Among the many decisions facing parents today, one issue for some are whether or not to home school their child. Religion is a big part of this decision as many adults are unhappy with the lack of religious structure in public schools. Teaching their children at home includes instilling the core values of the religion the parents follow. Home schooling also has the advantage of providing individual attention in the lessons, ensuring further success. That’s a huge plus considering many classrooms can have up to thirty kids in it all vying for help and many not getting it. A child at home can use an easy pace and not feel rushed in their work. Public schools give a wide variety of topic for children to learn and explore deeper if they desire, while home school tends to be tailored the parents desires.
Peer pressure in schools is a point used on both sides of this debate. Parents point out that home schooling erases that possibility since there is no need to wear the right clothes and fit in. Also, with a strong religious base, they wouldn’t give in to other children’s demands just to be part of a group. Peer pressure can be a tool for success, though. It forces children to learn to deal with those kind of situations and grow from them. This is part of the big difference between home schools and Public schools. Public schools are about building relationships and learning how to interact with people, building social skills that will carry on in to their adult life. Home schools are focused more on the academic aspects instead.