Over the past two years, with more and more schools leaning into remote learning, a lot of parents started thinking about homeschooling their children. They thought if we already have our children at home all the time, why not just homeschool them? Well, it’s not that simple for starters. Homeschooling is a lot different from being enrolled in a school and taking your classes online. Just like everything else, homeschooling has its pros and cons.
If you’re thinking about trying it then this article is for you. We will showcase everything you need to know about homeschooling so you can make a fully informed decision.
Before you decide to homeschool your child, you need to ask yourself why you want to do it. There are so many different reasons why parents choose to homeschool their children such as bullying in schools, giving the child more time to pursue their passions, educating them according to their and your own values and beliefs or simply because their needs are not being met in a traditional school environment. Once you answer this question and know for certain the reason you’re pursuing homeschooling, let’s take a look at the pros and cons of this decision.
Of course with time, as you homeschool your child, you’ll find more pros and face more cons than the ones we’ve mentioned. Homeschooling is very personal and the experience differs from one family to another, that’s why it’s not for everyone. Before you decide to pursue it, make sure you do plenty of research and understand both your’s and the child’s gains and losses. Like everything in life, compromising is key.
Whether you choose to homeschool your child or enrol them in a traditional school system, there is no right or wrong decision. Parents generally know what’s best for their own children and no matter what they choose, it’s always out of deep love and care. So trust your gut and do what feels right for you.