I am home schooled, I'll be graduating this June, and I've been home schooled my whole life. Overall, I think it depends on the person, but I think that generally, home schooling is beneficial to children. To those worried about socialization skills, there are home school groups that kids can get into and meet other home schooled kids in there area.
But, onto the actual schooling process, I actually find the home school process very beneficial, at least the way we did it. I had trouble with math early on (especially multiplication, long division and the like) and being able to take my time, instead of being rushed through it and have it all shoved down my throat really helped. On top of that, you can combine certain subject to shorten the school day. For example, after my freshman english, I was able to combine english with another subject (history, geography, etc) to shorten my school day. If I were to write a history paper for example, I'd receive two grades, one for the content, and one for the actual paper, and this helped shorten the school day big time, leaving more time for playing, chores or whatever else.
Being home schooled also helped teach me time management. Instead of having a fixed schedule, every single day, I read out of the textbook myself, and had to decide how to break up whatever I had to do each day, and make sure I got all the reading and all the home work done. So here I am, at 18, and I can manage my time better than most kids my age, because I've been doing it all of high school. If I should decide to go to college, this will be a huge skill to have, and one that is difficult to learn and master. One you certainly don't want to learn in college, rather, you want to know it when you get there.
So overall, in my opinion, while home school doesn't work for everyone, there are lots of benefits from it, some that everyone should have.
Homeschooling helps a parent teach a child what he or she feels is necessary for the child to learn. Most adults forget some of the things they learned in public school because they did not need to remember these things for later on in life. At a certain age, a parent should ask a child what he or she wants to be when they grow up and the parent should help the child achieve this by helping them learn the necessary things which would enable them to succeed at the job, and not the things unnecessary for it.
I think it is very important that kids come together and interact with kids of the same age. I think it is also important that children learn to solve conflicts, which originate from being together with others. Also, it is important that they learn to work as a team, to find solutions with others.
I support the notion that homeschooling can be very beneficial to children. The biggest argument I hear against homeschooling is that people feel homeschooled children aren't well socialized. Beyond the fact that I personally don't understand why there seems to be so much emphasis on that aspect of the schooling experience, I have seen the exact opposite of such sentiments. Homeschooled children have the opportunity to get out more often and socialize with people of all ages, not just peers their own age, which is a much more true-to-life experience. Look around you sometime where you work, how many people there are your exact age or come from similar backgrounds and experiences as in a public school classroom? Probably not too many. There is a growing movement towards homeschooling now as well, which means there are SO many groups and activities out there for homeschooled children, so they also have plenty of chances to interact with children closer to their own age. Also, the idea that homeschooled children will automatically turn out strange, socially inept, or incapable of dealing with "the real world" is kind of silly when you really stop to think about how many kids you went to public school with who turned out just like that. Public school is certainly not a safe-guard against "weirdness". I could go on and on, but basically the point is once again that homeschooling can definitely be beneficial.
In reading some of the comments from the two different sides, I have decided to home school my kids. The reasoning being used by the people who are opposed to home schooling has made me very suspicious of their motives, agenda, and logic. I think people really need to stop and think about what they are saying before the speak.
Homeschool means not going to brick and mortar school. It doesn't mean no learning, no curriculum, no other interaction with other children. Children who are homeschooled have an education tailored to their interest. They have activities like meeting with peers for playdates or classes outside of school like in a local farm, museum, or college. Supposedly, most of the work is done at home, but in reality our "school" work is done at any opportunity that is contrived or coincidentally presented at any given time. Learning experiences are everywhere, we just have to have the desire to impart that to our children and seek knowledge ourselves.
Provided the parent (or home schooling teacher) is well educated in teaching and creating a curriculum, a student who is home schooled can thrive. The parent would need to make sure the children have a social network in place to replace that missing from a traditional school atmosphere. The parent should put education first and make it a priority.
If you plan a life-long career in a prison setting, school is a GREAT place to start. I suggest starting in a high-poverty school. I served a thirteen year sentence for a crime I still don't think I committed. I was punched, spit on, shunned, beaten up, vandalized, robbed and stripped.
Only in prison and school are you told where to go and when, what to wear, what to think, what you'll eat, where you'll have to seek permission to use the bathroom, and where the main objectives are to keep you on the premises and prevent overt violence between the inmates.
Prison culture and school culture have more in common than you care to think about.
