Social concerns of Internet Homeschooling

Social skills is an area of deep concern when it comes to internet homeschooling. Many critics point out that since man needs to hone his social skills, an internet homeschooling environment where social interaction is limited is detrimental to our internet homeschooler’s growth and development. But studies have proved this wrong.

It’s the environment…
Children put into the fiercely competitive school environments lack the confidence to hold a conversation. Such children show little genuine interest in the topic of conversation and don’t know how to interact with people of various age groups, especially their elders.

Learning by example…
Internet homeschooled children who learn at home are more aware of the implications and the purpose of their learning. They will ask intelligent questions and make accurate observations. Internet homeschooled children begin their life by imitating their parents. Internet homeschooled children therefore pickup the sterling qualities they see in their parents. On the other hand, they are protected from the detrimental influences of their peers.

Necessary tools for socializing…
These internet homeschooled children are thus better equipped with the tools necessary to face the world. The positive reinforcement that takes place in the internet homeschooling environment as opposed to being abandoned, embarrassed or ignored in a normal school environment strengthens their self-esteem. Internet homeschooled children turn out to be better balanced and well-rounded as they progress into adulthood.


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