So, you’ve decided to homeschool. Or maybe you decided to work from home while you are homeschooling.
Either way, the two aren’t as impossible to mesh as some may make them seem. These tips will help you maintain a work from home job while homeschooling your kiddos.
Prioritizing may sound easy enough (at least the idea of it), your child’s education is of great importance and while making a living is important as well you’ll need to be sure to treat the two as they need to be treated. Your child must get their schooling completed and you can’t ignore that. You also don’t want to ignore your source of income, particularly if it is the sole source of income for your family. You’ll have to plan accordingly so that each gets the attention they require, and so that attention is quality.
Find a Support System
Enjoy and Exercise the Flexibility You Have
- Starting off slow, working part time
- Working during the day and homeschooling in the evening
- Only taking jobs that do not require you to work at specific times
- Working during naptimes or quiet time
- Providing educational DVDs or streaming shows
- Giving instruction for school work and then working while your child completes their lessons
- Involving the children in your work, if it is reasonable (for example, teaching them to sew as you sew an item for a customer)
- Having your spouse help children with some of their subjects or school work
- Hiring a helper to watch children for a specific amount of time and/or on specific days while you work (you may even swap child care with another mom who also works from home and/or homeschools)