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Home schooling versus Public schooling

The need for children to be educated is one that can never be erased. Children must grow up and be valuable members of society, and as such they need to go to school. The choice between home schooling and public schooling is one that depends on a variety of circumstances.

Home schooling is when your child is taught the things that he or she needs to know at home instead of at a public school. Reasons to choose home schooling are many, but examples include safety concerns, a child's psychological condition or the family's circumstances. It is quite common for children of famous people to choose home schooling, to avoid the attention and discomfort of being overly popular at school.

Safety concerns may also arise and necessitate home schooling. If the child is susceptible to physical or psychological harm, home schooling might be the best option.

Public schooling also has advantages that home schooling lacks. In public schools, children get to interact with peers of the same age group and it has effects on their development. Some kids thrive in public schools because of interaction and some might not respond the same way. Nonetheless, both options offer advantages and disadvantages, but the choice really depends on the child involved, and his or her immediate circumstances.

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LeaPea2417 wrote on October 3, 2015, 1:39 PM

Both my sons went to public school and graduated from it. We could not afford private school. They got a pretty good education, but I still wish sometimes that I had home schooled them for some of their education.

Last Edited: October 3, 2015, 1:40 PM