For each family who decides their child to undergo homeschooling, the results obtained will vary depending on the conditions and the learning method chosen whether it is suitable for them or not. Well, before you decide to send your child to the homeschool method, it’s good if you consider some of the advantages and disadvantages that have an impact on the child. Like what? we consider the following.
What are the benefits or positive impacts that children get when homeschooling?
1. Freedom in Learning
Homeschooling is an individual learning method and is done at home or in its own environment. Thus the people the child will meet are people who are familiar with them. Thus they will not feel awkward or have difficulty adapting. In addition, homeschooling will not pressure children with the demands of a learning system like those in formal schools. Children will be able to learn according to their own wishes and children will not be burdened with various tasks.
2. More Awake Child Intercourse
With the homeschooling program, children will be better protected from deviant associations that may or occur in school, such as smoking, taking drugs and so on. ‘Home school’ education will help them in a long enough time not to avoid these social threats. Conversely, a warm and loving environment, with studying at ‘home’ will provide a stronghold or safe base for children when they are outside.
3. Increase Children’s Learning Spirit
This is because children have and get free space to experiment more seriously with things they are really interested in so that the learning process becomes more efficient and enjoyable.
What Are the Disadvantages or Negative Aspects of Children when Homeschooling?
1. Children become less sociable
The first impact that will be felt on children who receive homeschooling is the lack of socialization and association with the child. So that children feel individualistic and sometimes feel the greatest possible because children do not feel how to compete and compete with other people to get the best ranking. So that in the end the child becomes unable to measure his own abilities compared to other students.
2. Making Children Not Independent
The habit of parents who always provide excessive protection to their children and put them in similar situations like at home will affect the child’s psyche to be bad. So that in the end it will give birth to children who always depend on you and make them become independent.
3. Giving birth to children who are not able to compete
The decision to choose a homeschool learning system will give birth to children who are unable to compete, as a result the child will not know to what extent his ability is compared to other people.
Those are some explanations about the positive and negative impacts that children will get when you decide to provide a homeschool learning method. Basically, homeschooling involves two people, namely parents and children. The final decision rests with the parents, whatever the learning method, hopefully the learning system that you apply to the child is suitable for the child and family.