Is your child struggling in school? Have you ever considered homeschooling? We are going to take a look at the best way to teach your kids and how homeschooling creates a controlled environment perfect for learning!
Each day more and more parents decide to homeschool their children. The reasons for why parents steer away from public and private schools vary. It could be as simple as not liking the child’s teacher. It could also be something more along the lines of the child not progressing very well in the classroom atmosphere. If you are on the fence about homeschooling your children, let these reasons help you decide why it is the best way to teach your kids.
One on One Teaching & Learning Opportunity
One of the biggest perks to homeschooling is the one on one time with the educator. It may not exactly be one on one, if you have multiple kiddos. However, it will certainly be better than being stuck in a classroom with twenty to thirty other students. This is beneficial because your child will not get left behind if they are struggling in particular areas. If a majority of the class seems to grasp the concept, teachers cannot linger too long, but at home, you can take as long as necessary for your child to learn concepts. Think about the one on one teaching and learning opportunity you have when it comes to homeschooling your kids.
While most kids generally do fine in a classroom, there are others that simply do better in a smaller, more comforting setting. Should you choose to homeschool your children, you will have complete control over their environment and will not have to worry about negative influences. When you homeschool, you’re the one who determines what comes in the path of your children. This could be good and bad. You want to make sure you don’t seclude your child from the outside world. You can be more selective of what you expose them to.
No Standardized Testing
Standardized testing helps to see how much children learn as a whole, but sometimes there is too much focus over these tests. When you homeschool, you can choose to do a test, but most homeschoolers choose to concentrate on what their child is learning as a whole. No standardized testing is nice because your child isn’t forced to do a test to prove how smart they are.
Homework? What Homework?
Some kids come home with hours and hours worth of homework every night. When homeschooling this will never happen. You know what your children need to focus on, and will work on their independent needs throughout your normal school day. If your school day runs over a bit, no worries, there is no bus to catch.
Homeschooling is the best way to teach your kids for many reasons. Obviously, you have to decide if these are good enough reasons to convince you to homeschool your children.
Misty Bailey loves helping new homeschoolers and has a free email series for those struggling with homeschool planning. She shares her struggles with time management, becoming unglued and finding joy in the everyday moments on her blog Joy in the Journey.