DIFFICULTIES OF HOME EDUCATION
Today we will not discuss the benefits or harms of home education, but only make the most important emphasis on its difficulties. Knowing the possible difficulties will help you in the successful development of your child and will help to avoid possible conflicts and problems, as well as create a “comfort zone” for the baby.
The difficulties of home education
Sooner or later, each mother has to make an important decision: to give the baby to kindergarten or leave it at home under the supervision of grandparents (or nannies)? Of course, both options have both their adherents and irreconcilable opponents, each of which is prepared to defend its point of view reasonably.
And this is not surprising, since all children have their own individuality and each of them has special needs. Therefore, today we will not discuss the benefits or harms of home education, but only make the most important emphasis on its difficulties.
KINDERGARTEN VS HOME EDUCATION
Many believe that without social adaptation and life in the children’s team, the child will not be able to fully develop. But there are many mothers who are sure that giving the baby to kindergarten, parents relieve themselves of responsibility, make their life easier and satisfy their own ambitions due to a failed happy childhood.
Experts assure that the presence of a mother in a radius of five meters 24 hours a day is not a guarantee that the necessary pedagogical work will be carried out with the child, and the child will obviously not have enough communication with peers. In addition, not everyone will be able to live a whole month only on dad’s salary, and women are forced to go to work, which means sending the child to kindergarten.
If the financial situation of the family allows the mother to devote all her time to raising the child (that is, the parents decided to raise the child at home and on their own), then it is very important not only to approach this responsibly and draw up a lesson plan, but also to provide the child with full leisure and comprehensive communication with peers. Knowing the possible difficulties will help you in the successful development of your child and will help to avoid possible conflicts and problems, as well as create a “comfort zone” for the baby.
SOCIALIZATION OF THE CHILD
Raising a child at home, it is difficult every day to find time for long walks and games with peers. In most cases, the mother comes out with the baby not when he is better or more interesting, but when she has time in the schedule of household chores. After all, a woman who “sits at home” should be engaged not only in raising a child, but also in the household, solving current problems. And the fact that she can be painted all day in minutes, in terms of working with a child, often does not interest anyone.
But in any case, the communication of the baby with peers is simply necessary. He must learn to behave in a team, learn his rules and be able to obey them. It is often difficult for “home” children to adapt at school, because at home everything revolved around them and they were the center of the universe. And at school, both teachers, parents and classmates require them to follow some rules and give way to others to the detriment of their desires.
That is why, as practice has shown, the socialization of the child is one of the main difficulties of home education. Short-term games in the playground with other children do not help simulate the nature and number of domestic and pedagogical situations that a child faces in a kindergarten group. Part of the help in solving this problem can be classes in early development centers, regular visits to children’s clubs or circles for the smallest.
FORMATION OF IMMUNITY
The process of adaptation to kindergarten is not easy both psychologically and physically. The child is faced with a huge number of bacteria and the baby’s body begins to fight them in an enhanced mode. Children often get sick, and this cannot be avoided. And this is one of the most common reasons why parents decide to leave their child at home.
Of course, being at home, the child will be sick less often. But when he goes to school, he will still have to “meet” with a flu stamp, chickenpox, and acute respiratory infections, or another disease to which he will not have developed antibodies. So, raising a child at home, mother, most likely, will still face the problem of frequent morbidity, only not in kindergarten, but in school. And this, by the way, is much worse, since some diseases are much easier to tolerate precisely in preschool age.
PSYCHOLOGICAL AND PHYSICAL STATE OF MOM
This aspect of the problem of home parenting cannot be left unnoticed. It seems that he should not directly touch the child, but practice shows something else. Every day, mom gets up earlier than anyone else to cook breakfast for family members, and lies down later than everyone else when she has finished all household chores.
Everyday routine, fatigue, and often stress play an important role in the “correctness” of a child’s home education.