As some of you might know I was homeschooled for my high school years. In this post, I will be talking about my feelings about homeschooling, how I went from going to a regular school to be homeschooled, and the pros and cons of being homeschooled.
Why was I homeschooled?
If you followed my previous blog you would know I went to a regular school my freshman year as well as a month of my sophomore year. At the end of August, I fell ill and was diagnosed with MS. My first relapse left me unable to walk properly and made going to school impossible, so in an effort to not fall behind of school, I started being homeschooled. This right here would have to be one of the best decisions I have made, because by being homeschooled I was able to set my own schedule and do my work at my own pace. There were some topics I was able to do quickly and some topics where I had to take a bit of time with.
Thoughts on homeschooling and the pros and cons
I don’t believe homeschooling is for everyone. I am a very solitary person and enjoy my own company, so the idea of not being around people didn’t bother me. If you are someone who enjoys being around people this would be very hard for you. Homeschooling also means you need to work hard and be organized. At school, the teachers will remind of you of work, when being homeschooled that doesn’t exist. You need to know when the due dates are and make sure to do your work by then. Being homeschooled also means a bit more reading than going to a regular school. A lot of the information will come from your textbook not your teacher. I will also advise that you search around for a program that matches your needs.
Would I recommend parents homeschool their children?
Yes and no. Homeschooling only works if one parent plans to stay home and monitor their child’s work. By the high school level, it’s fine if parents aren’t as involved. If I was a parent would I homeschool my child? Nope. I wouldn’t. I feel like a regular school is best for kids who don’t need special accommodation. It’s best parents to try a regular school first and see if that’s what they enjoy. I think it all comes down to what the parent and the student thinks is best for them. My homeschooling program has been good, but I have heard of people who hated it.
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