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I Hate HomeSchooled Kids

 

 Short. Plain. Simple. I just hate them. They dont know how to act around other people. Its a really stupid idea to homeschool a child. How are they going to know how to behave in society? How? There sheltered. So they dont know anything besides home and mom or dad. Its really sad. I know its a short post but I just had to let you people know what I hate. I will be posting at the least 2 post every day this week.

-G.

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115 Responses to “I Hate HomeSchooled Kids”


  1. 1 Grace
    December 12, 2007 at 4:38 am

    Your comments are based on ignorance and maybe emotional issues in your personal life.

    Putting a child in school doesn’t ensure that they know how to act in front of people. What about the famous contributors in history that were homeschooled? I don’t think they had a problem acting in front of people.

    Maybe the Columbine High School killers were homeschooled – they certainly wreaked a lot of damage. And they were weird and didn’t know how to act in front of people…

  2. March 26, 2008 at 1:31 am

    I don’t hate them. but Their parents annoy me. And I ahte that they act like they are the best ever and like no one else can touch them. psh.And its not like they get a realistic world view.

  3. 3 Kirsten
    June 7, 2008 at 12:13 am

    It’s their goofy parents that are the worst. All the moms get together and decide if they will all wear a denim jumper or a blue jean skirt down to the ankles that day. They never cut their gross hair. The moms all wear those coke-bottle glasses as if they have never heard of contacts. The dads are on some kind of patriarchy kick. I think by and large most homeschool “curriculum” consists of phrase “you kids go outside and play” and studying “economics” by going to the grocery store. This is after spending thousands on supplies at their location education store. The moms really have better things to do, like blogging with their Christian on-line friends and cutting down children who attend public school.
    Oh, and lest I forget, protesting the evil Subway sandwich store for not allowing their little darlings to enter the essay contest. I think Subway would not allow them to enter because they had a time deadline on the contest; every one knows homeschooled kids can’t complete anything on a timed basis. If Subway allowed homeschooled kids to enter the contest, they would have to extend the deadline by 24 months at least so the homeschoolers could finish their essays.

  4. June 7, 2008 at 12:42 am

    Lovely. A blog all about the things you hate. I though school was supposed to teach acceptance, understanding, and ability to see things from other people’s perspective. I think I’ll stick to homeschooling’s “weirdness”, if this is what is considered “normal”.

  5. 5 Kirsten
    June 7, 2008 at 7:38 pm

    It’s better than the Homeschooling blogs, where all they talk about is how great Ron Paul is, and how awful the Subway sandwich chain is for not allowing their precious darlings to participate in their national essay contest. “Acceptance, understanding, and ability to see things from other people’s perspective”– are you kidding me? All the homeschooled kids I know have an extremely myoptic view of their world and condemnation for anyone outside their value structure. Their parents constantly mock and ridicule the public school system. They all listen to that viagra-swilling, adulterer Rush Limbaugh and we all know how accepting and understanding he is.

  6. 6 tomtoma
    July 5, 2008 at 6:40 pm

    I was homeschooled for a bit and hated it! I was depressed from not being around any other kids my age. Homeschooling is a total disaster. Homeschooled kids are disliked by their peers, simply because they dont know basic social skills. Dont homeschool

  7. 7 Laura
    July 28, 2008 at 1:05 am

    I’m a homeschooled 4th grader. And I may not know how to act in society, but at least I know that the abbreviation of they are is “they’re” and not there. Geez I don’t know how old you are, but I’m nine, and if being homeschooled will prevent me from growing up to post blogs on hating other people, while using incorrect grammar, then I’d rather be a freak.

  8. 8 Becca
    July 28, 2008 at 1:35 am

    OMG Kirsten, were u ever homeschooled? Because first of you just like, gave a total perfect discription of every homeschooling Mom I know. Yeah that includes mine. But srsly I have like a million diff. insights as far as homeschool v. public school, and I don’t like either, but I mean school’s a b!tch however u attend it. I was forced to be homeschooled through middle school by my Mom because in 8th grade my older brother went to PS for the first time & he got into drugs, and my Mom figured I would’ve too. But she didn’t say it. Obviously my big bro. was a total social outcast & a nerd which I wasn’t. I mean public middle schooled kids are like a carbon copies of each other, and homeschoolers are just sheltered kids who have no fashion sense. Actually I know a lot of homeschooling families who are normal just more sheltered. I’m a cheerleader for the public HS in my town, and I have been since 7th grade. I’m going to be a freshman next year at the public HS but I’ve been homeschooled for the past 3 years. Anyway I’m basically saying that I know soooo many homeschoolers that fit Kirsten’s description perfectly, but I know just as many who fit into social crowds normally and every kind of kid in between. Basically from being the homeschooled freak, to the P.S. freak to the carbon copy kid, to the extremely well rounded Public High schooler… I’ve gotta say that yeah, homeschooling deprives kids of social activity and the homeschooled kids get introduced into sex, drugs, pop culture and fashion a lot later in life, and some of them are like that “run outside” kinda thing but most actually study freaking hard. Being forced to be homeschooled has made me realize that most of the kids are either brainwashed by their parents like you said, or normal kids who are just a little more sheltered. PS- in Homeschooling HS you are required to be set up with a “system” that you need to TURN IN THINGS BY DEADLINES to REAL TEACHERS btw. So all I’m sayin’ is, I know pretty much all a kid could know about this sh!t, and chyaah I think both schools suck, and in the end we’re all adults and everyone has “found them self” and blahbitty blahblah yeah so. Homeschooling sucks. So does Public school. We gotta deal with it ’cause we all need an education. peace.

  9. 9 Rach & Tori
    August 26, 2008 at 4:28 am

    KRISTEn!!! You Rock!!!We were both homeschooled sisters and fucking hated it!!You’re take on homeschooled families was DEAD ON!!HAHA!!We are now adults and make fun of other homeschooler moms because they are all bitchy control freak bible thumping weirdos….that all breastfeed their kids until there 10. Our Mom was way too busy with her own bullshit to really homeschool us the right way, if there is such a thing. My little brother and sister never went to school, and they were both hermits until they were 16. I’ve never seen a lighter shade of pale LOL. I am almost 30, and feel bad for kids who are homeschooled. I wish I could have gone to REAL school and not be such a closet freak. It’s just embarassing for people to know because homeschoolers are anxiety ridden, afraid to talk to anyone, can’t fucking handle themselves in any social situation, basically just a fucking DORK. Thank god I found cocaine and E to finally get out of my shell when I was 18. I’m not advocating drug use, BUT IT REALLY FUCKING HELPED. I think we all should say a prayer for all the future homeschool nerds of America.

