Homeschooling is becoming more of a common occurrence with many parents opting for this due to a variety of reasons including:
- Not agreeing with the social environments at school.
- Wanting to educate their children according to their faith.
- Their child has been bullied at school.
- Their child has medical issues.
Home-schooling is a way for parents to better cater to their child’s individual needs and to get a better handle on what it is they learn on a day to day basis enabling them to help them in their educational pursuits also.
Many home-schooled children make friends through clubs out of school, joining guides or scouts and societies. This ensures they continue to socialise and interact with children their own age, helping them develop as people.
There are many resources available online for parents who wish to home-school their children including printable worksheets and timetables. However, the government may intervene on a local level and argue that the child must return to school if they feel the child is not being properly taught at home.
What are your opinions on home-schooling? Do you think it will be more widely seen as an option in the future?