Disadvantages of home schooling

Homeschooling is become very popular mode of study now a day but it has some disadvantages also, in this article we are going to learn about the meaning and disadvantages of home schooling.

What is the meaning of Home schooling

When a child gets his education at home from his parents or tutors it is called homeschooling. You can teach your child at home along with his brothers, sisters, or kids from the neighborhood under the homeschooling system. Home schooling has some advantages but is has large number of disadvantages also.

Homeschooling is the best option for the child who cannot attend the school regularly because of health problems or some unavoidable circumstances. But sometimes parents thought that they can give much better education to their child than the school so they choose the option of homeschooling for their kids.

Disadvantages of home schooling

• Home schooling requires a massive amount of time and dedication and in today scenario where both the parents are working it difficult to get the time to educate the kid at home.

• You have to purchase all the study material which the child will need to study at home that public and private schools provide for students. It requires lot of skill and patience.

• Sometimes it becomes difficult to teach the child each and every subject no matter how qualified you but you cannot become the master of each subject.

• Children cannot get all the facilities at home like playground, library, gymnasium, science lab, art studio etc. which he can get at school.

• You cannot give answer to each and every query of the child for that you have to take the help of some other sources like library, internet etc.

• Child will not get sufficient social exposure. Homeschooling can make the child more introvert.

• In homeschooling program usually there is no fix time or place to study, which can make your child undisciplined.

• Child will never learn the feeling of sharing with others.

Though the homeschooling has many disadvantages but it has some advantages also like Parents and children will able to spend more quality time together, they are not pressured to prove themselves better than other children etc.

So whenever you decide to go for the home schooling program for your kids just examine the both sides of the system and if you find that you can overcome from these Disadvantages of home schooling than only go for this program.


Author: Muhammed Shafeeque. P31 Jul 2011 Member Level: Silver   Points : 1

Ya , Thanks to share your views in open, now a days people are not bothered about it, or not take it seriously.All people should understand it. Because we don't know what will happen tomorrow, but we can can think what will happen next?, So be careful about our child. And please make sure to understand them

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