Home Schooling and the Young Children In recent years, home schooling has become extremely popular especially among the middle and upper class families. There have been many arguments before about home schooling. Experts claim that there are advantages as well as disadvantages in home schooling but it seems the former outweighs the latter and so, a lot of families are now choosing home schooling over the traditional schools. Cultures vary and somehow the relations of the family are affected. In some cultures, the family ties are quite strong but there are also those who don’t have very good relationships with family members. Through home schooling, family ties and relationship can be enhanced. Parents will spend enough time for their kids because of the home schooling program and the children will have to listen to their parents well. Communication is improved and both parties will learn about the importance of speaking and listening. Many families prefer home schooling because of its diversity. Since the cost of home education is a bit higher than traditional schools, the financial standing of the family is very important. However, the financial factor has not yet been established and most parents will still go for the home schooling option because it can ensure their kid’s safety. Public schools often have dangerous situations that can terribly affect kids but if they are in a home schooling program, they can stay away from these situations and their parents will be there to guide them. Instead of enrolling the kids at a public school, most parents will prefer home schooling because the learning environment in the public is not that conducive. Very young pupils may experience difficulties that can affect them socially, mentally, and academically. Experts who conducted studies claim that the children will learn better in a good environment surrounded by loved ones. Another advantage of home schooling is that the children can learn based on their capacities. You can’t just push a new lesson if the previous one isn’t learned yet; it may take time but the results are better. As mentioned earlier, home schooling is a bit costly. If you think that you can cut down the education expenses of your child, you’re wrong. The home schooling expenses are almost the same as that of traditional schools. However, if you participate in the forums of the parents of home-schoolers, you will discover that there are ways to cut down the costs. Of course, you will need to spend on the resource materials, computer, and internet; but you can also use outside resources like cultural events, public libraries, and many others. You will also get more cost-cutting ideas if you get in touch with other parents. The internet offers endless possibilities and with a bit of research and doing your homework, you can surely come up with a way to reduce the costs. If you don’t want to hire tutors, then you should learn the lessons as well. Besides, you’ve already taken up the various subjects of your kids and you only need to review them. You can get the other learning materials online and later on, teach your kids. So you see, home schooling is by far the best option if your child is still very young. It will all depend on you and your kid if they continue this kind of education until they graduate in college.
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