The Pros and Cons of Homeschooling

Let us get back to the future! Confused? Well… all I mean to say is let us get back to those olden days which determined a strong and healthy generation that promised a secured life for their parents and country. ‘Home’ is the first temple of learning. It is the pious place where a newly born infant is taught the value of relationships, respect, responsibility, and duty. Tracing back to those olden days where there was no alternative to seek education other than one’s own home, homeschooling then was a common phenomenon.

Homeschooling is not a new concept, which is evolving now; rather it is an old concept which could not evolve properly and is blooming lately among us.

What exactly is Homeschooling All About?
Answering this question may leave you perturbed for sometime since we accept public schooling as an inevitable norm in our lives. Homeschooling refers to the education provided to children at home usually by parents or guardians instead of public or private schools. It is an option for that parent who chooses to provide their child an education, which is deeply rooted with their chosen social environment, which they believe, is unachievable in schools. The rising graphs do tell us a story about homeschooling, as a burning desire of parents to gain control over the educational bureaucrats and reestablish family as the only option left for child’s education.

Now that you are familiar with the term, there is an ongoing conflict in you mind which is trying to pacify your urge to opt for the same. But wait… before figuring out to reach a final decision let us weigh the pros and cons of homeschooling. If you relate each advantage and disadvantage along with your personal life, you can identify some inevitable benefits and disadvantages.

Pros of Homeschooling

#1 Tightens Family Bonds
Homeschooling not only provides a child with a sense of understanding about the social, cultural, and ethical norms of the family; but also acts as a binding force among the family members. It gives the parents the opportunity to develop a strong bond with the child.

#2 Safe Haven
It provides you an ultra protective shield for your child, which saves him from the filthy activities which may attract your child. Your anxiety about your child’s safety is eased and you are constantly aware of their well-being.

#3 Greater Education
The child can choose the subjects of his choice and gain in depth knowledge in various topics. Such children are not made to cram information and can instead understand the basics of the subject and dwell deeper into the why and how of the issue. The take up education for the sake of knowledge. Today people are judged by their qualification and the number of degrees they hold, however none of these make you any wiser than someone who is truly informed and mentally empowered.