Homeschooling Could Be The Best Or Worst Way To Teach Your Kids
"The whole purpose of education is to turn mirrors into windows."
Having kids means you make decisions not just for yourself, but for them too, and that can be a tug of war game.
Should I feed them fries or broccoli? Should I allow them to play football or not? When is it okay for my child to start dating?
Different households might call for different questions and decisions made, but one thing all parents think about is education. There’s the debate between public or private school, and then there’s the rope between traditional schooling and homeschooling.
Many people have presumptions of homeschooling - thinking it causes kids to become anti-social, that it keeps them out of harm’s way, or that they won’t learn as much as they would at an institution.
There’s always two sides to a coin. Here are some potential benefits and drawbacks of homeschooling before deciding to homeschool your kids:
Determine the curriculum and their children's schooling schedule
Create strong bonds with their children
Adapt teaching methods that best suit their children
Create a flexible schedule not possible for children enrolled in public school
Shelter children from school violence, drugs, and other negative behaviors children in public schools frequently encounter
Parents have to:
Be around their children all day long. This can be difficult when children become restless and misbehave
Effectively handle the difficulties of moving at a slower pace than public school instruction
Spend large amounts of money on books and other learning materials
Spend time reviewing numerous curriculum programs up to their standards and best adjust to their children's learning needs
Spend more time finding playmates and friends for their children in similar circumstances
There are more pros and cons, but the most important thing is figuring out what works best for your family. Some kids do better with constant one-on-one sessions and special curriculums. Others might excel more than they ever could attending school.
Whether homeschooling is the smartest or worst decision, you can consider these points before deciding what to do. Just remember that "the whole purpose of education is to turn mirrors into windows."
SHARE with your friends and family who have thought about homeschooling! And what are your thoughts about homeschooling kids?