Over the years many parents have become disillusioned with the traditional schooling methods and thought more about the possibilities of home schooling. I would go as far as saying that home schooling has never been more popular than it is today. This is mainly down to the parents concerns of the falling educational standards and the increase in violence at many of these traditional schools.
Home schooling however used to be shunned as many people thought that home schooled children were anti social and did not want to interact with other children.
This is because children that were home schooled did not have the same sort of outlook on the world and were not as experienced in the ways of the world. This meant that when they finally came out of the comfort of their own homes they got a bit of a culture shock.
There is however certain advantages that can be taken from home schooling. If you have a child who struggles or has a weakness in a subject then you can spend as much time as you can with them to help them in the subject. Unfortunately at traditional schools pupils are not afforded this luxury.
Pupils in home schooling also learn to settle quicker as they have no need to worry about any outbreaks of violence from other pupils. They do not need to worry about strict teachers. In fact there are fewer distractions all round for home schooled pupils which means they tend to focus better.
Home schooling sounds an ideal scenario but as with anything else this also has certain disadvantages. As has been mentioned earlier home schooled children will probably not socialize as much as children in traditional schools. This can have an effect when it comes to them going out into the world to find employment. It could make them less likely to be able to work with other people.
Traditional schools will have a set curriculum of education to work from whereas home schooled children will not. This may mean that the level of education from home schooled children may not be as high as those from traditional schools.
Any parent that considers home schooling for their children must weigh up all the pros and cons beforehand and then they are in a better position to make a correct judgment for their children education.