Are you thinking about homeschooling your child? If you are in any way still on the fence, consider the many advantages. Here are just some of the benefits to homeschooling your child!
1. Customized Learning
The “one-size-fits-all” approach to general education simply does not work for most children. When you homeschool your child, if a certain curriculum does not work, you can try another one! In addition, games, videos and stories can also be added to help your child get the most out of their education.
2. Getting to Spend More Time With Your Child
Forget about sending your child to school for several hours a day! Homeschooling means that you can spend quality time with them, educating them, eating with them and playing together. It’s the ideal scenario!
3. Many Opportunities for Character Building
No one knows your child better than you do, and homeschooling gives you the chance to teach your child how to work as a team, be responsible, work hard, act with kindness and humility, be obedient, resolve conflicts and work on other areas in which your child may be struggling. Your child will likely not benefit from this kind of attention and unique learning experience at a school.
4. Getting to Know Your Child on a Deeper Level
As your child’s primary educator, homeschooling provides you with a front row seat into your child’s developing and emerging character. Homeschooling is also great in that you can tell immediately if your child is struggling with a particular subject or not, has a talent for anything or a specific weakness or strength in any specific area.
5. Being Able to Learn on Sick Days
Obviously, if your child is very sick they will not be able to learn. However, if they have a common cold and still feel up to it, they can still be homeschooled as you see fit.
6. Learning With Your Child
Since the homeschooling curriculum is usually different to that of a normal public school, you will probably learn new things, too! For example, certain aspects of world history and some classic novels in English literature.