    P.S.

    FYI to all you gay wad homeschool moms, uhh field trips to see how maple syrup and salt water taffy is made, and going to glass blowing demos IS NOT FUCKING EDUCATIONAL. It’s just a way for evil homeschool parents to go do the shit THEY want to, and excusing it as part of your “teaching” is fucking selfish bullshit!

  10. September 9, 2008 at 9:21 pm

    i’m a homeschooling mom and i HATE IT! i do it for medical reasons. man i wish there was another way. the kids want to be surgeons and i’m a performer by nature. it’s just not fair that i have to homeschool. some of the homeschool mom’s are cool here but most are just anti-social, mean, and creepy. it’s like, did you ever hear of a smile? try it!
    i hear ya’ babe. it’s nice that people sometimes are allowed to vent on this planet.

  11. 11 Simone
    September 10, 2008 at 2:52 am

    I see some people here are taking an outside in view of homeschooling. Really, it differs. I’m 15 and I’ve been homeschooled since 6th grade, but I went to public school before then, half of eigth grade, and freshman year I went to a montessori school (so not completely I guess, but this year I’m being homeschooled.)

    From what I’m experienced you do have strange conservative christian homeschoolers. Not many of them are very accepting, have weird rules whenever they set up their own classes or co-ops, and have odd ways of dressing, not to mention I do think some of their kids are DEFINITELY being sheltered in the worst ways. Not all conservative homeschooling christians are like that, and definitely NOT ALL homeschoolers are like that.

    I’m in a co-op with some of my friends. we belong to a homeschooling group that accepts all religions (aka no conservative christians really) and I can definitely say by hanging out with public school friends and homeschool friends you really can’t tell the difference. they’re very normal. Usually the kind of homeschooling people I’m accustomed to are generally more respectful to adults and others kids much more, not to mention they are extremely well rounded, probably due to all the extracurricular activities they have to do, because they don’t take school classes or don’t meet as many people. But I think that’s all an exception, and I do believe that homeschooling is more beneficial for some people, and some families. you sure get to learn alot more!

    anyways, for me though, I’m more concerned with meeting other people than learning things. I do think in public school you do learn more about people from all walks of life, good or bad, which I loved. Honestly my parents want to keep me out of school because they’re afraid of the “bad influences” but I do feel disconnected from society a bit. I really do want to go back to public school because I miss it, and I attribute that to me knowing what its like. For my friends that have been homeschooled forever they know no other way and are content, but I’m not really. So I’m hoping I’ll get to go back, also, montessori school is the also very amazing.

  12. September 29, 2008 at 1:59 pm

    i am homeschooled and i really hate it. im freshman an been homeshooled my whole life. im around other people alot and have friends probably cuz i take every chance i get to escape my house (more like a prison). i also just dont fit well with the homeschool community. i just cant stand the boring, antisocial athmophere. i also like number of things most homeschoolers dont. such as video games and certain music. if anyone has ideas on how to convince my parents plz post them!

  13. October 1, 2008 at 10:56 pm

    Having been homeschooled for the past ten years I must say that before you say anything; you must have proof. People who say things without any evidence to support their theories are the ones who sound uneducated. Plus all the negative things that you all have said shows that you all have created stereoptypes. For instance its like me saying, well everone whose black does witch craft and is part of a gang.

    Another thing is that the way some homeschoolers dress is a matter of personel preference.Who says that everyone has to be beautiful and follow all of the latest trends? Maybe for once they actually want to dress in something comfortable instead of making a fashion statement for the rest of the world to see. Hopefully all of you do realize that there is more to life than boys, sex, and clothes!! I mean if that was all that life was worth, than thats pretty belittling.

    Just to point out, you all should try to type in homeschooling in your google search. You will find that most people are for it.

    About the whole not being able to socialize thing, its not up to the kids, but the parents. Then it just depends on what enviroment their parents want them in. Maybe for once in the universe, a parent might want more for their child than just being a normal teenage slut that sleeps with anyone who walks down the street. Perhaps they want to show their child that they can be prosperous in this world instead of living on welfare like the majority of america.

    Most americans could actually be successful if they got off the couch once in awhile and had determination. Most people are on welfare or food stamps because they are too lazy to actually do something for their family.

    Just a note but did you realize that you can make a point without having to swear?? That may come as a shock to most of you and I know that this is tuff for you to process, but you may have to think for once in your life. The more you swear the more it looks like those are the only words in you vocabulary. Which from what it looks like, those very well maybe the only words you know!!

    Out of all of your comments I can tell one thing that you didn’t learn in school:RESPECT. It may be a hard concept it sounds like, but you might want to try it some time.

    Last thing is that I want to state is this. I’ll be sixteen in two weeks and will be in the nursing program fall of 2010. This is what happens to those who work hard,show some repect for others, and want there life to have some sort of meaning ot it.

  14. 14 Laurie
    October 8, 2008 at 1:10 am

    Reading through these replies, I found it amusing that the homeschooled kids could articulate their arguments far better than anyone else – including the supposedly “super educated, socially well adjusted, did just fine in public school” adults. That in itself is anecdotal evidence that public schooling isn’t effective in most cases.

    Remember, schooling is about education, not a vacation at Disneyland.

    I have never been home schooled and I don’t have home schooled children. However, I would hire a home schooled individual any day of the week over someone who went to public school (and have). I find them to have, in general, a far better work ethic, better ability to get along with others, better ability to work independently with a projected outcome, better resourcefulness, and far less sense of entitlement. They are eons ahead of their peers in all aspects of life. Just because it takes someone longer to experience something doesn’t mean experiencing it earlier is beneficial (sex, drugs and popculture). That logic makes about as much sense as saying that since everyone has sex anyway when they are married, they might as well learn about it and have it as a very young child. It’s inappropriate, and just because something is available doesn’t make it right.

    For the adults who are now socially unacceptable freaks of nature because they were homeschooled – it has less to do with the type of education you received and more to do with your parents being emotionally healthy, functional, stable and well-rounded adults. If they were not, then they couldn’t teach you how to be either. Now it’s up to you to stop playing victim and change it if you really don’t like it.

