Many people cringe when they hear the word homeschooling. They feel that it is a term only for people living in the amazon or in rural areas where schools are not established. This article will share 5 benefits that homechooling has which other schooling systems do not have.
1. Being able to control what your child is learning and when they are learning it, and how they are learning about it. This is vital for any parent who wants their child to become a righteous, pious person. Garbage in, garbage out. What the schools choose to teach our kids nowadays can be very disgusting and inappropriate for them. How do I know this? I went to public schools and regret how much time was wasted on books, stories, or videos of inappropriate, irrelevant, or unproductive content. Much of what was covered did not benefit me.
2. Making sure that your teaching style and curriculum content is one that is tailored to your child’s learning abilities. This is vital for your child’s success. Each of our children learn a bit differently and in order for them to love learning and want to continue to learn, we must discover their learning styles and their interests, and try to teach them appropriately insha’Allah Ta’ala.
3. Helping your child love learning. By being there to teach your child and being supportive you will be able to instil in them a love for learning and discovery, as opposed to just making them regurgitate facts they will never use. For example, when I am doing science with one of my kids and realize that they do not understand the concept, we go to Google and search for a video on that topic. This helps him visually see what we were just talking about. So he reads about it and then sees it in the video. This helps him understand the concept much more deeply and thoroughly. This one-on-one attention would not be able in a standardized curriculum or large school setting.
4. Keep your children away from negative influences which can destroy their eman and their lives. Nowadays you hear about kids doing drugs as early as 10 years old. Early peer pressure of drugs, alcohol, smoking, bullying, food, and immodest behaviour is rampant in schools nowadays. Our kids are taught to be disrespectful to their teachers and parents, and disobey authority. So much evil is out there, and unfortunately much of it is coming to our schools and influencing our kids. We would be sending our young kids, unequipped, into a negative environment. Bringing them up in a positive environment will make them positive insha’Allah.
5. Make a schedule that fits your lifestyle and Islamic goals. For example, we all wake up for tahajjud and pray, and we pray our other 5 prayers, and in between we study, take classes, do projects, take field trips, travel for events, etc. When everyone is stuck home from school on a snow day, and don’t study we study, so that when spring and summer are here we can have more outside time and activities. When the kids are sick, they rest until they get bored, then they do something creative so they are not bored. Home-schooling also allows for greater time to be spent on Islamic Studies and Hifz-al-Quran.
As you can see, homeschooling has many benefits and an effective option to raising and educating pious children insha’Allah. Even if your kids have started school, it’s not too late to start home-schooling them. It’s a productive alternative that is often overlooked or dismissed all too quickly.
For a comparison between public school, private school, and home-schooling, check out this interview onThe Deen Show by Zohra Sarwari. Also hear about the great accomplishments her children have already achieved maa sha Allah.
About the Author:
Zohra Sarwari is an international author, coach, entrepreneur, and speaker, sharing her inspiration and love of learning with those around her. She is the author of 10 books. Her mission is to serve Allaah (Subhanahu wa Ta’ala) by teaching others how to live effectively and productively and to benefit their communities with the gifts that they are blessed with.