What Being Homeschooled Is Actually Like

“All the world is my school and all humanity is my teacher.” -George Whitman

1. Everyone thinks they know what homeschooling is like.

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2. And it can be really hard to explain why their assumptions are wrong.

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3. People think your parents are like…

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4. When really, your relationship with them is just extra-awesome!

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6. People think that all homeschool classrooms look like…

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7. When really, you can (and do) learn everywhere!

“And this is where I go to school.”

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“Work day at Panera!”

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“Sitting in the park and drawing…”

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11. People think your social life looks like…

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14. But really you’re like…

Group photo from Not Back To School Camp.

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17. And is the socialization at public school really that awesome?

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19. People think homeschoolers date like…

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20. But in real life, lots of homeschooler couples are happy being different… together.

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21. People think your parents teach you EVERYTHING…

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23. When really, you can learn on your own…

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24. Many older homeschoolers take supplemental classes at a community college.

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25. You even have the freedom to take on an apprenticeship, volunteer positions, or a job.

Texas Home School Coalition interns.

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26. Yes, homeschoolers are sometimes a little “different.”

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28. But we are also totally awesome.

Actress/writer/gamer/nerd-queen Felicia Day was homeschooled throughout most of her childhood until she began attending college at age 16.

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Illustrator and writer of cute animals, Beatrix Potter was schooled at home by a private governess. She once said “Thank goodness I was never sent to school; it would have rubbed off some of the originality.”

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“Study without desire spoils the memory, and it retains nothing that it takes in.” -Leonardo da Vinci, who wasn’t formally schooled.

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Josh Hutcherson was homeschooled in Kentucky.

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32. And as he points out, it’s awesome how flexible your schedule is…

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36. Also, homeschooling prepares you for real life (because you’re in it!)

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37. But some people are convinced that homeschooling is SO weird, no matter what you say.

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38. Even when faced with the numbers.

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39. Sometimes you end up saying things you don’t even mean in order to get someone to understand.

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40. But let’s face it: school is hardly perfect either.

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42. There isn’t one education solution for everyone, but everyone CAN learn something from homeschooling:

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