    What I hate is people who blame others for their own shortcomings and refuse to do anything about it because they love not being responsible for their own lives. :)

  15. 15 Kirsten
    November 17, 2008 at 8:28 pm

    That’s interesting that one commentator claims that she would hire a homeschooled applicant over a publicly-schooled applicant. My conclusion is that this commentator must own a denim-skirt making factory. Someone should tell her to diversify and also make denim jumpers. Apparently, there’s a certain segment of the homeschooled crowd that just can’t get enough of them. If you check out the Duggars tv show on Discovery health, you’ll see what I’m talking about. Jumpers galore! Usually, the homeschooled don’t seek outside employment because their parents keep them on the compound.
    The Duggars claimed on their most recent show that their children are actually more socialized than children who attend public schools because they go to these homeschool conferences and meet other children. I bet there’s a lot of diversity
    going on there. “Say, I get homeschooled in a two-story tudor”. “Really!!! I get homeschooled in a three-bedroom ranch”. Worlds colliding!
    Anyway, I know some many homeschooling families and I do not hate them or their goofy parents. But I don’t like it when they feel they need to attack the public school system to vindicate their own desire to homeschool. Most of the parents I know who choose to homeschool do it because they can’t get their kids to school on time. The other homeschoolers I know do it because the moms don’t want to work at jobs outside their homes. I wish they would just admit it than condemn the public school system.

  16. 16 nora ochoa
    December 6, 2008 at 7:24 am

    okay i am home schooled and i have no prob in society at all and i know a lot of other home schooled kids who also DON’T have a problem is society . ha ha ha :p i know that is mean but you got me mad so to bad for you ha ha ha ha and you know what hate me all you want and trust me you would not want to say that to my face you would not want to hear what i would say to you .

  17. 17 Randy
    January 11, 2009 at 5:53 am

    Kudos to Laura. Good catch! And to Bonnie for all the hard work.

    The lack of moral responsibility, academic accountability, and parental involvement in public schools just facilitates the breeding of ignorance. The result of this deficit is hatred toward all that is moral and good, as exhibited on this blog. This is the formula Pearson laid out. All of the public school alumni on this board will have to wiki Pearson because they have no concept of history or culture. In case some of you are too lazy to look it up, he is a recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize.

    “Let us give the student a faith, a sense of mission, an understanding of social and moral values… Above all, education, especially at a university such as ours, must be based on a belief in something deeper and higher than oneself, whatever it may be called… Misunderstanding… arising from ignorance breeds fear, and fear remains the greatest enemy of peace. Educated persons… will place the desire to put muscle in to missiles below the desire to put dignity and decency into living; moral values into action; beauty into words or images. They will put the search for the good life in peace and freedom above every other search.…” Lester B. Pearson

  18. 18 Noah
    January 27, 2009 at 10:09 pm

    Well we hate you too.

  19. 19 Kirsten
    January 28, 2009 at 6:35 am

    Randy, you are killing me with the long-winded quote from the peace-loving Canuck. Jimmy Carter won the Nobel Peace Prize too, and Bono’s been nominated a bunch of times, but you don’t see me boring everyone with long-winded recitations of their verbosity. (Although something from The Unforgettable Fire is usually appropriate for whatever occasion but you really need the music for the right effect).

    I fail to see the relevance of the whole “beauty versus might” argument to this rather humorous blog. Maybe: Don’t let your chilren grow up to be Neocons? The War in Iraq was a mistake? Your description of “lack of moral responsibility, academic accountability and parental involvement” depict no public school with which I’ve ever been associated. Your concern about lack of academic accountability, though, rings a bell with me as far as homeschoolers go. There are homeschoolers, and then there are “ya’ll go outside and play” homeschoolers who throw a worksheet down now and again. I don’t see any academic accountability there. I see parents who can’t or won’t get their children to school on time, so they “homeschool”. I’d love to see states impose minimum academic accountability on homeschoolers.

    If you are uncomfortable with criticisms of homeschooling, then I suggest you “hang out” at one of the billion evangelical websites or blogs that constantly tout the supremacy of homeschooling.

    As far as the “breeding of ignorance”, I think you must be talking about the Duggar Family of TLC fame. They have about 50 kids. No, seriously, I think they are up to 18 kids now. They appear to be the poster children for substandard homeschooling with their field trips to the Creationism Museum, the local thrift shop, and Walmart. If you are so worried about academic accountability, why don’t you go see them in Arkansas and give them some standardized math tests which they have to finish in a certain amount of allotted time? Let’s see how they do. I feel really sorry for those Duggar children, except the oldest one who’s a jerk. He’s in his 20s now, so he’s not a kid. He’s an obnoxious young adult. I think he still lives on the compound, though. The daughters appear to be little more than unpaid hand maidens. Some homeschooling, indeed.

  20. 20 Pablo
    February 3, 2009 at 7:45 pm

    I’m a Sophomore in high school attending a community college. Let me tell you, I was pulled out of public school last year and I gave my parents a bitch fit. All the time I felt depressed and tired. I missed my friends. And when these stupid ass mothers say that there are home-school-groups for the kids, they fail to mention that these kids don’t know how to socialize at all. All they talk about is E or T rated video games and computer bullshit. I’m a metal-guitarist and love heavy metal. I listen to Metallica/Disturbed/Trivium/ and such. I’m also a skater. I dont have anything in common with these socially retarded 15 year old tit-suckers. I hate homeschooling, and always will. I don’t care about getting into college early, I want to be a METAL MUSICIAN. I know what makes me happy, and this does not.

    I beg you not to HS your child.

    If you love your child…….DONT!

  21. February 7, 2009 at 4:04 am

    I’ve been homeschooled all my life, and at 17 I just feel like I have an empty life. In the beginning it was because of allergies to the cleaning supplies that public schools used, but as time went on and I got over those allergies, my mother made excuses to keep me homeschooled. She’s turned into the stereotypical homeschooler mom over the last couple years, bashing the public school system and such.

    I have always had friends at the local karate school which I have attended since I was four years old, but I never really see them outside of the gym really. I don’t really have many other ways to socialize, and when I do attempt to do so, I find myself at a loss as to what to say most of the time.

    I feel trapped, like I can’t break free of the stamp homeschooling put on me. I try to hang out with kids my age, but I always feel like an outsider, a third-wheel. The way they interact with eachother seems so natural, but I can’t seem to throw myself in the mix.

    I can’t sleep at night sometimes, thinking of all the opportunities I missed out on. Simple things like knowing that I’ll never go to prom, go to a highschool football game, have a highschool sweetheart… it tears me apart sometimes.