Absolutely. I agree that it is beneficial. How could a parent that cares enough to devote his or her time teaching his or her child(ren) a bad thing? I was raised in a public school environment. Now that I have kids of my own I send my children to a public school. They are ages 5 and 7. I am experiencing the public school and I don't like it. With that being said with all the tragic events that are going on, I want to keep my kids at home. Teachers teach my children things that I don't like. My kids think that whatever the teacher says is right and it goes. I'm like who's the parent? Public school teaches that if someone is hitting or bullying you to go tell someone. I'm sorry but how is that going to help? If someone is choking or hitting you the only way to stop them immediately is to fight back. Otherwise how would you get away to go and tell? I wish I could homeschool my children. As a single parent I don't have that luxury.
I have been homeschooled all my life. I've entered a public school building six times, only because I was getting applications to enter a school sport (guess that covers the socialization question). I am now in my second year in college and at the top of my class. My father owns a healthcare business from which I've been working since I was fourteen. My older sister (also homeschooled), is twenty and runs the business most of the time. I am now THEE full-time secretary and going to college full time at night. If I sound confident...I am. Stop and ask yourself for a second, do you know any other nineteen year olds that are full-time secretaries, going to school to become a healthcare proffesional in the same business? What about twenty year olds running a business? My parents trust me too. They trust me with their business. Do you trust your business with your nineteen yearold and twenty year old? Have your children been working since their early teenage years? If you are too ignorant and illiterate to teach your children anything, don't rant and rave about how others shouldn't. If you don't think that homeschooled children are socialized, maybe you should actually meet a few. I've only been in a public school a few times, but every time I am I feel like I am trapped. Who would give me more guidence, education, truth, and love than my own parents? People who have gone to college for years and years, learning things that have nothing to do with the specific subject that they're going to teach? I go to college. I am taking classes for my degree that have nothing to do with my occupation! I am tired of people saying that we as homeschoolers don't know how to talk to others. Next time you pick your kids up from school, look at those around them. Do they talk to you? Or are they stuck in their own "peer group". Next time you go to your doctors' office and the secretary is sitting there filling out paperwork, sending faxes, answering phones, setting appointments, filling out orders, and calling insurence companies, think of me. Who has a better head start for life? Your child, or me?
I think home schooling is beneficial for children. It provides a good alternative to public education in that it usually offers smaller "class" or group sizes. It also offers children the opportunity to learn different viewpoints instead of just one from a mandatory text book which can sometimes be biased. It also allows children to receive a more customized education based on their learning needs.
Kids that are homeschooled often have advanced classes and are usually gifted. I was homeschooled and could read at 1 years old, multiply at 5 and was fluent in French at 6 years old by online programs. When I did go into the public school system, I was years ahead and as a freshman, was taking classes with seniors.
I support homeschooling for those who have dedicated parents. Traditional schools are often overcrowded, allowing children to slip through the cracks, move on to new subjects without comprehension, or have the opportunity to advance taken away while the other students catch up. Parents should fill these gaps even for students in traditional schools, but often put too much trust in teachers to do so.
Homeschoolers can work at their own pace, above or behind others their age. Public schools are run much like prisons these days. I think eventually public schools will be done away with, and learning will happen online. Sending your child to public school is akin to free babysitting for most people I have known throughout my life. I feel it's a cop out so to speak... It had nothing to do with socialization for anyone I have known. Also I did not know a single sixteen year old who would say they looked forward to all the learning they would do in their high school years, they were all ready to get on with it and go to college! My son homeschooled his last year of high school beautifully. If he had the choice earlier he said he would have chosen homeschooling for most of his school years. He felt public school merely trained him to take standardized testing, he felt cheated. For kids who are far ahead or have Learning disabilities I feel homeschool is an excellent choice. I believe it is dependent on parents and their reasons for homeschooling that causes kids to turn into those "weird" homeschooled kids. I believe public school norms hold kids back purposefully until they are ready to separate from their parents homes even though most would be ready to start college learning at a much younger age. Who in the world decided that throwing a group of thirty same age kids together was proper socialization? No one. It just evolved from one room schoolhouses that way, its called herding. People all over the world receive their educations in different ways than just the standard public school way, to me just goes to show what closed minded people are produced in a herded environment.
There is a lot of crowd control time in schools. Many kids learn very little because of the disruptive behaviour of other students. Many students just don't fit in in the classroom and need a more flexible approach to learning.
