A Taylor Fam

Why WE Chose to Homeschool

(Prov 22:6 KJV) Train up a child in the way he should go: and when he is old, he will not depart from it.

" We're not trying to do "School at Home." We're trying to do homeschool. These are two entirely different propositions. We're not trying to replicate the time, style or content of the classroom. Rather we're trying to cultivate a lifestyle of learning in which learning takes place from morning until bedtime 7 days each week. The "formal" portion of each teaching day is just the tip of the iceberg. "
--Steve and Jane Lambert

"Architect Frank Lloyd Wright told how a lecture he received at the age of nine helped set his philosophy of life: An uncle, a stolid no-nonsense type, had taken him for a long walk across a snow-covered field. At the far side, his uncle told him to look back at their two sets of tracks.
"See, my boy," he said, "how your foot prints go aimlessly back and forth from those trees, to the cattle back to the fence and then over there where you where throwing sticks? But notice how MY path comes straight across, directly to my goal. You should never forget this lesson!"
"And I never did," Wright said, grinning. "I determined right then not to miss most things in life, as my uncle had."

" To confuse compulsory schooling with equal educational opportunity is like confusing organized religion with spirituality. One does not necessarily lead to the other. Schooling confuses teaching with learning, grade advancement with education, a diploma with competence, and fluency with the ability to say something new. "
-- Wendy Priesnitz

Our Homeschool Curriculum - Every Changing!

Ambleside Online - Literature
Practical Arithmetic - Math
Rod and Staff - Reading/Bible/English/Spelling/Music
A Child's Geography: Explore His World - Science/History (for now)
Explode the Code - Phonics/Reading

Why Homeschool?

1) Academic Results

One of the reasons parents are hesitant to adopt homeschooling is because they are afraid their child’s academic results will suffer. However, studies have shown that children who are homeschooling have the same, if not better, academic results than those going to traditional schools.

You could also say some of the world’s most famous people were homeschooled. Examples include Benjamin Franklin, Florence Nightingale, Winston Churchill and Thomas Edison. Their achievements do not compare less than those who went to school.

Home Schooling allows the parent to cater the study schedule according to the needs of the child. In school, since a teacher has to teach 40 to 50 students at a time, it is quite impossible to cater a specific teaching schedule for each child.

2) Social Reasons

Another important reason why you should homeschool your child is because traditional schools do not deal with this aspect of education - Teaching your child to be comfortable dealing with people.

By introducing your child to church and other volunteering programs to help others, it educates the child’s moral values (which are just as important as academic results.)

Homeschooling also shields the child from bad habits due to peer influence. Examples are smoking, alcoholism, gambling, sex, drugs and violence etc.

3) Family Bonding

Since homeschooling allows more time between the child and parents, the family relationship is strengthened and there is more family bonding. The child's self-confidence and self-esteem improves. Studies have also shown that homeschooled children value family ties and kinship more.

4) Religious Reasons

Schools have always kept away from religious issues due to its sensitive nature in our country. The schools typically have a neutral stand regarding religion and spirituality. Therefore, most schools do not have any kind of religious education.

Homeschooling does not have that limitation. Parents can pass on their religious values to their children. This has a great impact on the spiritual development of the child.


The main comment we hear about is socialization. How can your homeschooled child be SOCIALIZED? Well, its really not that difficult. And here is a nice article about it, and data which supports that homeschooled children are BETTER socialized than those who attend public schools.