    I want so badly to go out on my own and live my own, have my own life, be my own person, ya know? But I don’t know if I’m ready to support myself yet, and it frustrates the hell out of me.

    All I want is to start living life and break the hell out of my sheltered existence.

    Sorry if I kinda went off on a personal rant, but I’ve never really gotten this shit off my chest, and I don’t feel like paying a shrink and arm and a leg to listen to my crap, haha.

    So yeah, I don’t doubt that there are better adjusted homeschooled kids then I, and I’m sure there are also kids who are worse off than I am. All in all it really depends on whether or not the parents handle homeschooling and socializing their kids responsibly or not.

  22. 22 Matt
    March 3, 2009 at 5:00 am

    I went to public schools all the way through high school in Albuquerque NM. I received a decent education and I now have a Masters in Mechanical Engineering. Due to the job market I eventually ended up in software development, web applications, but I think I can say with certainty that my public education was sufficient.

    Furthermore, I don’t recall having teachers that preached any political or religious dogma to us, or tried to tell us how to vote. So, I don’t know where the homeschool community gets all this bullshit from about how public education has a liberal agenda. Of course, if teaching that the earth is more than 5000 years old is considered in conflict with the bible to them, then they are so far out of the norm that any influence other than the 700 club must seem political in nature to them.

    I have an uncle that homeschooled my cousins all the way through high school. He is religious fanatic and his motivations were blatantly obvious from the beginning. He wanted to feed his kids his philosophy of life and wanted to avoid having them exposed to any ideologies that might compete with it. Unfortunately, it worked and all of his kids are bible thumping zealous weirdoes just like him. Not all homeschoolers are like this, but from my experience the majority of them are. People that homeschool their kids just to give them a better education are rare. There is almost always some kind of religious/political agenda behind it. Also known as brainwashing in my opinion.

    My challenge to homeschoolers is this. If your philosophy is so great why are you afraid of having it tested in normal public debate like everyone else? Do you think the only way to grow your faith is to have a large number of children and work to make sure they are not exposed to any other ideologies? That is just plain pathetic.

    I send my kids to public school, and yes they will be exposed to kids that take drugs, people that are very materialistic, or violent etc. However, unlike the homeschoolers, I am confident that by raising my kids correctly from the beginning and by teaching them good values and self discipline that they will be able to choose the path to a successful, happy, and productive life.

    By the way, only 1 out of my 8 home schooled cousins turned out to be anything but a complete loser.

    So, to wrap this up. Homeschoolers. We know what you are up to. You’re a bunch of control freaks, and we don’t believe your “better education” arguments. You are doing this in an attempt to ram your philosophy of life down your poor innocent children’s throats. Plain and simple. I can’t say that in the USA you don’t have a right to homeschool your kids, but I can say with certainty that your motives are deplorable.

  23. 23 NunyaBiz
    March 9, 2009 at 3:28 am

    Wow…there are some very eloquent comments here. F-bombs right and left, a multitude of misspelled words.. ah, how proud you all must be at the complete FAILURES so many of you have become. Yeah, blame it on homeschooling.

    At a certain age, every human becomes responsible for themselves.. EDUCATING yourself, so that when you post comments on an ignorant online hate blog, you don’t come across as the uneducated, pathetic blithering idiot that you truly are…

    This is laughable. Go read a book.
    (if any of you “home-school haters” ever learned how that is!!)
    Of course, if you went to public school, all you learned how to do was raise your hand to ask if you could go potty, so you wouldn’t wet your pants in front of the whole ever so supportive class of worldly wimps.

    ha, ha.

  24. 24 Kirsten
    March 9, 2009 at 5:07 am

    That last poster’s comments don’t even make any sense. I’m not sure what it’s supposed to be or what argument he’s trying to make. I’ll take a crack at it, though.
    It seems that he’s trying to say that 1) only the homeschooled do not curse, 2) that the only thing people learn in public school is asking permission to use the restroom (oh no! the secret is out!), and 3) that only those homeschooled have learned to read, and 4) you shouldn’t post comments in an on-line hate blog.
    To take these arguments in reverse order, no, we shouldn’t be posting in an on-line hate blog. We all have better things to do. But it’s harmless fun and there’s very few outlets to criticize homeschooling. The webworld is full of pro-homeschooling blogs. Surely the last poster needs to return to them and their evangelical rantings. Homeschoolers are so sensitive about any type of criticism to their insular little world, aren’t they? They say terrible things about public school all the time, but you say one little thing about homeschooling and you have poked a stick at the bear.The wrath is unleashed!!! As far as reading, yes, we can read. And do math. And complete assignments within a given time period. And start school at 8:00 and not whenever we wake up. Also, we read a wide variety of reading material, not just the autobiography of Ted Haggard or Bob Jones. Further, we do not count trips to Target as an economics lesson. I thought the comments about getting permission to go to the bathroom were a little harsh. For the most part, you are given certain breaks throughout the day, in public school, to use the bathroom. You’re really not supposed to leave class for the bathroom unless it’s an emergency. If you are homeschooled, you can use the bathroom whenever you want. That is possibly a distinct advantage that homeschooling has over public schools. Darned rules!!!! As far as cursing, you bet we can out-curse you. We curse like drunken sailors on leave. I never hear the Duggars cursing. Although one time, it looked like Jim Bob was going to say “darn it” when he realized he was out of AquaNet. I’m just making that last part up. The Duggars buy that stuff in bulk and never run out. And every time they make the trek to the grocery store, it’s some kind of lesson in economics. At least for that family, it’s macro-economics.

  25. 25 Kayla
    March 11, 2009 at 6:44 pm

    I have been homeschooled my whole friggin life. I’ve only set foot inside a public school about 3 times. It sucks.
    My mom is a freak.
    “The only reason Josey wasn’t at youth group was because of her school dance”
    “I don’t know why they even have dances for 6th graders. They’re way to young”
    What the heck! I don’t have a freaking social life. Monday I go to the ymca with all the Homeschoolers…Tuesday I go to awana with all the homeschoolers…Wednesday I go to a youth group that consists of about 5 people…Tursday I go to hiphop (Mom doesn’t “approve” of Michael Jackson, so I have to drop out next yeaar..)…Friday I do this homeschool crap at the college that mainly focuses on the little kids, Saturday I hang out with public schooled friends, Sunday I go to church. BORING!
    I’m so bored all freaking day. I start school at 10 am, do all kinds of crap until about 5 pm. Then I eat, do homework, go to bed. Then it repeats all over again. I have to admit, I don’t know how to act when I’m around anybody except for the retarted homeschool moms.
    Remember, I said I was in 8th grade. I still haven’t done a sex-ed class thing cuz my mom thinks I’m too young to know all of that. Come on! We’re all gonna learn anyway! The only way I actually know is because of my friends.
    If you want what’s good for your kids, NEVER homeschool them.
    I rest my case. =)

  26. 26 Koula
    March 20, 2009 at 4:20 am

    Honestly…how can anyone group every homeschool parent together? Yes, there may be some invalid reasons for homeschooling, but do you really believe that every homeschool parent is the same? has the same reasons? same methods? values? social life? etc…

  27. 27 mark
    March 24, 2009 at 7:05 am

    kirsten. you are just amazing. props to you. i couldn’t sum it up any better!

