If you have been homeschooling awhile you can probably name of at least a dozen questions that you get asked every day about homeschooling. If you are new to homeschooling, you may not be completely prepared for the abundance of interest you will receive thanks to your education choice.
Homeschooling opens the door for critics.
Homeschooling opens the door for opinions.
Homeschooling will allow you to experience homeschool questions at every corner. Here are 10 things homeschoolers are sick of being asked.
- What about Socialization?- This question is still one that is asked even after homeschooling has grown in popularity. There are hundreds of blog posts wrote about it, some even on this site. However, it is still asked. All the time.
- Is that legal?- Some people believe that we do not have the freedom to homeschool. But, in fact, we do.
- How can you teach them when you didn’t graduate from college?- Teaching degrees are not required to homeschool, but some people still think that you need one. You don’t. Period.
- What do you do all day? –I like to respond to this one with “twiddle my thumbs”. Because you know, what else would I do all day
- Won’t your kids be weird?-At some point when this is asked your children will, in fact, be doing something weird. You could always respond with “too late”?!
- What about the prom?- Because while I am teaching my child to read, the prom is always in the back of my mind….
- Will they get a “real” diploma?- Yep, they sure will. I can print one off in about 2.5 seconds….
- What about college? –Homeschoolers are able to attend college, and in a lot of cases are recruited actively by universities. No worries here!
- What’s wrong with public school?-Because since I am choosing a different route, there has to be something majorly wrong, right? No. This is just the choice we have made for OUR children.
- What about socialization? I told you to be prepared for this one. Homeschoolers always get asked this question! Over and over again.
Some people ask these questions because they genuinely want to know. Respond to those with a genuine answer. The other ones, the people just rude and nosy, respond as you best see fit. I will not judge you for a harsh answer…
Author Bio: Misty Bailey is the blogger behind Joy in the Journey and the podcaster behind Joyfully Homeschooling. Her goal in this online space is to encourage and inspire you on your homeschool journey by providing practical tips for real life homeschooling. Through real stories, real struggles, and real life, Misty encourages her blog readers and podcast listeners to embrace imperfection and strive for a more joyful homeschool.