Why Homeschooling Is Better Than School
What is homeschool?
I'm sure most people are somewhat familiar with the idea of home-school, however if you are not sure what it is or have never heard of it then allow me to explain. Home-school is an alternative option to traditional school so instead of sending your child to a school you can educate them at home. You plan lessons, trips and activities for you and your child/ren. Your child doesn't just have to be studying at home all the time, you can even enroll them into a tuition centre which they might attend say an hour a week to help with their studies. Now let's get into why this is a great option:
Do what they love
In schools lessons are pre-planned and all children are expected to participate in all kinds of activities whether they are interested in them or not. Due to the rigid structure of school learning children are not necessarily encouraged to explore subjects and paths that they are interested in. For example if your child enjoys learning about a particular event in history then you along with your child can spend the whole day researching that- this will certainly not be the case at school where a child simply cannot spend their time learning and discovering what they love.
Homeschooling allows the child to be in control of what they learn this in turn will make them love learning more so they will be inclined to do the work, also by learning and discovering the subject in depth will ensure high quality knowledge of the topic.
Avoid negative experiences that children do in school
I have been a victim of bullying as I am sure many others have been whilst our time in school. To avoid being a victim of bullying, which can lead to so many severe consequences in future life: depression, self harm, hatred, low self-esteem and many more, homeschooling offers protection from all the negative experience and outcomes.
By providing children a safe space which is lacking in many schools around the country you can give your child the positivity and strength to be who they want with no negative consequences.
Also, some people might be worried about the social aspect that they believe might be lost through not attending school. However, I believe a child can attain better social skills by not attending school. For example there are lots of homeschool groups that your child can attend and if in your community there are other homeschooled children then you can arrange meetups. Other ways children can social better through homeschooling is next.
Attain better social skills
Through homeschooling your child can attain more useful interpersonal and social skills. Ways this can be done are to attend extra curricular activities for example once a week your child might attend swimming lessons, karate club, gymnastics or any other activity they are interested in. Through these clubs they will meet and interact with other children.
Another way might be through attending a tuition centre which encourages interaction with others. I knew of a tution centre in my hometown where you could send your child to work on a particular skill e.g. confidence. They would then encourage your child to interact with other children and tutors. They also gave 15 minutes for children to play with others. So you could perhaps find something similar because I think that is a great way for children to build confidence and social skills.
I breifly mentioned this earlier but play dates are also an incredible idea. Getting together with your friends and their children is another fantastic way to allow your child to interact and buils relationship with others.
High quality learning
Often times some children can get left behind in a class through really no fault of their own. It can be hard for a teacher to get round to every child and help everyone be at the same level. Due to rigid structures they might have to on to the next topic even when a child may not have fully grasped the topic. Through homeschooling you can work with your child to take as much as necessary to go over a topic till s/he fully comprehends the area. This focus on understanding is what is lacked in the classroom so children are memorising what to write not nece understanding what it is they’re writing. Homeschooling allows for the in depth understanding.
Excel at non academic subjects
Attending school takes a long chunk out of a child’s day leaving very little time to experience and try other things. Homeschooling allows the flexibility to incorporate extra curricular activities within the day. I know many homeshcooled children who attend extra curricular activities pretty much every day. They can do this because they have the time and energy. School does not suck it all out of these kids.
Having the time in the day will allow your child to spend more time on and practice the extra curricular activities that they want to master thus allowing them to excel at it.
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