reason other than "they're the school rules" (eg. punishment for not complying with every aspect of a school uniform)

    52. No emphasis on competition when learning or socialilsing

    53. No homework!

    54. No parent teacher interview nights!

    55. No long boring speech nights!

    56. No canteen duty!

    57. Children learn to socialise with people based on who they are and the interests they share rather than how old they are. No age based classes once you graduate.

    58. No school working bee days
    59. Nothing beats watching you child discover new things.

    60. Seeing your childs face light up with happiness when they succeed at something that they've worked so hard at.

    61. So that my children can look up at any time of the day and see the pride I have in them and feel the love I have for them just for being who they are.

    62.Because as their Mother it is my job to take their hand and help to guide them through life.Why should I give that privilege to anyone else?

    63.Because I love them and want the very best for them.

    64.Because we like to have long cuddles in bed in the morning.Who wants to rush around??

    65.Because I have been "teaching" them since they were born.Who knows them better or is more qualified than me?

    66.Because in our Home there are no Bullies
    There are no pressures
    There is no competition or comparisons
    There is no stifeling(spelling?) of their spirit or imagination.
    There is Freedom of expression
    There is encouragement and praise
    There are afternoon naps when they are needed
    There are Hugs to be had
    And there are cookies to be baked.

    67. Your children decide on their own future carers without having the school tell them what to do. They decide that through knowing what they actually like and dislike... (can you tell i followed suit and went to uni and hated it!?!?)

    68. My kid can eat dinner at home

    69. To keep our children away from contracting the narrow-mindedness distributed so freely by one Cheryl Critchley and other ignorant parties.

    70. You wont have to chase a teacher up on how your child is doing in class because you will know

    71. A clingy or shy child doesn't have to endure 6 hours with strangers and away from their own home before they are ready.

    72. Since an entire days learning at school takes only a few hours at home, it leaves PLENTY of time for life skills like cooking, cleaning and budgeting. Because all kids should be thoroughly involved in running the household they belong in.

    73. In winter it is okay to stay inside and be rugged up and warm. No need to run to different parts of the school for different classes in the rain!

    74. For the opportunity to keep learning myself.

    75. To develop my child's communication skills naturally with people of all ages....because in the real world, who of us hang out with 30
    people the same age?

    76. To prepare our kids with more practical skills that are actually useful in the workforce and thus making them more employable.

    77. Because school is more about social acceptance and less about real learning.

    78. Being left handed isn't a problem that needs 'fixing'.

    79. Nobody gets left behind. Autistic, ADD, ADHD, dyslexic (spl? sorry), behavioural problems, can be over looked in a class of 30.

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    1. To see them learn and grow without missing a thing!

    2. The zest for learning that children are born with can be nurtured and maintained forever!

    3. You can focus on developing their strengths not putting down their weaknesses.

    4. A days learning can involve shopping, cooking, feeding the ducks, going to the library or doing gardening.

    5. Easier to keep your child away from viruses and bugs

    6. No bullying

    7. math and reading etc can be set around topics the child is interested in so more likely to take it in

    8. More one on one attention

    9. No getting up early to drive to school. No walking home in the rain, or sweltering in 40 degree summer heat in a classroom.

    10. Books are FUN, instead of a chore.

    11. You can have more control over what is going into your children's minds.

    12. Everything can be a opportunity to learn, not just when the teacher says it is time to learn.

    13. No wretched school uniforms!

    14. If the child doesn't get something, you can spend enough time on the topic for that child, rather than racing through.

