Most parents today, prefer homeschooling their children. To them, there are many benefits to children who study from home. For some, they find it difficult to cope at school which is the reason why some parents choose to home school them.
However, some drawbacks come with homeschooling, here are four disadvantages of homeschooling:
Lack Of Socialization
Most of the home schooled children rarely get the chance to interact with others. This denies them peer socialization that’s crucial in learning social norms and values. Lack of social development may affect their behavior in group settings. While other children in school participate in activities such as scouting, club related activities and organized recreational sports, the home schooled don’t.
Besides, they may end up regretting at missing school experiences like riding the school bus. This may result into them being singled out from other children in their neighborhood who go to school.
Lack Of Certified Teachers
One thing that stands is that a trained teacher is always more effective than a parent. Most parents feel that they can do a better job than a professional teacher. However, to be a home school parent, you need to reorganize your personal life.
Besides, most home schooled children may not have as much time, attention and resources as children who attends school.
Depending on the curriculum and the school selected, you may view homeschooling as a cheaper idea. However, you will be forced to incur the cost of purchasing all school supplies, project materials, books, software among other necessities.
Also, the parent needs to be at home all the time to manage the homeschooling situation. This limits the parent the opportunity to engage in any income-generating activity. Take a scenario, where you have been a two-income family and one of you (as a parent) has to sacrifice their full-time job to homeschooling. Wouldn’t this affect your financial ability and freedom? This can be a severe disadvantage.
The moment you decide to home school your child, you are adding an enormous amount of work to your already busy schedule. If you’re not ready to cut down on some of your daily activities, it may result in stress.
Besides, if your child fails to respond positively to your teachings, it may lead to high levels of resentment and anger between you and the child.
Educating a child is one of the primary responsibility of every parent. Therefore, they should weigh all the available alternatives before deciding to home school their children. This will ensure that they get the best for their children.