Homeschool children can get a lot more done each day with less time spent in assemblies, marking roles, changing classrooms and so on.
Homeschool children are often better socialized than non home school children. They often have many wonderful chances to socialize without the oppressive school environment or the influence of bullies.
Often the socialization that goes on in schools is very negative as kids mix with peers into undesirable activities or commit crimes to be considered cool.
There are many fabulous recourses available today for homeschooled kids and many learn faster than their peers. Research shows homeschooled kids often do better in college as they are better independent learners.
Having been a teacher in both private and public schools, I wish more parents chose this option for their children. There is a world of knowledge and learning that simply cannot be accessed through our system AND there is a great deal learned that then needs to be unlearned. I know far more polite, caring, and compassionate home schooled kids than those that spend 12-13 years attending school. Socialization is taught and modeled everyday by parents and Co-op teachers. With kids on the playground at recess it's just the blind leading the blind. Teasing, bullying, and just plain mean behaviors are learned from the interactions among children. Home schooling provides the relational advantage of being with a caring, responsible adult - this is how a child learns how to be a caring, responsible adult.
In a homeschooled atmosphere a child can and often do perform at an accelerated academic pace. Though not for everyone, the individual who homeschools properly can customize the learning plan to the child and avoid the academic ceilings in traditional schools faster and with less expense with no loss in quality.
I believe that education and learning is an experience, not merely the intake of information. The need for interaction socially, and academically with a range of minds is vital to this process. However, we must not forget the exceptional circumstances to which one might consider home-schooling their children. Can one really force a child who gains no gratification from being in school (a poor experience for them), and thereby, not learn anything, to continue attending? maybe home is the best place for some individuals. Education should be tailored to children, not children to education. After all, learning is a unique, individual experience, which although may often benefit from wider interaction, needs to consider cases where one might get more out of there being less of this interaction.
I'm not usually for home-schooling under general circumstances are I believe that education, and learning is an experience, not merely the intake of information. The need for interaction socially, and academically with a range of minds is vital to this process. However, we must not forget the exceptional circumstances to which one might consider home-schooling their children. Can one really force a child who gains no gratification from being in school (a poor experience for them), and thereby, not learn anything, to continue attending? maybe home is the best place for some individuals. Education should be tailored to children, not children to education. Afterall, learning is a unique, individual experience, which although may often benefit from wider interaction, needs to consider cases where one might get more out of there being less of this interaction.
Kids need more family time in America. They need to feel that their parents love them enough to make this sacrifice for them. My husband and I home school our children and wouldn't have life another way. We enjoy spending time together learning and loving them. We feel they are getting a top education and life experiences they wouldn't otherwise receive.
"I know several homeschool moms who are barely literate and have terrible writing skills." This is working under the assumption that ALL teachers have perfect writing skills.
"It takes a whole village to raise a child" Absolutely right. In public school however, the whole village is limited to teachers (many of whom all learned the same style of teaching from similar college programs) inside of a building. Is that honestly the only village that can raise our children? What about interacting with the local Fire Chief, business owners, volunteering for an elderly home, etc? They are the "village" as far as I'm concerned.
"Kids whom are homeschooled have no life experiance" As opposed to public school children who go bursting out of the doors the minute they graduate with all of their 'real life' experiEnce? Public school is not real life for anyone those are enrolled in public school.
"When they grow up and get older they are going to need those socialization skills." Not all good socialization skills and not every public schooled individual has GOOD socialization skills. What 'socialization skills' are you referring to when you say 'those'?
"Like if they get a job somewhere they need to know how to communicate and interact with other people." Based on that logic, I know someday my children will need to know how to drive probably much sooner than they will need to work. Should I start them in drivers training now in kindergarten? Otherwise they may not be ready later....
"I don't think so... to develop self-confidence not only in the house but this can help them learn how to get along with their fellow. IS A MUST" I'm sorry, I don't understand the statement.
"In early childhood, lessons such as getting along with others and learning to share and be nice to people - even when you don't want to be nice - can never be duplicated with homeschooling." Being nice to people even when you don't want to be. That is an everyday challenge for anyone.
"I do not think that homeschooling is beneficial to children, because I think it's oppressive." In public school children have little rights and are limited to what subjects they are allowed to talk about and in what context. Also, many are discouraged from individual thought and challenging the norm. Homeschool is oppressive? Home schooled kids are allowed to use the bathroom without a hall pass.
