Why I Hate Homeschool
by 6th grade girl
Okay well i have read some of your website and i am just stating here, that homeschool is NOT for everyone. I have been homeschooled for a looooooooooooong month and a half and i HATE it.
1) I miss my friends
Yes you can be social and homeschooled at the same time, but I miss going to school and seeing my good friends. Honestly that is the hardest thing to get away from. I'm a very outgoing and social person, and i cannot explain howwww much i miss seeing everyone everyday.
2) Teacher AND Mother?
My relationship between my mother and my teacher is 110% different. It's unexplainable how much i miss having a teacher. My mom is a Criminal Justice major. Not a teacher!
3) My concentration span is as long as 5 minutes
In homeschool i cannot concentrate. Whatsoever. I cannot think like i can in a schooling environment. Nothing is right to me.
4) I'm a girly girl
But the one thing i miss most, is getting up in the morning, showering, eating, and getting ready. What can i say? Im a girly girl. I know that you can do that in homeschool but it's not the same. Getting ready for school isnt the same as "getting ready to go sit at the dinner table for 5 hours with my brothers".
5) I'm not motivated
I sit there, in my bed, every morning, thinking, "ohhhh not another day of homeschool." Where i do not have the motivation to go see my friends, or anything of that sort.
All opinions are my own
of course. I'm sorry if anything i put in offended you. Oh and keep in mind i'm only in the 6th grade. Thanks. Thank you so much for posting your opinions to my website; I do appreciate it and no, I am not offended. :) I am sure your thoughts will be helpful to other parents considering home education for their children.
Your points definitely give parents something to think about and discuss with their children.
I know homeschooling isn't for everyone and every homeschooled kid doesn't love or even like being homeschooled, but one thing I do know... sometimes you need to trust those who are in authority over you. I am sure your mom loves you and wants the best for you. You may not understand her decision to homeschool you now, but one day you will. I know that sounds like a pat answer, but it's true.
I would encourage you to talk with your mom. She may not change her mind, but she will know your heart. If she continues to homeschool you because she believes it's the best for you, you have to trust her. I know it's not easy or you may not even want to, but try to look for the positive things about homeschooling instead of focusing on the things you don't like. A positive attitude may not change the situation, but you will definitely be happier!
PS I must say, for a sixth grader, you write very well; you are doing well in your home studies, even though I know don't like being homeschooled. :)