Weigh your schooling options. Consider both the benefits and drawbacks to home education, and open your heart and mind to all the possibilities.
Families have a variety of reasons to want to homeschool their children. When deciding whether to dive into homeschooling, talk to your spouse and kids about the reasons you want to homeschool your children.
The benefits of a home education are numerous. When deciding whether to homeschool, consider how important these benefits truly are to your family. You can:
Homeschooling isn't all roses and lollipops. The reality is that home education is not suitable for every family. Before jumping headfirst into homeschooling, consider the possible downside.
Finances: Obviously you can't have a full-time job outside your home if you are homeschooling. Are you prepared to live on one income to educate your kids at home? Also factor in the cost of curriculum. Though not as expensive as a high-end private school, homeschooling doesn't come without costs. You can find free and low cost homeschool curricula, but it doesn't come without time and effort.
Homeschooling can be an amazing experience for parents and their children. Over two million kids are being homeschooled in the U.S. Before you take the plunge, do your research, consider your family's best interests and decide whether homeschooling is right for you.
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