Part of a parent’s job is to teach their child. Where do you draw the line between teaching and parenting? Do you go to school with your child to make sure they learn, or do you teach them at home? These are some of the questions I am experiencing in my personal life now.
Children need to be around other children in order to learn socialization skills. I believe when a child is young you should send them to public school. Children learn and grow everyday. Once they are developed socially, you could teach them at home without “ruining” their socialization skills.
Children develop at different speeds. No one knows how they are going to react in difficult situations until they occur. Parents have to decide when their child would benefit more from learning at home than at school, or if they would benefit.
Personality conflicts and social activities need to be considered as well. Social activity will teach your children socialization skills that might be even better than the encounters they will have at school.
You have to consider whether or not your child will listen to you. It will not benefit anyone if you and your child are constantly yelling at one another or are if the two of you are in constant conflict. Another adult helping your child with online school work may be an option as well.
In our personal experience, we have found the curriculum for virtual school to be outstanding, even a little more challenging. Teachers may not have the time to get all the subjects taught and they may skip lessons. In virtual school you have the time without the interruptions of the classroom.
I know I would never have been able to home school, so with virtual school lesson plans are already made. You do not have to think of what to teach when. A support team of teachers is also on standby for when you need them. Best of all, virtual school is still considered public school.