5 Myths About Homeschool

When I first started to homeschool my then Kindergartener I wanted to know everything about it, the good and the bad. Of course I found plenty of things online that suggested that homeschool was not the best thing for young children. When speaking about homeschooling my child, I would also get hit with a “I couldn’t have my kids at home all day” or “I can’t homeschool because my kids need to be in school! “ I didn’t let any of that hinder my decision to homeschool but I did keep some of those things tucked way in the back of my mind as I continued on my journey of homeschooling.

Now at almost 100 days into our second year as a homeschool family, I can revisit some of the bad things I read and heard about homeschool and give my take on what I feel are the 5 biggest myths about homeschool.

5 Myths About Homeschool

1. Homeschoolers do not participate in extracurricular activities.

This is one of those things that I always hear about homeschool and this is NOT true. I’m fact, there are plenty of extracurricular activities especially for homeschooled children. You may have to do a little research in your area to find programs and activities that match your child’s interests but believe me there’s plenty out there.

2. Homeschool is only for religious families.

Again, NOT true. You do not have to be religious or belong to a church to homeschool your children. Any parent can do it. There are plenty of secular curriculums for non religious families to use. Secular homeschooling are families that choose to homeschool for reasons other than religion.

3. Homeschoolers do not socialize.

This has got to be the number one thing that I hear whenever I mention that I homeschool my child. Now that I think about it, this has got to be the number 1 homeschool myth. Children do not need school to socialize. Children socialize everywhere, everyday not just in a school building. There are plenty of co-op programs for children to go and socialize and with other children. Also, remember number one on our list? That’s an opportunity for socializing too.

4.Parents are not qualified to teach children.

If you are dedicated to learning with your child then you are qualified to teach your children. You do not need to be an expert.

5. Homeschooler do not get into college.

Homeschool children have the same opportunities to get into college as any other child.

As you can probably tell from this list that there is a bunch of misinformation about homeschool. If you are thinking about homeschooling your children I would suggest doing your own research to help you make your decision. Also, my biggest advice to is to always do what is right for your child and their learning needs. That’s all that really matters.

Until next time

-LaToya ♡︎


9 responses to “5 Myths About Homeschool”

  1. Thank you so much for this! I plan to homeschool my little one(s). 😊❤️

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    1. I’m so happy that you found this information to be helpful ❤️

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  2. Great blog. I have to agree that socializing is also the number one thing I get asked about, like socializing is the reason we bring our kids to school. Spending time with our child helps to build a better parent and child relationship in the long run. It’s because we have that extra time with our children opposed to them being in school for 8 hours. I also think 4,5 year old children are in school too long. 5 hours maximum is what I think is okay for that age.

    Also I believe parents are qualified just as much as teachers to teach our own children, as we know what’s best for them.

    One thing we can gain is how other children have an impact on our child, so for one we can monitor and minimize those influences especially if there negative ones.

    We teach our children from the day they are born, so whose to say were not qualified. Teachers are only “qualified” because they teach systems, with systems your child can only be great within that system which is not built for today’s children.

    There’s so many reasons to home school your child and I think those reasons are growing everyday, especially when it comes to safety.

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    1. You are absolutely right. I think today safety is one of the main reason that many families decide to homeschool. I agree that other children can most definitely have an impact on a child and sometimes it’s not always a good thing. Thank you Stacy-Ann for stopping by the blog. I appreciate it 💜


  3. Your point #5 is simply not true. My husband is a philosopher and a neuroscientist. In addition to teaching in the philosophy department, he teaches an Honors Introduction to Neuroscience to students in the Honors College. These are some smart kids, and a significant number of them (>25%) were homeschooled. Also–for several years he had a ‘pre-doc’ student every year. These were students who’d finished their BS or Masters and wanted to work with him for a year before applying to graduate school. Every single one of them–I think their were five–had been homeschooled. And they all wound up getting into absolute top notch Ph.D. programs.

    That homeschoolers can’t get into university is poppycock! Homeschool kids are self-motivated. They don’t need anyone to hold their hands. It’s a +1 in their favor. (Grandson is being homeschooled, as was his mom.)


    1. I’m not sure if I’m reading this wrong but I stated that homeschoolers CAN get into college. Im a homeschool mom myself. I know for a fact that they can most definitely get into any college or university they want to. That’s why it’s on a list of homeschool myths


      1. I know you know they can! Sorry. I should have been more clear. I was just trying to give a couple of real examples to use if/when someone says to you that they cannot.

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      2. Okay! I understand now! Your point in your previous comment were absolutely correct. Thank you for leaving real examples for me and other reader.

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  4. Hi Toya, I just came across your blog and I love it so far. I recently wrote a post about homeschooling as well. I am not homeschooling my kids but I’ve been always wanting to do it. What do home school kids have to do to get into college or to demonstrate that they have the knowledge?
    You can check out my blog: andreablossom.wordpress.com


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