7 Reasons School Is Not an Option for My Homeschooled Kids

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Last week I published the second of two posts listing the many reasons that I believe homeschooling is better than school.

So, it should come as no surprise to you when I say that, unlike many other homeschooling families, my kids do not have the option of going to school. (At least until they go to college.)

One of the beauties of homeschooling is the freedom for each family to do what is best for them, so I am not in any way denigrating homeschooling parents who always keep the possibility of school on the table. I used to feel the same way. In fact, I actually did send my kids back to school for two years, so maybe that’s why I’m so adamant now about not doing it ever again.

During the time my kids were back in school, my eyes were truly opened to the differences in my kids and in our lives from when they were homeschooled and when they were not. After the initial honeymoon period, it wasn’t a pleasant time for any of us. Although it’s been almost six years since I withdrew my kids from school for the second and final time, I still get a sick feeling in my stomach when I hear that someone’s child has decided to go to school. Not because they’ve made that decision, but because it reminds me of a time I don’t ever want to relive.

I do want to say that my kids are totally okay with this. They’re happy being homeschooled, and I hope it stays that way.

Since I often hear people’s reasons for giving their kids the choice of attending school every year, today I’m sharing…


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