What makes homeschooling better than traditional schools? Lately, there is an increasing trend in families choosing homeschooling their children instead of sending their child to a traditional educational institutions.
Let's look at some of the advantages of homeschooling over traditional schools:
1. Flexible schedule
Homeschooling enables a flexible schedule. For example, children do not need to get up at 7 each morning. With homeschooling, your child can start homeschooling at 9am or later depending on the schedule of your choice. You can schedule your child's homeschooling education as you see fit with materials or subjects that might not be available in traditional schools.
You can customize the homeschool curriculum according to the needs and interests of your child.
2. The individual attention
In the traditional atmosphere of the school, thirty to forty students are assigned to teachers in the classroom. Therefore, usually, teachers cannot devote 100 percent attention to every child because it would not be fair to the other children. Plus, it is impossible to provide individual attention to all students.
With homeschooling, your child gets all the individual attention he needs. For example, if your child is weak in math, you can devote more time and energy into teaching mathematics.
Homeschooling your child's schedule can be adjusted to the crater. For example, if your child is better science than in mathematics, simple homeschooling hours devoted to mathematics and cutting back on science. With homeschooling, the choice is yours. Traditional schools cannot do it.
3. The family activities
School children can become a family activity. Examples are field trips and experiments. Plus, the children also received more time with their parents. There is more time for family bonding. They are free from any negative pressure or influence.
4. The pressure is not
With homeschooling, the child does not need to prove their ability to the other children. Parents can deeply understand their child better with homeschooling and therefore able to plan a study program in accordance with its strengths and weaknesses.
Parents can also change the curriculum in accordance with the child's learning style. For example, some children learn better from reading while others need to write. Some children even learn better from experiencing or seeing things in action.
5. Studying religion
Studying religion is a sensitive issue, the schools most traditional shunned it. However, with homeschooling, parents can take control over the moral and religious learning of the child. Parents can instill ideology and a deep conviction to their children rather than let the school dictate what moral and religious education the child will receive.
Homeschooling is the best way to educate a child as you can see from the advantages listed below. If you have the time, interest and ability, why not try it?