I will agree that not all families would benefit from homeschooling, however, the arguments against homeschooling have yet to be able to stand on their own. Homeschooling would be beneficial for more children than would sending them into a government run institution that is starting to reflect a prison more than it does 'the real world'. Homeschooled children ARE the ones in the real world even IF they are limited to a smaller social structure. Let's be honest-how many of our real lives involve sitting in a room with 30 people who are our own age? Homeschool encourages children to actively seek out and maintain quality friendships with a diverse selection of others versus only becoming friends with the kid who is sitting next to them who they have everything in common with.
Homeschooling can definitely be beneficial to students. The smaller classroom size personalizes their educational experience, making it easier to give them the individualized attention that they need. They also get to interact with other home schoolers so that they learn how to socialize. But, there must be a reduction in the instances of peer pressure when you are talking about 20 peers, as opposed to more than 200. Home schooled children don't have to deal with bullying and peer pressure to the extent that those who aren't home schooled do. They get to forge relationships that last, not having to trade old classmates and teachers in for new ones every year. There are disadvantages to home schooling, but there are advantages, too.
The failure of the public schools is proof enough! I get that homeschooling is not for everyone nor are all parents willing or able to make the sacrifices but I do believe it is the best choice! My kids can interact with kids of all ages and genders (just like we adults do in the "real world" instead of the same age day after day and being told they cannot talk except at recess and at lunch!) my kids can talk and ask questions and are being taught what is respectful and disrespectful as we go along. You can see a clear different between homeschoolers and public schoolers at field trips when most field trip leaders will always compliment the homeschoolers on how well behaved they are, better questions they ask, etc. Statistically if you took time to do the research, homeschoolers do better overall and that is because of the one on one attention, co-ops and playdates with other homeschoolers. My kids and I have many more friends than I ever had as a child going to school. I spent my time wishing the day was over from all the bullying and being made fun of. Now when my kids are in a difficult situation I can teach them how to handle that situation in the best way. I live across from a public school and I see and hear how the kids act on a daily basis. Sorry but that is not what I want my kids to learn and copy! My neighbors kid is bullied/beat up every day and he is only in kindergarten! If that is the "best" for my children, then I rather not have the best. But I do know what is "best" for my child and how they are thriving in the homeschool environment! They do more things every day than I did growing up yet they are "homeschooled." Which is the case for most homeschoolers!
Done correctly, a home school education is vastly superior to that of the traditional school setting. Although not popular with today's society, a homeschool education or a private tutorage has been the normal mode of education for hundreds of years. The method of individual tutoring (or homeschooling) is beneficial in that the student receives personalized lessons. His or her instructor knows that child's individual abilities and can adjust their lessons accordingly. The student in a classroom setting will be instructed according to the level of the most average student in that room. Advanced scholars will be bored, while below average students will struggle to keep up. A look at the academic scoring of the homeschooled child versus the classroom scholar should prove sufficient data to answer this question.
Homeschooling is beneficial because kids have better learning experience, can decide what they want to learn, and get possibly even MORE social. Now I can almost hear all those people screaming at their laptops or PCs or Macs or whatever, but before you start posting a bunch of disagreeing comments on my post, consider this: Homeschooling allows students to participate in fun and sometimes educational clubs that they could not do in public school. Sitting in a lecture for 7 hours a day is not socialism. Clubs, fun and Friends are.
When a child is homeschooled, he is able to be taught 1 on 1. Any trouble he might have with learning is easily recognized and able to be helped much easier. The child can also be taught the things that are most important to the parents in addition to regular studies, such as religion.
Homeschooling is not for everyone, but it works great for some families and most often produces articulate, socially-skilled and well-read children. When local school systems are underfunded and do not turn out well-educated kids, or in situations where the local schools are not equipped to teach the values and history of a student's native worldview and culture, it makes sense for parents to homeschool. Especially now that there are many homeschooling support and curriculum resources, home-schooling is a great option for some families.
It seems most of the "no'?" Think homeschoolers are hiding out not being part of the world have no experience with the outside world. I would disagree! They have more of an understand how to get along - not with 30 people of the same age but 100's of all age groups. For those who talk about natural competition - I guess you haven't been to a first lego league or first tech challenge! Working on a team with other people and designing, developing, and competing against other teams in healthy competition is part of the experience!
