Going to school vs. homeschooling, the debate has been going on for decades, and it doesn’t seem like it will be wrapping up anytime soon. So many factors go into choosing what is best for your children, including family situation, location, academic needs, and more. In this blog post, we will discuss the pros and cons of each choice so you can make a well-informed decision about what type of education to give to your child!
Pros of Going to School
It is essential to get off on the right foot when you start school. This means meeting friends and teachers, familiarizing yourself with your surroundings (and getting used to being around so many people in one place), and establishing good study habits early! School gives children access to a large variety of resources, including books, computers, and more, which they can use for educational purposes. Unfortunately, these items are not always accessible at home. Kids also learn how to socialize properly by going to school, even though there may be some conflict sometimes.
Children may learn things more easily when they are surrounded by other people who share similar interests or excel at certain subjects (for example, if your daughter is struggling with math, she might get help from another student). This helps them find what works best for them academically as well as build confidence.
Cons of Going to School
School can be a challenging place for children who have social anxiety. The majority of the day is spent in close proximity to one another, where kids are expected to engage with each other and share their ideas which they may struggle with due to high levels of anxiety. In addition, outside factors such as bullying or pressure from teachers/administrators could make matters worse if not handled properly by all parties involved!
Pros of Homeschooling
Homeschooling is much more flexible, and you don’t have to worry about sticking to a school schedule or having homework every night of the week like in traditional schools. With more and more students active with remote learning now as well, people like Naomi Soldon have been speaking up about the benefits of learning from home as well. With homeschooling, you are also able to customize your child’s individualized education, so they aren’t getting pushed into something that doesn’t interest them just because it will help their GPA score down the line.
Cons of Homeschooling
Homeschooling can be a challenge for many parents to manage. The amount of responsibility that comes with homeschooling is enormous, including planning your own curriculum, teaching subject matter, and more! Many people believe homeschoolers typically lack social skills or don’t know how to interact properly in group settings which could cause further problems if they do find employment after high school graduation because it’s hard work getting used to those dynamics again. While this might be true for some homeschooling families, it’s also not the case in all of them.
By reading all of the above, you’ll hopefully have a better indication on which option might be best for your child specifically, and ultimately give them a learning environment that helps them flourish and grow!