A parent would always want the best for their child. From a child’s nutrition to their education, parents have the responsibility to provide them their every basic need. When it comes to education, parents usually want to send their children off to school where they could learn and make friends with students of their age.
But there are some instances that schools may not be the best for your child, especially if the school is too far away from your home, or your child has some special needs. If it is not feasible to make your child attend to school, a better alternative is to educate your child at home.
Though some people believe that homeschooling is a bad option because children may develop poor social relations, here are some of the reasons why educating your child at home isn’t a bad idea at all.
Though you routinely cook food for your children and send them to school, these may not be enough quality time they need from you. When was the last time you had a total blast with your kids?
Being too tired from house chores and work are no excuse to miss playing and bonding with them. If you are having difficulties on squeezing quality time for your children, here are 5 ways:
Better academic performance
We know for a fact that a teacher’s attention becomes divided when they are teaching a large group of students in school. However, if you opt to educate your child at home, they could have their teacher’s sole focus on them, resulting to better academic performance.
Based on a study, a homeschooled child generally performs better in standardized tests than children who attend public schools. That is because your child is able to receive customized instruction from his homeschool teacher with undivided focus.
Ability to choose a tailored curriculum
Since your child is in a homeschool setting, you have more freedom to choose which kind of curriculum is best for the learning needs of your child. Compared to schools, there is a limited choice on curriculums, or none at all because there is only one curriculum that they follow.
If your child excels in a particular subject but not in one, you could tailor the curriculum with your child’s homeschool teacher to focus on subjects where your child is good at and advance to higher grade levels. As for your child’s poor subjects, their homeschool teacher could teach your child for as long as your child wants until they completely understand the subject.
Less stressful learning environment
While attending to school looks more fun and livelier, schools could be a source of stress for your child. If you have gone to school, do you remember the old days when you have to listen to your teacher all day long? Then there were your noisy classmates, and you couldn’t concentrate studying at all.
But when your child is learning at home, they would feel more relaxed since they are in a familiar environment. They could also concentrate on their studies well because there are no rowdy students around. What’s more, your child may have the option not to study for eight straight hours since homeschooling often have flexible schedules.
Educating your child at home would help them develop a strong sense of independence, since they would be solving their own math equations, quizzes, exams and homework. Most often, when a child goes to school, students have the tendency to rely on other students when answering questions and homework which hinders them to think answers for themselves.
While your child is learning independently, they could apply these principles when they grow up and be a fast and great decision maker.
Either way, whether you opt to send your child to a school or homeschool them, what’s important is that your child gets educated because this would help them create a better future