- Children are taught according to their learning styles and interests.
- Parents have more control over how and what their children are taught.
- Children can progress slowly or quickly, according to their abilities.
- Schedules revolve around family and allow time to bond with parents and siblings.
- Flexible schedules allow time for breaks, field trips, vacations.
- Curriculum for an entire year costs less than 1 month of private school tuition.
- Parents can transmit their values to children and shelter them from negative influence
- Parents must help children improve upon their weaknesses and not just cater to their strengths.
- Parents take on sole responsibility for their children’s education.
- Parents may feel inadequate to address the needs of gifted and special needs students.
- Extended time with family can strain tense relationships or lead to burnout on the part of the teaching parent.
- Family crises, illness and lax supervision by parents can interfere with learning.
- Parents must purchase own materials and still pay public school taxes.
- Parents must search for activities such as sports and music that are easily accessible at school.
- Parents must give children increasing independence and a chance to learn to stand for their values.
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