Homeschool Doesn’t Work? How I Tried Homeschooling My Kids and Why It Fails

How I Started Homeschooling

The first time I attempted homeschooling was about six years ago.

I live in South Korea, which is where I began my journey. Before then, I had sent all my children to public school here and watched them thrive, but when we moved back to the States and discovered how different their new schools were, we decided homeschool was the best fit for us.

We homeschool year-round and our schedule is M-F 8am-3pm. Our homeschooling follows a structured curriculum that includes reading and writing across all subjects, math problems five days a week (mixed with hands on learning), art exploration on Wednesdays and Fridays, PE twice a week on Tuesdays and Thursdays as well as additional free play every day of the week, music lessons that occur once a day for 30 minutes (this can be anything from singing songs together to playing instruments), science experiments or nature walks three times a week on Mondays, Tuesdays and Fridays (depending on weather), games to develop social skills three times a week on Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays.

Why Homeschooling Fails

Why Homeschooling Fails

Homeschooling can be an awesome idea. It saves money, it allows you to teach your kids specifically what you want them to learn, and it lets you spend more time with your kids. These are all benefits that can’t be ignored. Unfortunately, there is a reason homeschooling doesn’t work very well for the majority of people who try it: homeschooled children typically want to go back to school. Kids don’t want to stay home all day—they miss their friends, they need structure and routine, and they’re bored being stuck in the house all day long. Parents aren’t able to teach their kids either; parents don’t have enough time or energy or patience for this job.

What I Tried Next and What Succeeded: The Perfect Homeschooling Method (for Me)

There’s no right or wrong answer when it comes to homeschooling methods. What works for one family might not work for another, and even the same family can change what works over time. What I’ve described here is a brief outline of how I’ve chosen to homeschool my kids, but you should see if anything here strikes your fancy. Homeschooling is such a new method of education that there are no rules as to how it must be done—it’s all about finding what works for you and your children.

Happy homeschooling!

It is important to share how you tried homeschooling with others.

It is important to share how you tried homeschooling with others. Whether or not you are really into homeschooling, sharing your experiences in a way that others can learn from you is crucial.

It’s also important not to be critical of others who have had different experiences. Although they may be totally different, they likely won’t work for you. You will find, though, that sharing your own personal story and experiences with others through blogs is an excellent method of learning how to do things differently in the future.

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