Homeschooling has caused many a heated debate, but the process is racked with more pros than cons. While homeschooling is not for everyone, you should consider trying it for your children. Here are 4 of the biggest benefits for homeschooling your kids, for parents that are interested.
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You Can Teach Them Life Skills for Real Situations
Life skills include all of the things that have been taken out of public school, like Home Economics and Finances. Sure, there are electives that could occasionally teach them a life skill, but most of high school is spent learning other things, such as social studies and literature. Both excellent subjects, but not much for real-life situations and scenarios that require adult decisions.
You Can Create and Incorporate Your Own Lesson Plan
You can create your own lesson plan of both life skills and general school topics. And your school days could begin anytime, while still hitting the required number of hours with each topic. Kids learn more at their own pace, and homeschooling allows you to set that pace with ease. Want your children to learn about music appreciation? Invest in a music theory workbook. The same goes for any other topic, and they have a say in what they learn.
You Can Separate Being Social with Being Studious
Children in school often become distracted with the drama of their friends’ lives and goings on. Homeschooling allows you to separate social events from study times. Instead of relying on school for friends and such, your kids could enlist in extracurricular activities, such as sports and volunteer work, around the community. This gives them opportunities to get their energies out while making new friends and forming bonds outside of home.
You Can Instill Independence and Encourage Creative Uniqueness
In public schools, children are often taught to conform as civilized members of a working society. Which is all fine and good in some cases, like careers in the future. But your child was born as an individual and should remain so. Homeschooling lets you instill independence in your kiddo, while encouraging their hobbies, interests, and creative uniqueness. They can be well-mannered and respectful as adults, while still conveying their unique personality.
Homeschooling is often a cause for controversy because people think children need a certain structure that only a professional teacher can give them. When, in fact, that is simply not the case. Your child can still grow up to be an intelligent, independent, and fantastic adult by spending their days with their noses in textbooks from the comforts of home. The setting doesn’t matter so much as long as your children are learning.