By James Masterson
You just spent eight hours making reports, filing papers,
fielding phone calls, and placating your boss at the office.
When you get home, do you rest? Not really. There’s a dinner
prepare, stories to share with your husband, and doing
with the kids.
Such a scenario is — and will still be — typical among working
mothers, who balance the countless demands of career and home
24 hours a day, 7 days a week. The problem with this is that
the children are the ones who are always at the losing end.
Because with parents, especially mothers, who are always busy
with their work, they tend to take their children for granted
especially on the aspect of education. They have this
propensity to submit their children to school and believe that
the institution could provide the best education for their
However, in today’s changing world, some parents realize that
sending their children to school is no longer the best way in
providing them the education that their children need. That’s
why they have opted for home schooling in order to give their
children the kind of learning that they want for their
In home schooling, most parents devote their time and try to
provide their children the best education at home. They know
that they are the ones who can provide the appropriate
approach for their children because they know their children
However, it does not necessarily mean that parents should
devote more time to home schooling than they would do with
their other chores at home.
It is true that home schooling needs time in order to come up
with the best teaching approach that your children need. It is
also through a committed schedule that you can identify the
appropriate tactics that you need to employ in order to teach
your children well. But it does not mean that you have to give
your whole time to teaching your children through home
On its basic concept, home schooling uses the “one-to-one”
teaching method; hence, it needs lesser time compared to the
typical classroom setting. This is because with a more
individualistic approach in teaching, most children would be
able to grasp the concept easier and faster.
Then again, the amount of time to be allotted in home
will still vary depending on the many factors that may affect
the progress of the teaching process.
Here is a list of some factors that should be considered in
order to devise the proper amount of time needed in home
1. Learning style of the children
There are instances wherein the children’s learning style
affect the time requirement in home schooling. For instance,
your child can learn things at a much faster rate, then you
only have to devote lesser time. However, if your child needs
more time to grasp things that are being taught to him, then
you have to devote more time in explaining to him or her the
concept of the subject matter you are teaching.
2. The type of methods used
There are various teaching methods available for home
schooling. Each has its own teaching approach; hence, they may
vary on the time needed for the parents to devote on each
3. The number of children within the family
Just like in a typical classroom setting, where the number of
students is generally bigger, having many children in the
family would mean longer hours of teaching. This is because
have to incorporate in students what the subject matter is all
about, and if one of them could not yet understand the idea,
then you really have to explain the concept all over again.
4. The age of the child
The younger the child, the more time that is needed in home
schooling. This is because younger children have the tendency
to grasp the things being taught at a much slower pace
to those who are already at higher levels.
On its total view, the time needed to commit in home schooling
may be affected with these factors but the important thing is
to have quality time for your children or students. It is not
matter of how much time you can devote in home schooling but
more on how you have provided the time in teaching your
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