I am SO excited to share with you the start of a brand new series. This series is going to be similar to the I Can’t Homeschool Because…. Series, but with one important difference. We are going to take a look at all the reasons why OTHER people tell you that “you can’t homeschool”.
If you have been homeschooling for any time at all, I am sure you have heard many reasons as to why you should NOT be homeschooling. I am sure you have heard many reasons as to why you CAN’T homeschool. When you are out and about, the homeschool critics are EVERYWHERE, and they have an opinion as to why you CAN’T homeschool. But, are any of these reasons valid? We are going to find out!
Here is a peek into our series:
July 13th: You Can’t Homeschool Because, You Will MESS UP my Grandkids
July 20th: You Can’t Homeschool Because You Didn’t Graduate from College
July 27th: You Can’t Homeschool Because Your Kids Will Miss Out on Things
August 3rd: You Can’t Homeschool Because Your Kids Won’t Get into College
August 10th: You Can’t Homeschool Because (Answering YOUR Homeschool Critic Questions)
On August 10th we will be taking a look at all of the reasons you have heard from the homeschool critics. So, be sure to send me a message and let me know what you want help answering! Or, just send me a note with your favorite reason why others believe you can’t homeschool.
I had so much fun with my last series, and can’t wait to dive into another one! Be sure to come back next week as we kick off, You Can’t Homeschool Because….. .
Oh, I totally understand! Did you look around the blog? I have a series previously titled, “I Can’t Homeschool” and there is a post about breaking the news to others. You may find them interesting as well. Let me know if you need links! And, I am excited to have you along, both as a new homeschooler, and as a reader of this series! Good luck!!
Christine Glasford says
Thank you for writing these. I’m looking forward to the rest of them. This is our first year to hs and we just informed everyone that the kids will be hs. And boy I got bombarded with comments and questions. I get a lot of it is from not fully knowing how great it is. It usually starts with “well I knew this one hs family” and that’s where they base their knowledge of hs from. I have been told, they wont be socialized, they will be those weird kids, your hurting them by not sending them to school, sending them to school is “what your supposed to do”, your lazy and just dont want to work, they will miss out. But my favourite so far was someone saying ” I know I’m not smart enough to teach my kids.So how do you think you can teach them.” ( they not only noy agree with hs but they also take a jab at your intelligence). We live in Texas, so our hs rules are pretty simple. After explaining that TX is a pretty hands off state with hs, I get told there is no way thats legal. How do they know your actually teaching them without them being tested regularly or having someone to come check on you?. I haven’t fought with anyone of the subject but its quite frustrating.
Lol, I know right? Thanks! I hope you come back for the rest 🙂
I love it! There are so many great ways to answer the critics when it comes to defending homeschooling. Really, the quality of our students should speak for itself!
Leanne | The Transplanted Southerner says
A couple of my most jaw dropping questions were “How do you know what to teach them?” and “How will you know they are learning if they aren’t taking (all these) standardized tests?” I graduated at the end of my 11th grade year and heard “But what about your senior prom?” As if I would attend another full year of school for one dance *chuckle* I can’t wait to read the series!