Six most Widely believed Myths about Homeschooling
Today, some people tend to believe that homeschooling might not be a good idea for their children. On the other hand, many have agreed to the fact that before homeschooling their children or seeing a relative homeschool his/her child, they believed in the myths about it. If you’re wondering whether your child should be admitted to a school or be taught the ways of life at home, then this article is for you!
1. Homeschooled children turn out to be introverts
The most widely spread myth about homeschooling is that children who are homeschooled cannot socialize and eventually turn into introverts. This is false because homeschooling a child has nothing to do with controlling his/her ability to socialize and just because that child isn’t socializing with his age group doesn’t imply that he isn’t socializing at all. Homeschooled children actually get to spend more time mingling with the community.
2. Conservative families homeschool their children
Let’s get this straight, families who believe that their children will respond and grow more with the homeschooling environment, tend to homeschool their children. It is as simple as that. Royal families homeschool their children, my aunt’s family homeschool’s her children, a major chunk of the USA’s population homeschool their children and as far as I know, my aunt is the most liberal woman I know.
3. Homeschooling is not an accepted form of education
Gone are the days when homeschooled children couldn’t apply to their dream schools. Now, universities like Harvard and Oxford are more inclined to grant admissions to homeschooled girls and boys because according to them, such children are most focused and organized.
4. Homeschoolers cannot achieve as much as students who go to schools
Surely studying in a well-furnished school with the teachers available on hand during the day is a great thing for the students, but this does not mean that students who study at their homes do not have access to great opportunities. Homeschoolers have the exact same probability of meeting their goals and objectives and achieving success in their life as non-home-schooled children.
5. The parents aren’t skilled enough
A lot of the times, individuals tend to believe that parents do not have the potential to teach their children. Comments like, “But Peter and Martha don’t have a degree or a certification in teaching!”, “How can Stewart have his child homeschooled? His wife’s a working woman!” are widely heard. Firstly, if the parent has the needed tools/applications on hand, good help, the facilities and resources a child requires, then a parent does not need a certification in teaching to teach. Moreover, working women can homeschool their children as well as long as they divide the time according to the needs of the child.
6. Homeschoolers can’t do any extracurricular activities
Homes might not have basketball courts or tennis lounges, but that does not stop homeschooled children from playing the sports of their choice with the community. Earlier in 2016, a girl who was being homeschooled and was spending a lot of time on her passion to paint, was earning millions through her art. Homeschooling actually provides a better platform for the children to divide their schedule and dedicate themselves to their hobbies and other extracurricular activities.
So the next time someone says the above mentioned things, pop the bubble of their myths by sharing this article!