When we consign our children to public schools, we feel satisfied that they are receiving a ‘quality education’. But are we really getting our money’s worth? More importantly, are the children gaining anything from this kind of learning environment?
Socialization is hailed as one of the greatest advantages of school. This is the place where a child picks up social cues and norms that help them survive. But in truth, a child can interact with his peers anywhere. He may bully younger children or fear older ones. He does not know how to behave with an adult, and this may be because in the school environment he only interacts with mostly his peers, whereas in a homeschool setting more of a natural environment is introduced and constant.
Regular school goers primarily study for exams, which leads to limited understanding and a lack of long-lasting knowledge. They struggle to connect the information they learn to real-life situations. In contrast, homeschoolers excel at preparing for the real world, becoming more skilled at facing real-world challenges.
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Mandu Usoro is a lifestyle blogger, freelance writer, experienced homeschooler and US Army Veteran with a BS Degree in Social Work and AA Degrees in Psychology as well as Health Care Administration. She enjoys spending time with her family, advocating for her special needs son and writing for fun and inspiration. You can get in touch with her on Twitter, Pinterest, LinkedIn and at https://www.homeschoolspecneedstidbits.com/contact-us