By Joel Turtel
If youíre a single parent or a married couple on a tight
so that both parents have to work, you may worry about finding
the time and energy to homeschool your children, but it can be
done. It comes down to planning and scheduling your time.
Most home-schooling parents teach their children about two to
four hours a day and turn out well-educated kids. So the
problem is how to squeeze in about ten to twenty hours a week
for home-schooling. Here are some suggestions:
1. Can you change your work schedule so that you can work in
the afternoon or at night and teach your children in the
2. Can you work part time, leaving yourself time for
3. Can you find a job in your local neighborhood so that you
donít waste one to three hours commuting every day?
4. Can you work from home? Computers, the Internet, fax
machines, and e-mail all make working from home relatively
easy. Thousands of companies now offer this option to their
workers. You could offer to work for slightly less money if
your boss resists this arrangement.
5. Can you start a simple-to-run home business that would give
you more free time.
6. Can you do all your home-schooling on weekends? If you can
arrange concentrated six-to-ten-hour sessions on Saturday and
Sunday, youíll be free to work at your job during the rest of
the week. Or you might try a combination of weekday and
7. If you have no other alternatives, home-schooling could be
done in the evening, say from 7 to 10 P.M., or a combination
weekday nights and weekend sessions.
8. If youíre married, get your husband or wife to help with
workload. Both parents should be involved in home-schooling if
In my book, "Public Schools, Public Menace," I describe 22
that parents can homeschool their children, even if both
work. Almost a million parents now homeschool their kids, and
most of these parents work. You can do the same.
About The Author: Joel Turtel is an education policy analyst,
and author of ďPublic Schools, Public Menace: How Public
Schools Lie To Parents and Betray Our Children."Contact
Information:Website: www.mykidsdeservebetter.com, Email:
firstname.lastname@example.org, Phone: 718-447-7348. Article Copyrighted
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