Having to get the kids up early in the morning everyday and make food for everyone at 7 in the morning and make sure they’re dressed the right way 5 days a week can be extremely difficult and draining.
You choose what subjects are most important for your child to learn. eliminating grade letters and numbers can be very helpful; many parents find that their child can learn at an ability above their grade level.
No uniforms, dress code or hair rules! It doesn’t matter what you wear when you’re learning.
Not having to go along with a project you think is pointless involving you to bring certain supplies to school and enough so everyone can have some.
You spend that time during the day with your child rather than them spending it with people you don’t know for 8 hrs.
Not having to keep up with so many different sets of clothes designated for school, more pairs of this or extra pairs of that.
Freedom, being able to take PE outside of the gym, to the baseball field or around the block for a jog even in the backyard swimming pool, anywhere!
This may come as a shock to some, but learning is not restricted to the walls of a classroom! If the subject is nature and biology explore the outdoors and see it in action for yourself!
Being the source of what your child reads, you won’t disapprove of what they are learning. Also being able to passionately introduce pieces of literature to your child that you love.
The first year you had the convention, I brought along a very discouraged first-time homeschooler who was ready to throw in the towel….she’s come with me each year since then and continues to look forward to each day of the homeschool journey!