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Consider Home Schooling

December 10, 2016 • Joel Dixon

homeschooling-not-a-fundamental-right-according-to-holderAll children are required to go to some sort of school these days. It doesn’t matter whether it’s public, private, or even a boarding school, children should go to where they can best get an education. But what if home is where their best education comes from? Have you considered home school as an option for your family? Many parents seem to think they don’t have what it takes to be around their child all day or provide them with the social skills they need. These are misconceptions that are pretty common when people discuss home schools. Truthfully, there are a lot of reasons that families choose to home school.

One reason a lot of families choose to home school is because it gives them a lot more family time. They are able to spend more time with their children in place of sending them to school during their prime hours of the day. Also, when home schooling, the parents get to choose what they want to teach instead of having to follow a set curriculum. Another huge advantage is that the children aren’t generally given busy work or have to do work at home after spending hours at school. The parents are able to study things that interest the family or individual children when home schooling, giving them the ability to customize and help each child learn better. The children are able to learn at a pace they are comfortable with and within their own developmental abilities and not stress over testing or grades. This will often help children learn to work for their own reasons instead of for the grade.

There are a lot of benefits socially in home schooling. For one, there is a lot less peer pressure for the child to deal with because there are fewer children around your child. Home schooled children can interact with people they choose instead of being stuck in a classroom of children their same age. Studies have shown that home schooled children actually have better social skills that those that attend public school because they learn to communicate well with people of all ages and backgrounds.

As you can see, there are many benefits to consider with home schooling. It is a great option to consider if you have the time and resources to do it.

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