  28. 28 bigmomma
    April 1, 2009 at 3:15 am

    OMG! Kristen, are you a closet homeschooler? You know waaaayyyyy too much about the culture to be an outsider. Come on, you can tell us! Well, every homeschool family is different and I won’t hate you if you are secretly a homeschooled kid (or formerly) who is raging against the machine. hahaha I homeschool and my son enjoys it. He actually asked to be homeschooled. I wear jeans and in the summer I even wear shorts and tank tops! We listen to many types of music including but not limited to eminem, finger eleven, nellie, p!nk (and once in a while, that skank Britney). We play video games rated T and MA and we read all the classic literature AND the Bible. My son scored high enough on his ACT to get a free ride at UMSL when he graduates next year, so I guess he can read and do math. LOL We love our PS friends and our HS friends. We just don’t break out the iPod while we’re at co-op. I have a mouth that has made my husband (a mechanic) blush, and he hears that stuff all day from his coworkers.(I did go to publis school, after all) I’m sorry so many of you have had negative experiences with homeschoolers. It can be a very liberating lifestyle for nonconformists and an opportunity to grow as your own person, uninfluenced by peer pressure and negativity.

  29. 29 Kirsten
    April 7, 2009 at 9:45 pm

    Nope. I have never been homeschooled. I went to public schools all the way through law school. It’s sort of funny to me that you ask me that–both of my parents were public school teachers, as are two of my siblings. I just know of some homeschoolers through my husband’s side of the family, other distant relatives, my college roommate, various acquaintances, and clients. You’re right about them all being very different and my negative comments are mostly directly at one narrow facet of homeschooling parents.
    My relatives and acquaintances all have very different ways of and motives for homeschooling, with varying degrees of success. That’s typical of the experience, I suppose. Most of them are cool about it but some of them make certain ignorant comments which infuriate me. Hence my comments on this blog.

  30. April 21, 2009 at 9:02 pm

    I’m 16, and I’ve been homeschooled my entire life. I wouldn’t change that for anything. I love being homeschooled. I have more of a sense of who I am than any of my public-schooled friends. I’m also not swayed by my peers nearly as easily.

    I get to hang out with my friends all the time. I have a boyfriend, and a job. I am extremely social. I play softball (which, by the way, also has tons of homeschooled and public-schooled kids in the same league.) I even played on the varsity team for a while.

    Oh yeah, then there’s the whole academic side to it, as well… I make some pretty good grades. I get more one-on-one time with my teacher, and less distractions.

    Also, my brother is now attending USM (University of Southern Mississippi) and plans on being a lawyer. He has a summer internship with a local lawyer. He’s joined a fraternity, too. Things look pretty good for him. He was homeschooled his entire life.

    Now, don’t get me wrong… I love public-schooled people. My mom gives me the option to go to public school. I choose not to. I just don’t think its for me. And I fully understand that homeschooling is most certainly not for a lot of people. But, come on, don’t hate us just because we’re “different.” Neither option is better. It all depends on the people, the kids, and what’s best for their lifestyle.

  31. 31 Nicole
    May 8, 2009 at 6:44 pm

    These posts are certainly interesting. I was homeschooled from 2nd grade through all of High School and I absolutely hated it. I did not have many friends because my parents would not get me involved in any consistent social activities. My parents were uneducated and therefore did a very poor job in educating me. They did not know algebra, economics, history, english, literature, science, etc. so what made them think that they could educate their own children?

    The sad and scary thing about homeschooling is that there aren’t any solid rules or guidelines to weed out those parents who are capable of it from those who aren’t. A person could be a child molestor, serial rapist, murderer, theif and still have the right to homeschool their own child – which is very scary!

    As for the teenagers who love being homeschooled – well, we’ll just see how much they love it once they are out in the real world. I had a few friends in a co-op who believed homeschooling was the best thing ever because that was what they’re parents brainwashed them into believing. Once they were no longer under mommy and daddy’s roof, and had to go out there and get a job, they realized that their social skills were not up to par, and neither was their basic understanding of life.

    You can not take a child and lock them up in a house and teach him or her about the real world without exposing him or her to it. That would be the equivelent of teaching someone how to swim without putting them in a pool. It just doesn’t work that way, and neither does life. There is only so much one can learn from books and parents. The rest comes from experience.

    Sadly, homeschooled children often do not gain important experiences until much later in life and usually have either a very low self esteem or very inflated self-esteem. Neither is balanced or accurate yet both are dangerous and lead to the same sort of destruction.

  32. July 20, 2009 at 6:35 pm

    Ok. I was homeschooled 3rd-5th grade and I hated it.

    And guess what? I’ve had social problems ever since. I’m not anti-social, but I have an extremely hard time starting a conversation, talking to people in the middle of a conversation and I constantly find myself arguing with people.

    And I’ve met 5 other people homeschooled and they are in the SAME boat as me: Not many friends, never dated, no girlfriend or anything. So, I know it’s homeschooling is what does it.

    I do have a great work ethic and did very well in high school, but as far as my SOCIAL LIFE, it’s quite lousy. I have a few friends right now(Just graduated from high school) and they don’t even talk to me that much.

    I don’t have any friends who are girls, nor EVER had a girlfriend or date, because they think I’m weird and I don’t know HOW to talk to them without saying something offensive.

    Now I do have a high self-esteem and confidence, but I’ll stick to the belief: Home schooling may be good academically, but as far as SOCIAL SKILLS, it will ruin your child for life.

