Homeschooling is slowly being recognized here in the Philippines. A growing number of Filipino families now see the benefits and decide to take on the journey…just like we did.
So why did we decide to venture into homeschooling? Our reasons are fairly simple.
1. We want our kids to enjoy their childhood.
Childhood has become a race nowadays. It seems as if children should keep up with what society demands from them. We don’t want our children to fall into the trap of following what society dictates they should be doing.
We don’t want to rush, we want to take it slow. We want our children to run and play and sing and dance and just do nothing. We will just let them be. We want them to just be kids and enjoy the gift of childhood.
2. We like the freedom to choose what and when to teach our kids.
We like the freedom and flexibility homeschooling offers as this helps us customize learning to best suit our children’s interests and needs. We get to choose materials most suited to each of our kids learning styles and adjust lessons to match the child’s pace.
Don’t we all want our kids to develop a love for learning? We believe that the best way to achieve this is to let them learn what matters to them. Learning with meaning, learning what matters.
3. We want to nurture and develop healthy and closer relationships.
Homeschooling allows us the gift of time. The time to be present during their formative years. The time to share values and beliefs early on, guiding them in understanding right from wrong.
Time spent together learning and having fun is what we want our kids to remember when they grow old. We want them to look back and know that their parents were always present in their lives.
Homeschooling has many other benefits, this for us are the top reasons that made us eventually jump in and tread on this road less traveled.
How about you? What are your reasons?