Changing schools at any time causes a redirection of the family lifestyle. Some parents select homeschooling because they are running from something. A teacher who does not understand a student’s learning style may discourage his student. The school environment may not be strict enough to force the child’s behavior into compliance. Bullies may be threatening their student, creating a fearful setting that prevents any cognitive progress. Others choose homeschooling because they cannot imagine their child spending all day away from them. They enjoy the joys and challenges of parenting. Some desire a private-school education for their child but cannot afford it. Homeschooling seems a viable route to reach this level of education. Still others dream of what their entire child could be if they custom design her education and skill-building development. Begin by answering the “why.”
Whether you are just beginning your homeschool journey or are somewhere down the road, the cost of homeschooling is not a small concern. On this educational journey, I have found numerous ways to save. Discover new ways to eliminate costs in one or more of these ten ways to save money on homeschooling.
For proactive, intentional parents this is an opportunity for growth. Knowing your child as only as a parent can allows you the unprecedented freedom to custom build your child’s immediate future.
While preparing intentionally for your preschooler seems like an option in for the summer or school year, it should rank high in importance. Why? First, you don’t want to waste these ripe learning years. Secondly, if the little ones don’t have a plan to keep them busy, they will keep you from accomplishing your goals with the older children.