In fact, homeschooling is great at preparing children for college, as most learning in college occurs independently, outside of a classroom setting. They also have more of an opportunity to develop independent study skills that are required for success in college. They relate regularly with adults and follow their examples rather than the examples of foolish peers. In the capacity of homebound one-on-one instruction, the amount accomplished in one hour was staggering compared to what could be done when 30 students divide your attention. However, by nature they were very different. Most are very happy when my daughter asks to play with them.
However, my children's friends are always more than willing to tell them about the latest movie, game or toy, and television provides them with more than enough exposure to popular culture. For what it's worth, I was a high school teacher and tutor, through the school, for homebound students before taking on the role of stay at home father and I'll offer this benefit of homeschooling. Homeschooling Statistics You'll see we can knock the common perceptions of the disadvantages you'll face on the head fairly easily, so let's get those out of the way first. Planning some of the activities listed above is certainly helpful, but not worth stressing over. It's nice to see that you are a 2nd generation homeschooler.
I learned to socialize, but that was my main focus. In my opinion, another one of the main benefits of homeschooling is that children who seem socially inept have time to mature and develop good social skills without having to endure ridicule from their peers. Summer Camp While some homeschool groups have a specific camp where the children in the group get together, outside summer camps can be a good experience for homeschoolers as well. Aug 10, 2014 Rating Children are learning by: Melanie Whether public, private or home schooled, children at various ages keep parents humble in their 'social' conduct. Down the road if an employer has to choose between your home schooled child and someone that actually got out there in the real world and worked hard, i imagine the employer picking the person that got out there. I don't discriminate, I just like to test there social skills because in my business it is all about communication, working together and developing working relationships with fellow employees. These are typically small, with about five to ten students per class and are taught by the parents in the group.
You could feel the resentment of the oldest oozing out with each chore she was expected to do 16 yrs old as if she was an imprisoned slave. I am an introvert as are a few of my kids. If they knew how much effort all the homeschool parents I know put in to ensure their child doesn't face any social disadvantages because of homeschooling they'd be amazed. Education is all about focus and hard work. Adolescent fears for the parents are also reduced considerably.
I had a hard time in school because of its inflexibility. Having pressure at school is a part of life. I am now homeschooling my 1st grade daughter who is learning very well how to interact well in all situations. Still concerned about the social disadvantages of homeschooling? The most significant disadvantage is the amount of sacrifice it takes, physically, emotionally, and financially. Equipment and specialised teaching: A lot can be done online, local schools and universities sometimes allow homeschoolers to enroll in specialised classes, tutors can be hired, specialised equipment can be purchased by a co-op, hired, or purchased for home use my kid's science lab and art studio are stocked with higher quality materials than most schools and are used more gently because we purchase a few good quality items a year and they are only used by 7 kids rather than 600+. One did not know how to give people personal space--he had grown up with a large family and apparently they always stood too close to each other.
Education is arguably one of the most important legacies that we can pass onto the next generation. However, if education is the main focus and is supported with frequent socialization in the community ie. I am not a very smart man, but through my parents and siblings, my teachers and school mates, neighborhood friends and there dads, I feel that I have been blessed with the wisdom to use what knowledge I do have to maximize my potential and my contribution to my employer, my family, my church and to the world. This is what made them best friends. Starting with the most common ones of cost and socialization! I remember being younger and having great communication with my parents, the same kind of communication people here claim to have with their kids, and even still if i hadn't gone out into the world I still wouldn't know how to socialize with people.
You might overwhelm your critics with comments about why they should homeschool. Rushing children to become independent causes them to rely on each other, and the blind lead the blind. Devout homeschoolers promptly argue that they find rewards in teaching their children at home far beyond what they could derive from a second income, but is there more to the story? Homeschooling is a fulltime job and parents must be certain they have the time and resources to do a good job of educating their children. Detractors of government-run insurance accuseprogramsof offering one-size-fits-all coverage with participants often having to wait for important procedures and more impersonal relationship with doctors, whereas allows the insured to choose their doctors and tailor their healthcare to their personal needs. If you force them to follow a standard route with workbooks and lessons you risk the biggest potential negative effects homeschooling can bring: your relationship with your child.
So, home schooling allows parents and children to work out a schedule that will best work for the child. My kids feel very comfortable talking to kids their own age as well as grown-ups. How does hanging out with your teenage friends prepare you for a job interview or the interaction of the workplace? However, it could become very costly. I would just like to encourage those who are worried about socialization. When my daughter interacts with older ones, even with the age gap being as little as 5 or 6 years my daughter is kindly condescended upon - the other person let's her get away with a lot.
But you can be flexible with your. On the downside every homeschooled person I have hired appear to not have learned to play nicely in the sandbox, self centered social skills. All-round development is easier in public schools. She always has to make the first move. Jenny Almeida was homeschooled, whereas Jenny Kramer went to a public school.