Today’s Homeschool Fun

February 2, 2018 Facebook Twitter LinkedIn Google+ Homeschool Fun,Homeschool Reality


Those of us who have homeschooled for a while know what it’s like to be confronted by a stranger who just HAS TO express themselves on the choices you made for your children. And these strangers know nothing about your children or help support them. Is there ever a good reason to challenge a parent on their educational choice for their children?

Here are some comments you may encounter:

  • You aren’t in a grade. You are homeschooled.
  • In school you learn more.
  • Aren’t you worried about the kids being social?
  • He needs to go to school to be around people.
  • You don’t use the same curriculum as the school? How is this legal?
  • You need to send them to high school. You can’t teach high school. What my daughter learns in biology, I am not sure I could teach.

It’s never fun when friends and family decide to take a dig. Why do others care so much about the choices I make for my children? Do they really think that only the village can raise a child? Maybe a few responses like this would help:

  • Aren’t you worried your child will be beat up in the bathroom by a gang who smokes cigarettes and drinks too much Mountain Dew?
  • Your child has a uniform, eats in a stark cafeteria and is not allowed to speak, and is told when to use the bathroom. Is she training for the state penitentiary or college?

Of course, I would never say any of those things because I respect other people and I know when to keep my mouth closed.

Next time you are confronted… just smile confidently and remember how silly it is for them to comment at all. Show more grace then is shown to you. That is much better than a snarky comment war.

What other comments have you encountered?  Please share them in the comments below.