Intro to homeschooling
Parents choose homeschooling their children for various reasons. Usually, because they believe they can give their child a better education than the local school can, parents integrate teachings on religion or there is some other reason that their child may not be able to attend school.
Homeschooling provides a more flexible schedule for kids, who benefit from the one-on-one attention. Kids get to learn at their own pace without dependence on the progress of a whole class. Homeschooling builds close family and community relationships, and creates better engagement, because kids have the opportunity to learn in unique ways that interest them. They also can experience more hands-on education at museums, libraries & community resources.
However, homeschooling does take a tremendous amount of parental time and energy. Some parents lack the formal training to teach, and kids lack social connection/the convenience of school facilities, such as gyms and science labs.
In this episode, we talk to Krystin Godfrey about the benefits and challenges of homeschooling.
Krystin is the owner and creator of Growing Up Godfrey — a family lifestyle blog. She is also a mom to 4 children that she homeschools. She says, “We are a homeschool family with 4 kiddos, one tween girl, two toddler boys, and a baby girl. So, you can usually find me in leggings under a sleeping babe, teaching pre-algebra, or playing monster trucks”. If that is not enough, Krystin also leads courses to teach others how to earn money from blogging. In her free time, you can find her road tripping with her family to Disney World, trying a new restaurant, or planning a trip.