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Homeschooling- a new fashion or a return to the old traditions? The benefits of the traditional school are contest teachers and parents.

Breaks, desks, tough but fair teacher, best friends, classmates - can we do without these attributes of childhood? Even some ten - fifteen years ago, it seemed that there is no alternative, schooling was compulsory and wriggle out of classes managed a few. According to their own schedule studied small circus performers and athletes, actors and musicians, children of diplomats. All other regularly visited lessons.

Now the family education or homeschooling quickly came into vogue. Different people choose this method of education for their children - advanced vegans and yogis, deep religious opponents of mixed or secular teachingfreelancers are freestyle travelers, parents of children with profoundly disabilities and even the most ordinary mothers and fathers, who since childhood has deep aversion to the traditional school. Is it good or bad?

Advantages of home schooling

  • Children learn when they want, and the way they want.
  • Excludes violence by teachers and peers.
  • There is no need to comply with unnecessary rules and rituals.
  • Ability to control the moral, ethical and religious beliefs of the child.
  • The ability to live on natural biological clock.
  • Ability to learn special items - rare languages, art, architecture, buy an essay, etc. since childhood.
  • Education takes place in a gentle home environment where reduced the risk of injury, problems with posture and vision.
  • Individual program helps to educate a person.
  • Retains close contact within parents and children, excluded extraneous influence.
  • Ability to master the school curriculum in less than 10 years.

Cons of homeschooling


  • The child does not get the socialization experience of interaction with the "typical" collective.
  • Continuous monitoring of parents of the study process.
  • No rigid discipline, the need for a permanent job "from start to finish."
  • Is not gaining experience of conflicts with peers and "superiors".
  • There are difficulties in obtaining diplomas, admission to higher education institutions.
  • Parents are not always able to teach the exact subjects, or arts, systems thinking.
  • Overprotective parents may lead to infantilism or ego-centrism in the child.
  • There are difficulties in obtaining diplomas, admission to higher education institutions.
  • Parents are not always able to teach the exact subjects, or arts, systems thinking.
  • Overprotective parents may lead to infantilism or egocentrism in the child.

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Comment by Daisy Hastings on April 26, 2016 at 7:20am

Happy that it was helpful :) Thank you Dorothy


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