Homeschoolers Sleep Better

Homeschoolers sleep better…and that’s not just the parents! 

All the homeschoolers I know, whatever homeschooling approach they take, love the fact that their mornings as a family are so much more relaxed than when the kids went to school (or if the kids have never been to school, compared to their schooled friends). We love that we’re all well rested and indeed well fed because we can take our time over a nutritious breakfast rather than a snatched snack. Many of us do in fact learn in our PJs (‘teachers’ and kids)! Why not? Many working Mums and Dads I know would love to work in their PJs and those with home offices probably do too! It’s so relaxing! 

Sleep and good food is so necessary to learning and of course to a joyful life. I feel so blessed that homeschooling affords us this opportunity too (along with a generally more relaxed family life as in previous posts).



About homeschoolingpenny

Hi and welcome! My name is Penny and I used to live in Bahrain but In November 2012 moved to Dubai and now we live in Granada, Spain! If you want to contact me my email is I recommend you start my blog on 'Day 1' but please enjoy whatever you dip into. 23 February 2012 marked the first day of no more school FOREVER for my two kids. Edward, who is nearly 10 had attended a variety of schools since he was very little. Petra, who is now 6, has never gone to school. On this date we decided Edward was never going back to school and Petra never would go to school. We hope to successfully homeschool from this day forward, although we would consider an alternative school as an option- if there was some amazing Sudbury or other really alternative school. Actually, I prefer the term 'home learning' than 'homeschool' because I don't like to think of school coming into our home. In fact, I hope to go further and guide/learn alongside, rather than teach, my kids using the 'unschooling' philosophy to instill a lifelong love of learning in them. We lived in the Middle East and now Spain all of which are very challenging places to home educate. This is an exciting journey that I used to blog about regularly, at first it was on an almost daily basis. Please join me on our travels and I hope we might be able to help each other out along the way. I certainly hope I can be a source of support and comfort and, in time, knowledge to all potential/presently participating homeschoolers/home educators/unschoolers. Good luck to us all! If you want to read about why I started home educating, why I pulled my son out of a 'very good' private school mid-term, how I felt at the very start and how my philosophy has evolved, please start from 'Day 1' of the blog. Please do post comments at the end of any days that you read. Your opinion is valuable and it's great to start up debate amongst other people commenting too, however old the post. Thank you for visiting homeschoolingmiddleeast.
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2 Responses to Homeschoolers Sleep Better

  1. Henny says:

    That’s true! That’s benefit from home schooling: children can have breakfast without stress! Because usually, in school days, my children wake up late and have no breakfast because they must be hurry. Only a bit milk, then they have to run to catch the school bus. Then, what’s happened in the class? I think you can answer it… 😦

    • I LOVE making my kids pancakes-from-scratch or French toast or beautiful smoothies in the morning. It takes a bit of time but IT’S so worthwhile because I know they’re starting the day in a (literally) fulfilling and healthy way. I also like that they feel my love through the food they eat first thing in the morning. This was not food my son was eating when he went to school! It was all rush, rush, rush and grab whatever he could (and he often wasn’t even ready to eat anything that early and so close to getting out of bed). I hope you get to try this lovely way to living (as well as learning) one day soon too, Henny!

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