Homeschooling is a controversial topic. On one hand, it allows you to tailor your children’s education to their interests and strengths. On the other hand, it can be very time consuming and difficult for parents who are juggling work, family life and other responsibilities. So what does Homeschooling mean? Well, let’s break things down:
Your kids don’t have to go to a brick and mortar school.
The biggest advantage to homeschooling is that your kids don’t have to go to a brick and mortar school. They don’t have to spend time in a car, bus, or classroom with other children. Kids are different than adults; they need more one-on-one interaction than an adult would.
Homeschooling allows you to tailor the learning environment for each child because you can make it what they need most: whether it’s more hands-on learning experiences or a quiet place where they can concentrate on their lessons at home.
You can teach your kids what you want them to learn, how you want them to learn it.
This is the part of homeschooling that most people think about first. You can teach your kids what you want them to learn, how you want them to learn it, and at the pace you want them to learn it.
For instance, if your daughter has a knack for math but struggles with reading comprehension, it’s easy to adjust her learning plan so she spends more time working on math and less time struggling through books that aren’t “her thing.” Or say your son loves science but isn’t great at writing essays—he could take extra classes in biology or chemistry (or whatever his favorite subject is) and skip out on English class for a few months while still meeting graduation requirements.
Homeschooling is more personalized.
One of the biggest advantages of homeschooling is that it’s much more personalized than traditional schooling. When you’re teaching your child at home, you can tailor their education to fit their needs and interests. You won’t be limited by what is offered in school; instead, you can teach them subjects that aren’t on the curriculum or even teach them how YOU want them to learn a subject (which may be different from how the school teaches it).
You can focus on the child’s strengths without spending time on their weaknesses.
With homeschooling, you can focus on the child’s strengths without spending time on their weaknesses. If your child is strong in math and science but struggles with English, you can spend more time teaching them math and science while working with them on improving their writing skills. This will help your student become a better learner overall because they will have a clearer understanding of how to learn than if they were forced to try learning something that didn’t come easily to them. They’ll also learn how to be more independent by being responsible for their own education.
This also means that you don’t have any outside pressures telling what subjects need to be taught at certain ages or times during the year; instead, it’s up to you whether or not this is something worth incorporating into your curriculum plan! This freedom allows parents who are passionate about certain topics (such as those related religion) get excited about sharing these things with their kids — which leads us into our next point:
No school uniforms to deal with.
- No need to worry about what to wear.
- No need to worry about what others are wearing.
- You can wear whatever you want, whether it’s a pair of overalls or your favorite T-shirt and jeans. There are no school uniforms!
- The freedom of dressing however you please means that your child has the opportunity to express themselves through their clothing choices in an age-appropriate way—as well as pick out clothes that reflect their personal style and interests.
Your child has no commute time.
One of the major benefits of homeschooling is that you don’t have to get your child ready for school, drive them there and pick them up. This will give you more time to spend with them during the day.
One thing that I think a lot of people forget about homeschooled children is that they don’t have to go through any kind of commute time like public school students do. Public schools often have very long commutes and this takes away from family time (and even personal time). With homeschooling, parents can spend more time with their children before and after school because they’re not commuting anywhere—they’re already together!
There’s no homework for you!
The biggest advantage of homeschooling is that you don’t have to deal with all the paperwork. No more grading papers, no more helping your child with their homework and then having them say, “but the teacher said I had to do it.” You can spend the time you would have spent doing those things on something more fun!
You and your child can form closer bonds by doing school together.
When you teach your child, they may have questions that are beyond your knowledge. This can be a great way to learn something new and share it with them. For example, if they are learning about the solar system and want to know what is happening on Mars right now, you can use a website or app like SkySafari 5 Pro’s Curiosity landing site applet to find out for yourself!
This will not only help foster a sense of curiosity in your child, but also cultivate their love for science. You might even find that having this mutual experience helps build stronger bonds between you and your child as well!
You can set the schedule according to your family’s needs, instead of someone else’s schedule.
The biggest perk of homeschooling is that you can set the schedule according to your family’s needs, instead of someone else’s schedule. If your child has a full-time job, or wants to take some time off from school for whatever reason, you don’t have to worry about getting someone else in touch with their teachers for them. You’re free to make an individualized plan for each student and adjust it as necessary throughout the year.
There are both pros and cons involved in homeschooling your children
Homeschooling your children has both pros and cons. You can focus on the child’s strengths without spending time on their weaknesses. No school uniforms to deal with! Your child has no commute time! And you and your child can form closer bonds by doing school together.
- You can focus on your kids’ strengths instead of spending time helping them overcome weaknesses
- No school uniform expenses (if you live in a country that doesn’t require uniforms)
- The whole family will be together during the day, so there’s no worry about leaving kids alone at home while you’re at work
Homeschooling has its pros and cons. There are some things that are easier than they would be at a traditional school, but there are also things that might be more difficult. No matter what type of schooling you choose for your children, just make sure that it’s right for them!