I have always been a fan of freedom and flexibility, the two main reasons why I chose a home-based business. The idea of having a business that I can bring anywhere, on my own terms is superb especially when I learned that I can also do the same in my daughter’s education. Let me show you how our family is able to live a world of online entrepreneurship and homeschooling adventure.
I was still pregnant with my daughter when I discovered that regular families can also homeschool their children with costs that will not rip off an average income family’s budget. Since prices vary in many DEPED-accredited-homeschools, it’s up for us to choose which one we think can best support us. After all, homeschooling relies mostly on the eagerness of the parent to teach while the school guide or coaches parents in implementing more effective activities to make learning fun and exciting both for the child/ren and parent/s.
Before deciding if homeschooling is for you and your child/ren, you as a parent may want to consider answering these few questions.
Homeschooling is for you if your answer is YES to ALL of these
1. Do you love to teach?
2. Does the innovation of processes excite you?
3. Do you have 3-4 hours/day to spare (sometimes more) for homeschooling activities?
4. Do you believe that your child/ren can learn best when taught the way he/she wants it?
5. Do you believe that this is a commitment and needs more attention, critical thinking, artistic ideas, and tons of prayers and perseverance?
6. Do you love going to field trips more often than usual?
7. Are you willing to go the extra mile just to make a fun-learning-environment for your children?
If your answers above are all YES, then you may consider shopping for the best DEPED-accredited-home schools nearby. If you can’t find any, there’s a lot in Manila and they cater to provincial students, even those abroad so distance shouldn’t be a factor in your decision.
Homeschooling parents normally love to travel not just because their children are enjoying it but also because WE are enjoying it, too! This is a good way to bond with kids and show them the world as they are rather than showing pictures in text and workbooks.
Children learn more by interaction, actual experience, and playing, of course! That’s what we do during field trips that our parents also organize. This also serves as our time to bond with other parents, share homeschooling tips, arts, and learning materials that we mostly make out of recycled materials from home.
See, homeschooling doesn’t have to be limited inside our homes. My daughter and I usually go out once or twice a week for socialization and co-curricular activities like in her case, Ballet. We also see to it to have all our books, art materials and my laptop handy in case we need them.
Combining homeschooling and online entrepreneurship is not easy and definitely not for everyone. I chose this road because I believe that the BEST SCHOOL IN THE WORLD is the WORLD itself. I don’t want to confine her in a school setting where she can see limited things and learn only from the teachers.
I believe in time management, task prioritization, and in being happy in everything we do. This is the road I chose and with God’s grace, I’ll do my best to become the BEST TEACHER IN THE WORLD, too!