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Homeschool moms working outside home may sound like an impossible condition to homeschool. However, with a little work and a lot of patience, you can make it happen. Start by determining exactly how much time you have to devote to homeschooling your kids. You’ll also need to decide when you plan to hold classes.
One of the biggest mistakes parents make when considering homeschooling is that they have to hold class during the same hours as traditional schools. However, that’s not the case. Flexibility is one of the reasons why many parents choose to homeschool.
Tips for Homeschool Moms Working Outside Home
You choose your own hours. There are several possibilities to manage the class hours:
- When you work in the morning, you can start the class in the evening after you take a rest from work.
- You also can have two sections of classes in a day, either sharing with your hubby or just do it by yourself.
- It is possible for you to invite others to teach some short lessons while you are away. There are several possibilities.
Once you decide homeschooling is right for your family, here are a few great tips on how to homeschool moms working outside home:
- Get organized before you get started. You won’t find the time to homeschool if you’re running around the house trying to take care of everything else at the same time. Being organized with a schedule for everything, including housework, will help keep you on schedule.
- Choose the right curriculum. There are many different curriculums to choose from that include everything from doing worksheets to watching videos. Pick the one that is easiest for you to follow.
- Delegate the housework and other chores, based on the age of your children. This will give you more free time to devote to homeschooling your kids. Kids can help you to do chores in the morning.
- Plan your lessons in advance so your kids will know what to work on the next day while you’re gone. You could do this the night before or you can make lesson plans for the whole week over the weekend. Whichever method works best for you. Although I am a working at home mom, I use this method. Kids have their own schedules and list of work sequence or tasks for them to finish in certain days. I help to explain concepts when they cannot learn by themselves.
- Enlist help. Hire an in-home babysitter and have them make sure the kids follow your lesson plan while you’re away. If you have teenagers in the home, leave instructions for them to follow.
It does take a little extra work and perhaps more “thinking outside of the box” when you’re a working mom. However, you can still homeschool your kids and the tips above can help. You might read my favorite book list to start and to strengthen your homeschool
Kids are growing. The maturity progress of each child is different, but they are improved day by day. We just help them to grow to be more responsible and independent. Based on my experience, children are getting more independent when they do things by themselves, without our guidance. However, we still have to observe them. We still cannot loose the control.
Let them know that you work for them and you need their cooperation.
Adelien Tan is a mother of three awesome boys and a wife of a great husband. They are a home education family who live in Surabaya, Indonesia, where home education is still very rare. English is her foreign language, but She tries to use it in blogging.