I Was Homeschooled, and I wasn’t Normal…

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8 Responses

  1. Jenny Eaves says:

    Great post and it’s good to be weird, I was weird as a child, although not homeschooled! I’m planning to home educate our kids for at least the first year of school, I would love to do more, but my husband is against it. We’ll see how it pans out, but at least I can give them an extra year of just being kids! 🙂 xx

  2. Elle C. says:

    Love how you pointed out that “weird” and “not normal” isn’t necessarily a bad thing. I had to home school my daughter alongside her private and public school education up to kindergarten for two reasons. 1) The education system could not keep up with her pace and she was falling through the cracks and losing her natural interest in learning; and 2) though I prefer to home school her full-time, her personality is too social to do so. She thrives on social interaction and interpersonal interaction with her peers is vital to her education, in particular. Like you said, each family is different.

    Feel free to share some of your unique home school ideas and projects with TiP! We’d love to feature them!

  3. Jemma says:

    I would love to home school Charlotte partly because I never want to be parted from her which would be selfish but the other reason is other peoples horrible children that might hurt mine. Great post. #letkidsbekids

  4. Good post. What is ‘normal’ anyway? Every child is different and has different needs. I think it’s great to be able to let children learn they way they learn best for them, which is a lot more difficult to do in a class full of children.
    Thanks for linking #LetKidsBeKids

  5. kidglloves says:

    The Mother says – What a fabulously written piece which I thoroughly enjoyed reading. It’s great to get such a positive perspective regarding home schooling and also to see how much you’ve achieved as a result of it. #letkidsbekids

  6. Great post! Good points! Although we haven’t ‘officially’ started our homeschooling/unschooling journey, we certainly ascribed to the belief and plan to continue. We already get interesting comments about my being at home and there seems to be this idea that because I’m a SAHM, I should somehow be attributed to Baby Boy’s advanced development. In reality though, Baby Boy’s advanced development is largely due to our ‘different’ and ‘weird’ lifestyle, one where we allow him to freely learn, explore, watch, and express himself.

    I know our adventures are just beginning, but I love seeing how others on a similar journey are muddling through just as well 🙂

  7. Oh, I love, love, love this! We are unschoolers so we get the “homescoolers are weird” bit and the “how will they learn anything” bit too. Trust me, our kids are learning and if they are “not normal” in the eyes of some, then all the better 🙂

  8. emily says:

    I love to hear stories from adult homeschooled people! It totally just proves what I see happening in my own girls, who I homeschool, and have seen in friends kids who have finished their homeschool journey. You’re right, it’s not easy. But that’s usually the case with things in life worth working for. Thanks for sharing your story! xo emily

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