As a 16-year-old home school student I would say that home schoolers not only get their fair share of socialization, but most of them also come into life with a much better idea of how to run a home. Last summer, I got a job at a hotel and got along really well with everyone I worked with, so obviously socialization isn't my problem. I've studied really hard and did well in my PSATs, so education isn't a problem either. I've also taught my younger siblings several subjects, which they enjoyed as much as I did. It's a teaching, learning experience and I wouldn't trade being home schooled, being around the people I love, for sitting in a classroom seven hours a day with people I'm never going to remember in thirty years.
the purposes of education, I think homeschooling is beneficial. Even though I don't know any relevant information off the top of my head, I believe there are studies that show homeschooled children outperform public schooled children. All those people who say that homeschooled children will lack social skills; do you have no friends outside of school?
My mother began teaching me at home for religious reasons when I was in first grade. I learned that black people were a race cursed by God, that animals and humans could reproduce together, scientists claiming anything contradicting the Bible was Satan's work, everyone outside my door had AIDS and would stab me for looking at them funny and the only real way to live past the age of 25 was to stay at home with my mother and avoid any and all contact with the Godless world.
Now, I am no psychologist, but I know enough to realize that 12-year-olds having panic attacks when forced to go anywhere other than home or church is not normal. Nor is it normal to live most of one's teen years inside one's own mind. And it's probably not normal to wash one's hands with bleach after touching anything in public because one's mother has convinced them it is quite possible to contract gonorrhea in this way.
Yes, I learned to read and do math at a ridiculously early age. I was at a college reading level when I was 12. My IQ is 155. I wrote my first book at age 10. I was performing violin solos in front of big audiences when I was 14. I began composing when I was 15.
But to this day, something as simple as a phone call or meeting a stranger is excruciating. I've been taken for stupid, uneducated and rude because I am too frightened to speak in front of people. I work a low-paying job because I cannot deal with the public and I do not know how to market my skills. I have no personal references to give potential employers because I allow no one to get to know me.
I am worlds more socially adjusted than I was as a child, but my mother's teachings have persisted quite well. I'm terrified of people, new experiences and relationships. Yet I am indescribably lonely.
Home schooling made me miserable.
Homeschooling makes Kids dumber. they can't understand as much if they are homeschooled.
People go to school for a reason and you have to become licensed to be a certified teacher and teach in public schools. As a parent you might not have the correct skills to help your child succeed to their full potential, leave it to professionals and stop trying to play super mom.
Many people justify homeschool by saying they wish to shelter their kids from bad influences at school. I believe the opposite. The kids will enter the world one day and they need opportunities to practice dealing with the bad elements while they are young. They need to practice good decision making when parents aren't there. Even interaction with other homeschoolers is not enough socialization. I can't teach my kid this stuff, they must learn from others. Also, many parents don't have adequate skills to teach their child at home. I know several homeschool moms who are barely literate and have terrible writing skills. There is no basic requirements of the parent to be allowed to homeschool. There should be. Otherwise, they are continuing the cycle of ignorance and illiteracy.
Many of my church friends were home schooled as young children. As we grew up, I started evolving and becoming out going. My friends fell into a deep hole of uncertainty and oddness. I'm not being mean, however it is true. The same people that were home schooled when we were children are still at home, not going to college and working at McDonalds. Give your child the right path in life, public school.
In my experience a child that gets home schooled will have less education, and if ever put inside a school will struggle with learning at the same level as others. Children will not socialize as much with other people their age, making it hard for them when they're older. School is preparing you for when you are older and homeschooling won't be able to give you the experiences you need.
Homeschooled children do not have the regular contact with people they don't know well like the children in regular schools. They would lack much in social skills. Although homeschooled children can get their "customized" education. They would have no driving force and minimum competition, making their education very relaxed. They also do not have any standards and therefore is not suitable for most jobs. How would you like to be an employer and not know wheter your employee learned addition or not?
A vital aspect of public school is the socialization it provides with other children. Home schooled kids don't get this benefit, and potentially suffer for it. In addition, public school teachers are qualified to teach, whereas most parents are not. In fact, I believe that parental snobbishness is a main cause of the home school movement in general.
