Nowadays, many parents are enticed to home school their children. There are just too many benefits to ignore it.
In fact, recent reports show that more than 1.2 million students in the United States are already obtaining their
education through some type of home school study. This shift can be seen as a reaction to the current state of
affairs in our public and private schools.
Either way, more parents have decided that homeschooling is the best option for their
children and we should continue to see more and more people realizing the benefits of homeschooling their
However, there are many details that need to be worked out before you begin a homeschooling program:
1. Which parent is best suited to perform as a teacher?
2. How do you develop an approved curriculum?
3. Is the child in question ready to be homeschooled?
4. Where do you turn for help?
5. And finally, when is the best time to begin homeschooling?
Many parents wonder if there is a specific age or time to home school their children. They want to be sure that
by the time they have decided to home school their children, they have made the right decision and that it will
definitely be for their children’s own good.
However, most experts will agree, deciding when to home school comes down to two key points; do you as the
parent think the child in question will benefit more from a home school program or one of the more traditional in
And secondly, are you the parent and now the teacher, better suited to teach your child than someone that has
been professionally trained?
So, in reality there is no appropriate time to start home schooling. The key point here is that as long as you
think there is a benefit to home schooling your children and as long as you feel that your family is prepared for
the task, and then you should consider a home school program. Because let’s face it, no one is going to look after
your children better than you are.
Now, the next most important step after you’ve decided to home school is to make sure that you’re fully prepared
and equipped to complete the task. You need to spend a fair amount of time, becoming aware of all the things you’re
going to need to provide your child’s education. And if you have a shadow of a doubt, you should continue to
maintain their current learning process until you are fully prepared to take the next step.
Therefore, the question as to when to begin to home school your children isn’t really the question at all, it’s
a matter of when you’re ready to start classes. This decision is usually the result of some type of situation that
happened in the existing school the children are enrolled in. But you should be sure not to make a snap decision to
move to homeschooling until again, everyone is prepared and equipped for the lifestyle change
Homeschooling can be one of the most rewarding and satisfying roles a parent can take in the development of
their children, this can also be one of the worst decisions made if not executed correctly. So while homeschooling
may appeal to you, make sure you speak to other parents who’ve decided to home school, speak with other students
that have been homeschooled, and take a good hard look at the student or students that will be homeschooled. You
won’t be able to make up for time lost. So choose wisely.