What is Homeschooling for Parents?
Remember there are no home schooling schools. Meaning the entire burden of responsibility for a child’s success in academic, social and extracurricular circles lies directly on the parents’ shoulder.
As a homeschooling mom or dad, you would not be able to blame your child’s lack of academic achievements on anyone but yourself. You will have no one to point the finger to.
However, as a parent, homeschooling could also be a great relief for you. The idea that your children will be with you and under your protection would grant many parents a piece of mind. You can decide the pace at which you want to teach and you can take breaks or vacation whenever you see fit.
On the flip side, this also means that you need to educate yourself on the various aspects of homeschooling. You need to learn and decide upon which approach you want to take i.e classical approach or more eclectic approach. One of the parents would most likely have to quite his/her job, resulting in less total income for the family.
Homeschooling for parents is therefore a long journey the fruits of which can only be seen when your child grows into an adult. This requires tremendous patience and sacrifice.