Saturday, February 17, 2007

Why We Homeschool

My husband and I chose, before we were married, to homeschool our then future children. It was a decision that did not come lightly, but we made it with the available facts that we had at the time. We knew that we could give our children a safer and probably better education than any of the schools in the city we lived in at the time.

There has been quite a bit of backlash towards us for our decision. People for some reason like to question my husband's mother about my ability to teach my own children. One woman even went so far as to ask if I was "smart" enough. (She also happened to be the wife of a school principle, no bias there).

I have finally decided to start making a running list of the reasons that we have chosen and still choose to homeschool. If you have any reasons that you have chosen to homeschool, just leave a comment. It may end up in a post!

So here is reason number one:

1. Our children are less likely to be sexually assaulted.

Here is the article that refreshed my memory. While it may not have been the first one we thought of, it is certainly one of the most important. I will periodically add more reasons as time goes on. This will probably end up being a very long list!