Homeschooling

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Perhaps homeschooling's most discussed issue is socialization: are homeschoolers getting enough interaction with other people? The answer to this question depends on the quality of social interaction being discussed, whether it's child-to-child versus child-to-adult or comparing how many hours are spent in the same room versus the number of hours spent actually communicating with others. In considering child-to-child interaction, homeschoolers are definitely at the disadvantage but it is questioned as to whether this quality of interaction truly constitutes a well-adjusted child. Public schooled children spend hours with other children the same age while homeschoolers, if brought up in a household governed by parents who desire to do what is best for their children, spend time with a variety of ages not simply limited to their immediate age group. The perspective that homeschoolers are antisocial is one held by most and is not without valid reasoning behind it; however, a homeschooler, when brought up by parents who desire the best for their children, can become an extremely well-adjusted and outgoing child. Homeschooling should be considered as a more viable education choice due to the freedom parents have when impacting the values and types of interpersonal relationships developed by their children. …show more content…
Abuse is not limited to homeschooled households though, a child in public school can also suffer from unnoticed abuse. In these adverse instances, homeschooling is not the best option for the child; the majority of homeschooling benefits come from the parents' effort. As stated by the Coalition for Responsible Homeschooling, "Homeschooling is a neutral tool that places a great deal of power in the hands of the parents." It is not without its pitfalls, and though beneficial to many, may not the best option for every

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