Why It’s Important to Nourish a Child’s Education

Over 2.05 million students are now learning at home instead of in a classroom. The reasons why is a shocking 73% who say they are doing homeschool because they are dissatisfied with how public schools are being ran.

Most parents don’t think twice when August rolls around and it’s time for kids to go back to school. Many parents work during the day, and they have to pay for a babysitter during their work week. I’ve even seen it so bad that a single woman was completely broke after paying her bare minimum bills, the babysitter, and gas. That would definitely be the con in having your children attend public school. Another con would be that you have to worry about bullying. Watching the news every day you’ll see Elementary students shooting up schools and things like that are pretty scary. The biggest pro when it comes to having your child in a public school is the fact that a teacher, who spent many hours in school learning to teach children of that age spent the entire day with your little angels.

Well, what kind of profession will my child go into if they stay at home for school? Will it make them fat and lazy and then I’ll be stuck with a couch potatoes? Statistics say that 17.3% of the men go on to become an accountant or an engineer. 169% shockingly go on to become a professor, doctor, or a lawyer. Yet, according to the natural assessment of children’s education, only 13% of public school students are proficient in U.S. History. That’s odd, isn’t that where we live?

If you come home from work early and usually take a nap before going to get the kids off of the bus you can kiss that nap good-bye. If you work at home, like me, and you take the kids up to the bus stop and then come back home and take a nap, you can kiss those naps good-bye. One of my favorite pros about homeschooling is the fact there are no more early morning rushing around. Do you remember these,

“Come on guys, you’re going to be late. Get up!”

“Your breakfast is getting cold.”

What do you mean you can’t find half of your books? Where did you last have them?”

“You have a test today, and you went out this weekend to have fun, but didn’t stud?”

“You’re grounded”

“You’re grounded”

“Why didn’t you put your clothes that you wanted washed in the washer this weekend until waiting until Monday morning?”

Now, they can go into a quiet room in their pajamas and do their school work.

Have you ever had a student come home and tell you that their teacher is out to get them? That they are giving them bad grades for no reason? Well, guess what with you being the Learning Coach, you want your child to do the best that they’ve done, so you’re not going to let that happen.

Honestly, in my opinion, homeschool and virtual schools are the newest things that are going to take over. Pretty soon, there won’t be many public schools left, except for those parents who’s children are too young to stay home. You get to learn as well.

I don’t know about you, but the older I get, the more I feel like I’m becoming dumber. When I began helping my 3rd and 5th grader, I was amazed at how much I forgot. This makes me feel better, and when the kids talk to me about what they learned in school that day, instead of pretending like I understand, I can actually talk with them, and we have learning family time.

The last thing I wanted to mention is about projects. How many times have your child brought home a piece of cardboard and said, I have to do a project. “Well, what kind?” You ask them. They look at you with that blank look on their face like you should know this, and say… “I don’t know”. Well, if you read ahead a day or two in their lesson books, you’ll know what they are going to be doing, so there’s going to be no confusion what-so ever. Home schooling, and virtual school is definitely the way to go.

I recently found some really amazing facts that you’d never guess if you didn’t see the proof in front of you. Did you know that homeschoolers are affected by external factors.

Preventing Domestic Abuse – Important Information and Safety Tips

Domestic Abuse and Violence towards Woman & Children are at Unacceptable Levels.

Here are some current statistics found on the internet –

1) One woman is assaulted every two minutes

2) 4 out of 10 assaults take place in the victims home

3) Nearly 2 in 3 female victims of violence are related to or knew their attacker.

4) Anywhere from 1-3 million women have been battered each year by their intimate partner.

5) According to the U.S. Surgeon General, domestic violence is the leading cause of injury to women in the United States.

6) It is estimates that more than a million women each year have been stalked by an intimate partner in the United States.

7) Each day 4 women die as a result of abuse.

8) Each day 3 children die as a result of abuse.

9) In 2005, teenage women (ages 12-19) experience 1.5 million violent crimes; this figure includes 75,354 sexual assault and rapes

Domestic violence occurs to all types of women regardless of income, age, race, education, or belief system. Domestic violence is a major contributing factor to other problems including child abuse, neglect, drug & alcohol abuse, emotional problems, job-loss, homelessness, and attempted suicide. Nearly one-third of American women report being physically or sexually abused by a husband or boyfriend at some point in their lives.

Family violence costs the nation $ 24 billion annually in medical expenses, police and court costs, shelters and foster care, sick leave, absenteeism, and non-productivity. Indirect cost raise this to $84 billion. These statistics are grim reminders that domestic abuse and violence towards women and children is a real and dangerous problem for millions. We need to make every effort we can towards stopping the increasing violence and reversing the statistics.

The good news is there are people and agencies in almost every community that are helping women. People are helping each other battle this problem, one step at a time. There are many important steps we can take to help. Let’s list some of these:

1) If you or someone you know is a victim of domestic abuse, it’s important to act immediately. Get away from the abuse as soon as possible. Report the Abuse to your local agency or a woman’s support organization. Help is available.

2) Be aware of warning signs to prevent you or someone you know from becoming a victim. The seeds of violence are often planted long before physical abuse takes place. Remove yourself from a potential violent situation or seek help in doing so.

3) Learn Important Home & Personal Safety Tips to help keep you and your family safe.

4) Donate time, supplies, money and other resources to local organizations and shelters. They need your help.

5) Support Public Awareness and Education – Public awareness is essential in keeping these issues on national, state and local agendas. Violence prevention begins in our schools and our public agencies. Education is the key to opening the door to a healthy and productive dialogue about domestic violence.