9.09.2014

7 Reasons Why I Loved Being Homeschooled


I was homeschooled all through my highschool years.  I am a 2012 homeschool graduate - and I love being able to say that.  All of those hardworking school years were such a blessing.  And I wouldn’t trade them for any sort of education I could’ve gotten elsewhere. 

The following are seven reasons why I loved being homeschooled.  And also why I think it’s so special and incredible and, ultimately, the best way (yes, I may be biased) to educate your children.

And to any of my fellow homeschooler graduates (or if you are currently still being homeschooled), please feel free to comment with any points that I may have missed.



1)  The world was my classroom.
Everyday, everything my family and I did, everywhere we went was a learning opportunity.  School is a never-ending learning process.  Just because I wasn’t in a classroom doesn’t mean I wasn’t studying.  And I’ll be learning new things for the rest of my life.

2)  I could listen to music while working.
This is a huge thing for me because I can’t live without music, and I can actually concentrate better while listening to music.

3)  I could create my own schedule.
My day may have gotten interrupted by an emergency, a quick run to the store, or because my parents wanted to throw in a week-long vacation while the rest of the kids were in public school.  I could work with my own schedule, choose my own times to study, and decide on what subjects to study at which hours.  Cuz honestly, I hated doing math in the morning, but I could work with languages no problem.  

4)  No school outfits.
Three words: sweats and hoodies.

5)  Getting first-hand experience on teaching my own children someday.
I will, LORD-willing, continue this second generation tradition of educating my future children someday.  Being able to help my parents teach my siblings now is a great learning time for me.

6)  Instead of having to hear the world’s viewpoint on certain subjects and then come home and hear the Biblical worldview, being homeschooled is a way to filter the foulness of the world. 
And no, I’m not saying that I was always able to keep my ears innocent, but my parents were able to [try to] control what I would hear, when I would hear it and be able to be right there alongside me to teach me through it.  

7)  Learning at home gave me a love of BEING at home.
Not as homebodies who are scared of going outside, but to have a healthy love for the home and its atmosphere.  I love traveling, but there’s absolutely no better feeling than to come home to my parents and siblings after being gone for a while.


Homeschooling is hard, but trusting that God will provide and give you the strength and patience you need is all a part of homeschooling.  I am so thankful that my parents stuck with my brother and me through our school years, and continue to with my younger siblings.


20 comments:

  1. I agree with every reason you made. At times I can feel belittled by the outside world about homeschooling (you aren't really being educated/you don't actually "do" school, "I can tell you're homeschooled"), but I am very thankful for the opportunity! God is good and uses every situation. You're right, it can be hard - but it is so worth it! :) x

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    1. Amen! Thanks for your agreeing comment, fellow homeschooler;)

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  2. I've been homeschooled for about ten years and I agree with this list completely. I love the fact that I get to learn everywhere and from everything and that I can do it on my own terms. No uniforms is also a huge plus. :-)

    ~Sara

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    1. Yes, isn't it wonderful? Thanks for your comment! I hope you enjoy the rest of the years you are homeschooled.

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  3. I love this list! I also think that home schooling nurtures your curiosity--it helps you develop a desire to learn vs. merely stuffing information into your brain. I love home schooling and thank God for it every day!

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    1. Absolutely. And amen! I hope you continue enjoying it. Thank you for your comment!

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  4. I love love love homeschooling! It's the best! And I TOTALLY agree with number 2. A lot of my friends get distracted when they listen to music while working -- I am the opposite!

    imsarahgrace art, photography & design

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    1. Right? Fabulous! So glad we agree on that.

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  5. Yay! A pro-homeschool list that doesn't involve pyjamas or bed! ;)

    I whole heartedly agree with your points. Another thing I would add is how being homeschooled gives you opportunity to build lasting relationships with your parents and siblings.

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    1. I completely agree with that point too. Thanks for your comment!

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  6. So agree with this! And yes, same as Laurel - I love learning how to learn, not just what to learn.
    Also alongside (6) I'd say that homeschooling has also prepared me face and answer the world, while being solidly grounded in my Christian worldview.
    Great post Raquel!

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    1. Absolutely. Thanks for your agreeing comment!

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  7. Great post! I agree with everything! I would add that it gave me the opportunity to develop extremely tight relationships with my brothers and my mom. I am convinced that if I had gone to public, or even private school, I wouldn't be as close to my family. I also think that it affected my personality. If I had been schooled outside the home, I doubt that I would be as softhearted towards authority figures, or be as open to rebuke when I've sinned.

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    1. Those are definitely fabulous assets. Praise the LORD for them. Thanks for your comment, Samuel!

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  8. Yes raquel, your right in every way..Homeschooling is far better than the regular.. But going to regular makes you tougher if we are christians , just like Christ stood alone for truth.. A lone Christian standing in midst of those gentiles..Rose amongst thorns..A lotus in the pond(wherin its leaves wont absorb water )...It makes us stronger..But homeschooling is way better...

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    1. Glad you agree, Daniel. Thanks for your comment!

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  9. A breath of fresh air! It's been feeling like that there are so many 'I had a bad experience with homeschooling therefore it's evil' floating around lately. Thank you for posting this bit of encouragement! I loved my homeschooling years (and hope to homeschool my own kids someday), and I never felt that I was isolated or over-protected. I knew of things going on, but it never became a part of me.

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    1. Aww, I'm glad this was an encouragement to you. Thank you for your comment!

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