First of all, you don't have to wake them up every morning and bundle them off to school with umpteen numbers of instructions and wait with an anxious heart till they return. Homeschooling gives you more control over the influences that affect your children. The growth of your child is removed from the realm of the unknown.
Tailoring the curriculum to suit the needs and interests of the children is one of the most benefits of homeschooling. Individual attention is another benefit of homeschooling. For instance, if your children need more time to learn Math, then they can reduce the time for their English lessons. There are no fixed hours of learning per subject, a child has the advantage of assigning more number of hours to the subject that seems tough without any additional pressure.
The schooling of the child becomes an extended family activity. The amount of time needed to learn each subject will depend on the abilities and interests of the child. Parents get involved in every step of the learning procedure. Field trips and experiments become family activities. Thus, the child receives more quality time with his parents. The entire family shares games, chores and projects.
The child is also free of any negative peer pressure while making choices and decisions. Competition is limited when it comes to homeschooling. The child does not need to prove his ability with regards to other children. His confidence remains intact. Since parents have a deep understanding of their child, they can plan the learning program to pique the child's interest. It is also possible to intersperse difficult tasks with fun activities. A tough hour with Algebra can be followed by a trip to the nearest museum. Learning becomes fun. Parents can also tailor the curriculum to suit the learning style of the children.
Homeschooling allows parents to take control over the moral and religious learning of the child. Some children learn through reading, while others need to write and still others need to see objects in action. Parents have the flexibility to incorporate their beliefs and ideologies into the child's curriculum. There is no confusion in the child's mind either because there is no variation between what is being taught and what is being practiced. By the way, more and more parents are getting disillusioned with the public school system. They believe that their children are being pushed too hard or too little. Other worrying issues pertaining to discipline and ethics also make the school system less welcome.
Many repudiate the educational philosophy of grouping children solely on the basis of their age. Some parents themselves have unhappy memories of their own public school experience that motivates them to opt for homeschooling when it comes to their own children. Homeschooling is the best way to teach a child if you have the time, the ability and the interest to follow through with his education. After all, nobody can understand or appreciate your child more than yourself.