Many of us who have school age see that for some reason it can not be a good fit for our student for some reason. Your child may be far ahead of other students at his or her level in some or all subjects, or he may struggle in certain areas. How can a parent be sure that a non-traditional way to train a child is the best way to take? An impartial view of what homeschooling can do to help your child achieve his education goals can be the beginning of his scholastic success and excellent preparation for his adult life. This article is designed to start the mental wheels that turn into your thinking processes and to keep in mind whether your home education is a good option for your student.
Why should I homeschool my child?
Some children learn better through rooting and repetition, while others learn better through computer lessons. Each student has strengths in learning areas that can be capitalized on for scholastic excellence. The different product lines in homeschools curriculum are different and multifaceted; They can be used to pinch your students strength in learning so that he stands out and has a real sense of accomplishment. Sometimes there are not a variety of teaching techniques that will avail your childs learning style in a public school position. In addition, some parents are worried that the content of public schools is unproductive and even violates family values that correspond to those taught at home. In a homeschool environment you have control over what your child is learning, and you know that values that do not match yours are not forced on your student. How do homeschooled children rank academically with those educated in public schools? Due to individual attention and teacher-student relationship, your child will get more personal instruction than he would say, a class of 30 children. In 1994, Dr Brian Ray analyzed standardized tests for 16,000 homeschooled children who stretched over the K-12 levels. He found that they did higher than 78 percent of the educated children in reading and 72 percent higher in language and math. Nearly 80 percent scored higher than the average and 54.7 percent were ranked in the top quarter of the entire population. (Reference: Home Schools Score Highly Over National Average, National Center for Home Education Press Release, December 7, 1994.) Individual students, of course, vary, but on average, the educated students do quite well.
Few homeschooled children enough socialization and integration into society?
There is a myth that circles that says that taught students somehow survive in a cave and never see other people outside their families. Nothing could be anymore from the truth! As part of your childs education, you may consider introducing him to a place where he could volunteer his time in a homeless house, a school for children with special needs, a church, library or museum. The list of worthy facilities continues forever, and its an enriching way to show your student areas in society that he would normally not meet. There is a large network of homeschooling families that you can connect to from across the United States. In fact, these established homeschool families can give you valuable information to help you get started with your students education if you have just begun. Similarly, you can also connect to a network in your area that can share in your scholastic effort through collaborative subject tuition and combined field trips. This interaction with other students is a gold mine of opportunity that helps them develop strong, healthy relationships with other homeschoolers, as well as adults in different parts of society. Homeschoolers may have even more areas of social interaction due to the rich entry of home education networks.