Being able to teach when you want, gives way more flexibility than mainstream school, therefore it is easier for the parents/parents to fit learning around work and other commitments.
Being able to take family holidays while other kids are at school can save a small fortune in the usual over-inflated peak time costs.
Unless you run a home-based business, it is common for one parent/guardian to be the Home Educator, usually for financial reasons.
Kids learn at different paces and have preferred ways of learning, from books, visual, and hands-on learning.
Having the time to find out how your child prefers to learn can pay dividends.
One thing I have never agreed on is school being brought into the home environment. Home is for family and friends time.
Generally, a child being Home Educated will have a much shorter day than they would at school as they can absorb more information than in a classroom of 25 – 30 children and can get the work done they would normally be given as homework.
No more dreaded school run
Think how much time you have spent on the school run and all the frustration that goes with it.
Home educating will allow you to avoid the pickup and drop-off peak times, allowing allow you to come and go as you please and avoiding the busy traffic times.
Cherry pick your subjects
There is no legal requirement to follow the national curriculum subjects.
How often have we commented to friends that we never use the subjects we were taught at school?.
Home educating allows you to pick your own timetable and lesson structure.
A lot of home educators opt for maths English and science from the national curriculum and cover alternative learning and subject after that.
The great advantage to this is that you can be led by your child if they want to learn about something they are passionate about, not taking exams for a subject certainly does not make it any less meaningful.
Children are put under way too much pressure to pass exams, surely having less pressure will allow for a more fun learning environment.
Let your child set the learning pace
we all learn at a different speed and have a different rate of information absorption.
A huge advantage of home educating is that your child can stay with the same part of a subject until they are confident to move on, for example, if they were doing trigonometry, they would not move on to algebra until a were completely satisfied with all things trigonometry.
This kind of learning environment makes fun a lot more learning and takes the unnecessary pressure of the child.
A growing support network
As home educating is increasing so is the support network in the form of forums, social media groups such as Facebook, independent home educating websites and support through online classes via tutors.
Local authorities are also embracing home education and are willing to pay you a home visit to discuss home educated in general.
There is no legal requirement for the local authority to get involved in your child’s Home Education or visit your home unless they have genuine concerns over the child.
Not all children have the confidence to raise their hands in class to ask a question or stand up in front of others.
Home education provides a more relaxed environment to learn, therefore your child can ask the same question as many times as they like without feeling without feeling embarrassed or intimidated.
As discussed in the question above, home educating can provide a great platform for socialising with adults and children alike.
Unlike school where children are made to spend all day with peers of their own age, which is a very unnatural environment,. parents/guardians who allow their children to meet others from Facebook groups and also get involved in the local community on a regular basis, open up a whole new world of potential friends of varying ages.
Also, it should not be forgotten that a lot of home educated children will already have friends generally from the local neighbourhood.
Real life skills
It is not the school’s responsibility to teach your child space”real life skills”, this generally falls on the parents/guardians,. With the fast and furious times that we live in. Having the time to prepare children as rounded individuals for the real world is often a struggle.
Having the flexibility of home education allows more time to teach children the things they will need going into the adult world.