See the entire list at Encouragements From the Piper’s Wife: The Beauty of Home Education. I would add that is also gave my daughter great time management skills. She learned how to plan and prioritize and doesn’t need a bell going off every 50 minutes to tell her what to do. The transition to college will be smooth. I just wish we had started earlier and done it with both girls.
Gym class: no stress
Extracurricular activities: use your imagination; the sky is the limit!
Calmness at home: worth more than pure gold
Father’s work schedule: schooling and family time can make a better fit
No deprograming time: you will notice the difference!
Spending as much time as possible on what counts
Great field trips to interesting places anytime of the year
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The family pet sits with you while you do your work
My daughter loved having the dogs hang out with her all day!
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No government indoctrination
That one gets more important every year.
Vacations anytime of the year
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Go read ’em all!
If you haven’t considered home schooling I encourage you to give it some thought. Even just doing it for a couple years made a big difference. It was really more of “flexible schooling” for us, as she took some classes at a local home school group (sort of like private school with very small classes), some online courses with Texas Tech and some dual credit classes at the local junior college (very inexpensive and it gave her a semester head start in college).