Can homeschooling and a home based business really co-exist? One of the questions I’m asked by many of my clients is how I’m able to juggle having 3 children that are all being homeschooled and having a business that is primarily run out of my home via my home office.
Well, to be honest, it is easier than you think. One of the things I do is have a separate office that is set aside for my business. We use the dining room table for our school and the office for business. We have a rule in my house that if the office door is closed, daddy is doing business. The kids respect this and always knock before entering.
Now, unlike traditional school where the kids are locked in a classroom from 8am-3pm, we can usually be done with school by 1pm and the kids have their homework done by 3pm. This clearly leaves a lot of free time for the kids. What do we do with that free time? We get our kids involved in sports, girl scouts, boy scouts, and church activities. (This is how we make sure our kids are getting the social skills that people are always saying homeschool kids don’t get)
Now, one thing that my kids get to experience that public school kids don’t is they understand what I do and how hard I work. Public school kids, if they are lucky, get one day a year on “Bring your kid to work day” to figure out what their parents do. Mine not only understand what I do, they are learning valuable business building skills along with negotiation skills when they listen to me on the phone. (Unfortunately my kids use these skills against me if they want something – lol)
Has my business suffered because of having my family at home? NO! Has my family suffered because of having my business at home? NO! Will my family thrive when they are ready to go out in to the world because we homeschool and have a home based business? WITHOUT A DOUBT! Check out this article about homeschooled kids vs public school children and ask yourself, “What are my kids going to do in the world?” Homeschooling Proving "Good for America"
If you are wanting to know more about homeschooling and running your business from home, then don’t hesitate to give me a call, I would love to show you how it can be done and you will have a stronger business and family for it!