Home schooling has its benefits. It has numerous advantages over the traditional methods of learning. However, there are many situations in where the process is not as easy or as simplistic as one would hope or expect. Even if you have the best plans in place, there may be instances when there is more challenging than you thought.
What Could Happen
As a parent, being ready for the homeschooling process is important. You should plan for how to be successful. At the same time, realize there are some risks that will play out during this process that you should know about.
- There is a time demand. No matter what you plan to do to teach, you will need to spend a few hours each day teaching your child. This means that some days you will need to spend six to seven hours with them, focusing on everything from experiments to reading.
- There can be a financial strain on the family. It does not have to be expensive itself, but keep in mind that many times it means that one parent is not working. Determine the cost of home schooling before making the decision to go this route.
- There is a level of personal sacrifice involved. Most parents will have less personal time and will need to be with their child virtually all day, every day. That can be a great thing, but it means less time for you.
As you consider the advantages of moving to a home schooling situation, realize that you do have flexibility in how you do it. You do have options. It is up to you to make it successful.