Making The Decision
Cost: Homeschooling can be inexpensive or can cost as much as a public or private school education. Whether it is economical or costly depends on the equipment, curriculum and other supplemental materials thar are purchased.
Income Sacrifice: The parent who will be teaching usually can't work outside the home full-time, which means giving up a second income for two-income families.
Time and Energy Required: The time commitment required for lesson preparation, projects, grading papers and recording grades extends well beyond the school day. Spending the days teaching and the evenings doing other school related tasks leaves very little personal time or time for doing household chores. It is important that the whole family be invested in helping around the house in order to make things run smoothly.
Patience: Parents and chidren alike, require patience because they will be spending most of their time together. Patience is also required for children who experience difficulty learning or understanding assignments.
Space: A well organized, designated area for teaching and learning is an important factor in providing a good learning environment.
Socialization: Parents need to find additional activities and opportunities for children to socialize with others.