There are so many different reasons why parents choose to homeschool. Some parents choose to do so for…
…because their kids have special education needs.
…or because that’s how they grew up.
I’ve even heard of plenty of parents who just don’t trust the public school system to do a good job. I, however, started homeschooling for a different reason.
At 2 1/2, I was convinced my oldest daughter was going to be a genius. She was precocious, loved to learn, and mastered the alphabet in 2 weeks.
I was sure she was going to be far ahead of her peers by the time she hit Kindergarten. I imagined how much she would drive her teacher crazy because she already knew everything they were teaching.
So I started doing some research…
As a first-time mom with a budding “genius” on her hands, I immediately started researching how to solve this problem. I looked into charter schools, private schools, and just about everything I could find in my local area.
With most schools not testing for gifted students until around 3rd grade, I was totally unsatisfied with my options. Then I came across homeschooling…
It seemed like the perfect solution to allow my daughter to continue learning at her current pace. The more research I did, the more I also learned all the other benefits of homeschooling.
- Stronger family bonds.
- Being able to nurture a of love of learning.
- More time for deeper study into topics we’re interested in.
- Better social skills.
- More control of my children’s moral and character development.
I figured I had a few years to try this homeschooling thing out before we had to officially say “no” to public school, so I dove in.
And haven’t looked back since…
Although my daughter didn’t end up being quite the genius I thought she would be (she’s just regular smart lol), after 8 years, and 2 more kids later, I can easily say homeschooling is one of the best decisions I have ever made. It has delivered on everything I had hoped it would be and more.
A Touch of Homeschooling is meant to be a reference and a resource for anyone interested in homeschooling their own kids.
The first few years can be a little stressful when you’re figuring out curriculum, getting on a schedule, and just trying to hit your stride as a homeschool family. You might also feel insecure about your ability to even teach your children or dealing with family members who disapprove.
I want to offer some guidance, support, and resources so you can feel confident and empowered to teach your children at home.
About Candice McDaniel
Hey, my name is Candice McDaniel and I have been homeschooling since 2013. I have 3 kids ranging in ages from 11 to 4.
I have an Associate of Applied Science Degree in Early Childhood Studies and I ran a home daycare for 2 1/2 years.
We started homeschooling when my oldest daughter was in preschool and have continued as we added more kids to our family. I remember how overwhelming and stressful it was during the first few years of homeschooling when I was so busy trying to figure everything out.
I want to help other homeschooling parents feel more confident in teaching their children. By sharing the resources and information that I have learned, I hope it will help empower other parents as well.
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