Home schooling vs regular schooling

When it comes to education, people usually go the “traditional” way, by traditional way I mean regular schooling, although not everyone can pay for education and depending on the country you live in education can be quite expensive which is why many have opted for home schooling but just how effective is home schooling when compared to regular schooling? Is homeschooling better than regular schooling or the other way around?


Let’s start off first by asking ourselves what exactly is homeschooling?

Homeschooling consist of children receiving education at the comfort of their own home where such education is performed by any family member or representative of the child.

Many families have opted for homeschooling because of many different reasons such as religious purposes, not having the money in order to pay for tuition, and there are parents who believe that the educational system isn’t always effective or may not bring the child’s full potential.

Despite a lot of families opting for homeschooling not every country actually allows homeschooling in some countries it is even illegal to homeschool such as Albania, Andorra, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Bosnia and Herz, El Salvador, Croatia, Brazil, Cuba, Greenland, Guatemala to name a few, there are also countries where it is legal although they have certain restrictions.


Requirements for homeschooling

The requirements for homeschooling depend mostly on the laws implemented on the country some countries even require for the parent who will homeschool to take a test to verify that they are able to educate the child and some countries even have little to no requirements at all, what’s more important is for the parent to have the desire or motivation to educate their children at home as well as being very dynamic and motivating the child to enjoy the learning process rather than feeling obligated to learn.


Regular schooling

Regular schooling refers to the child receiving their education in either a public or private school where various subjects are taught to not only one child but to larger groups of kids, where various teachers or few teacher educate them on various subjects such as math, history, science, physical education, and many other.

Depending on the country where you live some schools require a monthly payment and some countries the education in school is free.

The positive side about regular schooling is the fact that the child is able to develop its social skills which is something that every human being needs.


Pros and cons of schooling and regular schooling

Even though both methods of education have the best intentions for the children it can also have a negative side to it where it can possibly affect in a very bad way the child.

When it comes to homeschooling the child is most likely to not properly develop its social skills since he or she isn’t surrounded by people where he or she would interact with, and if the child is very young it is a necessity for them to have social interaction with people who they aren’t familiar with.

When it comes to regular schooling it can at times be very stressful for the children due to the large amount of information they must study in order to pass their exams and sometimes receiving education with many other kids sometimes doesn’t help the child to develop its full potential, also the child may be exposed to bullying where it doesn’t only affect the child but it can also affect the whole family.

When it comes to which one is better than the other it’s mostly a matter of preference but both of them can effectively help the child to learn anything they need to know.

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