At the end of our rope with not only our finances but with the education our kids seemed to not be getting, we looked into homeschool and working from home. That’s when we found the John Commuta system and purchased it. The worksheets talked us through the system and helped us not only lower our monthly bills but eliminate them all together. The system also helped us analyze our finances in a different way.
When we began crunching the numbers we were astounded. That’s when we discovered that by the time we paid for gas to and from work, daycare for our newborn, and afterschool care for our older ones we were spending more than we both brought home. That is not adding school lunches, and field trips for three kids to that total. We pulled our children out of public school and began homeschooling almost three years ago. It actually saved us money!
The number of homeschooling families is on the rise and it’s no wonder. Parents want to provide the best for their children and give them the most opportunities in life. Statistics have shown that homeschoolers are accepted into college at a much higher rate than public school kids. What’s the difference you may ask? It’s simple; they have more self-discipline. Parents from every walk of life are starting to take a more active role in their children’s education and it is a wonderful thing.
The school that my teenage boys would have attended has had a student murder another student in the hallway between classes, and a teacher arrested for child pornography in the last two years. Do I have to ask myself if that is the environment I want my middle school boys exposed to? Before you feel like you can’t teach your child to remember, you know your son or daughter better than anyone else.
Our youngest child is very smart for her age and she started Kindergarten at the age of four. She is now reading between a first and second-grade level and will be starting first grade in a few weeks. If she were in public school she would have been held back until she was five and then been allowed to attend Kindergarten. This would mean that she could not advance at her own learning rate but would slow to match the class.
What is the point of allowing your toddler to gain as much knowledge as they can only for that thirst for knowledge to be squelched a few years later? Homeschooling is a challenge but there are so many benefits not only for your children but for yourself as well. There are lots of resources and even classes that you can place your child in if you are having a hard time teaching a certain subject. For us, there was no question what we needed and wanted to do.