The Covid-19 pandemic has forced us to break free from our normal routines. One morning we’re packing lunches, dropping the kids off at school and rushing to be in time for meetings, the next we’re stay-at-home parents and teachers of subjects we don’t even recall having when we were still in school. The struggle has been real, but with a little (actually, a lot 😊) of patience, perseverance and the help of our electronic research friend, Google, somehow, we have managed to survive these past few weeks since lockdown was first announced.
Now the time has come for us to release some of our children back into the public domain, hopefully into well-sanitised and hygiene-controlled school grounds. We have prepared them with proper handwashing lectures, provided them with enough sanitisers to last for a year and spent hours making masks for every day of the week. It’s all systems go, until hesitation strikes and suddenly, you find yourself considering homeschooling.
Before you make any drastic decisions, familiarise yourself with the pros and cons to make a well-informed decision which will have a direct impact on your child’s educational future.
Now, let’s have a look at the possible downside to homeschooling…
According to Briefly, parents may find it difficult to source the relevant materials and curricula to properly home school their kids. Here’s a list of a few providers, associations, and support groups you can reach out to for material and guidance:
Programs and curriculum providers
Now that you know what to expect from homeschooling and where to find curricula, advice and support, you can make an informed decision. “While the system is attractive for its advantages, parents should deeply assess their capacity in the attainment of holistic education for their children,” Briefly concludes. If you’re still undecided, speak to other parents and make sure you do what’s best for your child’s future. Remember to also involve your kids in the decision-making process, as their lives will also be heavily affected.
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