Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Top Ten Reasons NOT to Homeschool Your Children

Have I confused you yet?  Yes, I 'm homeschooler, but this was simply too funny not to share.  I have no idea who originally composed this list, in fact, the place I found it long ago had no idea of its origination either, so I'm assuming they won't mind if I share it with you.

1. Most parents were educated in the under funded public school system, and so are not smart enough to homeschool their own children.

2. Children who receive one-on-one homeschooling will learn more than others, giving them an unfair advantage in the marketplace. This is undemocratic.

3. How can children learn to defend themselves unless they have to fight off bullies on a daily basis?

4. Ridicule from other children is important to the socialization process.

5. Children in public schools can get more practice "Just Saying No" to drugs, cigarettes and alcohol.

6. Fluorescent lighting may have significant health benefits.

7. Publicly asking permission to go to the bathroom teaches young people their place in society.

8. The fashion industry depends upon the peer pressure that only public schools can generate.

9. Public schools foster cultural literacy, passing on important traditions like the singing of "Jingle Bells, Batman smells, Robin laid an egg..."

10. Homeschooled children may not learn important office career skills, like how to sit still for six hours straight.

Gee whiz, maybe we homeschooling families should re-think this!! If you're not a homeschool family and you read this...I'll just go ahead and apologize in advance. LOL  For more great Top 10 Tuesday posts, be sure to stop by Oh Amanda's blog.  Until next time, happy homeschooling!!


  1. Ha! Great stuff.
    I have to add one that my mom got the one year she put us in school:
    The joy of having a teacher come and tell you that your child has A.D.D. and must be medicated for it.

    I'll be adding your site to my list of ones to follow! :) thanks for your funny post!

  2. LOL! Too funny! I was homeschooled until Jr. High and I now am homeschooling for the first time. My daughter is doing Kindergarten this year. I remember all teh stereotypes from when we were little..lol. Nice to meet you!