The idea of homeschooling my son has crossed my mind more than a dozen times.
He joined a new swim club last month and some of the kids there are homeschooled. One mom was trying to convince me to homeschool RJ for a year. She said that her daughter’s curriculum is exactly the same with St. Paul, an all girl’s Catholic school here in Manila. She further said that if my son is homeschooled, just like with those enrolled in an online nursing degree, his study pace will depend on his capacity in understanding the lesson.
There are days when he gets bored in school because of the repetitive lessons that goes on for days. Traditional schools do this for the benefit of students who doesn’t understand the lessons right away.
I want him to have more time with other activities, like sports, arts and music, instead of just concentrating on academics. But there was always the question of socialization. He’s an only child, he only gets to play with his cousins during weekends. How will he make friends if he is homeschooled?
What about you? Do you homeschool your kids? Why or why not?