Home-schooling is on the rise in the United State for a variety of reasons. Many parents believe that it is a good way to protect their children from danger in the public school systems. Some parents choose home-schooling to give their children an edge over other students. And still more parents believe that the best way to help their children succeed is by being a major part of their education and having a formal say in everything right down to the day to day curriculum. With home-schooling being legal in most states doors have been opened for many parents to take control of their children’s educations. With many parents now working from home or running their own businesses thanks to an unforgiving and unpredictable economy, it is a great time for them to take a stand in their children’s educational goals and success.
For many there is a question about which students will do well in a home school atmosphere. One of the advantages of home-schooling is the ability to work one on one with the student giving them full attention. There is no competition for attention with other students in the room like the traditional classroom. This makes home-schooling a potentially excellent option for children with some learning disabilities that could benefit from the higher level of attention in their studies. In addition, home-schooling offers children with attention issues fewer distractions. This is a great advantage when trying to understand a subject, particularly one that may be difficult. The student having no distractions is more likely to be able to focus on the task at hand.
This is not to say that home-schooling is only appropriate for students with learning disabilities. The advantages of home-schooling for any student are that the student is able to work in a focused environment at the student’s own pace and not that of an entire classroom.