Pros and Cons of Homeschooling

Is Homeschooling a Bad Idea?

Deciding to homeschool isn't for everyone - there are pros and cons of homeschooling.

It takes a lot of courage and commitment to homeschool a child, and the ability to see things through. Your child's future is dependent upon how well you do the job so it isn't a decision to take lightly.

There are homeschool pros and cons, just as there are advantages and disadvantages to sending your child to school.

When making the decision to start homeschooling, it pays to check out every aspect.

As well as comparing the two educational methods - let's take a closer look at the arguments for and against - as well as hearing from both homeschooled kids and their Moms.

Comparing Educational Methods

Of course, both public school and homeschools have their pros and cons. And extremes at either end. There are good schools and bad, and good homeschools and bad - and most fall somewhere in the middle!

Pros and Cons of homeschooling - Scales

Homeschool Pros and Cons

A quick guide to the top 10 problems and benefits. Short and sweet to give you a quick overview.

Homeschooling Vs Public Schools

This link takes you to a table with my overview of the good and bad about both forms of education.

Arguments Against

Homeschooling Cons

When you are looking to homeschool, you need to ask yourself 'is this a bad idea?'. There are disadvantages that you need to think about when making your decision.

A homeschool environment isn't for everyone, and it takes a lot of courage and commitment. Find out more about the downsides before you commit yourself.

Disadvantages of Homeschooling

We know that homeschool isn't a bed of roses! But what negative aspects will you face? And what are the solutions?

These 10 disadvantages can be solved - but taking the time to understand and tackle them will help smooth your path.

Social Disadvantages of Homeschooling

This is the big worry for new homeschoolers. Nobody wants their child to grow up not knowing how to deal with people.

But how real is the problem really? And what are the ways you can help develop social skills in your child?

Arguments in Support

Advantages to Homeschooling

So what are the pros of homeschooling? What benefits can you expect to see? Check out what I think are the advantages.

Top 10 Benefits of Homeschooling

When I began to homeschool, I had lots of expectations about what it would do for us. But the overall benefits have surprised me. It changes your views not just about education and learning, but your whole view of the world.

The sense of freedom we have gained has delighted us. Find out more about the advantages we have seen.

5 More Reasons to Homeschool
5 More Reasons to Homeschool

A lighthearted pictorial view of more reasons to homeschool.

Homeschooling Benefits

More surprise benefits that we have seen.

Homeschool Socialization

Surprised to find this mentioned in the 'arguments for' section? Find out how research shows the socialization argument is actually a myth.

What Others Think

Pros and Cons

I talk to JV about pros and cons of homeschooling.

With one child at school, one being homeschooled, and one at school part-time, she is ideally placed to provide an unbiased view about the merits of both types of education.

She kindly agreed to share with me what she sees from this unique perspective.

Homeschooling : The Advantages and Disadvantages

What do homeschooled children think about it all?

From "school children think you are weird", to "you get to work at your own level" - the children I interviewed were quite clear about what they felt to be good and bad about this way of being educated.

You may be surprised!

Homeschooling Moms

I interviewed some Moms and asked what they REALLY thought about homeschool.

Find out what they think, and the problems they have come across.


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