I Was Homeschooled

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 174 People

    Growing Up

    I was homeschooled from 4th grade onward until I graduated.  It was definitely the best road for me.
    smoothiefueledrampage smoothiefueledrampage
    18-21, F
    1 Response Jan 3, 2007

    Homeschooled for 12 years!

    So glad my parents decided to homeschool my sister and me. It was an amazing experience, and I absolutely fell in love with learning!
    Mollyisawalrus Mollyisawalrus
    18-21, F
    Mar 15, 2014

    We Are Thinking About Homeschooling And Would Like Your Help

    We are considering homeschooling our daughter who is currently two years old. We have been talking to parents whom homeschool, and family and friends regarding the position on the subject and of course everyone has something to say. The people I want to hear from the most though...
    8 Responses Jan 19, 2013

    The bright side to being homeschooled is

    that you can do more than one day's worth of school in one day, I've been doing around three to four so I'll be on summer break around March
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    4 Responses Dec 11, 2014

    Wow, Some of the Stories In Here Are Surprising

    Clearly having been home-schooled I can tell you first hand that there are some clearly defined pros and cons, but for the most part it has some very good aspects to it, if done correctly. I fully intend to home-school my own children someday, when I have them, and I will be...
    DelightfulBabe08 DelightfulBabe08
    26-30
    1 Response Apr 6, 2009

    Title

    I'm not even sure if I was "homeschooled". I'm guessing that my experience may be a bit different but I thought I'll share it anyway. I don't know if it's possible to be taught by your parents at home in my country. From what I read, it's generally hard to be homeschooled here...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    1 Response Aug 11, 2013

    Through Eighth Grade

    I was home schooled all the way up until ninth grade, along with my older brother. My younger siblings are still home schooled. I always felt as though my mom never schooled me adequately. She basically taught me the subjects that she loved, and tended to neglect those she...
    SheistheLorax SheistheLorax
    18-21, F
    3 Responses Dec 31, 2007

    Unschooling

    I was homeschooled for two years, from the middle of my sophomore year of high school until I received my GED in November. The way I was homeschooled, though, involved very little actual "school" and more learning about what I was interested in. I went from speaking nearly no...
    Alletha Alletha
    16-17, F
    2 Responses Dec 14, 2007

    Better Prepared

    I think I was as prepared or more for college than my peers, and that wouldn't have happened had I never started homeschooling. The most important things I learned in my academic career were socialization (which I couldn't bring myself to do until I lowered my stress level by...
    rowingineden rowingineden
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Sep 17, 2010

    I went through 4 different public high schools,

    before I decided to go into homeschool when I was 18. I was behind about a 100 credits my senior year because I kept failing everything, especially math. I blame my teachers. They'd just turn on videos or slide shows to teach. It wasn't until I got into homeschool and taught...
    Santos21 Santos21
    22-25, F
    Feb 1, 2014

    Homeschooled

    i was homeschooled until my freshmen year of highschool, and let me tell you the transition was really hard. no one had prepared me for the real world and i had a really hard time for a while. plus my mom didnt teach everything i needed to know so i felt really stupid next to all...
    fireangel fireangel
    16-17, F
    Jul 1, 2008

    I did best in the two

    and a half years I was homeschooled. I learned a lot more in a day than I do in a week at school sometimes. Now I'm stuck at a school I was basically sent to because my mom didn't remember Algebra 2 or Pre Calculus:( It was a mistake. I would've learned a lot more and retained...
    TheIceDragonReturns TheIceDragonReturns
    18-21
    3 Responses Feb 12, 2014

    I was homeschooled K-11th grade.

    I hated it. I was stuck in a box, never allowed to find out who I was. When I finally started going to community college, it was then I was able to discover who I am, what i want, and who I want to become.
    purplesprinkles411 purplesprinkles411
    18-21, F
    Jan 12, 2014

    My Very Strong Opinion

    I have a very very strong opinion about homeschool. I think that in most cases, it is wrong. Morally wrong. I didn't have any friends, I was lonely, I was sad. I still have psychological scars from being homeschooled. My parents finally let me attend school when I was fourteen...
    Cutecolleen Cutecolleen
    18-21, F
    3 Responses Dec 22, 2012

    Good and Bad

    I was homeschooled for all but three months of kindergarten and three days of year 10. What I did was called Distance Education, where a school send you the work (work like kids in 'normal' school do) and you do it, and send it back to them, they mark it and send it back to...
    sugarburn sugarburn
    22-25, F
    5 Responses Jul 17, 2008

    I Love Being Homeschooled.

