Yeah, being home schooled was pretty great. I was always top of my class…
…and bottom of my class.
People think you must be pretty smart…
…or seriously under educated.
You’re not stuck inside all day…
…but get stopped by police when you’re out riding your bike because you’re “not in school”.
No but seriously that has happened to me before. I was simply riding my bike in my neighborhood when a cop pulls up next to me with his window down and asks me why I’m not in school. Like, what are you talking about, “not in school”, this is PE dude!
I’m just kidding 😂 I wasn’t rude.
So guys, ever since I started college last fall, I’ve just realized more and more how blessed I am that I was home schooled. Seriously, the indoctrination that is going on is really sad, and the blind faith students have in what they’re being taught. I’ve seen it in almost every class. But instead of ranting about it (although there are no guarantees that I won’t rant in another post), I’d just like to share a few simple reasons I’m grateful my parents chose to home school me.
You get to learn at your own pace.
Homeschooling was easy when it came to pace. If the material was too hard, you slowed down. If it was too easy, you skipped ahead. I finished up Algebra 2 in the middle of my Sophomore year, but I didn’t get to chemistry until my Senior year. That’s just how it went.
Of course there were moments…a LOT of them, in fact, where I didn’t like school, or it was hard, but I never really felt pressured to get through a specific amount of work in a specific amount of time, and I certainly wouldn’t have gotten an F if I was slow. It just mattered that I did it, gave it my best, and did a good job.
Sadly, college is different, and I have to get through the set amount of material, in the set amount of time, or else. Consequently, in some classes I am pretty bored, while in others I struggle to keep up.
You get to spend lots of time with your family.
Like, LOTS of time. Like, so much time that you all get pretty much sick of each other 😂. But honestly, who is it better to be close to in the end? The people at your school or your own family?
You are kept from a lot of propaganda.
Pretty much every class I find teachers teaching things as “fact” that are total lies. In my history and astronomy classes, they of course claim that the earth is much older than it really is. Even in art, my crazy teacher was throwing a bunch of strange stuff at us.
I can only imagine who I would be today with teachers preaching lies to me every day over the 12 year period of my school years. Telling me that I just existed by chance, that I was the product of random happenstance and I had no purpose or worth. Telling me I am less than a speck living in an infinite universe, a mere nothing, that there is certainly life on some other planet (but the fact that we haven’t found the slightest evidence of other life doesn’t matter), and dozens of other similar things.
You are able to mostly be around others with similar values.
Being home schooled, I was mainly around family, church family, and other home schoolers. At public school, I would have been around, well, all types. Being around different types of people is good, but spending day after day with them is not. Paul said in 1 Corinthians 15:33, “Be not deceived: evil communications corrupt good manners.” It is no wonder at all to me why the majority of youth of today are the way they are, and I am soooooooo glad that I did not grow up with them.
All the other awesome home school perks!
I am going to invite Homeschool Harold to take the stage for a sec here!
So this has just been a few quick reasons why I’m grateful I’m home schooled. I wouldn’t trade it for anything!
Were (or are) you home schooled? Do you agree? What are your thoughts on home school vs public school? Any funny home school stories? Comment!!!
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