One of the wonderful advantages of homeschooling, is that you find some wonderful benefits from it that you never expected - those little things that make life good.
These are the benefits that we as homeschoolers forget to talk about :) The ones that just seem to arrive unannounced and then settle down to stay. Yes, we have the much touted benefits (like a personalized education). But these are the little things.
The following is my list of the benefits to homeschooling that have surprised and delighted me.
Surprise Benefits to Homeschooling
No waiting in the cold for the school bus.
I have learnt so much, never mind the children!
My children are happy.
You can sleep in if you were late to bed (because you were stargazing)
We get the whole park to ourselves because everyone else is at school.
I don't have to miss my children.
We have fun together.
Being able to work 'on the road' (audiobooks in the car have been an education in themselves).
We get time to do our own thing.
We are healthy - no 'regular' colds, and we have never had nits!
More family time.
No standing in line (except at the post office).
We can enjoy the simple life.
No sitting at a desk all day.
No being a slave to the school calendar. We can vacation when WE want to.
I am there for the 'firsts' - like the first word they read, or the first time they did multiplication.
Conversations. The backbone of our homeschooling. I love those 'chats' we have.
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