    15. You can keep your young children away from unnecessary peer pressure

    16. You can teach sex education how and when you want.

    17. Your children aren't dragged through the school grading system and labelled as "successful" or "failure".

    18. You can plan family holiday's for when it best suits you!

    19. You can set the focus of your curriculum. Eg. values based

    20. You can make the most of things that are going on in real life. Eg, events happening in your city.

    21. Teaching is personalised to suit the child's individual learning style.

    22. Extra-curricula activities are designed around your child's needs and interests, and abilities.

    23. Family time can be any time!

    24. Learning need not wait in the event of a sickness or injury, it can even BE the days learning.

    25. A homeschooler can accomplish what school can in around 2 to 3 hours of work a day, leaving TONS more time for fun

    26. Your family can be the biggest influnence in their lives.

    27. They learn the values that you htink are important, rather then the values of 30 other same aged children.

    28. My childrens best friends can be their siblings, whom they learn and play with every day.

    29. Any day can be pyjama day!

    30. Learning can take place ANYWHERE. Every step is an opportunity to count.

    31. Trusting the teacher isnt an issue, because its you!

    32. you dont have to 'get to know' a new teacher each year

    33. children can be comfortable to go at their own pace, not what the teacher says they 'should' be going at

    34. your child doesnt have to compete with 30 other students for your time and attention

    35. You don't have to make lunch at 7:30 in the morning.

    36. Current educational theory says that the best ways of learning are by discovery and with authentic learning experiences. Learning maths by visiting a pet shop to find out how much it would cost to set up a fish tank is SO much more authentic than reading the information on a page, which is all you can do with thirty kids.

    37. Most States have an Outcomes Based syllabus - that is, the students are required to demonstrate that they can achieve each outcome. I wonder how many kids must slip through the gaps and never demonstrate all of the outcomes, but are still passed. Not a lot of chance of that when there is only one child to achieve the outcome!

    38. Opportunities abound for homeschooled children to develop skills in critical thinking, creative thinking & problem solving.

    39. Being able to do volunteer work as part of learning (ie. assisting children with disabilities or children from other disadvantaged circumstances or delivering meals on wheels to the elderly...)

    40. Continually growing and learning and evolving along with our children; and learning as much from them as they learn from us.

    41. Dont need a teachers aid for specail needs child as mummy is there

    42 dont needs BYO nurse as mummy can do all meds, treatments, change lines etc

    43. dont need seperate equiptment as what is alreadt suppiles in the home will do just fine

    44. physical education can be instead Physio so more tailered to the childs needs

    45. Your child will be independant WHEN THEY ARE READY not when society dictates they must.

    46. My children can take the time to get to know their bodies: Know when they are hungry or full, tired or need to play. Not just run on the schedule set by the teacher.

    47. Going to the library or bookstores or museums is still a treat, not an obligation.

    48. A child that isnt coordinated or good at sport won't be humiliated every sport lesson.

    49. Many of their friends are homeschooled as well, so they are all 'different' together.

    50. The emphasis is on enjoying the journey rather than racing to the end goal, thus making learning far more enjoyable for all involved

    51. No enforcement of arbitrary rules, no training to submit to authority for no justifiable reason other than "they're the school rules" (eg. punishment for not complying with every aspect of a school uniform)

    52. No emphasis on competition when learning or socialilsing

    53. No homework!

    54. No parent teacher interview nights!

    55. No long boring speech nights!

    56. No canteen duty!

    57. Children learn to socialise with people based on who they are and the interests they share rather than how old they are. No age based classes once you graduate.

    58. No school working bee days
    59. Nothing beats watching you child discover new things.

    60. Seeing your childs face light up with happiness when they succeed at something that they've worked so hard at.

    61. So that my children can look up at any time of the day and see the pride I have in them and feel the love I have for them just for being who they are.

    62.Because as their Mother it is my job to take their hand and help to guide them through life.Why should I give that privilege to anyone else?

    63.Because I love them and want the very best for them.

    64.Because we like to have long cuddles in bed in the morning.Who wants to rush around??

    65.Because I have been "teaching" them since they were born.Who knows them better or is more qualified than me?

    66.Because in our Home there are no Bullies
    There are no pressures
    There is no competition or comparisons
    There is no stifeling(spelling?) of their spirit or imagination.
    There is Freedom of expression
    There is encouragement and praise
    There are afternoon naps when they are needed
    There are Hugs to be had
    And there are cookies to be baked.

    67. Your children decide on their own future carers without having the school tell them what to do. They decide that through knowing what they actually like and dislike... (can you tell i followed suit and went to uni and hated it!?!?)

