Several Advantages of Homeschooling A Child

Several Advantages of  Homeschooling A Child

Homeschooling means teaching children at home instead of sending them to school. School means an institution dedicated to teaching and learning.

First and foremost, homeschooling a child would suggest that parents doing so would be exceptionally intelligent or would be employing someone to do so. 

Homeschooling has several advantages, the most important being a personalized curriculum to suit the child's intelligence quotient. In a room full of kids ranging from fast learners to slow learners, a child can find it difficult to find his balance which is what homeschooling provides: balance.

In homeschooled children, the learning pace and level of assimilation are catered for. It also encourages curiosity in a child as the teacher would be most likely more dedicated to the child.

It also helps encourage spontaneity in children who are being homeschooled as they have more flexible hours as opposed to the children who go through fixed hours and schedules in a more traditional school setting.

More often than not, most homeschooled children have challenged kids who have one trouble or another with their health. Children with sickle cell anemia for example will be too weak to take on the pressure of schooling. Homeschooling, therefore, provides an alternative way to make sure said child gets the best of healthcare and education.

It's also worth noting that children who are homeschooled generally have good relationships with their parents. This combats the notable chasm between parents and children that only widens as children grow older and find their own people. Teenage angst can be avoided if children are homeschooled.

However, homeschooling also has its own disadvantages. The most important is socialization. Transitioning into society after several years of homeschooling for a child will probably be difficult as said child doesn't have experience interacting at a young age with his own peers. 

Homeschooled children will also have issues with basic human etiquette that might not be included in their curriculum. Homeschooled children follow rules to the tee and won't know when and when not to do or say some things in public.

Homeschooling when done by biological parents will require significant time commitment from parents. This might make juggling other schedules hard for the parents. Since the parents made the commitment though, it might not be too hard on them.

Homeschooling, when done by hired tutors is also more expensive compared to enrolling them in schools as tutors will only be focused on the child.

Also, homeschooled children are only limited to their studies. They rarely have access to extracurricular activities like sports and school bands. Often, children who go to traditional schools discover their hidden talent thanks to extracurricular activities prepared by school management.

Homeschooled kids also won't get access to the experimental aspect of their studies like laboratory aspects of science courses will be shunned.

 This would then lead to significant gaps in expertise or resources compared to traditional school settings. 

Homeschooled children will also have more problems making friends or being involved in teamwork as they were raised independently.

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