Homeschooling is becoming more and more trendy as parents are looking for ways to get their kids out of the traditional public school and into a different environment. Yet, this educational option is not right for everyone. Before you assume that homeschool is going to work well for your family, make sure you understand more about what it takes to be a great homeschooler.
You are going to need to have time to devote to teaching your kids. If you are working full time, rarely spend much time and home, and have a ton of commitments outside of the home, this might not work, unless you can make some changes to your lifestyle.
Are you able to motivate your children to do their best? Do you have a good handle on your children’s behavior and attitude? There are going to be days when your kids just don’t want to do the work necessary to homeschool well. While you can be flexible and avoid school on those days, but you are going to have to give your kids an education. If you cannot properly motivate your kids, then this might not be the right avenue for you.
Can You Teach?
If you homeschool, you are going to be a teacher, especially in Montessori homeschooling. Now, this does not mean that you need a teaching license or even a degree, but you are going to need some teaching skills. That said, there are many valuable resources available to new homeschooling families that make it much simpler to do all of the teaching tasks necessary to provide an education.