If I have to pick one thing that I learned from all the research I have been doing lately on children and education, I would have to say that educating your own kids should always remain your top priority. It doesn’t mean everyone should homeschool. Let’s face it, not everyone wants to, not everyone can afford to, and not everyone may believe it is the best choice for their family. But one thing we all should have in common is never relaxing about our children’s education even if they go to school. Schools can not teach kids everything they might be interested in, or everything that they may need to know based on your own family’s experience and values. That is why it is extremely important to be deeply involved in your child’s daily progress in learning about life and everything that comes with it.
So, don’t feel like your job is done just because your kids go to school, and they are their teachers’ responsibility now. Frankly speaking, the state of public education at the moment does not provide much to brag about, so those who want to and can afford to homeschool should definitely look into this option, and those who choose the schooling route for their families should try to spend more time with their kids not just on helping them with their homework, but also with other subjects, topics, ideas that you as parents find important to teach your kids about, or things your kids wish they had a chance to research further in their free time.
Be in charge of your kids’ education whenever you get a chance, and watch them learn to appreciate knowledge.