  33. 33 ben
    September 9, 2009 at 8:13 pm

    I FUCKING HATE IT my mom is pissing me off so much i had to vent to somone im homeschooled and always hated it its so fucking gay i feel stupid as shit because its so gay my mom tryed to defend it because she dont want to put us in real school but i say fuck homeschool if u want ur child to have a life put them in real school like everyone else

  34. 34 Shawn
    September 19, 2009 at 2:42 pm

    Hahaha, wow. I thought US HOMESCHOOLERS were bad spellers. xDDD
    Nahh i’m totally with the hole online spelling crap. comes in handy.
    Anywayy, this is the most retarded website i’ve ever visited. WoW, you think that us homeschoolers think we’re better?(Which btw we don’t think we’re better..or at least me and my friends dont) But heck, we’re not the ones posting hate blogs about other people. And talking about how retarded, stupid, anti-social life may be, and how weird the parents might act like. Haha i can tell you, my life isn’t like that at all. I have MANY schooled and homeschooled friends. Haha yeah, a homeschooler thats not sooo isolated from the world. Who would’a EVER thought of that.
    You all think we’re judge mental? We’re not the one’s coming up with a hole bunch’a crap like “all there parents wear really weird looking clothes, and their moms hair is soo gross” yes this may be true for SOME homeschoolers. but not me, or most of my homeschool friends. AND wOw, your all following tons of conclusions off meeting just ONE homeschooled kid. you might not of gotten a great empression from THEM. but sooner or later you’ll come across a pretty kool kid who just might be homeschooled.

  35. October 7, 2009 at 2:38 am

    i was homeschool against my will for all of high school. I missed out on everything. I will never fit in and do all the social things I was meant to do. I am a loner, loser and no one will ever relate to me because it didn’t HAPPEN TO THEM. and i don’t want to commiserate with other homeschoolers they are all FUCKING losers. fuck them and fuck whoever gave parents power like that. fuck everyone i will be alone forever.

  36. 36 FUCKEDUP
    October 22, 2009 at 8:19 am

    IVE BEEN HOMESCHOOLED ALL OF MY LIFE AGAINST MY WILL. I HAVE NO MOTHERFUCKING SOCIAL LIFE. I CANT MOTHERFUCKING START A MOTHERFUCKING CONVERSATION. I AM MOTHERFUCKING DEPRESSED AS FUCK. I HAVE SUUICIDAL THOUGHTS ALL THE MOTHERFUCKING TIME. MOTHERFUCKING DUMBASS FUCKWADS THAT DONT GIVE THEIR MOTHERFUCKING KIDS A MOTHERFUCKING CHOICE SHOULD FUCKING BURN IN HELL!!!!!! HOMESCHOOLING IS BULLFUCKINGSHIT. I AM DOING THIS TO VEBT AL THE SHIT THAT I FEEL LIKE I NEED TO GET OUT OF ME. I HATE EVERYTHING BECAUSE OF HOMESCHOOLING. FUCK FUCK FUCK FUCK. EVERYONE IS FUCKING DIFFERENT, HOMESCHOOLING MIGHT BE GOOD FOR SOME PEOPLE BUT NOT MOST. FUCK THE WORLD. ILL NEVER FIT IN BECAUSE IMA BE AN “OUTSIDER” FOR THE REST OF MY FUCKING LIFE. FORCING YOUR KIDS TO HOMESCHOOL IF LIKE PUTING A BIG FUCKING COCKSUCKING PIECE OF SHIT TATTOO ON YOUR DEAR MOTHERFUCKING CHILD WHICH YOU ARE “PROTECTING” THAT WILL STAY ON THE POOR FUCK (ME) FOR THE REST OF HIS WORTHLESS SHIT FUCK CUNT VAGINA COCK ASS BULLFUCK LIFE. I HAVE MILD ANGER ISSUES TOO BECAUSE I DONT DO ANYTHING AND I CANT VENT SHIT. WELL IM FUKCKKKKING VENTING MOTHERFUCKERS.. HEY WHOEVER THAT BITCH WAS DEFENDING HOMESCHOOL EVERY OTHER POST…FUCK YOU IN THE VAGINA BITCH CUNT. GO FUCKING SUCK SOMEFUCKING BALLSACK FUCKING LESBO FUCKING CUNT FUCKING FUCK. U CUM GARGLING FAGGOT FUCKS THAT FORCE HOMESCHOOLING UPON UR CHILDREN ARE FUCKING WHORE PENISES. IMA BE A JUNIOR NEXT YEAR…I HOPE I WILL BE ABLE TO GO TO PS THEN BUT IMA STILL BE FUCKING SCARRED FROM THIS BULLSHIT. BTW AS A RELEASE FROM THE PAIN OF THENOTHINGNESS I’VE DONE ALL KINDS OF DRUGS FROM WEED TO SNIFFING SHARPIES, I ALSO DRINK BOOZE WHENEVER I CAN GET IT AND CIGARETTES/CIGARS/8 ASPIRIN PILLS AT A TIME. TOO BAD IT HASNT KILLED ME YET. IF UR THINKING ABOUT HOMESCHOOLING, OR FORCING UR KID TO, DONT!!!!!!!! I’LL HUNT U FUKWADS DOWN AND FUCK YOUR ASSES UP!!!!! SUUUUUUUUCK MY FUCKING COCK!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  37. 37 lol
    November 22, 2009 at 8:37 am

    lololololollo

  38. 38 Justin P.
    December 23, 2009 at 1:22 am

    Homeschoolers use Prom Date Depot http://promdatedepot.com to go to prom now.

  39. 39 Jed
    December 30, 2009 at 10:28 pm

    I HATE HOME SCHOOL!! ITS THE WORST THING IN THE WORLD!!! MY Mom doesn’t even teach me anymore and yet my Dad wont public school me. And home school SUCKS!

  40. 40 Maureen
    January 15, 2010 at 8:09 am

    Dang.. a whole lot of venting on this site. Venting is good however, when you lump any group of people into an ignorant stereotype (whether publicly, privately or home schooled) you lose credibility right from the start.

    I have had my children in a public school and I have home schooled them. I am now home schooling and I work part-time outside the home. When I’m not working, I am usually driving my kids to their various activities that their social lives call for. When asking my kids what they would truly like to do (I give them a choice), they say “home school”. They do have deadlines, quizzes and due dates, and take classes with some other kids at a local charter school.

    I don’t think that choosing to home school your kid has to do with being a “control freak”. . I’ve seen a lot of parents at public schools that seem to be waaaay too controlling over their kids’ lives.. they are at EVERY meeting, they are there talking with all the staff, the other parents and usually have “the scoop’ about the latest happenings at the school. They are almost ALWAYS there hovering over or around their kids. Now, would you call that being involved or controlling? It’s easier to just speculate and make a judgment call and generally stereotype people, isn’t it?

