Many people have asked me what my favourite thing about homeschooled being homeschooled is.
If I have to choose one (or if you will allow me two) I’d say that is closer family relationships followed closely with a connection to nature. When my brothers and I went to school, we fought with each other.
When we were homeschooled, this didn’t really happen. In fact, I don’t remember fighting with my brothers much at all. After talking to many homeschoolers, I’ve come to see that this is common in many homeschools.
Perhaps it’s because your best friends are your parents and siblings. Indeed, my best friend was my Dad, closely followed by my brothers and mother growing up.
This meant that I was an easy teenager to counsel as I’d always defer to my parents’ opinions, asking them what they thought. My parents were almost always able to counsel me out of bad decisions (except for the little incident with the motorbike, hey, Dad).
This made life less painful for them and for me! My other favourite thing about homeschooling was the opportunity to spend more time in nature. We did plenty of gardening, bushwalking, camping, bonfires, woodwork and so on.
To this day I love the outdoors and vegetable gardening. I hope you’ve found this question about my favourite part of being homeschooled insightful 🙂