Do your kids love online schooling?

Ive heard a lot of kids are depressed from not being able to go to school. 

I find this hard to believe. I mean, what kid actually “wants” to go to school. Just to hang out with their friends, surely, not to learn anything.

I homeschooled my last two years of high school due to bullies, and I loved not going to school.

This is something they have never talked about on the news….the good side of homeschooling.

If your children were having a hard time at school because of bullying and harassment from other kids, do your kids love learning from home?

Felony Jayne: After all the bullying I endured in middle and high school, I had no plans to go to college after I finished. It’d be like being thrown back in public school.

The only social life I had was hanging out with a girl on weekends who didn’t know me from school. I had no friends in school at all.

Neither parent gave up their jobs to educate me. They bought me my homeschooling things and mailed off my tests, everything else I did on my own. I’ve never had setbacks at finding a job.  

3 Answers

  • My neighbors twin boys love being home and online. They are seniors in HS and doing great with it.

    My friends boy is a new freshman in Hs and was given the option to go to school, he is staying at home. He is doing good online.

    I find those who like to stay home online are the ones who are doing better academically.

    Some kids are “crash and burn” when it comes to online learning. They are lost with it and would rather be in a classroom learning.

    And lots of kids want to go back to school just for the socializing. 

  • you apparently don’t get the psychology of other people … some 1/3rd or more of teens regard the social elements of school as essential — and they are quite likely to not learn well via distance methods.

  • There is a huge gap in the social interactions for kids who are homeschooled vs. the socialized. Everyone, no matter what age, need to interact with peers. It’s especially critical for kids to learn how to interact and navigate relationships with others outside of their home. Eventually we all have to join the public and in my opinion it’s better not to wait until becoming an adult to be thrown to the wolves. 

    The other major issue is the sacrifice a family has to make in order to provide a child with homeschooling education. This means that a parent will need to give up their livelihood and income to stay at home and educate children. Sure, there are some families who are well off financially enough to allow one stay at home parent who is educated enough to properly teach a child. For most families it’s unaffordable to have one parent stay home. Or there are those families with a stay at home parent who only finished high school as their highest education. How is someone who gave up on learning after the bare minimum of grade 12 qualified to educate others?

    That said, home schooling does offer one-on-one instruction; which would be ideal if the parent is capable enough to keep their kids ahead on studies & also integrate peer interaction with other kids their age. 

    When you were taken out of high school for your last two years, how did it affect your college applications/acceptance? Did it affect your social experience being held away from others your age for several years once you got to college? How did you do on your final exams? Has it impacted your ability to find a job by having home schooling on your resume? Are you taking the steps towards your chosen career or did you have setbacks due to homeschooling?

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