When people think about homeschooling they often straight away mention all the negatives. There is really not many negatives. In our home we really enjoy homeschooling and it suits us all.
1. Trips out
We love going out on trips, when we go to a play ground or a museum. These can be a lot lower priced without the costs of school holiday costs, especially places like theme parks etc. Also there isn’t as many people around so we can concentrate on each item.
We don’t have to arrange appointments around school. This means we are not punished or made to feel bad, that they have not attended school.
3. Attendance threats
There is no longer any letters threatening that we’re likely to get fined if their attendance doesn’t go back up. Even when school protocol means they are meant to be off for 48 hours. This means our girls can recover from an illness without feeling forced to return to school, for it only to be spread to other children.
We are hoping to afford more holidays as the difference between non term time and term time is disgusting. One caravan we looked at was £500 more with a week’s different.
We are given the freedom to teach our children what we feel they need. This can also be great for individuals beliefs. We believe our daughters should be open minded but we found school was teaching them that only one way is correct. If you follow our YouTube you will see our conversations about the world can be very strange and extremely open to any theory.
6. Family time
We get loads of it apart from with Anth. This is why I’m trying hard go grow our blog and YouTube channel in the hope one day he will join us for all the fun.
7. Mental health
The girls are not forced to learn anything they do not wish. Also there is no tests to place extra stress. Also the per pressure of children doing things that at a young age they should not be.
They get to socialise when and how they want. I love that there is no more falling out with friends nasty comments and fights. They choose who they would like to see and when. Often talking on the phone or having sleep overs.
We are finding they are becoming closer as siblings. With a rare fight they actually enjoy each other’s company, including doing work together. Often I will hear them giggling and chatting away as they play dolls or on the computer together.
10. School refusal
We no longer have any screaming in the morning. This is blissful as the girls emerge from their beds welcome to stay in their pj’s or mummy’s preferred for them to get dressed. With no rush to get out the door.