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When you want to homeschool but your husband disagrees to homeschool with you, it may create lots of arguments or uncomfortable situations. Have you experienced this? I have. It was very frustrating. At the same time, you might not be so confident to start homeschool. On the other hand, you don't have any support from both your husband and your relatives.
My husband is the most important supporter to start homeschool. I started homeschooling late because of waiting for him to agree on a ship with me to homeschool children. I did not care about my relatives and neighbors, but my husband support is the most important thing because I need to share the burden with him.
Your Husband Disagrees to Homeschool
Having your husband on board for homeschooling the children will make things a bit easier, but if you find your husband completely disagrees with homeschool and you truly desire to have this option as your form of education for your kids, then it's time to read this article. I'm going to discuss what you can do if your husband disagrees to homeschool.
Collect Factual Information
Now that you found out that your husband disagrees with homeschooling, it's time to gather up some factual information about homeschool. More and more families are opting to homeschool their kids so this should be an easy task. Find data that helps support why homeschooling will be a fabulous option for your kids and show this data to your husband in a way that will help open his mind to homeschooling your kids. Try to answer any questions he may have so that your husband doesn't feel like you refuse to accept his feelings, but rather that you want to open his mind to this idea.
Discuss Homeschool Options
There are many homeschool options available for families that opt to homeschool, If your husband doesn't want the kids educated by you, then share the other options. You can share the online homeschool options, online resources, and other moms that are available to homeschool with you and their kids. The options for homeschooling are endless with this becoming a widely accepted form of education for kids these days. Showing your husband all of his options will ensure that he is more aware of what homeschooling entails, rather than what he may have in his own mind of what homeschooling is.
Listen to Your Husband's Opinion
Your husband has just a right as you do to disagree or agree with homeschool. If you have found out that your husband disagrees with homeschool, then it's time to sit down and listen to what his opinion is about homeschool and why he's against this educational option for your kids. Hear your husband out on his feelings about this topic, and have an open-minded discussion about homeschooling. If your husband is up for it, have him listen to your side on the topic so that perhaps you both can meet at a middle ground on the topic.
Homeschooling is obviously a personal decision for every household. If your husband disagrees to homeschooling, then perhaps these tips on how to handle that will allow you both to find a way to compromise on this idea of homeschooling your kids in the most beneficial way.
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Adelien Tan is a mother of three awesome boys and a wife of a great husband. They are a home education family who live in Surabaya, Indonesia, where home education is still very rare. English is her foreign language, but She tries to use it in blogging.