    In my opinion, I have met people from both backgrounds that seem to be well adjusted and high functioning happy members in society today as well as people with serious issues. To say that one or the other is better or that it is because of home schooling alone is just plain ignorant. It truly is a matter of individual experience. If this is just about venting, I can live with that but remember.. you are just parading your bias and ignorance when you put a whole group of people into a little box.

    For the record, I have never owned a denim jumper or skirt, and I get my hair cut regularly… (well, I did own a jeans miniskirt in the 80′s..does that count?)

  41. 41 Noah
    January 22, 2010 at 4:26 am

    Ah the homeschool stereotypes. Love ‘em or hate ‘em.

  42. 42 Jed
    February 23, 2010 at 5:06 pm

    WOOHOO!!! MY DAD IS FINALLY PUBLIC SCHOOLING ME!!!!!!! YA! But Im in 8th grade so i dont know how I will fit with everyone. But at least im getting public schooled!!!

  43. 43 dexter
    March 16, 2010 at 4:17 pm

    me to im going next year to 8th in a public school i hate homeschooling!!!!

  44. 44 Trevor
    April 15, 2010 at 2:04 pm

    I’ve been going to a regular school for 7 years, and right now I’m in the middle of trying out homeschooling for a year. It is horrible.

  45. 45 Michelle
    April 18, 2010 at 9:03 pm

    I was homeschooled from kindergarten through 12th grade. My parents did if for religious reasons. Neither one of them had ever gone to college, and people in our community were very rude to my parents and me when they would discover how I was being educated. I was a very shy kid growing up. I wanted so bad to fit in with my peers. I felt like such a dork all the time. My mom did a great job teaching me at home, I have been in college for 4 years now maintaining decent grades. The thing that really bothered me growing up was the feeling of being alone. People hated me because of my upbringing, which I had no say in. Looking back, I know my parents were doing what they felt was right. I think they did a great job with what they had. Homeschooling is very expensive if it is done correctly. I did know people who did an awful job homeschooling and one of my childhood friends is completely illiterate and struggles to pass remedial English classes at the community college. Maybe she just has a learning disability, who knows? I just wanted to put this out there: If you meet someone who is homeschooled, please don’t mistreat them. Homeschooled kids struggle. Even the ones who “like” it. They have bad days where they feel alone and discouraged. Homeschooling is a long lonely road. I think it makes us who we are, even if we are weirdos. Usually when someone finds out I was homeschooled, they can’t believe it, because I’m not a big enough freak. Stop judging people. It hurts.

  46. 46 Michelle
    April 18, 2010 at 9:08 pm

    One more note. I am married to a man who went to public school and whose mother is a public school teacher. My family obviously favors me homeschooling my children, and my mother in law is likely to disagree. I personally have no idea what to do when the time comes. Homeschooling has its pros and cons. My husband doesn’t know what to do. We don’t have children yet, but we are planning to start a family in about 5 years. Any homeschoolers out there have comments?

  47. 47 Lily
    April 20, 2010 at 12:56 pm

    Well, I am home schooled. I don’t consider myself to be a stereotypical home schooler. I listen to modern music and I’m up to date with the latest songs and news, I like to look nice and straighten my hair and wear fashionable clothes. I have a lot of friends and I go out in the evenings to different clubs and sports and stuff.

    My grades are pretty good. I am with an online school and I send in my assignments and all that. I am planning to go to college when I am 18.

    I am pretty outgoing and social and I can fit in pretty well in the group. I am pretty street wise and know about “stuff”.

    BUT I do not think myself better then anyone. I do NOT look down on public schooled kids. I do not look down on “dorky” homeschoolers. We’re all the same apart from the fact we learn differently. I do not hate people for living different lifestyles then me.

    Homeschool has taught me to be open to other people’s beliefs, cultures and personalities. I love learning and I find freedom in this way of education. I am sad that some people hate home schoolers and stereotype us. Just give us a chance please. :-) Not all of us are freaks.

    Peace
    x

  48. 48 Rose
    May 24, 2010 at 1:14 am

    First of all, I despise being home schooled. I teach myself, and it’s so hard. I feel like I’m stupid.. Like, I have no knowledge at all. My dad was the one who put me home-schooling. I was just fine with being public-school. My life sucks, I ran away once because my life was so boring, I don’t have any friends, I don’t go out, no social life. I just want to go to public school.. So I don’t have to feel dumb. So I can have friends. So I can stop stressing out and being depressed. Well, I guess it’s not only me who feels this way. I wish I was never home-schooled. In my opinion .. I would do so much better if I go to public school, I would study harder and avoid the drama at school. Gosh, My life is so boring. My life is.. insane.. I wake up in the morning do my school-work, I eat…read, listen to music and sleep. What a life? LOL I’d rather go live in Thailand…………. It’s so much .. better.. Oh yeah! This neighbor sucks! I don’t go outside and play, because the neighborhood is so far away. I have no idea. BUT BEING HOME-SCHOOLED SUCK A*S! I’m going to try to finish my school work.. I want to go to public school next year. I cannot be home-schooled any longer. It sucks ass. I hate hate hate it.

  49. 49 Tommy Richardson
    May 31, 2010 at 4:00 am

    im homeschooled and i fuckin hate it. my parents are to fuckin strict. i feel suicidal all the time. i get depressed wen public school kids look down on me like im a worthlesd piece of shit. but i dont blame them id prob do the same thing. i barely have any friends. i will nevr forgive my parents for homeschooling me unless i can b normal and go to school. i fuckin hate being homeschooled so fuckin much.to make it worse my dads a fucking pastor. i hate my life. id trade my life for a normal life anyday. i hate how any1 i know tht homeschools are jst so boring. theyre parents are to fuckin strict. i want to have normal friends. please any parent tht has the chance to read this post never ever homeschool ur kids it desttroys them. they will become suicidal. i fuckin hate being homescholed it makes me fuckin suicidal i jst hate it so much its bullshit. fuck homeschooling.