Children who are taught at home often miss out on the level of competition, confidence building, and socialization that a school setting instills. Public schools are not easy, but at least students learn how to deal with bullies and cruelty at an early age. Many of the homeschoolers I know try to enter the school setting as teens and cannot handle the bullying. Plus, students who've grown up together view this homeschooled kid as an odd outsider.
Public school helps kids develop a thick shell, giving them more confidence and street smarts. Teachers are more qualified than parents at home. Plus, homeschooling might give parents additional stress from having to meet state requirements, and that adds to pressure and additional problems. I simply do not think it's best to be homeschooled.
Absolutely NOT a fan of homeschooling. I was not educated past the 4th grade nor was my sibling educated past the 3rd grade, if that!
It was a way for my family to hide from the world and use religion and homeschooling as a way of shelter. HOMESCHOOLING is ABUSE and I have suffered mentally and physically for the past 19 years from the abuse and scars I suffer til this day. No education and no way to get a fair education leaves you helpless in society!
On rare occasion will you find a parent qualified to teach and even then I question their ability to separate themselves from their parental role. No certification, experience, practicum, pedagogical understanding all speaks to having no qualification to be the child's academic educator. Let the teachers do their job and as a parent, play a supportive role. Nothing prevents you from speaking and engaging them in discussions regarding their needs and wants as they mature. Experiencing public schooling is one of the greatest lessons in life.
provide a fully rounded school experience for a child? A child needs the socialization and independent coping skills developed in a school setting. They need to learn group cooperation and the importance of being in a group, working with a group and compromising as a group. A large part of schooling is learning to deal with different people and finding ways to work with persons you may find difficult.
If a child has been taught in the home all his life, there is a very large possibility that he will not know how to interact with others. Sure, he knows how to interact with his mother, father and siblings, but his family more than likely does not act like the rest of the population. People act differently. If a person doesn't know how to handle these differences, he will be a loner. There will be no real way he will be able to connect to others and will be forced to go through life struggling to fit in. While the brain is developing in the early years, children are learning quickly. If a child is not allowed to experience different types of people, he will never quite understand how to deal with the many different types of people.
i do not think that homeschooling is good for kids in the long run. When they grow up and get older they are going to need those socialization skills. That kids that have gone to school in public or private schools have. For instance when they get a job they are going to know how to interact with other people assertively.
I believe that a child needs to go to school to be able to socialize. Being at home does not give them that opportunity. Kids are kids and need to make friends. If they don't at a young age, middle and high school will be super hard! I also believe that if they are homeschooled they don't receive the same education as the other kids.
While the parent may think they are helping better their children's education by homeschooling them, often they cause more damage than help. By preventing daily interaction with other children of their own age, social rules and cues are often underdeveloped or even absent. Children who attend school with other children their own age are better at dealing with criticism, social interaction, feel better about themselves, and have a better chance of getting a job. Strengthening the parent-child bond should not be put before the welfare of the child.
I had a friend who came to High School after being homeschooled her whole life. She was shy and constantly needing assistance and help to keep up with the High School curriculum. Before term 3, she dropped out and decided to return to homeschooling.
Homeschooling really holds back an opportunity for confidence and also can lack true education, my friend was constantly behind and needed help with even the simplest things. Homeschooling is not beneficial, it is simply a holdback for children.
I'm public-schooled. A lot of things seem unfair to me. Though, through the stress, I've learned how to see the bright side of life. Also, when I'm in the real world, I will know how to deal with prejudice and insults. On the other hand, my friend is home-schooled, and it's horrible. He has lied about being a year ahead in science. He can't even name an element! Also, he is behind in math. He has become awfully antisocial, too. I blame his mother. If one has an extremely special talent, is disabled, or travels cross-county, they should be home-schooled. There's many uneducated, inexperienced parents out there who are causing their children to be dull in the head. To me, that's bad.
Home schooling deprives children from learning skills that are more important Than the knowledges itself suchas, social skills and common sense.
I believe parents who homeschool their kids are either a) worried their kid will get bullied or b) think they can give a better education than a certified teacher who has gone to college for years to learn this stuff. Either way, homeschooling doesn't give kids real-world knowledge. Lack of friends, social skills, and KNOWLEDGE will eventually screw kids whom are homeschooled over.
I believe homeschooling is bad for the child. It cuts the child off from normal societal socialization that children normally pick up, from a very early age, in school. It also teaches them to be dependent upon their parents, for everything from learning basic mathematical skills, to opinions and beliefs. The child is not introduced to a wide variety of opinions and ideas, but rather kept in a sheltered environment. They are subjected only to the opinions and beliefs of their parents.
