Do More Parents Prefer Homeschooling?

These days, it seems as though online homeschooling is becoming a more and more popular alternative to the traditional public, and even private, school setting. Even with this increase, there are still many parents who believe their children won’t be able to form proper relationships and have a normal social life unless they attend traditional school. Despite these fears, there are many reasons that parents choose to homeschool their children, showing that it is becoming the most preferred route.

Control Over What’s Learned

Some parents just aren’t happy with the current school system. Many teachers, despite what they want to do, need to teach for standardised testing. In the homeschool setting, parents are in complete control of what their children learn, so they can focus on a quality education rather than making a specific grade.

Religion

One of the biggest reasons parents choose homeschooling is because they have strong religious convictions that they wish to impart upon their children. Public school doesn’t address religion, and might even contradict some beliefs, making it difficult for parents to stress the importance of faith in their lives.

Educational Involvement

With students spending so many hours in school, and everyone having different schedules, it can be difficult for parents to stay involved in their child’s education. Homeschooling provides parents a way to be totally involved with that their children are learning.

Customised Learning

Not all children learn at the same pace in the same way. In a public school setting, teachers cannot stop a lesson to make sure that everyone is on the same page, meaning that some students can get left behind. Homeschooling, especially with the rise of online homeschooling, allows for students to have a customized learning plan that allows them to expand their strengths and work on their weaknesses. ELearning classes, like the ones provided by FutureSchool, let students move at their own pace. And, if students are still struggling, they have access to online tutors 24/7.

How a child receives their education is the decision of the parents. While some believe that public school is still the most beneficial method, homeschooling seems to be becoming a more popular choice.

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4 Comments

  1. May 19, 2016 / 8:02 am

    I was planning to home school, but then I decided that I was far too grumpy for it! I do feel it as a failing. I even suck at homework (my most stressful part of the day, especially for my P1 daughter who unfairly gets more than her older siblings), but I try to make up for it in my own way, constantly questioning what the school teaches the kids, and encouraging them to do it too. I want my kids to question authority (even though that’s hard work), and to challenge some of the nonsense they have thrown at them (like being told they’re Christian, or told what girls or boys should be like). So far their teachers like them. And I like some time to myself! Not today though, I’m off on a school trip. Wish me luck!

  2. April 27, 2016 / 11:15 am

    It really does seem to be getting popular! I never really knew it existed until I went on social media. I’m sure there are plenty of advantages, but I don’t think I’d have the patience for it and it would be difficult to balance the different stages of three kids. In my experience, schools are remarkably good at dealing with individual needs of children.

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