Pros and Cons of…Homeschooling.


And welcome to Crazy A!  Today I am starting a Saturday series called…10 Pros and Cons.  Today I’ll be talking about being homeschooled!  (Wow, I’m sure you all guessed that!)  I’ll have 5 pros, and 5 cons.  I’ll start with a con, since you always want to end on a positive note, right?  So, without further ado, let’s get started!

Con #1

Your teacher is always with you.

Yep, you can’t get away from your teacher, and they’re on top of you at all hours of the day asking if you have done that dreaded math.

Mom: Amie, are you doing school?

Me: That depends…

Mom: Amie, what are you doing?

Me: Blogging…

Mom: And what educational things have your little blogger friends been talking about?

Me: Uh, one posted a new diy.

Mom: I think you need to do some school.

Pro #1

You can pick your own curriculum.

At least, I get to…Sorta.  I’m always with my mom when she goes curriculum shopping, so I get to add my two cents in there.  Whenever I see a medicine or anatomy or history book I like, I’ll say,

“Hey, Mom, this book is really need in my curriculum.  It looks hard.”  And then I’ll see if it has tests, and if it does, my mom’s more likely to buy it.  This is the kinda school I like.  😎

Con #2

Your school is like the real world.

Yep, you (sometimes) don’t get Saturdays off…And summers?  What is summer break anyway?  Well, this is only true of my family.  Most homeschoolers I know stick to the usual school hours religiously.  Don’t worry, if you come by my house on a Thursday morning, we aren’t doing school.  😂  But you have to tell your friends that Saturday mornings are school mornings, and you get their sympathy.

Seriously, I’m going to order a shirt that says, “Yes, I’m schooled through the summer and I like it.”  Or one that says, “Yes, I know it’s Saturday, but I live in the real world.”

Pro #2

You get breaks in the middle of the school year!

Who doesn’t like taking all December off?  Come on, y’all.  What can you do in the heat anyway?  In fall and winter you can have fun, but in summer you’re just sweltering the whole time.  We’re schooled the cool way, in both senses of the word.

Con #3

You don’t socialize.

I used to be a social butterfly when I was little.  I always wanted to be out of the house, making new friends.  Haha, staying at home for weeks on end with the exception of church has made me a homebody.  I kinda get stressed out when I leave my home.  😬  But when I was little, I was simply in misery because I couldn’t see my (nonexistent) friends.  Now all my friends are on paper.  (Yep, I’m talking about you, pen-pals.)

Pro #3

You get to stay at home!

No, I don’t stay in my PJs all day, but I still love my home.  See, if I was at school I’d have to deal with girls my age, and I really don’t like normal girls my age.  It’s the sad truth.  (Maybe that’s why I’m so crazy.)  But, since I’m at home, I get to hang out with Snowball, and I get to see my sweet baby sisters, and I get to write letters, and become an author, and work. Plus, I can play four instruments and still read and not live at a crazy pace.  Isn’t that such a pro?  The cons aren’t even really cons.  😂

Con #4

You’re the only one in class.

Yep, that means you have to answer all the questions right, and you get all the attention.  I don’t know what else to say about this.  It’s more of a…

Pro #4

You’re the only one in class!

You’re automatically valid victorian!  Congratulations, you haven’t even graduated, but you’re already positive of this fact.  You get all the attention to yourself, and you don’t have to be bothered by people asking questions, or not understanding.  If you don’t understand, the teacher is only teaching you in this class, so she has time for you.  If you do understand, you can just move on.

Con #5

 You have to read strange books.

My parents are all for reading, and so am I!  I used to hate the idea that I had to read so many books.  From Lex Rex to The Top Sermons of 1776-1850, I have learned so much!  I’ve never read most of the books most kids read for literature, but I love the fact I’ve learned about a lot that most people don’t know.  I don’t see any of these cons as cons, honestly.  I love my schooling.

Pro #5

You’re always with your family.

I love my family!  They’re my best friends, my partners in crime, my sidekicks, the people who tease me, the people who love me, and the people who put up with the Crazy.  I love being with my family.  Honestly, if I’m ever away from my family, I feel so alone, and I get stressed out.  😂  I need my family more than my family needs me.  I’ll never be good at adulting, because that means I have to leave my family.

