Unlike the Loch Ness monster, some myths can be unraveled. Homeschooling is one of them. It doesn’t have to be a mystery.
To take some of the mystery away, I wanted to shed some light on some common homeschool myths. And if you’re interested in reading more, you might want to check out our free Welcome to Homeschooling Guide. Whether you’re just starting out or you’re a seasoned veteran, it addresses many common misconceptions and includes some great resources that might help you on your journey.
Myth 1: I need to have all my curriculum choices nailed down, first.
Truth: Parents are often tempted to purchase too much too soon. It’s usually better to research the different options that are available, and figure out which products are going to be the best match for your child based on areas of strength and learning styles.
Myth 2: Any kind of homeschooling approach will work for my child.
Truth: You’re homeschooling for a reason, so the events leading you to that decision should also influence the method you choose. When deciding, consider your child’s learning style and choose an approach that best suits it.
Myth 3: Once I start homeschooling, I have to do it forever.
Truth: Homeschooling can be a temporary or permanent decision, based on each family’s needs. You don’t have to homeschool until your child graduates. It’s important to remember that children change and grow. And while homeschooling may be perfect now, your child could benefit from going back to school later. It’s up to each family to decide.
Don’t be discouraged by myths. Think of homeschooling as another wonderful opportunity to have fun and get to know your children. Take advantage of the experience by making it an epic one for you and your family. You’ll be surprised by the success you can create for your children if you just take it step by step. And if you need help during your new journey, Time4Learning offers tools, information and an online curriculum that can be used with an array of learning types and homeschooling methods. Get all the information you need about about our curriculum here.