Homeschooling has been known for the past few years due to the many parents and kids that are choosing it rather than the regular school system. It sounds like an easy-peasy job like you will sit down and teach your kids at home. However, you may just be seeing a small picture of it. Homeschooling is a big picture; it has a lot of pros and cons that you should consider before taking in. You have to be prepared emotionally, mentally, socially, and academically to pursue one. In this blog, we will talk a little bit more about homeschooling. As for me, I am still undecided if I will homeschool my child and if I can do it. Upon studying about homeschooling, I will discuss what the considerations that one must need to understand and sit down for a while are.
Pros of Homeschooling
More Time with Each Other
As parents, we are so busy with our everyday chores and work. When the kid goes homeschooling, it means more time with each other. You will have more time spent with your kid since aside from being his parent, you will also be his teacher. So it is like hitting two birds with one stone.
Teach Whenever and Whatever You Want
Admit it or not, there are many things that we don’t like with the school system we have. There are many assignments, tricky exams, teacher’s pet, and a lot more out of this world projects. With homeschooling, you can do the things you want to do on your time. You need to set a time every day and set some activities you need to follow. You can be creative as you can, in this way, your kid will also channel his inner creativity.
Less the Hassle
No early morning wake and make, no commutes, no packed lunch, and no fetching. See, homeschooling is very convenient. There is no rule you need to follow, you need to set it yourself, but of course, it should meet within the curriculum of homeschooling. You will save more time and fewer tantrums for the kids.
Cons of Homeschooling
Tendency for Stress
Since you will be teaching your kid, it is another thing. Teaching other people’s kids are quite easier than teaching your own. Expect more stress than usual. To lessen the pressure, you also need to reduce your expectation. Let the kid grow with your teaching but make sure the style applies to his age. Some parents who experienced stressful homeschooling are parents who have set a high standard to their kid. Take it easy and slow to prevent losing your sanity.
Can Be More Expensive
Homeschooling isn’t free. It can be more expensive than regular schooling. You need to buy the materials, books, and everything that you need to run the homeschool. You also need to find nearby schools who are affiliated with homeschooling and enrol your kid there. For more information regarding legalities and other issues, you can contact the nearest Department of Education office in your town.
Lesser Social Interaction
There is no classmates, no playmates, but only you as his teacher. Lucky you are if you have a friendly neighbourhood or a community church where you can have your id interact socially with other people especially kids at his age.
Homeschooling isn’t for everyone. You need to study first and find helpful tips, especially for beginners. See if you can meet the requirements of being a homeschool parent. If you are curious about it, you can join groups and ask parents who have their kids homeschooled. If it works for them, it might work with you also.