With the decline in the educational system and the decline in the quality and the quantity of teachers that truly care about the students that they teach, more parents are looking for alternatives to the public school system. One option is moving their children to private schools, or charter schools. However the private schools and some charter schools charge tuition that many parents cannot afford. Another schooling option would be to teach their children from home, or homeschooling. Here are a few reasons that a parent would want to consider this option.
Homeschooling gives the parent the authority to control the child’s learning. With the control in the hands of the parents, a homeschooled child learns at a pace that is conducive to their learning style. Not every school can adapt its curriculum to the learning style of the child. Homeschooling gives the parent an opportunity to tailor a curriculum around their child’s style of learning, and that can give a child an advantage.
Parents might also want to consider homeschooling when schools are overpopulated. With the shortage of teachers, and resources, it is very possible to see a classroom with up to and sometimes more than thirty students, and only one teacher. This is the extreme in most cases, however even just a few more children in a room that is already filled to capacity is a strain on the children and the teacher. Homeschooling gives the child an advantage because there is one on one interaction with the “teacher”. A homeschooled child has the ability to ask for help and not get overlooked. Homeschooled children also have the ability to move quickly and not have to wait for the rest of the students in the classroom to catch up to them.
There are a lot of parents that have turned to homeschooling because of bullies. Bullying has been around as long as people can remember. However, as the years have progressed, bullying has gotten worse. Parents have pulled their children out of public and private schools to homeschool their children to keep them safe. Homeschooling can greatly reduce the amount of bullying that a child experiences.
There are countless reasons for homeschooling a child. Parents must assess their child’s and their own situations, then determine whether homeschooling is for their family. Homeschooling is a very rewarding and challenging undertaking for the entire family. Homeschooled children reap the benefits even if it is only for a short amount of time.