When someone asks me why I so badly want to home school my children and if I actually think it's the best thing for them I simply tell them to read this!
So much time is wasted on schooling my children and I would much rather spend the time with them myself as well as the many other reasons I have , time is the most biggest issue for us.
Yes some of my children have benefited from the school system but others have struggled to get that learning they so desperately needed and not only have their simple learning, reading and writing skills suffered due to lack of time they've received from their educator but they have suffered bullying due to it also.
They've been placed into a role now where they care what other children think, they're put into separate groups of popular and not, smart and not so and judged by their look and what they own in life rather than the person they actually are inside.
They can no longer be individuals or themselves and I found that my children were becoming separated between themselves and no longer getting along as siblings should be.
Their behaviour escalated to a level where we were constantly arguing over doing the simplest of things and they were turning into disrespectful and spoilt children.
We received letters or phone calls from school telling us they were not keeping up to their standards or their behaviour had been out of their policy and not only punished them to standards we would not dream of doing at home but also invaded their privacy which we felt too much especially when teachers were going through their personal social media sites and private messages and pictures then because they seen something they didn't agree with on there they then they went as far as telling me ''we can do what we want while they're in our school and will put them into an isolation room for a day''.
For such small children and young adults they seemed to boot camp my children and act like they were the parents not us.
During the week they would hate getting up in the morning and come home moody and tired from the rush of working or stress of tests. I know this is all part of the process of them learning to prepare for when they leave home and go to work but is it really necessary at even at a young age that they would be kept in from their breaks at ages 6-7 yrs old because they had not completed their homework or work in class?
They would argue all the way to school then all the way home and deny any homework they were given.
At bedtime they would play up , stay up and wake up again in the same state each day.
We were hearing of teachers dictating to our children about us and what we were telling them and although we were communicating with them , if ever we called with a concern or query, we were ignored until they could be bothered to contact us weeks later although soon as they had a problem we were first to hear of it the same day.
There were days when they loved school but those days were the ones where they got to work hands on, go swimming , trips and do major things that were not in their curriculum, basically things we could be doing together as a family.
This past week I've already seen a vast improvement. I know its early days but not only have the children loved to learn at their own levels but they actually want to learn and are getting along with each other so much better. They're having fun and they're doing it without being pressured or stressed into doing it .
If you still don't think my children are benefiting from school education then take a look a this link written from monkeymum29.wordpress.com where it breaks down how much time your children are actually getting with learning. I understand most parents need the schools to help their children with learning , they like them to have that social aspect or even time in a system where they think they are safe whilst they go to work or even have some peace and quiet but this is what works for us and these are my reasons why I appreciate that I can home educate them myself .