How many kids do you need?
Do you need too many kids? The short answer to this question is: “possibly more than you think”. In reality, kids who come from the same family, living with you, for instance, maybe perfectly fine without as much as one. But you do not need as many kids like that to be happy.
There are going to be times when kids get separated from their parents and go off on their own, sometimes for weeks. Is it important for you to be there for them? Of course, it is! You just need to make sure they know you are going to be there for them, even if they go off on their own.
If you have two kids and you are only going to be there for one, is that okay?
That seems kind of risky doesn’t it? Well, actually it is a good thing if you have two kids and are only going to be there for one.
There is no set number of kids you should have in your home. How many kids are you going to have depended on what your priorities are, your finances, and what you and your spouse can afford? What is important to one family is not always going to be the most important to another family.
It can be helpful to talk to other families about how many kids they have and how well those kids are taken care of. You can get some very honest opinions about whether or not you need to raise your kids at home or whether you can live without them. How many kids do you need? The best way to find out is by figuring out how much you will have to pay your way at school, how many hours of child care are you going to need, how much you will need to spend on food, etc.
How many kids you can reasonably expect to raise
Once you know how many kids you can reasonably expect to raise and how many hours of child care are you going to need, you will want to know where to get started. You can do this by thinking about the skills you already have. If you love reading, start a home-based library. If you are an athlete, sign up for soccer or basketball leagues. Homeschooling is not about teaching the child from birth to read, write, and count; it is about teaching the child knowledge and skills to build a foundation for life that they can build on. There is never a lack of ways to do this.
Another thing to consider is how much you are willing to spend. Homeschooling costs more than going to daycare for one day per week. If you think you can afford to send your kids to school for more than a couple of hours, then by all means go ahead. However, if you do not have enough money to send your kids to private schools, then you may want to consider homeschooling. If you want an affordable, flexible option for sending your kids to school, then homeschooling is an option you should look into.
Finally, you will need to figure out how many kids you need to homeschool. You can find out this information on your own by using some resources on the Internet, like asking other parents who homeschool their children. Or, you can talk with your local school district to find out what the most common number of children in a public or private school is. Using this number will help you decide how many kids you should have. Then, once you know how many kids you should have, you can get started on how to choose a homeschooling program.