Is home schooling better or traditional schooling is better?Recently there was a discussion with one of our friends were they were planning to home school her daughter who will be in 4th grade in the coming academic year. Home schooling will be continued till she is in 10th grade. I somehow felt this was not okay as the child will be deprived of many activities and social life. But the parents felt this is fine and modern teaching method. This would also ensure the security and parents get to see the child progress in front of them. They also mentioned this method is chosen by many people.
I am still not convinced home schooling is better than regular ones as child will lack competition, there will be no social life with her age group even though a child plays with friends in the area it will be limited and cannot be like school, child will miss many activities and also the fun. I somehow feel, a child's childhood will be snatched with too much of restrictions and changes.
What are your views on this? Do you think home schooling is better or a regular schooling is better? ¹