On first glance the idea of a homeschool curriculum may seem appealing to both parents and children. The children may not be eager to leave home every day and leave their known comfort zone. The parents may think a homeschool curriculum will give their child an education while keeping them safe at home. They must also the time commitment it will mean for the whole family. Someone will need to help the children follow their lesson plans and act in place of the teacher. You can not give a young child a work book and tell them to go learn. They must be helped through their lessons and encouraged to learn. They will need adult assistance for this and for getting their lessons done in a timely manner.
Children will like the idea of a homeschool curriculum because they think it will mean they will not have to go to school and do homework. They will think it is great to stay home all day. They assume that they will be able to give of the routine of daily lessons. They soon learn this is not the case if they are to meet the requirements of a home study program. The adults supervising the home schooling will need to establish a routine even if it differs from what a class room may offer. It is easy to let school work be left undone if a routine is not established and adhered to.
A homeschool curriculum may seem like the easy route on first glance for both parents and children. When they look into the subject more closely they may find that it is better to stay in the main stream and take advantage of a public or private school education.