There are private elementary schools in almost every district now. There are also private elementary boarding schools. The latter can benefit your children in many ways, including building their independence and increasing maturity and self-discipline levels. Does sending your kids away to school benefit you, though? Yes, actually, it does. Here is how:
Time Away from Each Other
As much as any parent loves their children, spending tons of time together can drive you insane. When you cannot afford a full-time live-in nanny or governess, you are on your own. For some parents, the stress of the job is too much.
Parents, as well as kids, need breaks from each other. Sending your children away to private school is a very good way to handle all of the above. You will begin to miss your children after a few weeks, and look forward to visiting them or having them come home for the holidays.
You Can Focus on Home Projects
It is really difficult to do home projects and home remodeling projects if you have children underfoot. If you want to do a major home remodeling project, such as add an entire section, room, or wing onto your home, then your home also becomes unsafe for the kids. If they are away at school, you can complete these projects without worrying about their safety.
You Can Take Adult Trips
Undoubtedly, you have probably taken family trips. While those are fun, they can often be more stressful than staying home. If your children are away at school, you can now take adult trips and actually relax, doing things you wanted to do on vacation before but could not. Many theme parks offer quite the nightlife scene for adults on vacation, which is probably something you might want to revisit now that you do not have to hire a resort babysitter to watch the kids.
You Can Get a Full Night's Sleep, Uninterrupted
When was the last time you could get a full night's sleep uninterrupted? When the kids went to a sleepover? When the kids slept at your parents' house on the weekend? With the kids away at private school, you can sleep like that every night of the week and feel fully rested and ready to go the next day. You could even stay up late one night and sleep in until noon on your day off, if you want!