It is estimated that more than 1 million children under the age of 18 receive their education at home. It is impossible to know the exact number of families who choose to keep their children at home instead of sending them to a traditional classroom. Part of the reason for this is that most states do not have the correct number of these children.
Families can choose homework for their children for many different reasons. Sometimes it's only temporary because of illness or cross-border transport. There are four reasons why children get home education with their families:
- They are deeply religious and want the children to receive education fundamentally. Many of these families use the Bible as the main text and use it to teach reading, math, sociology, health, geography and science. Older siblings can help teach the younger children. Parallel beliefs and values are maintained throughout the family. Parents of these children will ensure that no ideas outside the family are introduced to their children without their consent. Over the years, this group was the largest number of homeschoolers.
- The family can live in remote areas where schools are not accessible. There are several parts of the United States and Canada where this is the case. It could be a two-hour or longer trip to school and some families do not want their children to be on their way long, especially when the weather is bad. Many of these children do not go to school until they are in high school.
- Children who have survived a disastrous event, those who have a serious illness or a child who has experienced catastrophic events either at school or at home can be taken out of school for a long time and educated at home by family members. Some of these children return to school within a few months and others continue to stay at school until they reach more age.
- They believe that what they can offer to their children is better than any formal organization has. The children in these families can get professional music or dance lessons, sometimes travel around the world with their families or contact one of many private universities in North America that offer programs for young people. Many of these children continue to participate in universities successfully before they are eighteen years old.
Many states require you to register at home as a home school, but other states do not require such identification or registration. At one time, it was typical for one adult family member to maintain at least some kind of teaching permission, but it is now part of the past. Textbooks are easily accessible to those who want to use them in their homework. Resources, such as libraries, municipalities and universities, and reliable information about the internet can now teach children's home adventure rather than chores. While the education of children's home education can be enriched, many people are worried that the association of these children could have a negative impact. However, according to recent studies conducted by various statisticians, a local child can have more self-esteem, a highly developed set of social values and morals, and be more successful than children who attend a regular day school. Household children usually spend breakfast with universities and have lunch available for organized sports, music courses, dance or art and activities at the worship center.
How how and where to educate a child can be a decision with widespread consequences. Much of this decision is based on the needs and attitudes of the family, individual child, and educational system to which the family has access. By exploring all these factors, families can make informed choices that will be useful to all those involved.