Homeschooling While Working Full-Time

Most families today consist of two working parents with many kids spending the day in school or at some form of daycare.  If you have considered homeschooling in the past but opted out because both parents work there may be a solution to this problem.  Homeschooling while working full time comes with challenges but with a little creative thinking you can get your child the education that they deserve while still providing for your family.

Homeschooling Your Children

The first thing that you need to consider is the amount of time that your kids spend in school learning, and how much time you can spend homeschooling during the week.  Your homeschool schedule can vary differently from a traditional school.  Homeschool curriculums can be accomplished much quicker and you can do the same in a shorter period of time.

Homeschooling While Working Full-Time

You need to take into account your child and how you can make this work for them.  Are your children old enough to stay home alone?  Can the student be left to complete assignments on their own that you can grade once you get back from work?  Will your child be able to work independently?  If you can answer yes to any of these questions then homeschooling may be easier than you thought.  If your child is too young to be left alone then you may have to get more creative.

Working on a Different Schedule

There is nothing saying that your child has to follow the same 8-4 schedule that traditional students do.  Do what works best for your family, be it first thing in the morning or after you get home from work.  You can also continue on the weekends.  Homeschooled kids are learning everyday it’s important they learn the lessons not when they learn.  You are in charge of the schedule not anyone else don’t be afraid to do what works for you.

Planning Your Curriculum

There are plenty of online resources that can help you put together an appropriate curriculum for your child’s age and ability.  This can allow your child to work at a level they are comfortable with.  You can also look into a library based curriculum and again there are plenty of resources that you can tap into to help.  Either way you can find something that that will help you get on the right path.