Some people would say it takes a certain type of person to be able to homeschool their children successfully inside the home. With all of the distractions in the home such as the television and video game system, there typically has to be a well balanced routine and a structured environment to learn and complete schoolwork. Maybe a typical day in someone’s homeschool schedule would include sitting at the dining room table in the morning for a few hours to complete a few lessons, then moving outside for some physical activity. Perhaps another few hours of lessons at the table after that and then a chance to relax, have free time and watch some TV.
There are also groups of families that all use the same homeschool program, and then gather at gyms and other facilities for social time to keep their children active with others. Many people may shy away from a homeschool program for two main reasons: they may feel that structure is stronger in a public or private school and that they couldn’t provide a solid education for their children themselves, or they may feel that historically, individuals that are homeschooled lack social skills.
The latter is not necessarily true. As long as the parent/educator has a clear idea of the plan that they want to execute and makes it a priority, it has proven to be very successful. Overall, there are ways to create a separate space in the home that resembles a school/study setting. If one sticks to their routine, being homeschooled actually allows for a lot more vacation time and flexibility!