Educational Control: You have complete control over the what your kid gets to learn. You can embed exactly the types of values you want. You can choose an approach and try out different styles of learning to cater to your kid’s exact needs. Your kids would not have to worry about keeping pace with the rest of the class. If they do not grasp something, they can take as long as they want to fully understand it. On the other hand, if your kid is picking up the pace with his/her studies very fast, then he/she would not have to be constrained by the rest of the class. The one on one nature of teaching means that your kid is getting 100% of the attention.
Family Relationship: This is one of the biggest advantages of homeschooling. Many families report that their kid grow up to be more respectful, calm, peaceful and a lot more understanding in terms of family affairs. You can help and guide your children through difficult phases of their life and help them mature more easily and joyfully.
Emotionally At Peace: Your kids would not have to go through the negative pressures that hamper their growth such as bullying, peer pressure, competition etc. Stresses like these can greatly damage the self-esteem of the kids. Many kids find it difficult to handle the educational pressures as well as the emotional pressures at the same time at school. Therefore, having the emotional side cleared of any pressures can improve their learning.
No Physical Constraints: Your kids are no longer bound by the hours of school. They can rest as much as they want, study whenever they want (as long as they complete what is due) and play whenever they want. Families can enjoy vacation and time together without having to worry about skipping school days.
Religion and Moral Belief: This is yet another important advantages of homeschooling. At school kids are presented with several ideas that may not be in line with your religious or moral beliefs. Sometimes the kids, due to peer pressure, start accepting some of the beliefs that are not true to your family values. With the case of homeshooling, you get an opportunity to closely monitor and embed the types of values that are true to your tradition and religious beliefs.
Honing your Children’s Natural Skills: If your kid is great at computers for example, then you can provide him/her with a platform to learn all he/she can for as long as he/she wants. If he/she is good at a certain sports, you can encourage him/her to join a certain club. You can guide and facilitate in helping your kid thrive in his/her natural talent.
Faster Pace: The attention paid to a single kid in classroom environment is not nearly as much as it is paid on a one on one setting in homeschool environment. Therefore, your child can accomplish the task and cover the curriculum at a much quicker pace than their school going counterparts. In return, you as a family can get a lot of free time to spare on various activities.
There are many other homeshcooling benefits; however, for now, let us look at some of the cons surround home education.