Domingo, 18/8/2019 | : : UTC-4
The Reflection

Why homeschool Is better for teenagers than public school

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Life is pain, but at least at home it is possible to hide under the covers and pretend it’s not.

No, that is not really the reason. The fact is, teenagers can be slow and teenagers can not understand things, and in public school there is the general acknowledgement that if anyone actually asks the question they wanted to ask, their fellow students will immediately go into boredom mode.

With homeschooling, that is not the case. There is far less fear of asking questions because there are no other students there to be bored or frustrated with them.

What’s more, if the teenager does understand the subject, they do not have to talk about it more for the rest of that day. If they have learned the lesson after 15 minutes, the subject is only going to take 15 minutes.

On the other hand, if the student does not understand the subject after an hour, they take the time to figure it out. It does not matter if it takes several hours because they do not have to switch subjects and change their trains of thought.

Also, once they have finished any other work they may have, if they are particularly interested in anything they’ve learned that day, or any of the days previous, they can continue to learn about that. There is no limit to the amount of learning a student can do in a day.

The argument against homeschooling is that it causes a lack of social skills, but that is not necessarily true. With the internet, homeschoolers can interact with people just as much as public schoolers can. In fact, it is possible homeschoolers interact with more people, because they generally have more free time than public schoolers.

According to the Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine, teenagers aged 13 to 18 should get at least eight hours of sleep per night, and that sleeping less than that on a regular basis causes problems with focus and memory, which are essential to learning. To finish one night of homework, coupled with after-school activities, they must stay up until 10 or 11 o’clock. They then have to wake up as early as four o’clock the next morning.

This is not a problem with homeschooling because there is no official start time for homeschool. Homeschoolers can sleep as much as they need to to have a productive day, instead of failing first hour because they simply aren’t awake yet.

In short, life may very well be pain, but homeschooling is not.


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