7 Under-Appreciated Things About Homeschooling

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I love homeschooling but sometimes I forget how different my life (and my kid’s lives) would be if we didn’t homeschool. Here are my 7 most under-appreciated things about homeschooling that I should be immensely thankful for.

  1. No packing lunches. – I don’t know about you but I am so happy we don’t have to pack lunches every day.
  2. No homework. – As a working parent my evenings with my kids are precious and not having to bug them to do homework is fantastic.
  3. We can travel off peak. – We can take trips mid-week and go to museums and other places when the are less crowded.
  4. The ability and freedom to learn how to learn. – Homeschoolers (unschoolers especially) are free to learn how to learn instead of learning specific items.
  5. Time with the kids. – We get to spend more time with our kids interacting with them one on one.
  6. No classroom politics. – We don’t have to worry about curriculum issues, unhealthy school lunches or lack of recess.
  7. Time for the kids. – The kids have all the time they need to explore new ideas and topics. They can skim or fully digest a topic before moving on, the choice is theirs.

Jennifer

Jennifer is a busy working mother of two who, along with her husband, has chosen to unschool her children. She currently blogs about her experience with the challenges and fun of unschooling along with her love of crafting and cooking at HarmonicMama.com.

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