What do you think?  Are you homeschooled?  Do you enjoy it?  What is your favorite part about your school?



38 thoughts on “Pros and Cons of…Homeschooling.

  1. Aria Lisette says:

    I agree! I loved homeschooling and I’m planning to homeschool my children as well. I’ll have to say, though, we did take summers and weekends off…I just can’t imagine doing school in the summer! Especially on the farm. You have to be done with school by May at the latest because of farm work. But ha ha, I enjoyed the non-socializing part! I’m an introvert, but probably so partly because of homeschooling. Heh heh. At least I had some friends that were older than I – and younger! My best friend is a year and a few months older than I am anyway, so. Also YES. I was totally valedictorian of my class. XD

    Also, Amie, I have a curriculum suggestion for you. My last two years of school I did Dave Raymond’s American History and Modernity and they were SO. GOOD. I think you’d really enjoy them. They’re video based with literature on the side (excerpts from letters and original documents) to back the lectures up. I think you should look into it. It’s one of the best history curriculums out there. (however, from the subject matter, it’s definitely for the upperclassmen in high school, just so you know.)

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  2. Maddie says:

    Great post idea! I use to be homeschooled, I graduated. 😉 Defiantly enjoyed it though! I also loved picking out my curriculums and taking breaks in fall and winter. 🙂 Now I’m getting use to a college schedule. Probably get more time off now then before. 😀

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  3. Sam(antha) says:

    Thou treacherous girl, how darest the join with the dark side and say that homeschoolers are unsocialized?!
    Um, yep, I’m a homeschooler and I read strange books. XP (Which is awesome.) I think that my favorite thing about homeschooling is that I get so much time with my mom, and she’s my best friend! I learn way, way more from hanging out with her then from “socializing” with people my own age. (Though I love doing that too!)
    Thanks for the fun read Amie!

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    1. Mandalynn says:

      *laughs aloud* You are so funny Sam! I wish I knew you.
      I thought the exact same thing when I read that con.

      I saw the post that Alison (and Megan) did about the barn dance. You are so pretty! I love the way you did your hair.

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  4. Grace H. says:

    This was a fun post! We’re all home schooled and I’ve always loved it, never wanted to go to a public/private school.
    If you think about it, me and all of my siblings have always been in the top ten of the whole entire academy! However, if it wasn’t for the fact that some of us have graduated from highschool, somebody would get eeked out of the ‘top 10’ list here in about 7 months, if you know what I mean… 😉

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  5. Mandalynn says:

    We always do school through summer too. And we get the whole of December off to do things during the holidays. It is more fun that way!
    I probably socialize more than the average homeschooler (who wants to be average anyway?) since we travel a lot, and minster at abortion clinics, and are involved in politics.
    When ever I leave my family I feel all alone too. Though I think I have been improving in the last two years.
    A book you would probably like Amel is Exploring the History of Medicine. It is really interesting and talks about important things that have been discovered throughout the centuries. Like ether, anesthesia, needing to wash your hands, etc. The craziest story is about a doctor named Galen who lived thousands of years ago. Anywho, you should really check it out. I think you would enjoy it.


  6. Kirstyn says:

    Con #3… *Shakes head* You should have written that one in first person. That’s not necesarrily true for all homeschoolers. While there are shy homeschool kids, there’s an equal amount of homeschool kids who are as outgoing as any public or private schooler. So basically, getting called a shy, antisocial hermit just because I’m homeschooled is irritating because it’s just not true.

    Believe it or not, this accusation happens a lot.


    Us Kids: *Talking with Random Lady*

    Random Lady: *Compliments Us Kids on social skills and ability to talk to adults with no issue*

    Us Kids: *Continue to talk to Random Lady*

    Mom: They’re homeschooled.

    Random Lady: Seriously? Aren’t you worried they won’t have good social skills?

    If anything, we learned one thing about her: She’s very good at contradicting herself.

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    1. Amie says:

      Haha, I agree with you. It’s very annoying. I can be shy, but only if I don’t think you’re worth my time. XD People are always surprised my siblings and I are homeschooled. 😀


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