It’s difficult to start homeschooling your kids if you don’t know what to do. Before you make the final decision, you should know beforehand that it’s not going to be easy, especially if you don’t have a background on education. However, if you are still interested, here’s a guide that could make the planning easier for you:
- First off, talk to your children. Do they really want to leave their formal school or not? There’s nothing worse than a child being unhappy with learning. Remember you may have authority, but exerting it too much can cause rebellion on the other end.
- Second is: can you afford to homeschool your kids? One of you would have to give up your career to cater to the needs of your kids at home. Sure, you can hire help, but let’s face it, it’s better to do the job yourself.
- And third and final thing to consider is: is it doing more good in the long run? Having your kids at home and closely monitoring them may be good in the beginning, but it also isolates them from kids their age. They will not be able to practice their social skills. Kids need to be with other kids to form bonds that would later help them be confident adults.
Think about homeschooling and talk to your partner and your children, if they are old enough to understand. Look at both the pros and cons. Once you decide what to do next, stick to it.