Thursday, August 28, 2008

Home Schooling

Ok I am not the most informed about this topic so I have a few questions. Please feel free to enlighten me. I do know some benefits to being home schooled. You know youre childs learning ability a little better than the average teacher and the child gets the one on one attention that may not be so much available in the school system. Your child doesn't have to deal with peer pressure so much nor bullies. You can move ahead in certain subjects wher your child seems to excel and still focus on the areas they need more attention in. That's all good but I see a negative side to this as well.

This is my opinion so please feel free to give your thoughts or prove mine wrong. Your child misses out on the interaction with other children and the ability to learn how to deal with different personalities. Life doesn't teach them at their own speed and level so I believe they need to learn to cope with what life dishes us and we as parents at home take the time out to explain, research and direct them. If they are having problems in one area or another we at home make the time to work with them or we get them extra help of some sort.

I do know a parent that teaches her child at home and sends him to preschool/kindergarden part-time and I see the benefit in that because she teaches him way more than he would be learning in school but yet he still attends school with other children so he gets to socialize. I love it! I'm not totally against it or completely for it. I don't know, I guess I just don't have a full understanding of it.

1 comment:

Henry Cate said...

Here is my short answer:

"For us the question of socialization is misdirected. The important result of socialization is that children learn how to act appropriately in social situations. Too often children in public schools learn the wrong lessons about how to respond. Homeschoolers have plenty of social interaction, but the parents are more involved and teaching children better ways to respond."

Here are a few longer responses:

Why we homeschool - Part I

Home School and Public School According to Me

Socializing Homeschooled Students

You might also enjoy some of our other posts
about socialization.