One of the homeschooling advantages for our family is that we don't have to wake our children up at six or seven o'clock in the morning, get them ready and drive them to school. We can learn at home in our pajamas. Home education also gives us a lot more control over the influences that affect our children. We are able to tailor the education to suit the needs and interests of our children which is one of the most obvious homeschooling advantages.
Individual attention is a noticeable homeschooling advantage. For instance, if one of our children needs more time to learn Division or Fractions or Trigonometry, then we can reduce or adjust the time for the benefit of the child. Even if we have fixed hours of learning a subject in our weekly planner, it can always be adjusted to satisfy their needs. We have the advantage of assigning more time to a subject that seems harder for our children and less time for the subjects that they excel in.
Another one of the homeschooling advantages is that we can get involved in every step of their learning. The education of our children becomes an extended family pursuit. Our field trips and experiments can become fun-filled family activities. Our family can share games, chores and even projects together. We become closer as a family in the process because we make memories together. Our children are also free from any adverse peer pressure while making their own choices or decisions.
Competition is very limited in our home education. Of course, our children sometimes compete with each other but it's pretty normal with siblings. Our children do not need to prove their abilities and compare themselves with a lot of other children. This helps develop in themselves the self confidence that they need as they grow up and face the world.
Another one of the homeschooling advantages is the fact that homeschooling allows us as parents to take charge of the morals and values ingrained in our children. We have the freedom to integrate our faith and ideals into the child's education. This helps the child not to be confused because of the consistency of what is being taught and what we practice in our home.
These days, a lot of parents are
getting disappointed with the system of traditional schools. It seems
that the children are being driven into unnecessary work like too many
projects or homework that they become too stressed and develop anxiety
disorders with their school work. Some others feel that their children
are not driven enough that they become complacent because either way,
the teachers will let them pass their subjects even if they haven't
learned enough. Some other issues that are troubling is the fact that
discipline and moral values are deteriorating in the traditional school
system. These factors motivate parents to choose homeschooling for the
advantage of their children.
There are a lot more homeschooling advantages that I think that homeschooling is a great way to teach a child if at least one of the parents have the time, the ability and the interest to look after the education of the children. If you think about it, nobody else will be able to understand your children more than you as the parent who have known them since they came into this world.