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Some individuals or couples, when considering homeschooling their child, experience apprehension regarding their child's developing social skills. Frankly, it’s a myth that social skills in a homeschooled child will be stunted. Here is a fact, to combat that myth: Compared to traditional school goers, more diverse options and larger socialization opportunities can be enjoyed by homeschooled children. Why is that?
In traditional schools, your child is limited to their peers for interaction. (Remember, as well, not all "peers" are friends – some are bullies.) But, in a variety of settings, your homeschooled child can associate with people of numerous talents and ages. For your child's daily routine, how you incorporate socializing activities will have everything to do with your homeschooled child's social skills.
To assist with the development of good social skills in your homeschooled child, we've put together some ways to help them socialize.
Top Habits Of Successful Students
If you're just getting into homeschooling, you may have seen many tips, tricks, and suggestions online. You might even have spoken to someone who's been homeschooling for a while, to learn as much as you can from them. As the instructor, it's a good idea to get as much information as you can from those who have already been there. But much on that same line of thinking, there are certain aspects students can learn from other students, where homeschooling is concerned.
What are some of the most preferred habits of successful students? What have students who have been homeschooled for a while learned about the process and the experience? Are there better ways to learn than others?
In grade school, your child's writing skills will be developing and, as the grade levels progress, be used more and more. In high school, many requirements will be asked of them where writing is concerned. Once your child enters college, there are numerous demands put upon them that will require superb writing skills. After graduation, whether your son/daughter enters a career centered on writing or pursues a career in another direction altogether, well-developed writing skills will be put to good use every day.
The development of excellent writing skills serves your child in more ways than simply allowing them to create a good story, essay, write a report, and what have you. When a child devotes time to the practice and perfection of writing, they receive a better education, prepare themselves for life in general, use their imagination, speed up brain function, and stimulate their brain. But wait – there's more! The development of writing skills also helps a person improve speaking skills and communication.
Writing is emphasized strongly in education. Numerous written assignments must be produced by students including various projects, reviews, case studies, reports, essays, etc. To create the perfect paper, however, many students still struggle. Lack of time seems to be a common complaint among them. On their own, many can't cope with all of the assignments due to extracurricular activities and more.
Nonetheless, the importance of writing skills is undeniable. So, to help your child create top-notch essays and improve writing skills in general, spending time with them on reading and writing through homeschooling can be beneficial. In fact, many families today have switched to homeschooling to better prepare the students academically.
For all students, from grade school through college, why is such a pivotal part of education the pursuit of quality writing? Let's find out.
What is the greatest determining factor to academic achievement? The school’s prestige? The socioeconomic status of the child's family? No, it is neither of those. The extent to which parents become involved in their child's education is the biggest predictor of academic success for a student.
It's true! Parental involvement in a child's education is pivotal and crucial. When the parent of a child becomes involved in their learning, the following occurs:
Teachers have noticed that by encouraging parent engagement, profound classroom changes are taking place. The more involved parents are, the better the grades, behavior, and motivation of the entire class.
Though an age-old practice of education, in recent times, the concept of homeschooling has regained popularity. For their child's education, when choosing home-based learning, families are no longer dependent on tax-funded or public resources. Above all social implications, homeschooling is a very serious decision and a personal choice. Raising homeschooled children calls for patience, hard work, and dedication. Rather than relying on traditional schooling, would you and your child be better off homeschooling?
There are numerous benefits of homeschooling. Here, we will take a look at a handful of them. Then, we'll introduce you to one of the best ways to go about getting everything you need to homeschool your child or children.
Virtual learning was thrust upon many families as the coronavirus spread across the nation and shut down schools. Currently, however, more and more people are considering home learning, virtual learning, and homeschooling. One of the benefits of homeschooling is that parents/caregivers – who are responsible for teaching the child – can now be so much more involved in their child's learning. Also of benefit to both child and parent is the ability of parent/teacher to make homeschooling fun. The more fun children are having: they learn more willingly, they learn better, and they learn faster.
Parents will have lots of questions if they're just getting into homeschooling. Unfortunately, one of the questions frequently overlooked is that of how they can make homeschooling fun. Let's take a look at some ways in which this can be accomplished.
Homeschooling Versus Unschooling
Whether as a result of the coronavirus or simply because more and more people are discovering the benefits of homeschooling, it has enjoyed an increase in popularity. Because numerous businesses and/or schools were closed due to the virus, parents and children were forced to spend more time at home with each other. Learning was left in the hands of computers and parents. As this occurred, more and more people discovered the joys of homeschooling and the benefits it can offer.
If you've been introduced to the term “unschooling", you may have heard it used as a synonym for homeschooling. This is not the case. Neither of them involves traditional schools, that's true. But there is a difference.
If you plan to homeschool your child, the differences between the two are going to be crucial. Here, we are going to take a look at homeschooling versus unschooling.
Public schools aren't for everyone. In the minds of many, they have become less than safe havens for learning, with bullying, guns, drugs/alcohol, sexual harassment, etc. in schools becoming more and more prevalent. Even private schools have their problems. For many families, homeschooling has taken the fear and trepidation out of learning, for both parents and children. In a safe, secure home environment, children can learn from parents or qualified caregivers.
As with most things today, resources that offer assistance with this endeavor are available online. Today, it is entirely possible to earn a high school diploma via the Internet. In fact, there are grade school classes, online high school classes, and college classes all available on the Internet.
As the coronavirus gripped the nation, more and more parents were forced into what became, more or less, a homeschooling type of situation. In most cases, however, it was not homeschooling that was being done. Regardless, for many families, it worked out well and some are now making the choice to homeschool in the true sense. Have you considered homeschooling for you and your child? If so, you probably have a lot of questions.
Since there are several factors to consider before homeschooling, let's take a look at some of them now. This way, you can better prepare yourself should you decide that homeschooling is something you and your child would like to pursue.