Pros and Cons of Homeschooling

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        Have you ever wondered why homeschooling exists? Some people often say that school is stressful and they want to be home-schooled. But it is not that easy. Homeschooling is not for everyone. If you are used to going to going to a public school it is definitely a huge change to you and your parent’s lifestyle. Also, as you might already know, your parents would have to take on the job of the teacher, principal, and any other roles that might be needed. When it comes to homeschooling there can be a major lifestyle change because if you are a single parent you would have to dedicate your entire life to homeschooling your child and most likely you will not have time to get a job which can lead to financial difficulties. On the other hand if one parent dedicates there time to homeschooling the child and the other parent has a job they can continue to be successful and that could be the lifestyle that they enjoy. There are definitely many pros and cons of homeschooling.

        Many kids have different opinions on homeschooling. Homeschooling is not for everyone. Most kids that are home schooled are dedicated to a certain sport. If that sport takes a lot of time out of there life they might want to look into homeschooling. Homeschooling can help with your grades because when you are in school you can not focus on one subject at a time because each class is timed and you get the same amount of time on each subject. If you are home schooled you can focus on the subject you struggle most with and get better at it.

Homeschooling also can give more time to study because there is not a certain time you start school and a certain time you stop, so you can use that extra time to study for a subject you struggle with instead of staying up all night studying for a subject. Home-schoolers also get better sleep because they don’t have to wake up early for school every day. Also most kids that are not home schooled go to bed later and wake up earlier so they can less rest which can affect their grades. Overall even though homeschooling is not for everyone homeschooling can really change some peoples life for the better.

        Many people enjoy homeschooling and many people don’t. Even though homeschooling has a lot of benefits that does not mean it is for everyone. Some kids that are home schooled to not get the opportunity to socialize every day. Kids who are home schooled also do not get to go on outdoor education trips which can be a great way to make new friends and meet new people. Homeschooling is a major life change and you need to talk it over with your family before you make any decisions. Your family has a huge part in homeschooling because they need to take time out of their day to educate you. Many parents do lots of work during the day when you are at school so they would have to give all that up to give you the proper education you need. You also have to think of the costs that come with homeschooling. Homeschooling can be expensive because the things that would be free to use at a public school like computers headphones etc. can all add up pretty quickly. Homeschooling can also be a loss to family income because of you are a single parent and you are homeschooling your child you will not have time to get a job or even work at home because you are dedicating your life to homeschooling your child. Overall homeschooling has its pros and cons. In conclusion there are two sides to homeschooling. If you do get home-schooled you have to have the right setup and be prepared for a major lifestyle change. For example if your dad works a full time job and your mom doesn’t and stays home, then your mom can home-school you and it would be a good setup for your family. If both your parents work full time jobs then it would be very difficult  to be home-schooled because homeschooling is basically a full time job. It really depends how you are set up and it your parents/gardens are up for the challenge of being a teacher of all subjects and other positions that may apply to you.

 

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