I have a friend with five children who homeschools, and all the children are delightful, interested, and not afraid to talk to adults. Actually, none of my homeschooling friends mentioned this as a concern, but I still wonder about this. Both are now attending top colleges to finish off their 4 year degree. The broader question this raises is whether home schooled individuals learn all their subjects well, considering that their parents are undoubtedly stronger in some subjects than in others. Sponsored Links Overcoming Disadvantages Overcoming the negative aspects you face when you homeschool can seem daunting.
She would sit and look at a piece of paper and cry without writing a single word on it. I get to journey with my kids in the peaks and valleys of their education and development and it is one of the greatest privileges of my life. Children have the opportunity to learn at their own pace. In some programs you purchase workbooks and teacher's editions for each subject. Hi Rebecca, Your post was very helpful, I was in two minds whether I should homeschool my daughter or send her to a school, but after reading your post, I feel very confident and strong enough to homeschool her…. Children who find school easy may get bored. It consumes a lot of time, energy, and resources.
You see we are a military family and have moved over a dozen times in the last 20 years. I would really enjoy getting to teach my children about Jesus on a daily basis and not have them go through the bullying that I did. People think we are weird, people judge us, people quiz our kids thinking they must be dumb or super smart. Instead, I get to spend all day with my kids, filled with discussion and exploration as a family. In my last school I had a large bunch of close friends and I was happy.
A typical homeschooling lesson takes less time than a traditional class, so you will save time and also cut out the need for homework. . You are still running the home, feeding everyone, and now you are to take on the responsibility of education and socialization of your child. If parents home school for the wrong reasons, isolate their children, and fail to teach them adequately, then of course the results will be negative. It allows you to spend more time with your family. There are so many wonderful things to learn about and explore! When there are topics they are interested in, you can make the time to dive in deeper and learn more about it.
Then sometimes homeschooling can strain a parent-child relationship a bit. We handled the tougher courses by using the Florida Virtual School Chinese and our local home school co-op Science and Economics. In this writing I will list programs that I know are available and then you can check on the cost. They may provide their child with a more narrowed focus on certain topics such as math or science. Homeschooling allows families to spend more time with each other.
I've learned Latin, Biblical Greek, and more English Grammar than most professors. It is not realistic for any parent regardless of their education to be an expert on everything their child needs from kindergarten through twelfth grade. Individuals vary as much as homeschooling styles do and, just like traditional school, it will work for some but not for others. It offers the chance to pursue specific subjects. Your kids can progress as their own speed, whether that is slower or faster than they would be doing so at school. Others look back at them as the worst. For example, some programs, like Calvert Education, can actually help that can include classroom-tested materials, step-by-step lesson manuals, textbooks, reading books, math manipulatives, science kits, and online tools all designed to empower parents to be successful teachers.
Either way, it is a rare homeschooling parent who will include children who do not get along easily with their own. I've had the privilege to build a closer relationship with them because of the time homeschooling has afforded me. At 17, my daughter has already completed 1 semester of college level work with a 4. Homeschooling affected my relationship with my sons as well as my mental health in a negative way. My third is outgoing and dramatic….
All moms need to remember to take time for themselves, but for a homeschooler it is vital. I know this is just a season of life and one day my children will be grown and out on their own, so I am eager to soak up the time we do have together, but it is part of homeschooling. Thank you again for showing everyones perspective. However, homeschooling is not for every parent, and parents unprepared or unwilling to make the commitment to be an effective teacher should avoid it. Homeschooled children can accomplish in a few hours what takes a typical classroom a week or more to cover. At home, they can learn at a more natural pace.