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The following are some common difficulties along with some suggested solutions.

  • Lack of confidence. At first you may lack confidence in choosing materials and methods, doubting your ability to teach. With experience, you will gain confidence.
  • Fear of being unable to work with your own children. Parents who do not have their children's respect will have trouble getting their cooperation. Gaining their respect through proper relationships, discipline, training, and example should be the parents' top priority, whether or not they are homeschooling. Homeschooling can provide the incentive and optimum setting to accomplish this.
  • Inadequate time and energy. Home teaching requires an investment of time and energy, especially by mothers. Self-discipline and good organization will help ensure a well-run household. A daily schedule, teaching plan, and a chore list can keep school and housework organized. Children can also be a great help when trained to assist with the cooking, laundry, and household chores.
  • Lack of commitment. Families gain the strength to overcome difficulties when they develop the conviction that homeschooling is best for their family and is God's will for them.
  • Social pressure. Pressure from well-meaning friends or relatives can be a real deterrent. Make a well-informed decision and then stand on your convictions. More information and a loving attitude often help others understand and accept God's leading for the homeschool family.
  • Financial investment. Costs of materials or programs vary considerably, but are always less than a private school. Many materials can be reused for siblings.

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  • What are higher education and career preparation options? +

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    The following are some common difficulties along with some suggested solutions. Lack of confidence. At first you may lack confidence Read More
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