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Home Schooling Myths

There are many home schooling myths floating around.

Common beliefs about home schoolers which are loosly based on truth and mostly false.

Common home schooling myths…

Only hippies home school…

This belief started back in the 1960′s. Very few families were home schooling back then and those who did were viewed as anti-establisment.

Today people from all walks of life educate their children at home because they want to provide them with the best possible education.

Only Christians home school…

While it is true that many home schooling families are Christians, there are also home schoolers from other faiths and a growing number of secular home schoolers as well.

Home schooling is “school at home”…

Some home schoolers do create “school at home”. But most develop their own unique style of home schooling.

You have to have a teaching degree to home school…

Fortunatley this is not true. In 1996 Congress tried to pass a bill which would have required all home schooling parents to have a teacher’s certificate. Thankfully many home schooling families lobbied against this and the bill was never passed.


Home Schooling Myths
Home schooling is expensive…

Home schooling is about as expensive as you want to make it. You can easily spend a lot of money, but with a little ingenuity you can just as easily spend very little.

Home schooling is not legal…

Since 1968 is has been legal to home school in every state of the United States.

Home schooled children will not be properly socialized…

This is just not true.

Home schooled children never leave their homes…

This has definately not been true for us. Before we started home schooling we were pretty much homebodies. Now we are out and about more than I ever thought we would be. Between classes, park days, and church activities we find ourselves to be very active. I have heard similar accounts from other home schoolers.