If you’ve been disillusioned by private schools and think that something in their design and mechanism just isn’t right, then you’re not the only one. The phenomenon behind Space X, Elon Musk, thought the same. And if you’re doing something that Elon Musk did, then you’re probably doing it right.
Home-schooling comes with its many obvious benefits, like having a teacher dedicate his time to your child, having someone to answer your child’s extra question, and having the child being taught right under your noses. It does come with one—wildly mistake—flaw and that is the belief that it discourages independence.
Many think that the domineering presence of a tutor forces the child to develop dependency upon them. While this shouldn’t ideally happen, perhaps it happens because people take the wrong approach to home-schooling. Parents might enlist the services of a learning centre but fail to honour its vision. Here’s what you can do to ensure that your child gets the best out of home-schooling.
While giving them a certain degree of freedom is a great idea, remember that absolute freedom is injurious. Here’s how you can keep them in check while allowing them to take key decisions themselves.
Set Milestones for ThemWhat do they want to learn? Let them decide which subject they’d like to take up first, and which next.
Plan the Process
Explain to them the resources they’d need to achieve their goal, and if necessary set them out in order.
Set a Deadline
While you’re giving them freedom and independence, letting them decide what time of the day they’ll devote to studies; it’s you who are deciding the timeline. You can ask them to suggest an estimate, yes, but ultimately the decision is yours.
Independent learning helps children grown on their own and nurtures their curious spirits. It allows children to embark upon a path of self-discovery and lets them feel a certain degree of responsibility. Register today for a free home-schooling trial with Witty Learning, a home-schooling agency in Dubai, and find out more about how independent learning can positively affect your child.