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Many children will excel and benefit from being educated at home, rather than in a typical classroom setting. If you are considering the benefits of moving to a homeschooling environment, you may wonder if you can do it yourself. The question many parents ask, is, “Am I qualified for this task?”
What Is Expected of You
What is expected of a parent who takes on the homeschooling challenging? Take the time to learn what to expect from this process. Learn as much as you can about it. Then, consider the following.
- There is no expectation, nor any requirement, for you to be a certified teacher or to have teaching backgrounds to teach at home.
- If you plan to teach your child at home, realize there is plenty of flexibility. There is no rule as far as what time, how much time and where you can educate your child. While you do need to notify your school board in advance of your decision to home school, how you do it is more in control than you may think.
- If the child does have any special needs, you should plan for those needs. It is critical that you take the time to plan a curriculum that is going to benefit the child’s specific needs, especially if there is a learning disability in place.
Educating at home is a fantastic idea for many people. It is a good idea, though, to prepare yourself for the process. You will need to create a plan of action and to put time and effort into the process. With planning, and patience, you can make home schooling a successful situation for all.