If you are already homeschooling your child, then you know the benefits of teaching them yourself. If you are not, then you are relying on a public school system that may or may not be up to the task. We all want what is best for our children; we all want them to get into the best school and have a great career. We all want our children to have a great life. Homeschooling is probably the best way to encourage that path to a great life.
There are many stigmas surrounding homeschooling. Many of them are myths while others are easily rectified if they do become an issue. Do not let the worries of others stop you from starting homeschooling your children. Here are some of the benefits of doing so that could help them get into college and be successful in school.
Taking Time Out of the Curriculum
Homeschooled schedules are more flexible than the days in a public school. With an increase in flexibility comes an increase in opportunities. Not being completely tied down to a set curriculum allows you to explore the subjects that interest your children the most.
It is important to study all subjects to provide a robust education. Taking the time to explore more in-depth into your child’s interests however, will not only satiate their appetite for learning, you will be helping to set them on a path they are passionate about. You will be helping them develop their interest in a career.
Best Way to Learn
Parents are also free to help their children discover their learning styles. There are multiple ways children learn, and public schools are set up to only teach in one manner. With homeschooling, parents have the capability of exploring which style works best for their child.
Discovering how they learn best will lead to quicker learning of subjects, but it will also allow you to develop the other styles of learning. This will lead them to becoming a more complete student, ready to take on the tough college courses they will eventually face.
Not only can your child find the best way for them to learn, they can also benefit from that one on one time in another way. Parents who homeschool can help develop any special talents their child might have. An undeveloped talent in the arts or music, engineering, or physical activities can lead to a dull child uninterested in learning. Typically, children who are able to explore these areas are more likely to have higher grades. It allows them to be happy, and being happy leads them to enjoy learning more.
Better Grades, Better Thinking
Homeschooled children tend to have better grades than those in public schools. Whereas students in a public school are pushed through the grades, not necessarily comprehending the material, the focused instruction children receive from parents in a homeschool environment allows for better understanding of a subject. They are given that one on one time that teachers are not able to give in a class of 35 students.
If a child is struggling, this one on one time permits parents to take additional time to ensure their child fully comprehends what it is they are learning. Teachers in a public school system try their best to provide children with the best education possible. Unfortunately, they do not have the resources to ensure all 35 children have caught on. It is because of this lack of resources that many parents feel they should switch over to homeschooling.
Public schools teach scenarios that go from point A to point B in a straight line. They do not really encourage deeper thought or how to apply abstract possibilities to a problem. With the increased focus on their learning, children tend to develop an enhanced thought process that incorporates these aspects. They become independent thinkers able to look at problems from a different angle or discover solutions that are not normally applied to a situation. This will help their grades in their college days and their careers.
The Voice of the Future
Children who are homeschooled will usually develop a strong bond with their parents; the daily presence of a parent will help them grow closer. This will expand into their college life and their adulthood. Children with close bonds to their parents are more likely to be active in their communities. These are children who could grow to lead non-profit organizations, or take on leadership roles with the intent on helping people.
In college, they could have a passion for a cause and have a powerful voice that could spark a campus to action. They could be the one to get the younger generation involved in the challenges they face and the issues they would like to see changed.