    68. My kid can eat dinner at home

    69. To keep our children away from contracting the narrow-mindedness distributed so freely by one Cheryl Critchley and other ignorant parties.

    70. You wont have to chase a teacher up on how your child is doing in class because you will know

    71. A clingy or shy child doesn't have to endure 6 hours with strangers and away from their own home before they are ready.

    72. Since an entire days learning at school takes only a few hours at home, it leaves PLENTY of time for life skills like cooking, cleaning and budgeting. Because all kids should be thoroughly involved in running the household they belong in.

    73. In winter it is okay to stay inside and be rugged up and warm. No need to run to different parts of the school for different classes in the rain!

    74. For the opportunity to keep learning myself.

    75. To develop my child's communication skills naturally with people of all ages....because in the real world, who of us hang out with 30
    people the same age?

    76. To prepare our kids with more practical skills that are actually useful in the workforce and thus making them more employable.

    77. Because school is more about social acceptance and less about real learning.

    78. Being left handed isn't a problem that needs 'fixing'.

    79. Nobody gets left behind. Autistic, ADD, ADHD, dyslexic (spl? sorry), behavioural problems, can be over looked in a class of 30.

    80. You get to learn along side your child and share in the exploration, learning and new discoveries too!!

    81. You will not need to subject your child to "league tables" nor all the other current government bureaucratic nonsense governing current "education policy".

    82. You can nuture and enhance your child's natural potential and genius.

    83. The parent is the child's first and most important teacher and educating them at home is just an extension of this.

    84. No cutting up of morning lunches, no driving the school run nor competing with other glam mums in 4X4s, no parent teacher nights, no tuckshop duty.......yay!!

    85. No need to separate siblings, they can learn together, each at their own pace and level.

    86. Children are natural learners and parents we can guide them to develop a love of learning, not send them to an institution that is mainly there for social control and conformity.

    87. The youngest ever entrant to Cambridge for maths was a 13yr British boy who was homeschooled - ie homeschooling doesn't exclude you from tertiary education opportunities

    88. http://www.hslda.ca/cche_research/2009StudySynopsis.pdf Recent study from Canada following homeschooling children as adults, show they have excellent outcomes in all areas of their life and are very positive about their homeschooling experience.

    89. Homeschooling is the best thing a parent can do for a child and the most important role a parent can have in their child's life, why would you want anyone else to do it?

    90. Homeschooling gives you freedom, in what to teach, when and how, and can be tailored to the child and family!! Its flexibility is a huge bonus!
    Last edited by zenifa; 25-01-2010 at 15:04.

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    1. To see them learn and grow without missing a thing!

    2. The zest for learning that children are born with can be nurtured and maintained forever!

    3. You can focus on developing their strengths not putting down their weaknesses.

    4. A days learning can involve shopping, cooking, feeding the ducks, going to the library or doing gardening.

    5. Easier to keep your child away from viruses and bugs

    6. No bullying

    7. math and reading etc can be set around topics the child is interested in so more likely to take it in

    8. More one on one attention

    9. No getting up early to drive to school. No walking home in the rain, or sweltering in 40 degree summer heat in a classroom.

    10. Books are FUN, instead of a chore.
    11. You can have more control over what is going into your children's minds.

    12. Everything can be a opportunity to learn, not just when the teacher says it is time to learn.

    13. No wretched school uniforms!

    14. If the child doesn't get something, you can spend enough time on the topic for that child, rather than racing through.

    15. You can keep your young children away from unnecessary peer pressure

    16. You can teach sex education how and when you want.

    17. Your children aren't dragged through the school grading system and labelled as "successful" or "failure".

    18. You can plan family holiday's for when it best suits you!

    19. You can set the focus of your curriculum. Eg. values based

    20. You can make the most of things that are going on in real life. Eg, events happening in your city.

    21. Teaching is personalised to suit the child's individual learning style.

    22. Extra-curricula activities are designed around your child's needs and interests, and abilities.

    23. you can find something interesting but you have not imagined before.

    24. you can extend your potential for try something new.


    lisa


 

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