    I have looked thought some other the things people have said and yes there are times I feel the same way (Being without friends) But I also find that if I was in normal high school I would be losing it. So I will try to show how. I went to normal school from age 4-12. Even then I...
    Squiregirl18 Squiregirl18
    18-21, F
    Aug 4, 2013

    Homeschool Success

    I was homeschooled from the time I was in fourth grade until I graduated at age 16. I loved it. I got to sleep in, work at my own pace, and spend time doing things I love - like writing. I turned out fine. I am very motivated, creative, and social - I have 950 friends on...
    homeschoolgirl homeschoolgirl
    26-30, F
    1 Response Oct 11, 2013

    Just One Year

    I was homeschooled for one year.  In 8th grade I was miserable; I was depressed, I was so insecure that I couldn't make any friends, I got headaches every day and cried before school, begging my mom to let me stay home again.  She finally realized how serious this was...
    eromreven eromreven
    26-30
    Dec 31, 2007

    Never Had a Crush On My Teacher

    My teacher was my mom, yet only for a little while.  I, along with all of my siblings, were homeschooled up until high school.  It was a pretty good system she had going and we've all become fairly bright people, not to say that we couldn't have gotten the same benefit...
    JimmyTheBull JimmyTheBull
    18-21, M
    2 Responses Jun 11, 2009

    My mom was super religious

    and decided that public school was bad. She homeschooled me and my three younger siblings until our parents divorced. Then she had to work two jobs to keep us alive and sent us to public school. I actually preferred homeschool, because the public school system where I live is...
    eroshiyda eroshiyda
    26-30, F
    2 Responses Mar 19, 2014

    Quit School

    This is my freshman year and i went to school for about a month and i had a compleat melt down. crap at school and crap at home. there was no way to escape it. i only had one friend at school and it turns out i really wasnt a friend to her. i would cry in the shower and then...
    noel95 noel95
    13-15, F
    1 Response Dec 22, 2009

    Can'T Anyone Learn From Their Mistakes

    I was homeschooled. Academics were fine, though I would have learned a lot more in a classroom setting because I'm a verbal processor. Having no friends and being at home all the time stunk. What I really don't get is that a lot of my homeschooled friends are also going to...
    cecilyloring cecilyloring
    26-30, F
    Apr 15, 2013

    Unschooler/worldschooler

    I was unschooled/worldschooled (a subculture of homeschooled), to me "homeschooled" means school taken into the home (mom teaching the kids sitting around the kitchen table); while unschooling is kids teaching themselves, and worldschooling is the world teaching the...
    DrLaurel DrLaurel
    26-30, F
    3 Responses Dec 30, 2007

    Presently Home Schooled

    I had always wanted to be home schooled ever since I was little. Maybe it was because I was ahead of my class or that I was often made fun of for my weight. However, my parents thought there would be some complicated and expensive training process they would have to go through...
    jkellam16 jkellam16
    16-17, F
    Mar 12, 2012

    Not So Great

    Being homeschooled wasn't the greatest thing for me or my siblings. While we got a great education in reading, writing, history, literature, and math, we lacked in science and, more importantly, social skills. Don't get me wrong: it's not that we're socially inept, it's just...
    CandyAppleRed CandyAppleRed
    36-40, F
    2 Responses Mar 23, 2007

    I Was Home Schooled

    i graduted from home school the last year of school 12th grade think thats one reason i dont have any friends just the ones online
    F5Twister F5Twister
    26-30, M
    1 Response Mar 8, 2008

    I was homeschooled my whole life.

    I now have a great job and am in college online. I plan to homeschool is I ever get married and have chikdren­čśŐ
    Roseeey Roseeey
    22-25, F
    Apr 27, 2015

    I was homeschooled for all my childhood up

    until age 13, when I was sent to school for the first time. My parents were always kind of pretentious like that. Not that public school is ideal, but staying in the house all day every day, only having my siblings to talk to, was beyond depressing. Then, I was homeschooled...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    Aug 24, 2015

    Homeschooled Myself

    I was homeschooled as a child because both of my parents hated thier school experience.  My father is an agoraphobic which means he is affraid to leave his home and fears the outside world.  so the thought of me going to public school was enough to give him panic...
    karmadea karmadea
    22-25
    Sep 10, 2008

    Spent My Last Three Years of School Online

    After a bad experience in ninth grade, I ended up decicing I couldn't take regular school anymore. Towards the end of the summer that year, my mother decided to register me in an online homeschool program. I thought it was kind of cool--I could stay in like I liked, I got a free...
    Mikebissle Mikebissle
    22-25, M
    Apr 10, 2011

    I was homeschooled until sixth grade

    and i chose to go to public school, bad decision....i hate public school...
    anovasiangel anovasiangel
    16-17, F
    1 Response Mar 26, 2014

    I was homeschooled up

    until 8th grade, but now I'm in highschool, I really miss being able to do school alone/:
    LacyMaee LacyMaee
    18-21, F
    Nov 20, 2014

    I was homeschooled from K-8th grade

    and then I decided I wanted to try public school, what a mistake that was! I was in a grade 8/9 split class as it was a small school and not one of my fellow classmates liked me. I ended up being beat up on a nearly daily basis, was a walking target in PE for all flying objects...
    misspaperwait misspaperwait
    22-25, F
    1 Response Apr 2, 2014

    Homeschooled Until 6th Grade

    The story behind my education is pretty long and muddled, and often even confusing to me. But basically when I was 6 years old my mom started homeschooling me. I had not had school prior to 6 and so was about a year behind most kids my age. My mom had done alot of research and...
    HonestlyApril HonestlyApril
    18-21, F
    Oct 3, 2012
    badgerman42 badgerman42
    22-25, M
    Jun 29, 2014
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