Homeschooling Becoming A Viable Alternative

Homeschooling Becoming A Viable Alternative



Last year alone,​ more than one million children in​ the​ United States choose homeschooling over traditional education. This stunting figure was released according to​ the​ National Center for Education Statistics.

Homeschooling is​ a​ recent development in​ education. Not that long ago,​ it​ was considered too radical by many education experts. Nowadays,​ it​ is​ legalized in​ every state and more than 1 million children has undergone homeschooling and I suspect many more parents are seriously considering homeschooling.

The interesting thing was what prompted such a​ change? There have been many recent surveys to​ suggest that parents are getting impatient and fed up with our public schooling system. it​ is​ seen as​ being superficial with no real-life skills being applied and taught.

Parents are also concerned about the​ negative publicity often portrayed in​ news. Examples are school students taking drugs in​ schools,​ abusing fellow students physically and even students bringing guns and knifes to​ school. Parents are concerned about the​ negative peer influence these students cause to​ their child.

Homeschooling offers an​ opportunity to​ end all that and allows parents to​ bring up their children in​ a​ natural and loving environment. I believe homeschooling is​ especially important in​ the​ early years of​ a​ child’s development (between three to​ twelve years old) as​ this is​ the​ period where they are prone to​ negative influences and peer pressure and cannot differentiate what is​ right and what is​ wrong. Homeschooling helps to​ protect them from such negative influences.

Another benefit of​ homeschooling is​ an​ inevitable bond between the​ child and the​ parents. the​ parents and the​ child spends more time together forming an​ unique bond. the​ bond gets stronger as​ time passes and later you will find that you can connect with your child better than you never thought before.

Parents can also have better control over the​ kind of​ moral and religious beliefs a​ child should have. Parents can impart their moral values and beliefs to​ their child easily since they spend more time together.

So what’s stopping parents from adopting homeschooling? For one thing,​ homeschooling requires a​ lot of​ time and money. For most families,​ both parents needs to​ be working full-time to​ support the​ family. Most homeschooling families I know of​ is​ dependent in​ one parent for the​ income. the​ other parent has to​ devote full-time in​ homeschooling the​ child. Therefore in​ some cases,​ it​ is​ not possible to​ adopt homeschooling unless you are financially stable.

The other interesting phenomena is​ that more and more homeschooling support groups are cropping up in​ your neighbourhood. They help to​ guide and support each other. Some homeschooling support groups have even gone online. if​ you do decide to​ go homeschooling,​ find a​ homeschooling support group in​ your area.




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