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Benefits of Homeschooling Featured

Written by  26 Jul 2012 1201

Do you think that your child is better suited for a homeschooling scenario than the usual schooling method? Are you reluctant and wondering what might be the benefits of homeschooling? Given, the traditional method of schooling has a number of positives but that doesn’t render homeschooling completely worthless.

There are gains from homeschooling that traditional schooling methods can never deliver. Here are the 4 most important benefits of homeschooling:

Undivided Attention

Can you imagine the amount of attention your child would have got in a traditional school in a class of 50 odd students? Now think of the amount of attention she will be getting in a homeschooling scenario where he / she is the only pupil. The increased attention from his / her teacher will enable her to understand the subject better and resolve her doubts faster. The undivided attention towards the student will also allow the teacher to perform better while teaching or assessing him / her.

Alternative Methods

Traditional schooling might be glorified but the biggest drawback in the system happens to be the fact that examinations are the only way a student can be evaluated. In a homeschooling scenario your child will be given other means of proving his / her mastery over the subject apart from a test. Failing a test will no longer be about poor grades and the inability to produce on paper what she has actually understood. This upside of homeschooling has enabled a number of brilliant minds to flourish through this system.

Interaction

Children learn from teachers, and teachers teach in traditional schools as well as in homeschools. So where is the difference? In a homeschooling scenario there is improved interaction between the student and the teacher owing to the fact that your child is the only student in the class. Apart from learning from books and texts and other media, your child can learn through conversing with his / her teacher. This improved scenario of interaction in a homeschooling scenario enables your child to identify his mistakes and master the subject in an easier manner.

Flexibility

Children are whimsical by nature and it is not possible to harness them to a strict routine against their will. It might deliver negative results and spoil the whole experience of education for your child. In the homeschooling scenario your child can take a break whenever they desire to, spend time with their pets in between classes, or avoid a whole day of homeschooling session in the case she is particularly disinterested or disillusioned.

It is the job of the parent to control this behavior of the child. You must know how to strike a balance between being strict and being lenient with him / her. Succumbing to his / her baseless demands too often might have detrimental effects. Finding the right mix is the trick in this case.

Choosing homeschooling for your child can be a challenging affair, but there are numerous benefits of this system over the traditional schooling system.

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