There are many benefits to homeschooling, such as individualized learning, working at your child’s own pace, close sibling relationships, following one’s interest, and (Tru’s favorite) sleeping in. The biggest benefit though, in my opinion, is time.
Time to take an early morning jog with my teenage daughter and discuss everything and anything.
Time to take my teenage son out to lunch and have a philosophical discussion about physics, astronomy, and video games.
Time to take my youngest son out everyday on his scooter to enjoy the nature in the neighborhood.
Time to enjoy a beautiful sunset following a gorgeous rain storm that we all took a walk in.
Time for the kids to be kids. Time for this parent to enjoy every minute of it. Time for learning together and playing together. Time to make memories before they are grown and out of the house.
Time, another wonderful benefit of homeschooling, and one that I will forever be thankful for.