re there Negative Effects of Homeschooling?
One thing you will notice when you start to research homeschooling: there are studies on the benefits of homeschooling but conspicuously absent are studies showing negative effects of homeschooling. So this means homeschooling is perfect, right?
Well, according to some psychologists, homeschooling can have a few harmful effects. They point to things like not enough exposure to diversity, lack of involvement in society and difficulty integrating if a homeschooled child is put into the school system at some point. Each of these can be easily answered.
Exposure to Diversity
Diversity is largely dictated by the community that you live in. However, even if you live in an area that isn’t culturally diverse, you can easily teach diversity. Diversity is everywhere – not just in public schools. Any time you take your child out of the house, you expose him to diversity.Most homeschool parents take every moment and use it as an opportunity to teach. So it doesn’t matter if you are at the park, at church or at the grocery store, you can turn it into a lesson in diversity that will typically be better than one found in any public school, because it will be based on real life.