Reasons for Choosing Homeschooling

Homeschooling is a progressive movement around the country and the world, in which parents choose to educate their children at home instead of sending them to a traditional public or private school. Families choose to homeschool for a variety of reasons, including dissatisfaction with the educational options available, different religious beliefs or educational philosophies, and the belief that children are not progressing within the traditional school structureWhy do parents choose to homeschool? In what regions are homeschools most popular?
Quality of Education
Parents can choose a curriculum that will be fun and inspiration for their child and they can adapt the teaching to a child’s learning style. It allows them to spend extra time on topics a child struggles with, eliminating concerns parents may have with class sizes or a child’s progress.
Learning Difficulties
For some children, conventional schools may not have the resources to adequately meet each child’s different needs, whereas at home a child receives all the individual attention he/she needs and an education tailored to his/her abilities.
For some parents, homeschooling is a means of shielding their children from the less pleasant aspects of large schools – peer pressure, bullying, violence or drugs, for instance. For others it is to remove a child from a school where they were unhappy
Interim Measure
If a child is on a waitlist for a private school – which is not uncommon in Cayman – homeschooling can be a good temporary solution until a place becomes available.
Private schooling is expensive, especially for families with more than one child. Homeschooling is very affordable with the main cost being teaching materials.
For parents who travel a lot, homeschooling means that children can join their parents without missing class.

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