What is homeschooling and how do I get started

What Is Homeschooling?

You may be wondering what is homeschooling. Homeschooling is when parents choose to teach their children at home themselves, instead of sending them to school. Homeschooling is a growing global trend as more and more parents are choosing to homeschool their children each year.

In the USA alone, there are over 2.5 million children currently being homeschooled. While in India, an estimated 1 million children are homeschooled.

Is homeschooling legal?

This depends on the country you live in. Research the answer on your local government’s education website. Homeschooling is legal in many countries including USA, Canada, South Africa, UK and Malaysia. However, it is prohibited in some countries which include Greenland, UAE and Turkey.

Check your local department of education website for more details.

Why do parents choose to homeschool?

There are many reasons why parents choose to homeschool. In my book, Homeschooling 101, I explain in details 10 reasons why people are opting for homeschool. Here are some of the reasons why we homeschool:

  1. To avoid toxic school environments
  2. To play a bigger role in the children’s education
  3. Lack of satisfaction with school system
  4. So they can focus on subjects which are more relevant to the 21st century
  5. Religious reasons
  6. So parents can spend more time with their children

How do I start homeschooling?

What Is Homeschooling

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In our comprehensive online course, we teach you step by step how to start homeschooling. There are 15 key steps to begin homeschooling smoothly. At Islamic Self Help, we have put together a free checklist to help you get started.

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Posted by Ismail Kamdar

Ismail Kamdar is the Founder of Islamic Self Help, author of over a dozen books, faculty manager of IOU, and a freelance writer.

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