Challenges Of Homeschooling

So it has come to a time where you have decided that you want to engage in homeschooling. You take the necessary measures that you need to take to make sure that everything is conducive for this venture. However, there are very many challenges that come with homeschooling. This article is not meant to discourage you but to give you an idea of what to expect. Below are key challenges of homeschooling.

Order Maintenance

It does not matter the number of kids that you are homeschooling. At some point, there will be the lack of order and kids are bound to go against the routine or mess it up altogether. A lot of what it means to maintain order and follow programs depends on your style of parenting. Do not ground children. Create reasonable consequences that match their actions to help maintain order. You are the one who is now responsible for the ensuring schedules and followed and organized in the first place.

Striking A Balance

It is difficult for anyone to maintain the balance that comes with working, the kids and family and life at large. When homeschooling is added to this mixture, then it becomes very hectic to balance everything. Keep in mind that you now have to assume the role of a teacher as well as principal and even a counselor to your kids to help them forge ahead and build a great future.

Lack Of Effort

It is not something new to see especially in this age and time that kids would obey their teachers more than they would their parents. This means that if you are homeschooling your child, then they are bound to lack the kind of effort that they would have put in if they were in school now that they are at home. This is because they feel like there is no consequence. Perhaps they would have put in more effort if the teacher was not their parent. You have to deal with this by making them understand the new setting.

Conflict Among Siblings

Brothers and sisters who are being home schooled together and have to spend so many hours of the day together are bound to press each other’s buttons. There will be some conflict between the kids at home. When this happens, you constantly have to be a mediator while showing excellent parenting skills to ensure that friction between the siblings is reduced.…

Merits Of Homeschooling

A home education may be appealing to some people, but some parents may have concerns about making the plunge to take their child out of a normal school to full-time home learning. As much as some people may have their doubts about the system, homeschooling can be beneficial to both the child and the parents in so many ways. Below are some of the benefits of homeschooling;

Personalized And Direct Learning

The home learning program is set up in such a way that the focus is on one child. This means that the child can learn at their pace. There are fast learners and slow learners. The home learning caters for both of them because the slow learners will be taught a concept until they grasp it without slowing anybody down. The fast learners, on the other hand, will be ahead because once they understand a concept, the teacher moves to the next one. There is no competitive element in this program. Moreover, if the student needs more time in a particular subject, the timetable can be adjusted.

Different Social Patterns

You can distinguish a child who is in the home learning program from those who go to school. This is because the child who learns at home will have the merits of socialization based on their interests rather than the community. This is unlike the child who goes to a school whose interests will be based on age. Most homeschooled children will meet their fellows in extracurricular activities or homeschool support groups because they have the same interests.

A Free Timetable

Homeschooling allows a free timetable for the child. It allows the children to feel like there is a structure to their day but at the same time has a lot of flexibility. The day for the child may end when the child is unable to continue with the classes. That may be before or after the normal school program. Similarly, when the class is missed, there will be an extra session to cover for the lost class.

More Family Time

Most children spend a lot of time in school and end up missing a lot of family moments. Therefore, in a home learning program, the child ends up spending far more time with their parents and siblings. Most of the homeschooling families say that their bonds are stronger because of the time that they spend together. There is a unique element of family ties.…

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