We covered the top reasons for home schooling such as personalized attention, tailoring a program for a child, safety and security issues, the fact that a parent has control over the process and the joy of educating your own child[child education]. Continuing our list of the top reasons to home school a child, here are some more:
1. Great Family time: Many parents prefer not to be apart from their children for many hours of each week day.
Homeschooling means that parents and children spend quality time together and children who are homeschooled may be closer to one another, able to help out each other out. Homeschooled siblings grow together, with perhaps stronger family bonds than they would have otherwise.
2. Convenience: A child can set his or her own schedule according to what the parents deem fit, rather than have to conform to a schedule set at school.
Family holidays, wake up and bed times all need not be tailored to school schedules; rather the family can set their own.
3. Parents solve the problems children have: Rather than having to depend upon the teachers and other officials at school, or even the half baked knowledge of other kids, the children come straight to the parents with any questions or problems that they have.
Some of these may be difficult questions indeed, but there is the satisfaction of knowing that the child is getting accurate information that is neither harmful nor misleading.
If a child wonders where babies come from, the parents can tell them: accurately, sensitively and in an age appropriate manner. There would be none of the misinformation that could likely come from peers.
4. Parents learn too: As any teacher will tell you, teaching is as much learning as imparting knowledge. Parents able to brush up on their own knowledge and skills, they are also able to refresh their own memories. And as any wise person will tell you, children can be excellent teachers too!
5. The learning process can be practical and fun: It does not have to a formal or classroom setting for educating your child. You can teach about arithmetic as you go shopping, teach about chemistry and physics in everyday occurrences, and find your own ways of getting across knowledge and information to your child.