For many reasons, parents are opting to tutor their children from home as opposed to sending them to school. It’s a choice that they are making for social, economic, and cultural reasons. There are both pros and cons which we shall be discussing in this post.
This post is in collaboration with a virtual learning platform that offers children high quality teaching at home.
For others it’s about their beliefs and values. Certain aspects of the curriculum such as sex education may go against their religion and culture. They may not want their child to learn about them and choose to home school as it allows them to be raised in the way that they want. There’s also the concern of negative influences. As they will be taught at home, there’s less chance of them falling into the wrong crowd.
If you’re the one that’s delivering the lessons, the quality of education that your child receives will really depend on the qualifications that you hold and ability to teach. School teachers on the other hand come from a wide range of backgrounds and they will have broad and varied experiences to share. They are also qualified at what they do so you can rest assured.
While yes, there are many perks to home learning, children miss out on a crucial part of their development – social interaction. They won’t have as much opportunity to socialise with their peers which is the thing that drives most children to go to school. However, this is something that you can quite easily get around by finding opportunities in your local area and extracurricular activities to get involved in.
If your child has a physical disability or an invisible one like dyslexia, they may benefit from an environment where they can go at their own pace and learn. They will need different levels of support compared to their peers which can be hard for teachers to cater to when teaching a class full of pupils.
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Hi and welcome to The Willow Tree. I’m Michelle, also known as Shel and I am a mama to three beautiful crazy kids – I have two handsome boys and a wild and wonderful girl.
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