Homeschooling can be a wonderful experience. Over the years I have found so many reasons to homeschool - and enjoyed the wonderful benefits it has brought us.
I have already outlined my Top 10 Benefits of Homeschooling - and I wanted to celebrate some of the other reasons to homeschool that you may not have thought of. I have made a 'pictorial guide' - please feel free to share!
Ha! Yes, I know. You can still get headlice when you homeschool. But we never have actually! I think what is reduced is that constant re-catching of nits that a school environment often nurtures. And with all the colds and other bugs that do the rounds at school - I really have found homeschool to be a healthy option.
This is always my answer to those people who think I can't (shouldn't!) homeschool because I am not some genius who knows everything.
I am amazed at how much I have learnt alongside my children. It even encourages me to go look things up for my own pleasure. When you start homeschooling you really start to look at everything in a new light. Everything becomes educational - and I am much more curious and interested in all sorts of things. I love that I have developed a questioning attitude to life, as well as my children.
Leisurely breakfasts! No more school runs on dark winter mornings. Just time to enjoy each others company (at least once a week, anyway!)
Children who go to school get tired and grumpy. Children who are homeschooled get tired and grumpy too! But it is much easier to organize your day around needs for naps or quiet time. Your homeschool schedule can be as flexible and fluid as you need it to be. Not just with naps, but for working around a father's unusual work rota, or travelling, or just coping with life's ups and downs.
For us, homeschooling has given us the time and space to be ourselves. It is more relaxed - and gives us lots of time to dream! And I think that is important in a childhood - don't you?
I hope you have enjoyed these 5 new reasons to homeschool! Why not check out more of the Pros and Cons of Homeschooling while you are here.