In the face of the current global pandemic, parents have had to switch gears, in addition to working, they have had to become teacher and principal all in one, becoming the primary educators of their children. With decisions on whether or not students will be returning to the classrooms in the fall, many parents may be considering permanently homeschooling their little ones. Well, before you decide to go full-force and homeschool on your own, here are both some pros and cons to consider according to madamenoire.com and others.

The Pros


1. Educational Freedom. When homeschooled, students have the flexibility to choose what else they want to learn in addition to the basics. Students can take their time on subjects that they need additional help on or fast-forward through things that they excel in. It’s all built on the individual child and not the group. 

2. Curriculum Control. When you homeschool, you choose the curriculum. Whether you want your student to follow an advanced curriculum or dial it back a notch, you will be able to tailor your students education specifically to them. 

3. Save money. Homeschooling is extremely budget friendly. Whether you are paying for private school tuition or school supplies and that new wardrobe, homeschool helps you not break the bank and they will be prepared educationally as well. Let them show up to class in their PJs, who’s going to know or care?

The Cons

1. Opportunities to Socialize. Socialization is an important part of the school day and when you are homeschooling, students may not socialize as much as they would if they were in a traditional classroom setting. Make sure to keep students in extra curricular activities and continue to encourage them to keep in touch with their friends. 

2. Limited opportunities for parents. If you are a stay-at-home mom or dad, then you pretty much got this one covered, if not, you might want to think about it because a traditional 9-5 is out of the question. 

3. Teaching is not for the faint of heart. If you have taken on the brief challenge during the pandemic of educating your child, you know that teaching is not for the faint of heart. It is a hard job. Consider it carefully because taking on homeschooling your child is a big responsibility. Remember, you are preparing your child for their future. 

Tiffany Silva

Tiffany Silva

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