Before making the decision to educate your child at home, it's important to consider the impact it can have on your family. Some people may refer to the cons of homeschooling as disadvantages, but they oftentimes require only a shift in priorities. The pros of homeschooling, while certainly advantageous, do not come without effort on everyone's part. Here are a few things to think about.
Homeschooling gives you an unending opportunity to build a special bond with your child. If you have more than one child, your children will build close relationships with each other as well.
Even if your state requires that you teach specific subjects and/or that you teach for a specific number of hours, you most likely can choose your child's curriculum and how, when, and where your child will learn the material.
Your child is safe in the comfort of your own home and with other homeschoolers you know and trust.
Public school teachers spend a lot of time managing the classroom, and oftentimes students end up taking their school work home. Homeschoolers are able to complete assignments without interruptions leaving more time for fun and discovery.
Everyone needs a break once in a while, but it takes a little more effort to schedule personal time when you're a homeschooler. Single parents, working parents, and parents homeschooling older children around the schedules of infants and toddlers may find it even more challenging to find personal time.
Homeschooling requires at lot of your time.
As a home educator, you are responsible for your child's education.
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