Nowadays, a lot of parents choose homeschooling as their option for their children’s education. Recent statistics shows that families in the US who now prefer homeschooling for their children have already reached 27%. This statistic is projected to increase in a few years now that there are a lot schools that provide this method of teaching.
Many families choose homeschooling because of the many benefits it can offer. Here are some of the reasons why parents choose homeschooling for their children’s education:
1. Schools and religious organizations have already accepted this option and are now offering it to parents. One benefit it offers is the flexibility the children get and their parents. Parents can now choose courses together with other activities that are aligned to their children’s interests.
They may be able to choose other activities that are according to the skills their children want to develop. They can choose classes from guitar or piano playing, sports, theatrical activities aside to the academic courses. Children at the same time do not get bored since the program engages in different activities and variations.
2. With homeschooling, control over the children’s future is seen more than in the traditional way of education. In homeschooling, parents together with the educators are able to direct the children to what they want to be in the future. This of course will be based on the child’s main interest. Children will be able to have many choices and will be able to visualize what they want to be in the future as early as their childhood. This is because they will be offered activities and not only be confined in classroom settings.
3. Families who enrolled their children in homebased schools are able to
adjust their time and schedules. There would be no time pressure since they will be the ones to choose the time most convenient to them. In homeschooling, the parents are more flexible and are able to monitor their children’s progress since they are the ones who set the schedules for the child’s classes.
4. Children who attend homeschooling are found to be more responsible and independent. They are not confined with their age groups in classroom settings. They are exposed to many communities, different age groups and orientation.
This teaches them not to become too dependent on their peers and parents. They learn how to mingle and socialize. They also learn how to manage their time and they become responsible in doing their homework even without much guidance from their educators.