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Homeschooling Myths

The Most Frustrating Things People Say to a Homeschooling Parent

Jennifer Bly | Posted 08.25.2015 | Parents
Jennifer Bly

I have recognized that there are several frustrating things people say to a homeschool parent. I've heard these statements on numerous occasions, and while I realize they may be innocent, many of them are indirectly hurtful and even obnoxious.

I Homeschool My Preschooler, and I Don't Care What You Think About It

Rachel Garlinghouse | Posted 08.13.2015 | Parents
Rachel Garlinghouse

Before you pipe up about socialization or public school preparedness or homeschooling stereotypes (all homeschooled kids are weird) please remember this. The homeschooling parent standing next to you is doing what all good parents do: what's best for their children.

Homeschooling: Setting the Record Straight

Chris Sosa | Posted 04.11.2015 | Education
Chris Sosa

During the late 1980s, my mother heard a radio report about an educational method called "homeschooling." At the time, it was framed as a predominantly religious response in the U.S. to the secularization of schooling. But what mom saw was an opportunity to spend more time raising her children in the way she believed to be best.

18 Ridiculously Successful Home-School Alums

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Klein | Posted 08.23.2013 | Parents

These days there is debate about the best forum for children to receive quality education: public schools, charter schools, private schools, school vo...

The True Story of Homeschooling

Elena Kervitsky | Posted 09.22.2012 | Teen
Elena Kervitsky

When someone mentions homeschooling, do you think of someone who is socially awkward or really nerdy? If so, you have the WRONG impression of homeschoolers.

Stop Racing! Start Living! (It Works!)

Kenneth Danford | Posted 07.01.2012 | Education
Kenneth Danford

I realized that the stereotypes and fears I had as a teacher about homeschoolers were all wrong. These teens are informed, well-socialized, involved in their communities, and all-around mature beyond their years.

Unschooling Shouldn't Be Child-Centered

Pamela J. Stubbart | Posted 05.20.2012 | Education
Pamela J. Stubbart

Advocates of unschooling and critics alike seem to understand the practice as a radically "child-centered" form of education. However, this distorts the vision of unschooling's intellectual father.

The Moral Status of Homeschooling and Public Schooling Motivations

Pamela J. Stubbart | Posted 04.30.2012 | Education
Pamela J. Stubbart

Just as there are a plurality of reasons why a family may choose homeschooling, so too there are a plurality of reasons why a family may choose public schooling.

Being Homeschooled Made Me Normal

Kate Fridkis | Posted 04.02.2012 | Education
Kate Fridkis

I was homeschooled. I'm 25 now. People often assume that I must be really different from everyone else because of this. Sometimes, I assume that, too....

I Am Not for Homeschooling, I Am It

Kate Fridkis | Posted 11.01.2011 | Education
Kate Fridkis

Thinking differently from most people about school is just part of my identity. How could I not? I grew up without school. My reality is different.

Joy Behar, I Have a Question For You: When Will the Left Finally Get it On Home Education?

Christine Escobar | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Christine Escobar

I have to tell you, I think you're way out of line, saying that homeschooled kids are "demented" and that homeschooled kids are "afraid of other children."