Education is the first step in a child’s future development. However, because each child develops differently, conventional schooling education might not be the perfect fit-all solution. A newer and more approachable method called homeschooling has risen in popularity in the recent years, touting to give students the same level of education and social development a child can receive at a conventional school even if they stay mostly at home.
However, since there is no one-size-fits-all education method for all children, it is important that you consider carefully whether homeschooling is the right method for your children. Here are some cases where your children might respond more positively to homeschooling than conventional schooling.
Let’s face it, not all schools are great. Despite the continuous support by teachers and the staff, some schools still retain a toxic and negative school environment, which can seriously inhibit a child’s development. Bullying is always among the top concerns for any parent, and what makes it worse is that bullying incidents often go unnoticed either because the child is too scared or because the teachers are inactive.
Other than physical bullying, cyberbullying has become increasingly more common as well, making it even harder for a bullied child to develop. If your child is severely bullied and the teachers cannot offer meaningful assistance, then homeschooling might be a better option, as it effectively isolates them from bullies and eliminates their fear of bullying, thus allowing them to focus more on their studies.
It should not come as a surprise that not all schools are equal. Some schools can offer your children a top-notch education with certified and dedicated staff. Some, however, due to lack of state budget or other factors, cannot provide the same level of education. If your children cannot get to the top-tier schools in the region, then perhaps homeschooling might be a good choice.
Homeschooling allows you to tailor your kids’ education to their needs, and it also lets you supervise their own progress. When your child has finished their home school education, they will be just as ready for college as their peers, provided that the program is well-crafted.
Some children are, unfortunately, affected by learning disabilities such as dyslexia. Even though state-running schools and some private institutions have already implemented support programs for these children, their effectiveness is still blurry at best. If you have expertise in caring and developing for learning-disabled children, perhaps a homeschooling program would yield a much better result than a state-run one.
The change from conventional schooling and homeschooling is a huge one, and there will be much to prepare. Even if you have made up your mind, it would be better to talk and listen to your children first in order to let them have a say in the matter, as well as to acclimate them to a new learning environment should they decide to take on homeschooling.
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