A lot of views and opinion from different rank of the society can be heard about homeschooling. Some give their supports and even promoted it while some do not consider it in the best interest of kids and others just ignored it. And to help the people realize and weigh out things about homeschooling, different lists of pros and cons of this kind of educational system is rolled on the floor and was spread all over the world wide web. Either way, if it is really the best interests of the kids that is at the supporter and opposition's hearts, then I can say that it is more important for us to give emphasis and focus on what the students really need and should have embodied within their selves for them to accomplish success in their learning process, without considering what type of educational system the kid has adopted--whether it is in traditional way in public or private or in new innovative way that is homeschooling.
In this article, I will be taking the side for those kids who are enrolled in homeschooling. These students have their own interests and needs which need to be assessed and be known so as to choose on which learning method suits best for them and best stimulates their curiosity and inquisitiveness. Doing such thing will give way to a quality and effective home-schooled education.
In homeschooling children, the educators may be in the form of their parents or a private lecturer who should be able to offer a time for the education of kids. Homeschooling needs preparation and it takes so much time. A lot of learning materials and other related stuffs needed in order to give the most effective but a fun-way of learning.
For the benefits of kids, they should be given a strict time schedule for their class as well as their time to break and play. However, a home-schooled kid often becomes less sociable individual. While, indeed, going out and socialize is a major factor of human development which helps to improve the personality of a child. Having this in mind, educators should give prizes and rewards for every activity succeeded. They may conduct educational trips and help their child to socialize with other kids in the vicinity who are also homeschooling. Educators can organize group studies and activities with other educators in their area. Socialization issue about homeschooling can be abridged by doing these group activities and other related stuffs.
We must not forget that kids are still kids. They have to play, socialize and explore world with their own. We must understand that they are experiencing this world for the first time. We must not block their self-maturity and development. Let's get involved and be interested with the interests of the kids, but still knowing that they also have their limitations. And it is our part to remind them about the things especially in recognizing what is good and bad for them. Allowing them to explore the world with their own will give them room to grow and develop on their own.
The effort of homeschooling children will never be too much and yet never be too less. As parents, we take part on striving hard to address the child's needs and this will greatly vary as time passes by. Eventually, children will grow and develop and, sooner or later, will be interested and curious in new things. Along the way, the educator should always be prepared and organized to accommodate and cater the child's requirement for learning.