Are you looking for information about the cons of homeschooling?
Home education has advantages and disadvantages for both parents and students.
Children who are homeschooled do not spend as much time with friends as those who attend school, and they may may feel insecure about being different than their peers. Homeschooled students may also have more difficulty participating in music, choir, P.E., sports, art and other traditional programs that are easily accessible at school.
The good news is, many of the social challenges of home education can be overcome through participation in support groups and other homeschool activities. In addition, both the social and academic benefits of homeschooling can far outweigh the disadvantages of teaching children at home.
For more information about the cons of homeschooling, read part 2 of this article, Homeschooling Cons - A Parent's Perspective. The following article contains information about teaching reluctant students.
We've always been up front with our children when they've asked questions about public school. They know their friends go to school down the street and participate in some fun activities. They also know their friends are often sitting in desks while we're eating breakfast, taking nature walks, snuggled up with a good book, or out on field trips.
However, there are times when a child expresses an interest in attending school that is more than passing curiosity. Here are some tips for homeschooling a reluctant student:
You may also want to cut back on outside activities in order to turn your child's heart toward home. The book, Hold on to Your Kids by Gordon Neufeld and Gabor Mate, has some great suggestions for restoring relationships between parents and children.
For more information about the pros and cons and homeschooling, read Homeschooling Pros and Cons.
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