Busting the Biggest Myths on Homeschooling

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Homeschooling is certainly not for everyone; and that could not be more truthful. There are just some people who shouldn’t attempt it, some kids it will not be right for and some reasons it may or may not work for your family. Of course, only you can make that decision. While a child’s education is the most important thing he or she will ever receive, many parents consider the education they are provided in public schools is not good enough. Private schools might be too expensive, or perhaps people are just afraid to have their kids go to school and deal with all the things that many kids deal with in today’s world. The many reasons some families choose to homeschool their kids differ from household to household. However, that doesn’t stop the myths and misconceptions from following those who do homeschool their kids. And we are here to help debunk those myths and get the facts straight about the real truth behind homeschooling.

Parents Without Teaching Degrees Are not Qualified

While some might disagree with this, Huffington Post argues that parents who are not certified teachers can find all the resources they need on the internet, in book and through educational resources. It is a very controversial aspect of homeschool when a parent who has not education chooses to educate a child; but the state says that this is permitted so there is nothing wrong with it.

College is Not an Option for Homeschool Kids

We have to argue with this one using a famous face as an example. Tim Tebow, former NFL player and star quarterback for the Florida Gators graduated from the University of Florida, an extremely prestigious school known for its exceptional academics. And he was homeschooled his entire life. Many colleges and universities have taken to allowing homeschooled students to attend classes, so this is not a precursor to no college education in a child’s future.

Homeschool Kids Get No Socialization

Socialization is one of the most important aspects of a child’s life. They have to learn how to work with others their own age so that they will succeed in the workforce. But this is not always true; though it can be. Many homeschooled kids get to join sports teams at local schools and programs, they participate in clubs such as 4H and Boy Scouts of America (or Girl Scouts) and they get to socialize with the friends they make there. It’s up to the parents, however, to make this happen – and it’s important you do make this happen.

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