Determine The Cost
Several factors need to be considered in order to determine the cost of homeschooling. Homeschooling can be done on a shoestring budget or it can be as expensive as a public or private school education. It all depends on the materials and resources used. A budget should be established to avoid overspending and buying things that aren't necessary.
In addition to these costs, there will be an added cost of using more electricity and heating during the day, but this may be offset by savings on transportation, school lunches and other school fees. If heavy duty copying and printing is done at a local office supply store, there will be a cost to use their equipment.
The cost of forfeiting the income of the teaching parent, may be offset by working part-time or alternate hours, working from home or starting a family business.
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