Homeschooling Benefits

The Surprise Advantages of Homeschooling

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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.

  • No time wasting - unless we want to waste it.

  • Not clock bound - we can learn anytime, anywhere.

  • A wide wide curriculum - the world is our oyster.

  • More and better homeschool field trips.

  • I know what is going on in my children's lives. Mostly!

Aren't they wonderful things to have in your life!

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