Survival & Your Family–More Reasons to Home School

Times being what they are, some families are cutting back on daycare. This is a drastic move for some families who have become quite dependent on daycare services, while both parents work. Nonetheless, necessity dictates a change of priorities and lifestyle. If you’re in that position, or you know someone who is, my suggestion is to seriously consider home schooling.

Home schooling can be done inexpensively, or even free, making for a much lighter load on the budget. There’s no need to pay for lunches or other work related expenses.

It’s also very easy to teach young children. You don’t have to worry about having a degree. Nobody knows or loves your children more than you do. Teaching your children at home is a great way to build or strengthen family bonds.

Home schooling doesn’t require all the driving needed to transport children to daycare and you to work. Thus, you realize instant savings on gas, car wear and tear, and, of course, time. Also, you won’t have to worry about keeping up with public school activities or whether your local school has cut back on after school programs.

I strongly recommend becoming a member of the Home School Legal Defense Association (HSLDA). At least take a look at their web site at and take a look at their helpful resources, which includes listings for support groups in each state. HSLDA can answer many questions for you or put you in touch with those in your area who can help.


Author: John Wesley Smith

John Wesley Smith writes and podcasts from his home in Central Missouri. His goal is to help preppers as he continues along his own preparedness journey.

2 thoughts on “Survival & Your Family–More Reasons to Home School”

  1. Just watch out if you live in California, I heard they are going after parents that home school their kids. Looks like the teachers unions are trying to make parents who actually care about their kids education into criminals.

  2. That’s precisely why the Home School Legal Defense Association exists and why any serious home schooling family needs to join HSLDA for the legal protection they offer.


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