Time and Attention

As kids reach preschool and kindergarten age, I often hear parents say that they feel they can’t “teach” them enough, particularly when there are other siblings at home, and sending kids to school seems the better option to provide their children with the challenge and stimulation they crave. While it’s true that some homeschooling days can be busy and unstructured, kids learn a considerable amount from the daily rhythm of the home and the formal and informal activities they are exposed to.

If you question whether you can provide enough of yourself to your kindergartener or pre-kindergartner to help him succeed, consider that the average kindergarten teacher in the U.S. today has 22 children in her class. Can she provide more time and attention to your child than you can?