Advantage #1—Freedom to
Instill Morals and Values
Advantage #2—Freedom to
Advantage #3—Freedom of
as a Family
It is no secret,
becoming the more and more popular choice for families seeking the best
education for their students. And the
advantages of homeschooling are so vast
that you could easily encounter ten different homeschooling families and hear
advantages of homeschooling.
As a result, it is difficult to define the main advantages of homeschooling
without missing key advantages or reasons that people choose to homeschool. In
fact, one could easily say that the advantages of homeschooling are only limited
by the imagination of each
When polled, however, homeschoolers agreed on several major advantages of
At the heart of all of these advantages is Freedom!
The freedom advantage encompasses many of the
advantages of homeschooling cited by homeschooling
• Freedom to instill values and morals that are consistent with the
religion of the family
• Freedom to define their own schedule
• Freedom to spend time as a family
• Freedom to pursue other interests
• Freedom to focus on necessary academics
• Freedom for real world socialization.
These freedoms and much more make homeschooling the
choice for families all around the world.
Advantages of homeschooling #1
Read on to learn about the four major freedom advantages
Freedom to instill values and morals
that are consistent
with the religion of the family.
homeschooling families cite this as the number one
reason they choose to
home school their children and therefore one of the
main advantages of homeschooling. In a world where
religious freedom is attacked from all sides, parents
are choosing to take back their rights and invest time
into the character and beliefs of their children.
These parents are raising their children in an
environment where their convictions drive the education.
Conviction leads to passion; it leads to direction; it
leads to a sense of purpose. As a result, parents who
homeschool out of conviction tend to be very successful
Think back to your favorite teacher. Was he an
individual who did not really care about what he was
teaching? Was she someone who lacked any kind of drive
or purpose? I would venture to say that your best
teacher was someone whose passion was evident. And when
passion drives you, you can implement that passion into
every subject, into every activity, into every aspect of
your homeschooling program.
This is a huge advantage for homeschooling families. Not
only do they have the opportunity to train their
children in the way they should go, but their passion
makes the program all the more dynamic. And this is a
major advantage in any school setting.
Advantages of homeschooling #2
socialization as one of the advantages of
homeschooling? Isn’t this the topic that causes the most
controversy for homeschoolers? Indeed, this is one of
the major concerns for new homeschoolers as well as
people on the outside.
But the fact is, homeschoolers have an advantage in the
area of socialization.
Why? It has long been recognized among college
admissions counselors that homeschoolers have the
advantage over their peers in the ability to converse
and interact with their professors and other personnel
with confidence and without intimidation. They also have the advantage of
working with fellow students of all ages because this
has been the way their schooling was structured every
day for years.
Rather than experiencing the controlled socialization of
a classroom, the secret exchanges between kids when the teacher isn’t
looking, and the limits of socializing only with
children their own age, homeschoolers socialize at
kinds of different levels.
Younger students have the advantage of learning from
older homeschoolers who they encounter through support
groups, field trips, homeschool “classes” and more. And
one of the advantages for older students is that they
develop a sense of responsibility and concern as role
models for younger students.
Homeschoolers also have the distinct advantage of
working with people of all ages, income levels, and
professions. Parents need only tap into the endless
opportunities to help their child develop their
character, their social skills, and their ability to
I hear comments all the time about how well
homeschoolers handle themselves with adults, with other
students and in difficult situations.
The time spent with their parents has given them the
advantage of seeing first hand how to solve real life
problems, how to balance their schedule, how to handle
tough situations, and how to find the time to get it all
Advantages of homeschooling #3
For some, the flexibility advantage means a schedule
that meets the demands of their situation; others view
the flexibility advantage as the ability to have
customized curriculum for the needs of their
children; and still others view the flexibility
advantage as the ability to allow their child to dig
deeper into a topic rather than simply move on the next
Many homeschooling families are families on the move.
Whether this is because of work demands or kids who are
involved in sports, acting, dance, etc., they need a
flexible schedule. One of the advantages of
homeschooling is that it allows a family to remain a
family while also meeting the demands of an active
Customized curriculum is a huge advantage to
homeschooling. Homeschoolers are not limited to
curriculum at a set grade level. Instead, they are able
to determine the exact level to meet their skills and
abilities and begin there. This means that some
homeschoolers will be working at a fifth grade level in
math, a sixth grade level in English, and still another
level for other subjects. This approach gives students
the advantage of mastering necessary concepts before
moving on and to progressing quickly in those subjects
where he or she is most successful.
It also has the advantage of opening the door for
further study in a topic of interest. If your student is
taking a literature course in school and is fascinated
by William Shakespeare, the teacher will not stop and
allow extra weeks for further study. Instead, the
passion ignited soon takes a back seat to the demands of
the class. Homeschooling families can take advantage of
those passions and allow students to dig deeper and
Advantages of homeschooling #4
This is one of the biggest advantages to homeschooling!
Where better to nurture relationships,
instill character, and strengthen bonds than the family?
Research indicates that students in families who eat at
last one meal together per day are more successful and
less likely to get into trouble. Imagine the impact that
you can have on your child’s future by increasing your
family time tenfold!
Will your child learn from peers and/or teachers who may
What character traits will they model as adults?
may not share the same values or
will he have the advantage of learning from you?
One of the advantages of homeschooling is that through
you, they will learn to respect elders; they will be
spared the down beating so prominent in schools today;
they will develop confidence in who they are; and they
will become adults.
Time with the family is so short—homeschooling
allows you to maximize that time and enjoy your
Homeschool Academies give you peace of mind.
The advantages of homeschooling are limitless! In fact,
the advantages you experience may be completely
different from the advantages listed here.
However, the advantage of instilling your own morals and
values, the advantage of socialization, the advantage of
flexibility, and the advantage of family time are all
advantages of homeschooling that center around freedom!
And that is one advantage that applies to everyone!
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