Reason to Homeschool #10 – Destructiveness of Competition and Fake Goals

My 10th reason for homeschooling is due to the competitive nature of school. I don’t want my daughter competing for grades, competing for the teacher’s attention or competing for popularity. It all detracts from the process of learning, and creates end-goals that have nothing to do with learning.

Competition means that a person can succeed […]

Reason to Homeschool #9 – Fear of Failing

Another reason I homeschool is because I don’t want my daughter to have a fear of failing. In addition, I don’t want her to adopt a poor definition of the word “failing”. I want her to seek to take risks, learn to cope with uncertainty, and celebrate the learning that comes from mistakes.

In school, […]