Are there really many short-term or long-term benefits to unschooling? Is it a wise decision for the child? What are the pros and cons?
There are many unschooling benefits that people overlook. Since education begins at birth many don’t realize that children are already unschooled yet learning.
Unschooling reduces stress for both parents and children. With no pressure on learning, the stress of getting homework done on time, turning in assignments as required and mandatory attendance are all eliminated. Children will learn at their own pace and astonishingly these children want to learn.
Since these children want to learn they are much more likely to put effort into how things work, finishing a good book and figuring out math equations.
Unschoolers tend to get more rest and be more involved in their communities as well as extra curricular activities. Taking away the embarrassment of changing for PE by allowing these students to choose from such classes as Ballet, Tai Kwon Do, other Martial Arts classes or cross country or sports offerings reduces a lot of stress as well.
Students who are unschooled are still being educated contrary to popular belief. It’s easy to identify a homeschooler by their good manners and desire to learn more about any topic.
While other children are having to struggle with issues of who is the teachers pet and who gets to sit next to the cute girl in class they are being distracted from their learning.
Unschooling benefits students by eliminating such trivial arguments and focusing more on what the child is seeking to learn.
Unschooling isn’t a non supervised educational program. Many parents actually follow a loosely based curriculum and help their child focus on the core subjects that make up public school.
Unschoolers are enthusiastic about school on a daily basis. If they choose to stay up late to complete some task or work they are given that opportunity. Unschooling benefits the family in so many ways and allows so much more family time.
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