The Positive And Negative Impacts Of Home Schooling On Children’s Growth And Development?
Is home schooling better for children’s growth and development than general schooling?
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Nowadays, along with the development of technology, in some big cities a school system has developed that can be done at home or that's where home schooling is. Home schooling itself has many benefits for parents who feel that school is safer to be given at home because children can be directly monitored, and make children feel more comfortable without many regulations like in formal schools in general, and are more able to make children learn directly in the real world whose benefits are not only felt by children but also by parents. In addition, with home schooling children are more educated, more focused and more individual, so that children will clearly understand the material being taught, especially teachers can be more interactive and communicative to their students.
However, it should be noted that home schooling also has positive and negative impacts on the children who live it, namely:
Positive impact :
Educated children are more focused and individual, so that children will clearly understand the material being taught
prevent children from bad influences that can grow up in a school environment, such as bullying.
keep children away from values that are incompatible with family values
Parents can learn to be tutors, because in addition to tutors providing learning to children, parents can also learn at the same time about how to provide education / learning to children when not using a tutor at home.
Negative impact :
the assessment seems subjective to the child's abilities, especially if the parents are the tutors
there may be difficulties adapting when the child wants to enter public school. Because not accustomed to school traditions.
loss of togetherness values as part of society, and replaced by individual values, rigidity, and difficulty accepting other people's opinions that are not in line with their thinking.
Some considerations of the benefits and negative effects, you as parents can consider carefully for the good of your child. If you still want to consider whether home schooling suits your child's needs and personality, then you can consult a psychologist who can directly assess your child's psychology.
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