We did one year of public school, and that was enough for now. I’m more relaxed with my kids here at home and my being totally in control of their education. I am not a control freak though! For me this had nothing to do with what they were learning or how they were learning, it wasn’t the education side of it, it was everything else. One of the things I find less stressful about homeschooling compared to public school would be that I don’t have to go out in the freezing cold winter weather. -30C is no laughing matter at 8am.
How Homeschool can be Less Stressful than School
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Time Management is Less Stressful
The biggest most stressful thing about spending my daughter to school was having to have my eye on the clock:
- Getting her up on time
- Getting her to the bus stop on time
- Picking her up from the bus
- Making sure that we were going to be home from any errands in time to get her from the bus
We aren’t rushing out the door in the morning before we’ve had a chance to really wake up, no looking for lost homework or shoes.
Thankfully we didn’t have any foods that weren’t allowed so peanut butter sandwiches were allowed to be packed in her lunch but guess what? She didn’t want them. She wanted meals, real food, even leftovers were welcome, but only once a week because that’s all they had access to the microwave.
Ok so we don’t actually have a microwave either but we have a stove and oven to reheat great tasting leftovers or other food choices. And if we decided to have an unhealthy lunch once in awhile we can. Plus, my kids can learn how to cook their own meals.
Flip flops? Not allowed.
We’re Not Sick
We are hardly ever sick! There were some really bad cold and flu viruses going around this year, bad enough that extra curricular activities were being cancelled. We escaped it all! Thank you homeschooling! We’re still out and about, a lot with other kids.
No Homework or Tests
Ummm. Technically there is no homework because all work is done at home but at least I know what the work is, what they are suppose to do and hopefully how to do it. It all gets done during “school” time and not during family time.
We’re still early elementary so no tests here. We are learning through everyday practice of skills and life learning.
A Lack of Bullying is Less Stressful
I don’t have to worry about my kids getting bullied. Need I say more?
Sometimes it just isn’t less stressful, you know, when you are pulling out your hair worried that you’re not doing enough each year, or any one of the other thousand worries. Have fun, learn along with your kids, and enjoy homeschooling your kids.