Factors to Consider
You may wonder whether you have what it takes to work and educate your child from home. The good news is, the fact that you are even seriously considering doing so, is a positive indicator that you are indeed fit for this undertaking.
To be an effective homeschooler, you need the desire and motivation to teach your child and a love of learning. You should also be organized and have the ability to follow tasks through to completion.
In order to be successful at a work from home job, you must be a self-starter who is organized and stays on task. As you can see, the skills and personality traits required for homeschooling and for working from home are exceedingly similar.
You should also consider the downsides or obstacles that come with these responsibilities. Both you and your child will be more isolated than you would if you were employed at a traditional workplace and your child attended a traditional school. There will also be distractions for each of you, such as housework, television, computers and toys.
These complications need not dissuade you. Think of them as trade-offs for the issues you will be giving up by leaving the workplace and school. Find ways to anticipate and overcome them.