If you are interested in Pagan homeschooling, you are not alone, and it is important to know why so many other families embrace it. Here are the three most common reasons Pagan parents choose to homeschool their children.
Pagan Homeschooling Philosophy
Nature-based education is a contemporary educational philosophy that has gained popularity in recent years. The theory behind it is that children learn best when nature surrounds them, and that nature provides abundance of learning opportunities. Many Pagan families see homeschooling as a way to provide their children with a natural, harmonious environment in which they can thrive. This type of education allows parents to provide an individualized curriculum based on their child’s needs and interests, but also allows them to focus more on what makes each child special, without having to follow rigid standards.
Creativity is a key part of a well-rounded education. When we teach creativity, we teach children to be flexible thinkers who can problem solve and think outside the box. In the United States, math and reading scores have declined, while creativity scores have remained steady. More schools do not teach creativity, but homeschoolers can teach it without sacrificing other subjects. Creative kids also tend to do better with attention spans and cognitive development.
Intuition is the knowledge that comes from within. It does not come from outside sources, but rather from your innermost self. We all have intuition, and it is a skill that can be nurtured to help us make better choices in life. If you are stuck, try to calm your mind and listen to a sense of what to do next. You might also want to journal about your situation before coming up with an idea of what to do next.
These days, we live in a culture where people rarely take time to reflect and enjoy nature. However, returning to our natural habitat releases serotonin in our brains, making us feel happier. And who doesn’t need more happiness?
Advantages of Pagan Homeschooling over Traditional Public School
Homeschooling is a great way to give your child the best possible education. It’s also a great way to give yourself some much-needed time off from work or other commitments. But what about religious and spiritual reasons? When it comes to Paganism, there are many reasons why homeschooling can be beneficial. Public schools largely focus on Christianity and the Holy Bible, while neglecting other faiths. This means that if you have a child who has grown up as a Christian but has come into their Pagan faith, they will feel outcast at school, where the teachings focus on Christianity as normal and expected. What’s more, when you homeschool children, you can teach them about different religions without excluding any particular faith, which would make them feel excluded.
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Pagans value creativity, individuality, and free expression. Many have been attracted to homeschooling to provide their children with Pagan-consistent educational opportunities. In a survey of Pagan parents, we found that these families prefer homeschooling over traditional schooling.