Pros Of Homeschooling

As with everything we do in life, whether it be work or school, we all have pros and cons that make tasks easy or can make us stressed trying to deal with the situation.

With the public schools being closed and parents teaching their child at home due to the COV19, I’m sure there will be a lot of parents looking into homeschooling instead of sending them back to public school.                                                                                   

When I thought about homeschooling my daughter, one of my questions was about the pros and cons that I would be dealing with while educating my child. I’m going to cover some pros of teaching your child at home that are from my own experiences and from what other parents have mentioned in conversations we have had.

Keeping My Child Safe

Our #1 concern as parent’s should be protecting and keeping our child in a safe environment. Part of teaching our children to feel secure and safe are part of life lessons. Being homeschooled is the most positive way your child can feel safe. They feel safe being at home in their comfortable environment and being around you. It helps them to focus on their lessons with their mind knowing they are safe.

In this day and time, so many things can happen beyond our control and we worry about our children and what can happen when they are away from us. With homeschooling, that is one less thing on my list to worry about because I know my daughter is with me.

Educational Freedom

You have a wide variety of resources to choose from when looking for textbooks, workbooks, quizzes and tests for your homeschool. Most umbrella schools will let you have the freedom to use whatever works for you and your child during K- 8th grade. When your child starts high school, what you use has to be o.k.’d by the school because it counts as credits toward graduation. Be sure to discuss this with the school you register under to see what is required.

The option of online schooling is also available if you want to go that route with your child. Most online classes have a certified teacher that is available if needed. Everything is planned out and ready to go. Research the online schooling to see if that would be a good fit for you and your family. It can be costly, but it can take the stress away from having to plan everything out.

Moving Along In Appropriate Grade

A lot of times, as parents of school aged children, we tend to see our child get board during our homeschooling routine. My daughter will tell me she already knows what I’m trying to cover with her in the lessons. When that happens, I will go ahead and give her the test instead of boring her even more with the lesson. If she passes the test, we move on to the next assignment. With teaching her at home, I can do whatever is needed to help her enjoy the learning process.

Sometimes you will need to spend extra time on certain lessons to help your child to learn what is put before them that day. Most states require 4 hrs of homeschooling a day but if you need extra time, don’t stress about it. Be patient and let it work itself out. Before you know it, you’ll be moving on to the next grade!

High School Diploma and College

If your child doesn’t attend public schools, they can still receive their diploma thru homeschool. The umbrella school that you are registered thru will have all the information on the credits your child needs to graduate for which state you live in. They will also have the information about the testing that is needed for the college path.

If you belong to a support group, they usually receive information and pass it along to parents when certain test will be given pertaining to requirements for college. You will need to research the colleges that accept homeschool graduates if your child plans on pursuing their education further.

Conclusion

There are more pros in homeschooling than what I listed above. That’s why, when you are trying to decide if teaching your child at home will work for your family, you have to think of every aspect. The pros may be different for you and your family.

Safety is always a concern when sending your child to a public place. Having control of what your child is being taught takes the stress from you not know if the information is goes along with your values you want your child to learn. It has always been a big accomplishment for a child to finish school and receive their diploma and attend a college of their choice. This all can most certainly happen even if your child has been homeschooled. Nothing can stand in their way of completing their life goals!

Thank you for coming by and reading my page. I welcome comments below pertaining to this topic. In my next post, I will be covering the cons of homeschooling. Be sure to drop by again! Till next time!

Blessings,

Lucy

lucy@myhomeschoolingmomma.com

10 Replies to “Pros Of Homeschooling”

  1. Hey Lucy,

    Interesting article. The topic is more relevant than ever before. There are definitely so many advantages of home schooling and for sure there are a lot of resources as well.
    But however, I have one concern about home schooling. What do you think about the missing social aspect? The kids will not get the chance to meet new friends the mingle with the society.

    What are your thoughts?

    1. Hi Rajith,
      Thank you for reading my post! The socialization for children can be different for each family. I belong to a christian support group which offers co-op 1 day a week. We are there from 4 hrs each week from September thru April. We have Thanksgiving week off, 3 weeks at Christmas/New years, then a spring break. The kids are from nursery to 12th grade. We have P.E. for K-6th for an hour then classes the rest of the time.7th -12th has classes for 3 to 4 hrs. My daughter is with the kids her age and they are learning socializing each time we go. We have sports so they can participate if they want to. We do field trips and the whole 9 yards just like public school, but not the hassle of dealing with the public school system. Socialization depends on how much the parent and child want to engage with activities.
      I apologize for this being a long response and I hope I was able to help you see how awesome homeschooling is.
      My next post will be on the Cons of Homeschool. Hope you get a chance to stop back by!
      Have a Blessed Day,
      Lucy

  2. Thank you for this article,

    Utterly relevant at this time with what the world is presently going through. Both my brother and sister work in schools and both have children at home so this article was very interesting to read.

    Personal I believe that home schooling has a place as sometimes children are only taught subjects to achieve national curriculum education which does not necessarily set them up for the real world At least if you home school you can possibly cover both to ensure they have a much more rounded education. You can also add in fun subjects for your child as education as everything in this world should be fun.

    I think what you mentioned about Educational Freedom is so appropriate and I believe important.

    Thank you

    1. Thank you for your comment. When homeschooling at home you do have the freedom of what your child is being taught. You are one on one with them, which gives them more stability and less stress when learning.There is no limit to what you can do to make learning more fun and positive for your child.
      Blessings,
      Lucy

  3. I really appreciate finding your site.   COVID-19  has made us rethink how we school our children and grandchildren.   While the public K-12 system as scrambled to start systems to accommodate parents.   I have heard that there has been in place a rich resource of organizations that have for years been involved in homeschooling.   While safety is the  #1 concern right now – I believe access to a solid education is an absolute must, no matter what is going on in the world.   What organizations would you recommend that I check out to find out more about the programs that are being offered?

    1. Thank you for your comment. The organizations vary from state to state. So in order to find out what is available. you will need to google Homeschool Organizations in your area. Visit all the sites till you feel your questions have been answered.
      Blessings,
      Lucy

  4. Hello there, thank you so much for this very detailed and informative post onthe pros of home schooling, I must say that this is really a post in due season especially because of the corona virus pandemic that has caused a locked down in various cities this public school are no longer in operation, thia bring to mind the more reason why home school should be encouraged the more and for the fact that a child can still get their diploma is a plus and even though there might be some cons about home school but knowing that your child is safe at home with home school bring a sense of peace and I really woukd encourage it for anyone.

  5. Hey nice article you have there. Your thoughts are indeed invaluable. Home schooling in rent time has been of high essence since the outbreak of Covid 19. The advantages of home schooling is quite impressive. It is pertinent to determine our child’s behavioral ttitude to know if home schooling will actually suits him, will go a long way.

    1. Yes, very important to do your research to make sure it is a good fit for your family. Thank you for the comment.
      Blessings,
      Lucy

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