Many parents make the decision to homeschool their children from kindergarten all the way through their senior year. Some parents decide to homeshool their kids because they do not think that the educational system is doing a good job at teaching today’s children. Others make the decision based on their religious beliefs. They may want to incorporate the teachings of the Bible into their child’s curriculum or believe that their children will be exposed to negative people and situations in the school environment, like drugs and alcohol. Other parents homeschool their children because they were homeschooled, and it is the only way of life that they know.
Children with severe allergies or special needs are sometimes homeschooled by their parents who want to protect them or give them extra support. In certain cases children who are constantly bullied may leave the regular school system to be homeschooled so they can escape the negative learning environment that has been forced upon them.
Children that are homeschooled properly and have a good amount of socialization throughout the years, usually do very well in life. Some children who have been educated at home go off to college and University once they have completed their high school level of education. If a child is not allowed to have friends and learn new ideas from interacting with different types of people, they can become sheltered, and in some cases become intimidated by the outside world.
If parents decide to homeschool, they need to consider that their child could be missing out on a variety of positive experiences such as educational school trips, school sports, class parties and prom if the parents do not include those experiences. Parents who homeschool their children should make an effort to expose their kids to a wide variety of people, places and things outside of the home so they can have a well balanced upbringing.