Home schooling might not be the popular choice among parents and children as compared to sending the child to a public or private school where the child can meet other children and learn to interact with them, however it does have its advantages. For one, home schooling gives the child the attention needed for him to learn. Also, the time schedule is flexible when one studies at home. Another is that parents can properly motivate their children to succeed in life as they look after their home education. And finally, parents can spend more time bonding with their child.
Children who are home schooled are given undivided attention. As compared to the classroom setting where twenty to forty students vie for the teacher’s attention and care, in a home school setting, the educator (most often the parent) can allocate the adequate attention needed per child. This means that the educator can more properly assess the child’s progress and focus more on the child’s learning process. The educator can teach the child and adjust the pacing according to the child’s learning curve. The child also would be given the time to understand the concepts and not be burdened by the pacing of the class.
Thus, the attention that home schooling is able to provide the child is very important in the child’s learning process. Moreover, home schooling allows the child and the educator to schedule their classes on a more flexible time frame. They can adjust the length, duration, and frequency of their classes depending on the child’s progress. They can also afford to be more flexible to allow time for other important activities like family outings and emergencies. The flexibility afforded by home schooling also gives the child and his educator to pursue less traditional studying habits, like taking a nature trip or a visit to the visit to the zoo.
The child also gains more free time because then he does not have to travel from school and then back home, thus saving him time which he can allocate to studying or to his hobbies. Further, the educator and the child can schedule their classes when the child’s mind is at its peak performance and not force him to study when his mind is not yet fully prepared for the task at hand. The flexibility of home schooling is also useful in teaching the child about responsibility and time management, as the child will be given an adequate amount of power to structure his own schedule.
Additionally, since the educator or the parent is present at the child’s learning process, he or she can focus not only in making the child learn academics, but also in imparting knowledge about life in general. Parents can motivate their children to perform well not only in learning, but in succeeding in life as well. They can focus on what their child really wants to do, his interests and passions, and support their children in achieving their ambitions. After all, every parent wants his child to succeed in life.
Finally, since home schooling allows more time for the child and the parent to be together, it also serves as a strong bonding activity. The parent is not only parent and educator, but becomes a friend and ally as well. they gain more insight to their child’s mind, thoughts, imagination and emotions. In the same way, the child also gets to know their parents more because of the stories and anecdotes and the time spent together. Home schooling then becomes a valuable child-parent bonding activity where they can discover each other more and steer each other to growth as individuals as they learn more of each other and themselves.