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Homeschoolers Are Healthier, Happier Than Public, Private School Students
A first-of-its-kind study conducted by the National Jewish Health (NJH) in Denver, Colo., reveals homeschoolers are happier, healthier and perform better academically and socially because they get more sleep.
For more than 20 years, researchers have studied the sleeping patterns of teenagers, especially high school students who wake up early for extra-curricular practices and then go to bed late after completing their homework.
Lisa Meltzer, a sleep psychologist and lead author of the NJH study, found students who are homeschooled sleep 90 minutes longer a night and wake up 18 minutes after traditional high schools have already started....
I don't think homeschoolers do better because they get more sleep, one should watch the video made by Nebraska Educational Television, and see there are quite a few reasons they will do better. NET: Home School Nebraska.
Jamesc wrote: 'For Academics' is the worst worldly reason.
What I meant to say was that academics should not be the primary reason for homeschooling for Christians. It should be Ephesians 6:4. It should be for discipleship because the smartest kid in the world will still end up in hell if he is not trusting in Jesus alone for his salvation.
I'm not surprised to hear this. I gather that Christian schools are pretty much pagan, as I see that kids who graduate from Christian schools are little different from kids raised in public schools. That's why when I have a wife and kids, I intend to have my kids homeschooled.
It's more than sleep. The secular humanists born and bred in the segregated public/private school model can't think outside the box. Could one obvious reason is the student is home with someone who loves them, teaching them at their own God-given pace? Less Peer pressure. No indoctrination that you are just an animal and it's survival of the fittest. We had our girls in public school for one year, then had them in a private Christian school. Ultimately went homeschool because most Christian schools are arminian, pluralistic ('RCC is Christian') and my newfound theology (Reformed) clashed with their ask Jesus in your heart nonsense. Not to mention the private school did not have a belief litmus test for parents and I saw same issues in public school. Even Homeschool has issues. Not everyone does it for the same reason. 'For Academics' is the worst worldly reason. Of my soapbox...