12 Homeschooling Pros and Cons You May Not Have Known

What are the Homeschooling Pros and Cons?

Have you weighed the benefits and advantages of homeschooling?

There are many factors that can affect the decision to homeschool and each pros and cons of homeschooling should be weighed carefully.


"Are you going to homeschooI?"

This was a question asked of me many times at my church when we first moved to the area. 

"No way"! I said.

How could I with 4 under 6 and being 7 months pregnant with number 5?

Slowly, my heart and mind changed to the idea that I COULD educate my children at home and still be successful!

It was not until 5 years later that I started homeschooling.

Now after homeschooling these many years, I have come up with a chart I hope will be helpful.

12 Pros and Cons of Homeschooling

PROS CONS
Provides individualized attention and instruction Parents do not have the luxury of having time to themselves
Develop bonds with children; both biblical and sound Responsible for the social development of their children
Incorporates biblical values along side of the academic instruction Feeling inadequate to teach children
Allows for more flexibility for special needs children Parents responsible for the outcome child's education
Create a weekly schedule that fits the family Lack of personal Space
Finish school earlier/no long nights of homework Staying on top of household chores
Know what children learn and when they learn it Committing many hours to instructing child
Nurture teens through the more difficult years Can be costly
More opportunity to socialize with those of varying age levels Researching subject material, curriculum, and assessments is up to parents
Better insulated from negative influences Teaching multiple children can be difficult
Homeschoolers exceed the minimum standards Staying on top of record keeping and grading
No one telling you what to do. No one telling you what to do.

If you are not sure about benefits and advantages of homeschooling keep reading and researching. However, homeschooling is not for everyone so read the disadvantages of homeschooling as well.

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