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Saturday, January 2, 2016

5 Reasons Why Homeschooling is Good for Your Child


Even before my daughter Bella started going to school, I had always considered home schooling as an option because there were things I was afraid of. First, I didn't want to leave her alone in school because I am afraid that something not good might happen while I am away. Second, I am alarmed by the many different violence that occur even in schools. Thirds, I wanted to see her learn so I can determine which aspects she needs improvement. But we did send her to school now because I honestly didn't know how homeschooling works in our country.

As I research more about homeschooling, it really does sound good to me especially because of my worries. Although I can see that my daughter is enjoying school, I can also feel that she will be more relaxed when learning in the house like what most kids who study in their homes experience.

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There are many benefits as well as advantages of homeschooling which could be the reason why many parents prefer it than sending their kids to school. Here are some reasons why homeschooling can be good for your child:

1. Freedom.

This is the number one reason why some parents prefer to home school. There is a lot of freedom. The child can choose when and what to study. It can also be based on her interest, ability and maturity level. Even the parents can enjoy this freedom too without the need to wake up so early to get a child to school or to manage their time depending on the school calendar. The family can even take vacations anytime they want.

2. Closer family ties.

Of course, your kids will always be close to you because they are always home and you are always there to watch over them. You will not feel that your kids are starting to be cold because they always want to spend time outside with friends. You can also spend more time together as well.

3. Provides a safe environment.

You will also feel at ease that your kids will not be exposed to bullies, teasing, peer pressure, bad influence and even violence. You are there to guide them all the way.

4. Education is tailored based on kid's needs.

In school, they follow a certain curriculum and teach according to that no matter what is the level of the children because they are taught as a group. But in homeschooling, the kid's strength, weaknesses, learning styles and interests are being assessed and customized to maximize such. With this, the kids are motivated to learn. Homeschooling is more about getting knowledge and not merely about acquiring good grades. Also, what is covered in a classroom for a week can be covered for a few hours in homeschooling since it isn't "task learning."

5. Kids are well-rested.

There is no pressure. Your kids can rest and sleep when they want. Sometimes, the effect of waking up early to go to school is devastating to kids especially if they are not morning persons. After school, they would need to study and do some homework during the night. This will make them feel tired and exhausted. There will be no busy schedules too.

Kids who are homeschooled actually excel and can even perform better than those who go to school because they get one-on-one tutoring and they are taught with love. According to a research by the National Home Education Research Institute, kids who receive home education "typically score 15 to 30 percentile points above public-school students on standardized academic achievement tests" and "score above average on achievement tests regardless of their parents’ level of formal education or their family’s household income."

It also added that the "home-educated students typically score above average on the SAT and ACT tests that colleges consider for admissions and they are "increasingly being actively recruited by colleges."

This means that kids will never be "behind" by homeschooling. As a matter of fact, they are even "ahead" than those in schools since it isn't just their knowledge that is being developed but even their character as well.

homeschooling

I found out that there are many companies and even websites where we can get resources and guides to home school our kids just like www.futureschool.com. This way, kids can just learn at home depending on when they want it. It would indeed be nice to do that to my daughter! This way, I can watch her learn and grow without worrying about any harm or bad influence.

So, if you are like me who is thinking of homeschooling your child, you can look into the benefits you and your child can get from doing it. Of course, consider the cons too before you finally decide to get into it!

20 (mga) komento:

You make good points. My kids are 2 years and 5 months and I've thought about homeschooling but I just don't know if I'm strong enough and structured enough to do it. I don't want my kids to suffer because of my short falls

Good points for homeschooling but the thought of it never crossed my mind during my children's early years, i have personal reasons and fears though... anyway thanks for sharing this! might as well be an eye opener for some new parents :)

Great points! I will always admire parents who home-schooled theirs kids.

Truth: I never once considered homeschooling.

While I do see its benefits, and I've had lots of friends tell me how amazing it is for them and their kids, I've always known that it wasn't for us. I feel that I made the right choice, and I'm glad I never forced myself into it. It really isn't for everyone. I'm super impressed by those who CAN homeschool though!

I'll be honest that I've never considered homeschooling, since I grew up on a traditional schooling environment. It takes a lot from the parents and the kids for it to work and I really admire those who were able to successfully do so :)

We're a homeschooling family. If you have any questions about homeschooling in the Philippines, perhaps I can help you with it. Just ping me. :)

I am considering to homeschool our bunso (he is, by the way, only six months old pa lang), but husband objects. He is more into structure. We are counting years pa naman and I hope when the time comes we need to make a decision, its the best for our kid.

Actually I always consider homeschooling my son but it is too early to tell kasi he's 1 year old palang. But I would love to do it na after reading the benefits of homeschooling. THanks for sharing!

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We also considered homeschooling for my daughter before but since she's an only child, we thought it best to send her to school so that she can interact with kids her age.

Home schooling is a way of life. Not every family will fit but I think this is a very good option.

I am still double thinking if I will homeschool my son or let him go to pre-school. Wouldn't it be nice if he can have friends with the same age?

Kids who aren't home-schooled, like my son, are tired most of the time. Homeschooling doesn't work for us, however, as I don't have the patience of a lamb. My son also loves mingling with people, so both his Dad and I believe it's better for him to go to a traditional school.

I considered it before... but I'm wondering if I'm giving enough to homeschool. I really value my own time kasi. I hope though my children can still grow up not being left behind by homeschooled kids haha :) But this is really insightful. Thank you for sharing!

I realized that homeschooling wasn't for me due to lack of dedication plus the opposition from the grandparents. I do laud those who are able to homeschool their kids though. :)

I highly applaud parents who opt to homeschool their kids, but right now I don't think that this is for me. :)

We tried homeschooling and I really admire moms who can make this work.

I considered homeschooling before but just like you, I don't know how to do it. Nakakabilib talaga when moms homeschool.

I've been homeschooling my 4 year old son for 1.5 years and enjoying it. I'm finally enrolling him in a homeschool provider as he enters Kindergarden and I'm even more excited. It is a calling and it takes a lot from the parents, but I know it will benefit my son in a lot of ways.

Sobrang na-inspire ako to homeschool my child because of bloggers like May of Fully Housewifed. I am actually doing early homeschooling to my 2yr old. Mild mild lang. And so far I am loving it. But I am a working mum, time is a luxury for me. I am still researching on ways to homeschool kahit working mum ako. Sana makaya. :) Kasi nga I've read na sobrang okay sya.

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