Home schooling is a challenge that for any parent. The choice to go for home schooling instead of the normal curriculum is a very brave one. Its sometimes is a decision taken because of having no choice. The high cost of schooling, the inefficiency of teaching, bad state of the schools, etc are all reasons that lead one to home schooling.
Home schooling has to be taught according to the set rules and regulations. A proper time for study needs to be set. Proper homework and assignments need to be given so that the child gets the hang of the real school. No leniency needs to be shown when it comes to education. For the final year tests, the child should be enrolled in a close school where test are taken to check if the child is taught according to the other students at school. Proper promotion can be obtained through this method. The parent or the guardian who has taken up teaching has to play dual roles of a teacher and a parent. The K-12 level of education is the most important part of a child’s life. This is what is in the hands of the parent and every thing has to be done properly. After this the child decides if she want to study further or just stop there. Many parents when practicing home schooling divert from the tested and proven track to new ways of teaching. These new techniques of teaching might be great or might be bad. A parent teaching at home will not follow all the rules of the education system. They are not supposed to, but what ever they follow, it is important that it is a proven system of education. Chose a curriculum that is proven to be worth the effort you put into it. You need to stick to the curriculum and keep other diversions to the minimum.