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50 Homeschooling Myths Debunked!

50 Homeschooling myths debunked!

Homeschooling is becoming Ingramfreedomjourney - Homeschool myths debunked! increasingly popular among parents who want to give their children the best education possible. But there are a lot of myths out there about homeschooling that can lead people to make uninformed decisions. Here are 50 common myths about homeschooling that aren’t true and why.

1. Myth:

Homeschooled kids won’t be prepared for college. Fact: Actually, studies have shown that homeschooled kids are often better prepared for college than their peers who attended public school.

2. Myth:

Homeschooled kids will miss out on socialization. Fact: Homeschool families typically get together for activities and field trips, so kids get plenty of opportunity for socialization.


Homeschool requires parents to be certified teachers. Fact: Most states don’t require parents to be certified teachers in order to homeschool their children.

4. Myth:

Homeschool students aren’t held to high academic standards. Fact: Homeschoolers can set their own academic standards and challenge themselves as much as they’d like.

5. Myth:

Homeschooled kids have to follow the same curriculum as other schools. Fact: Homeschoolers can choose their own curriculum, so they can tailor their education to their own interests and needs.

6. Myth:

Homeschooling takes up too much of a parent’s time. Fact: Depending on the curriculum chosen, homeschooling may actually take less time than attending public school.

7. Myth:

Homeschooled kids won’t be able to go to college. Fact: Many colleges and universities accept homeschooled students and recognize their accomplishments.

8. Myth:

Homeschooled kids are isolated from the real world. Fact: Many homeschoolers participate in community activities or volunteer to gain real-world experience.

9. Myth:

Homeschooled kids fall behind in learning. Fact: With the right curriculum and instruction, homeschooled kids can excel and even skip grade levels.

10. Myth:

Homeschooled kids won’t be able to get a job. Fact: Homeschoolers are more likely to have higher GPAs and more diverse skills than their peers, making them competitive in the job market.

11. Myth:

Homeschooled kids won’t learn enough science, math, and language. Fact: Homeschoolers can access a variety of educational materials to ensure they receive a full education in all subjects.

12. Myth:

Homeschooling is expensive. Fact: Homeschooling doesn’t necessarily have to be expensive. You can find free resources online to help you get the materials you need.

13. Myth:

Homeschooled kids don’t do sports or extracurricular activities. Fact: Many homeschoolers participate in sports, art, and music classes at local community centers or in programs with other homeschoolers.

14. Myth:

Homeschooling is only for religious families. Fact: Though many families do use homeschooling for religious reasons, it is not limited to those families.

15. Myth:

Homeschooled kids won’t be able to get scholarships. Fact: Homeschooled students may be eligible for the same scholarships as any other student.

16. Myth:

Homeschooled kids aren’t allowed to take standardized tests. Fact: In most states, homeschoolers are allowed to take standardized tests and use the results to apply to colleges and universities.

17. Myth:

Homeschoolers struggle to fit into society. Fact: Homeschoolers learn how to interact with people of all ages and backgrounds, and typically have no problem fitting in.

18. Myth:

Homeschooled kids can’t participate in school events. Fact: Many homeschoolers are allowed to participate in school events, such as plays and sporting events.

19. Myth:

Homeschooling is illegal. Fact: Homeschooling is legal in the UK and in all 50 states of the US, though there are some regulations regarding attendance and reporting.

20. Myth:

Homeschooled kids won’t be motivated to learn. Fact: Homeschoolers have plenty of motivation to learn when they can pursue their own interests and passions.

21. Myth:

Homeschooling keeps kids from being exposed to different cultures. Fact: Homeschoolers can take advantage of opportunities to travel and explore different cultures.

22. Myth:

Homeschooling takes away parental freedom. Fact: Homeschooling actually gives parents the freedom to customize their child’s education and follow their own beliefs.

23. Myth:

Homeschooling stops when your child turns 18. Fact: Many homeschoolers continue their education after turning 18, so there’s no need to limit homeschooling to a certain age.

24. Myth:

Homeschoolers are at a disadvantage when it comes to extracurricular activities. Fact: Homeschoolers can join a variety of extracurricular activities, such as clubs, theater classes, and so much more!

