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Importance Of Homeschooling For Kids

2019-03-01

More parents are now choosing to homeschool instead of sending their children to public or private schools. Learn more about the homeschooling movement and what's involved when parents educate their kids at home.

What is homeschooling?

Homeschooling is a progressive movement around the country and the world, in which parents choose to educate their children at home instead of sending them to a traditional public or private school. Families choose to homeschool for a variety of reasons, including dissatisfaction with the educational options available, different religious beliefs or educational philosophies, and the belief that children are not progressing within the traditional school structure.

Why homeschool?

After learning about what homeschooling is, a question which arises in every parents’ mind is why homeschooling? Some parents find it hard to digest the fact that homeschooling can be really beneficial for their children.

Here we have listed some of the reasons why some parents prefer homeschooling:

  • Can give child better education at home
  • Want to be aware of what the child is learning.
  • Religious reasons – allow to teach faith in depth
  • Poor learning environment at school
  • Family reasons
  • Home atmosphere is more relaxed, and schedule can be tailored to child’s needs
  • To develop character/morality
  • Object to what school teaches
  • School does not challenge child
  • Other problems with available schools
  • Student behaviour problems at school
  • Child has special needs/disability
  • Transportation/convenience
  • Child not old enough to enter school
  • Child could not get into desired school
  • Enable family to travel

We hope this list might help you in finding why homeschooling can be really beneficial for your child.

Benefits of homeschooling:

Homeschooling, though, in many cases, can reap rich rewards and can deliver many benefits in making kids smart.

Many studies have found that homeschooled children perform much better than other students who go to the regular schools in almost all the fields. One might get confused and wonder why homeschooling have this effect?

Let us consider some of the benefits of homeschooling:

  • It is one-on-one tutoring:

Homeschooling is basically a one-on-one tuition. All the focus is on one child and hence parents can easily find where the child is struggling with the studies. Whereas, in regular schools, we have a class of around 50-60 students. Teachers can’t really concentrate on one child. This is where the problem arises, a child who is a little dull can never come in the limelight in regular schools and the problem retains with the child.

  • Homeschool kids tend to think more independently:

It is found that kids in homeschool tend to think independently. It is found that kids in regular schools tend to come into peer pressure and they start moulding their thoughts according to the group. Whereas, a child who is in homeschool can express whatever he feels. This evolves a good thinking ability in children.

  • Homeschool eradicates boredom:

Since learning is specifically tailored to individuals, it makes them put consistent effort into learning.  Also, kids do not have to waste time on what they already mastered while other kids are catching up.

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