Top 20 Advantages to Homeschooling


20. Your kids never tell you that you’re a lot dumber than their teacher.

19. If you can’t find matching socks for your child first thing in the morning, who cares?

18. Cleaning out the refrigerator can double as chemistry lab.

17. Your kids have good reason to think they might get spanked in school, but no reason to think they’ll get beat up by a gang.

16. If the principal gives the teacher a bad evaluation, she can stick her icy feet against his legs at night.

15. You can post the Ten Commandments on your school room wall and won’t get sued.

14. You never have to drive your child’s forgotten lunch to school.

13.Your child will never go to their 20th high school reunion, meet an old flame, and recklessly abandon their marriage.

12. You get to change more than diapers, you get to change their minds.

11. If you get caught talking to yourself, you can claim you’re having a PTA meeting.

10. It’s better to be slightly concerned about socialization than very concerned about socialism.

9. Your child will never suffer the embarrassment of group showers after PE.

8. The only debate about the school lunch program is whose turn it is to cook.

7. You never have to face the dilemma of whether to take your child’s side or the teacher’s side in a dispute at school.

6. If your child gets drugs at school, it’s probably Tylenol.

5. The teacher gets to kiss the principal in the faculty lounge and no one gossips.

4. Your kids recognize that this list is numerically in reverse order.

3. Your honor student can actually read the bumper sticker that you have on your car.

2. If your child claims that the dog ate his homework, you can ask the dog.

1. Some day your children will consider you to be a miracle working expert and will turn to you for advice.



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5 replies

    • Wow! I can’t imagine homeschooling 10–I’m trying to get past the fear of homeschooling 1 and eventually 2! Thanks for stopping by!

  1. Thanks for posting this!! I especially enjoyed #s 17, 15, 11 & 10! Enjoy your homeschooling journey! It is one of the hardest, yet most rewarding jobs! (just like being a parent!!) Blessings on you and your family!

  2. I like the list, but still send my children to a Classical Christian school. My oldest son, 5, and my wife butted heads too much for home school to be effective. It was harder on her than she wanted to admit since she is a trained teacher. I’m glad we have a great Classical Christian school in the area and one reason we want to stay here in Jackson, TN. One of the best schools in the nation along this regard.

    • Its good that you have found a school that you like. Although I was raised in public school, I have been completely turned off from it in recent years. I have started homeschooling now for pre-school because I want to see how Kendal and I do with the routine before school is required. I figure if it doesn’t work out for us now then we can look into other options later. I think that it will be important to evaluate each child for each year and with prayer make a good decision whether it be homeschooling, christian, private, or public. Because we are military we will have the opportunity to re-evaluate at each base we get stationed at.

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