This quote is really famous. It means a child cannot learn from just one environment. They need experience and many folks to help them mature and develop in life. For example, John is not homeschooled and everything he does including his mistakes, he learns from people outside his life. His mom could not teach him World History so he went to a public school where Mr. Foreman taught him World History. Then Mrs. Smith taught him Chemistry and Biology. Apparently, his parents cannot teach him all school subjects because they might not even have the skills necessary for it. Along with that, experiencing the real world is stressing so it really do take a whole full village of people to raise a child. I have a friend named Emily, who was homeschooled her whole life. When she finally went to a public school in eighth grade, she did not know how to respond to her peers and was often quiet. I had to tutor her on her math and english skills. However, she is improving except she still says "Somefin" when it is actually "something". She even spells it like that too. However, I do respect her background. Everyone was raised differently especially those that are homeschooled. Homeschool is great, but it takes the child's opportunities away of achieving great things beyond their surroundings. Many people are so concerned with bad things happening to their children isolating him or her from everyone and from a real true education that will affect his or her future.
First I believe that to be a productive member of society one must first learn how to interact with other students that are different from them. Homeschooling takes this away by keeping students cut off from people who are more likely to be similar to themselves (e.g. people in their church, or local community). Second many home-schoolers are home schooled for religious reasons. Those people who believe standard education should not include sciences or should be more religiously based. I am fine with parents who believe that, but I believe that students need to decide for themselves and have exposure to ideas they may not believe. Homeschooling prevents this.
I believe children can learn a lot from being homeschooled, but they miss out on all the socialization that goes along with attending school with their peers. In early childhood, lessons such as getting along with others and learning to share and be nice to people - even when you don't want to be nice - can never be duplicated with homeschooling.
The most obvious difference between a homeschool classroom and a traditional classroom is the lack of students in the homeschool choice. When you decide to teach your kids at home, you should know that even if they have a lot of siblings, they are missing out on gaining important social skills from the school environment.
In a traditional school setting, children interact with peers their own age, which teaches them valuable life skills, such as sharing, making conversation, making friends and compromising. While you can try to teach this at home, it often is not as effective as in the classroom without your help and supervision. With homeschooling, children often do not get the chance to develop a group of friends with whom they can play and relax when school hours are over.
Although I think a child can benefit from homeschooling, I think that there are reasons why it is not beneficial. Attending a school, whether public or private, is more of a structured environment. It teaches more than just history and math. It teaches kids responsibility from an adult other than their parents. This is someone who will hold the child accountable, and not be as lax as the parents might be. It prepares the child for adult life, as school is similar to 9 to 5 jobs. The social aspect is also crucial. Kids learn how to deal with people whom are different than they are, and people who they might not like, but have to learn to tolerate. Kids learn to work as a team in school. Homeschooled kids just simply don't have that. They are mainly exposed to friends, people they like, and people who are similar, which could provide a huge culture shock when they are finally thrown out into the world.
I believe that as it is generally practiced, homeschooling is the option of parents who want to prevent their kids from exposure to ideas other than their own. Thus homeschooling limits the opportunity for learning rather than broadens those opportunities. Independent study is a great thing, but it should be an adjunct to public schooling, which serves as a great equalizer.
I do not think that homeschooling kids is beneficial. When they grow up kids that have been home schooled their whole life. They will not have the social skills that other kids have had. Like if they get a job somewhere they need to know how to communicate and interact with other people.
My friends are socially awkward when we are around them. They rely only on each other. They don't trust us with anything. They don't ever listen to us when we ever try to talk to them they start to mumble and get aggravated at us. They are mean and extremely rude.
to develop self-confidence not only in the house but this can help them learn how to get along with their fellow. IS A MUST
Homeschooling can, if appropriate done, maximize the learning rate of children, but it will avoid contact with other children of their age, witch is very important, because learning how to behave and expose your ideas among other people is a determinant key for success. So while homeschooling can be good for your child, it can backfiring, making them afraid of contact, because they would have not been appropriately socialized.
I disagree that homeschooling is beneficial to children. I think that children need to be out of the home environment to learn on their own academically, as well as socially. Being under the thumb of their parents' watchful eye, it does not allow for the child to develop their own opinions, and to work with other people is group settings.