Answering Concerns around Reluctance to Start Home Schooling

Home Schooling: Debunking Concerns and Fear

Homeschooling has been gaining popularity in recent years, especially since the pandemic hit the world. Parents are now more interested in educating their children from home due to the flexibility and freedom it offers. However, many parents are still skeptical about the idea of homeschooling. In this article, we will address some of the common fears and concerns that people have about homeschooling and debunk them.

Can I Teach My Child Properly?

This is one of the most common concerns that parents have. However, the short answer is "hell yes!" As a parent, you have already taught your child how to perform basic tasks like toileting, washing their hands, clothing themselves, and recognizing colors, birds, and trees.
You have the knowledge, skills, and information to keep teaching them even after they have reached a certain age.
You don't need a 4-year teaching degree to teach your child, and you don't have to manage a group of 25 kids all the same age to do it.

Outsourcing is a popular option for many homeschooling families.

You can enroll your child in online courses, attend music lessons, or get a tutor for certain subjects. Others love learning alongside their children. If you can read and communicate, then you are more than able to facilitate your child's ongoing education.

Will My Child Fall Behind?

The term "falling behind" assumes that all children learn and progress at the exact same pace, which is far from accurate. If your child is healthy and curious, they will learn what they need when they need it. Children are unique individuals with their own journeys to travel.
So, don't worry about your child not learning exactly the same things as the next door neighbor's child.

If your child needs to be at a certain level to achieve a specific goal, they will reach that goal when they need it.
Institutional learning has to have levels and scores, it needs to be accountable to Governments, funding bodies and numerous parents, but many children fall through the cracks, causing mental health issues.

My Partner Doesn't Really Agree.

This can be a tricky situation, but you need support to homeschool.
So, my tip is to listen to your partner, write down their concerns, worries, and questions.
Research and answer these questions with as much knowledge and data as you can, which is why it is a good idea to write it all down.
Once you are confident and know as much as you can about the legal option to homeschool, sit with your partner and address all their concerns.

If your partner doesn't even want to consider the option of homeschooling, then you need to take homeschooling off the table and work on open and trusting communication between you both. You both want what is best for the child, and you both have fears and feelings.
If you can communicate without emotion and be fair to each other, then you can bring in homeschooling as a discussion.

Time Management and Meeting Targeted Outcomes for a High-School Aged Child;

To manage time and meet targeted outcomes, you need to establish whose outcomes they are. Are they the child's, the education system's, or your own?
Once you have established this, time management becomes easier.
It is about what you need to achieve and by when, so you can manage how to achieve this outcome.

However, if your child isn't interested in what you want them to do, then it will be a battle, and no amount of time management will help.

Remember that school will always be there, and you can send your child to school anytime, but your child is only young once, and they deserve the best care and support you can give.

In conclusion, homeschooling is a viable and effective option for educating your children. It offers flexibility, freedom, and a tailored education for each child.

Consider it an option when researching Education, you never know, it might be the best choice.



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