25. Myth:

Homeschooling isn’t good for older kids. Fact: Homeschooling can be just as beneficial for older kids as it is for younger ones.

26. Myth:

Homeschoolers are less intelligent than public school students. Fact: There’s no evidence to suggest that homeschoolers are any less intelligent than public school students.

27. Myth:

Homeschooling is a fad. Fact: Homeschooling has been around for decades and continues to grow in popularity.

28. Myth:

Homeschoolers are reclusive and don’t interact with society. Fact: Homeschoolers do plenty of activities in the community, ranging from joining clubs to volunteering.

29. Myth:

Homeschooling is too hard for parents. Fact: With the right resources and planning, homeschooling can be enjoyable for both parents and kids.

30. Myth:

Homeschooling requires a lot of work. Fact: Homeschooling may require more work upfront, but it’s often easier to manage in the long run.

31. Myth:

Homeschooled kids miss out on the traditional classroom experience. Fact: Homeschoolers can get a lot of meaningful learning experiences even without a traditional classroom.

32. Myth:

Homeschoolers are maladjusted and socially awkward. Fact: Studies have shown that homeschoolers have similar social skills to their public school peers.


Homeschooling isn’t a real form of education. Fact: Homeschooling is an accepted form of education with its own set of benefits.

34. Myth:

Homeschoolers have difficulty transitioning to college life. Fact: Studies have shown that homeschoolers often transition to college life easily.

35. Myth:

Homeschooling keeps kids from learning how to interact with peers. Fact: Homeschoolers often interact with peers through a variety of activities, such as volunteering and joining clubs.

36. Myth:

Homeschooling is only for high achievers. Fact: Homeschooling can be beneficial for all types of learners, including those who might struggle in a traditional classroom setting.

37. Myth:

Homeschoolers don’t learn the same skills as public school students. Fact: Homeschoolers learn the same core skills as any other student, just in different ways.

38. Myth:

Homeschoolers don’t learn critical thinking. Fact: Homeschoolers are encouraged to think critically and apply their knowledge to the world around them.

39. Myth:

Homeschooled kids don’t get recess or playtime. Fact: Homeschoolers usually have plenty of time for recess and playtime, as well as time for enrichment activities.

40. Myth:

Homeschooled kids don’t get good grades. Fact: Homeschoolers typically receive higher grades than their peers.

41. Myth:

Homeschooling takes away a child’s creativity. Fact: Homeschoolers are often more creative than their peers due to the freedom to pursue unique interests and explore different topics.

42. Myth:

Homeschooling isn’t good for special needs children. Fact: Homeschooling is often recommended for students with special needs because it gives parents the ability to customize their education to best meet their needs.

43. Myth:

Homeschoolers can’t go to prom or graduation ceremonies. Fact: Homeschoolers are often invited to attend public school proms and graduations.

44. Myth:

Homeschoolers don’t get the same quality of education as public schoolers. Fact: Homeschoolers often receive a more personalized education, which can be more beneficial in the long run.

45. Myth:

Homeschooling is exclusively online. Fact: Many homeschoolers don’t use online courses, instead using a combination of textbooks, lectures, and field trips.

46. Myth:

Homeschoolers are more likely to become criminals. Fact: Homeschoolers are no more likely to become criminals than any other students.

47. Myth:

Homeschoolers don’t learn about history or science. Fact: Homeschoolers can learn about history and science through a variety of resources, including textbooks, library books, field trips and online courses.

48. Myth:

Homeschoolers don’t receive any type of diploma. Fact: Many homeschoolers receive diplomas from accredited institutions, which can be used to apply to colleges and universities.

49. Myth:

Homeschoolers don’t have any friends. Fact: Homeschoolers can still make friends, whether through shared interests or joining homeschool groups, clubs and other activities.

50. Myth:

Homeschooling is impossible without outside help. Fact: While there are resources available to help parents, homeschooling can be done entirely by the parent if they have the dedication and desire to do so.

In conclusion, homeschooling can be a great option for parents who want to customize their child’s education. As you can see from this list, there are many myths about homeschooling that simply aren’t true. With the right resources and planning, homeschooling can be an enjoyable experience for both parent and child.

Thank you for taking a look at my 50 homeschooling myths debunked!

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