Deciding to homeschool is a big decision for any family. It was one of the toughest decisions I’ve ever had to make as a parent. Over three years into our homeschooling journey, I have such a peace knowing that it was the right decision for us. But, actually making that decision is tough! Are you considering homeschool? Here’s a list of things to consider when making your list of pros and cons.
Do you enjoy learning?
Do you have a support system?
Does your schedule allow it?
Does your spouse support the idea?
Can you afford it?
Although you can be very frugal and really pinch every penny when it comes to buying what you need, there is still a cost. It’s nothing compared to a private school tuition, but it does require more money than sending them to public school, obviously. There are many resources to keep costs low! Book swaps, trades, and even some FREE options. But, you will need to consider the costs. Begin preparing a mock budget for your school year. Add up the costs of your potential curriculum choices, and extra curricular activity expenses to get an idea of what you can expect to spend.
Are you organized?
Do you have a suitable space for learning?
Do you feel qualified?
Do you want to use a faith based curriculum?
Do your kids like the idea?