When it comes to homeschooling children the public opinion is wide and varied. Some people in this country are very avid supporters of the concept while others are not finding the idea of homeschooling in the best interests of their children. There are advantages and disadvantages in this type of alternative type of educational system.
When looking at these advantages and disadvantages of homeschooling in the interests of the supporters and dissenters, why not really look at the needs of the children and how it will really affect them. Consider the needs of the children and how their success will be realized whether or not that success will be in a public, private, or home-Schooled environment.
If you are going to side with homeschooling, it is important to evaluate and identify the needs of your child or children. What is their interests? What style or method is best for their learning capabilities? How inquisitive are they? What will really stimulate their learning? These are some of the key questions that will affect the quality of homeschooling your children.
When a family home schools their children the instructors may be the parents or tutors who have committed to the concept of homeschooling and will commit to the time needed. Homeschooling will take up several hours each day including preparations. A child's learning time and play time will have to be coordinated.
One of the drawbacks, depending on how time is utilized is the social aspect of homeschooling. Various people and groups have criticized home-Schooled children as less sociable because of the homeschooling atmosphere. The objections relate to the personality development of the child. The social requirement needed for optimal child personality development should always be considered when opting in to home school your child.
Realizing that children learn and grow at their own pace, kids must be kids. Parents and teachers alike must understand that children are experiencing the world for the first time and are now developing their personal worldviews. Home school parents, tutors, and other teachers must get involved and learn what interests the children. Special emphasis should be placed on what the child seems to be best at learning. This will help build and develop rapport with the child and also stimulate and motivate the child to learn new things. Even though you may not have had too much room to grow and experience different things in a safe environment, home-Schooled children must be allowed to do so with the proper guidance.
Addressing the needs of children during the homeschooling process will be an ongoing event and may not always be easy. These needs will always vary as no child will have the same needs as another. Children grow and develop and will always be interested in new things, things you may have been interested in at their age but were not allowed to follow. Parents, tutors, and other teachers should always be prepared to cater to the growing interest of homeschooling and home-Schooled children when appropriate and in the interests of the home-Schooled child.