Homeschooling has come a long way from relative obscurity two decades ago. It is now a leading education trend in America as well as around the world. Estimates put the growth in the sector to about 15 percent per year. This has not stopped the spread of myths about homeschooling among many people; how many times do we often hear that homeschooled children are more likely to end up as social misfits, that they are unlikely to make it to college, that homeschooling will end up gobbling too much of your resources-both money and time, and so on?
Many research findings carried out suggest that not only do home schooled children have better social skills, but that they are less dependent on heir peers. Dr. Raymond Moore who wrote the book Better late than Early, found out that homeschooled individuals (those that have already become adults) are much more aware of the issues affecting their communities than the conventionally educated ones. They take their civil obligations like voting more seriously and many more belong to community organizations.
Experts believe that homeschooling contributes adequately to ideal child development, and since they learn their graces from many different age groups, not least their parents, they are capable of developing healthy relationships with just about anyone. Children who go to a traditional school on the other hand, get to spend time with their peers and not all of their time is spent learning in a classroom.
The first generation of homeschooled adults has already finished college and entered the job market. There are as many as 1,400 colleges that take in homeschooled students, so those facts should debunk the myth that homeschooled children are less likely to go to college. And the benefits of home school learning can be seen later in life as research suggests that those that took home learning have develop strong moral bases, exhibit greater work ethic and develop greater leadership skills as well.
There are fears that teaching children is a skill that not everyone has, and a parent would have hard time teaching subjects such as algebra. Well, it is undeniable that guiding your children how to read is not a simple task. But its a skill that any parent can learn, and especially motivated by the great benefits that comes with interacting with your children, like developing a strong bond. Secondly point is that one does not have to teach slightly technical subjects like algebra to children less than 10 years. This can wait until the child has matured a bit, and has expressed interest in science and math. Then you can look for ways to incorporate algebra into child leaning program, even using a tutor if you are not comfortable teaching the subject on your own.
You can also find a ways to home school the children without breaking the bank as teaching children at home can be expensive if you allow it to be. It is safe to assume that home schooling at home will be more costly than public schooling but less costly than private schooling. If you use a box curriculum or hook up with an independent study program, you can expect to pay a little more. There is an option of incorporating some public means to bring down costs, like using a public library, or public playground.