Tuesday, June 5, 2012

10 Reasons Grads Liked Being Homeschooled

I thought it would be fun to hear what some homeschooled graduates had to say about why they liked being homeschooled, so I asked several young adults who were once part of our large homeschooling support group. Here is what they had to say:

1. I'm glad I was home-schooled because it kept me focused and away from all of the drama and drugs and bad influences that can be found in public (and private) education. I was able to work more independently which helped me to focus on college and getting my Master's degree.

2. I had the chance to be a quirky, weird, and creative kid without intense ridicule. I was then able to develop that all into socially acceptable quirkiness as a college student.

3. I loved the feeling of community that came with homeschooling. I always had a sense that I was part of a rather large and strange family.

4. I got to travel a lot with my family.

5. I got to learn at my own pace, whether it was faster or slower than the "norm."

6. I knew how to study better on my own coming into college than a lot of my classmates.

7. Homeschooling really allowed our family to be much closer than it would have been had we all been in public school.

8. I was able to focus on my own interests rather than whatever the class was focusing on.

9. I loved the flexibility of being able to experience school in a "hands on" way. There were no limits. I could go to the mountains, band birds and catch salamanders and get science credit for it.

10. {And…you knew this one was inevitable}…I got to sleep in late!

This post is part of iHomeschool Network's Top 10 in 10 series and also linked up with Top Ten Tuesday.

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1 comment:

  1. Thanks for sharing this! I needed some encouragement after a negative conversation I just had about home school with a relative. This will keep me keeping on with my kids into middle school and beyond :) (for today ;)


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