Homeschooling is a practice that is gaining popularity everywhere. Although this growing trend is increasing in popularity, there are still many variations in how it can be practiced from state to state. The way homeschooling takes place is largely governed by state laws that dictate what homeschooling parents can and can’t do. Even so, many parents are turning away from both the private and public school system to educate their children themselves. There are many benefits that come from this growing trend.
Homeschooling allows for complete flexibility in how we teach our children. This is attractive for many reasons. One of the obvious benefits is the ability to utilize different teaching styles. This means that children who may have difficulty learning using conventional methods have the opportunity to have the teaching method adapted to the learning style that suits them the best. This is a real benefit for both parents and children because there is no pressure to learn things using conventional methods. It’s also beneficial because the personalized attention that children get allows them to learn without the pressure and time constraints that a classroom full of other students creates.
Value Based Education
Another perk that homeschooling offers both the parent and the child is the ability to promote family values without interference. The school environment can be an extended platform to continue to teach family values. Without the interference that exposing children to opposing views and teachings can create, children have the ability to be taught core family values.
Creativity in Subject Matter
Perhaps one of the most interesting things that homeschooling parents can do is add topics that are of particular interest to both the children and the parents. Most homeschooling laws require that certain subject matter is taught, however, parents can always add to the required subjects if they want to. This means that aside from the English and math subjects, parents are free to include hazmat school if they want to, along with other topics. This makes designing a homeschool curriculum a fun and personally creative process.
For those that opt to homeschool, the benefits are many. From personalized subject matter and teaching styles to value-based teachings, homeschooling allows parents to meet the educational needs of their children in a personalized low-pressure manner. Parents who have the time and patience to teach their own children can create a learning environment that suits the educational needs of their children on a personal level. This may be why homeschooling has continued to grow in popularity.