Can you work full time and homeschool? Yes! We are sharing a few tips to help you homeschool and work full time.
Are you a parent who works a full-time job, but dreams of a homeschooled education for your child? You may be thinking that it is impossible to work full time and also provide your child with a one on one homeschool education. However, with some flexibility on everyone’s part, it is definitely possible. Many parents work and homeschool, here are some ways that they have already made it happen.
Create Your Own Schedule
Most people are used to school weeks starting on Monday and ending on Friday, with classes usually starting in the morning and ending in the afternoon. When you are homeschooling, you get to decide when to have school. If you work early in the day, simply start your curriculum after work. If you have weekends off, utilize those days and teach on weekends, while choosing other days during the week to give your child a couple of days off.
Work Opposite Schedules
Another issue for working parents is how to handle childcare when homeschooling. This is not much of an issue for those who attend public or private schools because more times than not, the children are in school while the parents work. Obviously, with homeschooling, you will not be shipping your child off every day, so one way to get around the childcare issue is to work opposite schedules than your spouse. This will allow one of you to be home to care for the kids and you can also both take part in homeschooling as well.
Consider a New Job
For some people, homeschooling is the utmost priority. You have to make sacrifices as a parent. If you are not completely in love with your job a new job with a more flexible schedule can help a lot. Why not find something new that gives you a more flexible schedule? This option obviously is not suitable for everyone, but it is something to consider if you have a strong desire to homeschool. Sometimes making a big life change is the best thing for everyone involved.
Working full time and homeschooling at the same is possible. By using these tips, you can make the best decisions for your family. The great thing about homeschooling is that everyone’s homeschool journey is different. You can always try it and if it doesn’t work, change things up. Trial and error work well with homeschooling.
Misty Bailey loves helping new homeschoolers and has a free email series for those struggling with homeschool planning. She shares her struggles with time management, becoming unglued and finding joy in the everyday moments on her blog Joy in the Journey.