December 9, 2012
Some parents do make the decision to homeschool their children and then you have those who still send their children to catch the school bus in the mornings, which take them to those traditional school settings. There are disadvantages that these children who are being homeschooled undergo. You will find that there are parents who don’t have the credentials to teach subjects sufficiently, then the children are missing out on time with other children their own age, and then children do need those other adults they can go to with problems or issues their having and they lack that. In traditional schools you will find that the teachers have had to meet certain qualifications in order to be able to teach the subject they will be teaching. For example you may find an elementary school teacher who has obtained their degree in early childhood education or maybe even general studies. But when you look at those parents who are homeschooling their children, many of them only have obtained a high school diploma or degree of equivalence, then some may have a associates degree but none that compare to what these educators in the traditional school settings have. There are in fact forty-one states in the United States that do not have any specific requirements for the parent to meet. And there are nine states that only require the parent to have a high school diploma or GED. All children need to have interaction with peers that are their own age. In a traditional school a child has that interaction throughout their entire school day. In class while they are learning, on the playground, in the lunch room, or even being transported to and from school on the school bus they are interacting with their peers who are either the same age or close to their age. A child being homeschooled only is able to interact with that parent who is teaching them during the day or even...