We all want what’s best for our children, and them getting the best education is one of those things. Sometimes it’s difficult for parents to decide which type of schooling is best. In order to determine which is right for your child, don’t assume that one type of schooling is better than another type. Each type as benefits and disadvantages, so it’s best to look at what each type has to offer before making your decision. This will help you to be more objective in deciding the type of schooling to give to your child.
Home schooling can have many benefits that will allow your child to learn an abundance of things, all in the comfort of your own home. This way, it’ll be easy for you to create the schedule for your child’s lessons that will be more convenient for all of you. Another good thing that I like about home schooling is being able to have control over what your child learns. Sometimes, with other types of schooling, you children’s lessons are already preset, and some of those things may not be desirable to you as the parent. With home schooling you won’t have to worry about that as much, or not at all.
If you have a good space of land, your child can further benefit from learning from their environment. If you have a smaller place, that’s okay. There are still plenty of ways for your child to learn from the environment because you’re not limited to being inside your home while your child learns. You can take them on quick trips, or you can even do what is called a co-op day, meaning you child and other children can meet up at a designated home so they can learn together. Most of the time with home schooling, many often worry about children not being able make friends with other students but with a co-op day, they’ll have the opportunity to make some. You can even go further and volunteer your home for everyday co-op schooling.
This can also benefit in you spending more time with your child, however, there can end up being too much time being spent with your child. Children need time to grow and become independent of being under a parent’s thumb, and so being in constant quarters with each other isn’t always a good thing, especially when it comes to the difficulties you’ll face with trying to separate school discipline and at home discipline. This will make it difficult for children to begin thinking for themselves, especially if they’re being home schooled at a very young age. Being that children are heavily influenced by what their parent teaches them, this will create a set back when it comes to other things children can potentially learn. If your child is into many other things, they won’t have the advantage of joining sports teams and/or other extra-curricular activities either.
Many people believe you get more benefits with private schooling than you do with public schooling, but this is far from the truth (speaking from personal experience.) Your education isn’t necessarily better just because it’s a private school, however, it does give you plenty of benefits. Classrooms can be significantly smaller and therefore it’ll be easier for children to get more personal attention if they need help with a specific subject.
In private schools, children are also taught religious subjects. This could either be a good or bad thing, depending on your beliefs. It’s important to get as much information about the school your child will most likely attend, and therefore, if you’re a religious person, this may be good for your child after all.
Unfortunately with private schools, children get limited exposure to diversity, which is healthy for anyone to grow. Students also have to resort to wearing uniforms day in and day out, which is not exactly popular, and in my opinion unnecessary to a good education. Private schools are also extremely expensive, depending on the one you choose. You’ll have to make tuition payments as if your child were attending college.
Public schooling is the main source of schooling in most areas, especially urban areas. Despite beliefs from parents of children who attend private school, public school offers you a variety of benefits as well. There’s more diversity, and will help your children learn about all sorts of new things and other cultures. There are plenty of sports teams to enjoy as well as extra-curricular activities for your children to choose from. Sometimes these activities can benefit in helping your child figure out what they want to be in life.
Since public school is free to attend, it’s easier for most parents who are hard for money, to give their child the education they need. Although education can alter in public schools depending on the location, there have been plenty of students who went on to Ivy League colleges and ended up with great careers.
The downside to public school is classrooms can be overcrowded. Not only is this uncomfortable for teachers and students, but it’ll make it more difficult for students to get personal attention when they need extra help. Also, sometimes there may be maintenance problems such as bathroom stalls, lockers, desks, and water fountains being broken because there isn’t enough money to get them fixed right away.
As mentioned above, all three types of schooling has plenty of advantages as well as disadvantages so doing your research on the school and location can help you make up your mind about what type of schooling to give to your child. All you have to do is consider how it will help you and your child in the long run, when it comes to money, convenience, and their academic level.
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