Anyone CAN Homeschool- Answers to Common Objections

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Maybe it is just me, but I feel my body cringe when I hear someone say “Gosh, you are so lucky you get to stay home an homeschool your children! I wish I could do that?” (blink, blink, deer in headlights look…)

If you truly want to homeschool, YOU CAN!

Did you hear me?

If you truly WANT to homeschool, you will find a way!

Anyone CAN Homeschool....if they really want to

I can feel you disagreeing with me already, and that’s okay, I’m prepared for it. Let’s go over the common excuses that I have been given to why someone “can’t” homeschool:


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  1. I agree with this 100%. Thanks for speaking out — loved it.

  2. Wonderful article! I work weekends 7a-7p as a nurse and homeschool mon-Fri. We love it!

  3. You didn’t give a counter-argument for “I’m not organized enough”…Not saying *I* need to hear it, but, you know, *someone* might 🙂

    1. Thanks Heather. I thought that was under the “I’m not enough” paragraph… it probably deserves it’s own post, lol. I will keep that in mind for next month 🙂

      1. Well, I guess it was *briefly* mentioned, but not organized enough is a BIG one (in my mind). If I’m not organized enough then I can’t really teach anything because of the disorganization…I think I just need to reread that paragraph and remind myself “There will be gaps, there will be gaps”. Feeling a bit defeated lately, hopefully I will internalize some tips soon 🙂

        1. I’m on it Heather! It definitely deserves it’s own post so I’ll start on it and we’ll get it up for you next month. 🙂

          1. Yah! Thank you! I’ve never had a blog post written *just for me* before 😀

  4. What a great response to the most common concerns parents have when considering homeschooling.
    I’m going to second the idea of a response to not being organized enough. I don’t know how many times I’ve heard people tell me that one. And, I have news for them, I am not organized either. (wink)

  5. Unfortunately, in my state, homeschoolers aren’t allowed to participate in sports or other extracurriculars offered by the public schools – and even more unfortunately, I live in a community so small there are no ‘community’ sports, etc. Kids weren’t even allowed to participate in the Missoula Children’s Theater production if they weren’t enrolled in public school. This is the only drawback to homeschooling that I’m dealing with now, and it’s the SOLE thing still keeping my youngest in public school (and I’m a single adoptive mom of 3 with hardly any income!). She’s already bummed about there being no gymnastics type activities here, and no soccer.

    1. I’m so sorry about that! I know what you mean. It is the same way here. Homeschooled children cannot participate in public school sponsored activities/sports. Have you checked with your local parks and recreation department? What about in neighboring cities? Dance lessons? Competition cheerleading? Art lessons? Scouts? Church youth groups? I’m just trying to think of other extracurricular activities that may work for your little one.

      1. I am considering dance lessons – there is a local dance teacher! But that will depend on the budget next year. We’re in scouts, but… it’s only Daisies. There are only two Brownies – my two, and technically, my oldest should be in Juniors but there were none of them so they stuck her with the Brownies. Looking like that won’t be much of an option next year – kind of defeats the purpose of getting them out and about with other kids their ages if it’s just the two of them, and next year, they’d be in separate age groups for sure. They are in 4H, at least! I am already homeschooling my oldest, but she’s less socially/athletically motivated, and pretty much not a team player at all, so it’s not such a loss for her. Ah well. One of the drawbacks to living in a town of 800 people! 😀

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