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Tips To Lower the Cost of Home Schooling Your Kids

Aug 17, 2007
When a child comes of schooling age, providing the right kind of education is a major responsibility with the parents. There are various reasons people consider home schooling their child. It could be due to schools being located far from home or even different philosophies of living. People sound very happy and contented when they say that they have decided to home school their little one. For whatever reasons it maybe, the thought that one would save money by cutting down on the school costs is plain foolish. Home schooling is not free but it can cost less if the right steps are taken

Following are some tips on how to lower the cost

1. Based on the government norms and regulations the home schooling of the child should be scheduled. This flexibility can be beneficial when you have to buy new learning material and you dont have to buy items, which may not work for the child according to the given curriculum.
2. The first and foremost thing to be done after deciding upon home schooling is to budget the expenses and keep household expenditures aside. The learning material and aids like books; stationery, etc can be borrowed from local libraries or friends.
3. Depending on the family lifestyle and the mannerisms inculcated by the child, parents should teach the kids to use the materials respectfully and not to spoil them in any way.
4. Be reasonable when you go shopping for learning material, for e.g. buying an expensive notebook that could serve the same purpose of a normal one is pure squandering. It is common among parents to wish the best for their child but a bit of reasonable buying could avoid high expenses in the present as well as future.
5. Dont over stock learning material, thinking that it would come handy later. Over spending could not only make you waste money, but also the items bought.
6. Parents new to home schooling could opt for a curriculum tailor made according to the child learning abilities. This can cut down on the unnecessary costs
7. Besides cutting down on the child expenses if either of the parents have quit their job because of the child, it is reasonable thinking if the one parent generating high income to the family continues to work.
8. Join support groups where you could exchange study materials and also introduce your child to other home schooled children.
9. The expenses of a family depend on their lifestyle and socializing habits. Let not the child be the only one doing the sacrificing, the parents should lead a considerably less lavish lifestyle if they plan to save.

Home schooling should be considered more of a helpful investment, if you think of enrolling your kid for one. Educating a child and preparing it for higher academics is not easy but it is not even hard if done the right way. There are much more expenses to be dealt with in future, by taking precautionary measures when it comes to cutting down on expenses. The money saved could be put to constructive use during college admission, as college is considered far more expensive than home schooling.
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