Are There Any Benefits To Homeschooling?
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Many families across the nation are engaging in nontraditional education. And today we’re going to specifically discuss one of the more popular types: homeschooling.
Homeschooling is not a new fad or ‘trend’; it’s been around since the 17th century but became increasingly popular (and more accepted) in the 1970s and again during and after the pandemic.
Even though schools are going back to in-person learning, many families are still opting to homeschool their children. With that in mind, you may be wondering: are there actually any benefits to homeschooling?
Indeed there are! Let’s take a look:
What is Homeschooling?
Homeschooling is also known as ‘home education’. It’s an educational model where parents teach their children at home instead of sending them to a traditional brick-and-mortar school. Essentially, the parent takes control over organizing their child’s learning.
While this may seem as though the parent is doing all of the teaching, parents can also choose to add a combination of tutors and other parents into their child’s learning.
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‘Home’ may be in the word, but homeschooling doesn’t always have to take place there. More times than not, lessons can often take place outside of the home, such as at museums, zoos, parks, and more!
So, What Are The Benefits of Homeschooling?
There are several reasons why a parent may decide to homeschool their children.
One reason, as already mentioned above, is that parents have more control over what their child learns. Some children have special needs, while others may have interests that don’t align with a traditional education.
Another benefit is flexibility. Parents are able to set times as to when their child learns, allowing for their education to fit into their daily schedule, especially if the schedule is an extremely busy one. Not only that, but students are also not confined to just one area! Learning can take place anywhere, whether inside or outside of the home.
Homeschooling also encourages autonomy and independence. Children learn how to make their own decisions, solve issues, and even work independently. Furthermore, in having a flexible schedule, children also have to make sure that they set certain times to get their work done, improving on their planning skills.
While homeschooling is a great form of nontraditional education, it may not be for everyone. Luckily, there are other types that can be suitable for you and your family, such as unschooling or virtual schooling! It’s important for your family to engage in what works best for them.
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