The decision to homeschool full time doesn’t start and end with what is best for any individual child. It’s necessary to take into consideration what is best for the entire family—and part of determining what is best for the family includes weighing the financial decision to stay at home full time. Many homeschooling curriculums can be very expensive; and in addition to that, in order to homeschool, one parent may need to give up a job. This can seem daunting, especially if you aren’t even sure that homeschooling is going to work for you long-term.
Thankfully, there are a number of things that you can do to ensure that you give homeschooling the best possible chance—and to ensure that your family isn’t missing out on that additional income too much.