- Monitoring their eating choices for lunch.
- Making sure that they are properly washed and clothed.
- Sitting with them while they struggle through the hours of homework that the do not understand how to do.
- Taking and picking them up from school. All of those things
All of these take up valuable time for us and the student. When people look at the cost factor in keeping their clothing up to peer pressure standards. Packing or paying for school lunches. Cost of transportation and fees for extra school activities such as student body cards or field trip fees, all of these must be taken into account.
When you control the time factor involved in home schooling you can adjust it to fit your schedule and the students schedule. Outings to museums or zoos can be a combination of subjects including math, English, spelling, reading, and science. The students mind is engaged in innovative ways that will encourage further learning. When you give the student concrete ideas to boost their imaginations they will take it to those subjects on their own. While one student is thinking of the age when the museum piece was created another is thinking of the process behind the creation. A student might even question why a certain medium on a painting has held up better than a different medium. Let their imagination grow.
If you work full time it is still possible to home school. You may set your student out a series of lessons to be completed each day and then go over them when you have time. There are on line home school resources available that are truly awesome. Even the setting of chores for the day teaches the student the wise use of their time management.
The cost of home school is under your control. You may purchase total programs from reliable sources or go to the other extreme where the subjects are totally created by you and the student. While I think involvement with others is needed for socialization for the student this can be accomplished easily through church groups, 4-H or YMCA classes. Let you imagination grow and feel the difference in how you and your child can be closer and better in understanding each other!