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Posted by on Apr 19, 2012 in Ask the Experts, Education | 0 comments

Home-schooling children does not mean you alone must teach

Q: I have been homeschooling my children and now I want to start a business from home but I am not sure I will have time to do both, any ideas?

A: There are many different ways to educate children at home (as opposed to sending them to school) which will also give you the time to work on building your business.

First of all, plan lessons ahead of time. Once the lessons are planned the children can follow them on their own if you are busy, or with another adult to supervise (like grandma or an older sibling).

Secondly, take advantage of other home-school families. There are wonderful opportunities to join in with other homeschooling families for drop ins, classes and field trips. Take turns chaperoning events so that you have some time without teaching and so do they!

Lastly, take advantage of community organizations that will supplement your children’s education as well as offer them a chance to learn from others. Nature camps, community centre classes, music lessons, sports teams and youth organizations like Scouting and Guiding.

Just because you are homeschooling your children does not mean that you alone must do the teaching!

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