Why should I home educate?
Some families make a carefully considered decision to home educate long before their child reaches “school age.” There may be religious or various other reasons for their choice, and ultimately they feel that in some way they can offer a more suitable education for their children at home.
It is also a natural choice for parents who have enjoyed participating in their child’s early learning and see no reason to give up this responsibility when the child reaches the age of five.
Some parents send their child into the school system, but later find that school does not work for their child. A school setting does not suit everyone.
Often children may find it hard to “fit in”; some children have special needs; some children face bullying and may become very anxious and distressed.
Children may find that school does not suit their particular way of learning, so parents who become unhappy with the education which is provided in schools may also decide to home educate. Many parents feel they are better able to cater for their child’s individual needs at home.