  50. 50 Tommy Richardson
    May 31, 2010 at 4:02 am

    p.s. thts not my real name

  51. 51 Trent J. Mattier
    June 4, 2010 at 3:23 am

    I schooled under all three schooling settings: the strict private school, the public school, and the online school. Admittedly, I do lack some social skills, but not because of homeschooling; I have Asspergers and OCD. I’ve only home schooled two years, my sophomore year and my junior year… and I hate the program more than life itself. To put it kindly, homeschooling is like hell on earth, especially if you’re a social person. You’re cooped up in your house all freakin’ day, every day, you fall behind in schooling because there are too damn many assignments, and every writing assignment that you submit is ripped to shreds because it’s never good enough for your teacher. And I was a straight A student as a freshman at a private high school. After entering online schooling, I strive just to get C’s. I wouldn’t wish it upon anyone. FUCK homeschooling!!!

  52. 52 kathleen pilapil
    July 5, 2010 at 4:52 am

    i totally agree with you. i hate home school. My parents had me homeschooled from when i was born until i was about 8. When i entered a regular school, i had no idea what the world was like. i had no idea was sex was. i had no idea that things like that ever existed in the world. i had no idea about everything. I was a weird child in school. the fool. the weirdo. the dumbo. the regular school times were the best moments of my school life. years after, i had a great reputation, i had cool friends. everything. no thanks to my knowledge in home school.

    now that ive graduated from elementary with a wide knowledge about the world, i feel much better. but now my mom wants to homeschool me herself for middle school! i hate it. they treat us like 5 year olds. i miss regular school.

    you know what moms do when they find out they can teach their own children…. they mix their jobs as moms and teachers!!!!! I HATE IT.

  53. 53 Just Me
    July 7, 2010 at 6:07 pm

    Fascinating the stereotypes found here. I see the “I was home schooled and hated it” and “I am home schooled and hate it” comments often. Though I suspect many are trolls, it’s hard to miss the fact that 90% or more of them focus entirely on not being able to slack off and get into trouble. It’s a tacit admission that public schools fail in their stated purpose – education. Home school families range from hippies who don’t want their kids to “conform” all the way to shut-ins who have very little contact with the outside world. I know that. I also know that the VAST majority are not radical communists or dowdy zealots. They simply want to make the best decisions for their families.

    It is hardly surprising that most of the vitriol comes from people with strong ties to public school teachers. Never mind that every international test shows that the longer a child is in American schools, the worse they fare in comparison with other 1st world countries. Never mind that home schooled children represent a small minority of children, yet are frequently in the news winning academic contests like geography bees and spelling bees and such. Much better to pretend that some shy kid is shy because his parents taught him algebra while his public school counterparts were learning how to use condoms or whatever.

    Has there ever been a home school bombing/shooting? Has even one bell tower sniper been home schooled? What about serial killers? Human nature being what it is, there are unstable people everywhere. Some may even choose home schooling because they see early on that their child is one of those. I suspect a home school parent will spot troublesome behavior long before it reaches Columbine proportions.

    If the worst you can say about a home schooled child is that they don’t know all the pop culture references and are as bad as the shyest kid in public school, how bad is that really? Of course, most home school kids do not

    I do know many home school families. They are Baptists, Catholics, “non-denominational Christians”, Muslims, Jews, and one atheist. Ethnicities range from White to Latino to Black. Each family is different except in 3 things:
    1. All of them know exactly how their children are doing in their education
    2. All of them have confident, happy kids who have friends at church, dance, karate, or whatever.
    3. All of them have put more thought into the pros and cons of home schooling that ANY detractors I have ever met, period.

    Almost all arguments against come down to “no social skills” and “parents are too stupid to teach”. Both are fallacious in 99% of the cases. The post from “kathleen” previous to this one is a shocking testament to both arguments. She was an 8 year old that did not know about sex and that’s a problem? She feels that now she has graduated from elementary school she has “a wide knowledge about the world”? Nice.

    The one other “argument” I have seen a couple of times is the one about people sitting in some bunker somewhere raising little Hitlers or something. Well, that’s speculation and fearmongering and is simply not based on any evidence.

    Ever see any actual studies on this stuff?

    There is a short list here : http://www.hslda.org/docs/nche/000000/00000068.asp

    I know there are likely only two types of people actually reading this post – those who have decided to hate home schooling regardless of reality, and those who have already decided homeschooling is the right thing for them. From my experience, the first group wants to force everyone to make the same choice they did. The second group at most advocates for their decision, but is not interested in forcing anyone else to change.

  54. 54 Logan
    July 9, 2010 at 12:09 pm

    I’m 16 and have been home schooled my entire life. My father was a high school teacher but left the system in disgust not long after I was born. He doesn’t work now and devotes all his time to home schooling my brother (14) and I. As a result, our family doesn’t have a lot of money, but my brother and I have progressed extremely fast. Last year I started a Bachelor of Arts which I’m studying online, and my brother is nearly finished high school studies.

    As for socialization, I have no trouble fitting in or talking to anyone, least of all people my own age. I have a couple of very close friends and many ‘casual’ friends, all of which attend public and private schools. Most of the other home schoolers in the area represent the sum of all the negative opinions of home schooling in this thread, and I don’t associate or get along with them at all. I’ve dated a couple of girls and was in a fairly serious relationship for most of last year. My mother is a pianist and I learnt music from when I was 9. I’ve reached quite a high standard on the trombone and have maintained a consistently low standard in singing the past several years. I’ve done workshops with the Sydney Symphony Orchestra and have been accepted to audition for the Australian Youth Orchestra for their 2011 season. I’ve met most of my friends through playing music.

    However, I rarely see them, and I do blame this on being home schooled. Most of my friendships have the feel of a long distance friendship, even though we only live half an hour away at the most. Although I loathe to use the word, I only ‘socialise’ 3 or so hours a week at band rehearsals. The rest of my time is spent at home studying. I’d like to stress that this is the only difference in the social life of other people my age and me: they do their school work at school surrounded by people, whereas I do mine at home alone. As I said before, this means I can work extremely fast, but at the cost of an active social life. The mixing of parent and teacher has also caused a lot of stress and angst in our house that I feel could have been avoided if my parents didn’t have to carry both roles.

    Some days I do wish I went to school, progressed at a normal rate and spent more time with friends. Other days I think I have the best advantage in life I possibly can and wouldn’t change it for anything. I guess I’ll have to wait to see if being home schooled has been worth it.

    I’d also like to add that I’m not from a religious family. I’d describe myself as an Atheist except for the tags associated with it.

  55. 55 homeschoolmom
    July 30, 2010 at 9:37 pm

    Dear Fuckedup,
    If you think public school is going to solve of the problems you listed, you are in for a rude awakening. It sounds like you have a lot of emotional and mental issues.
    Everyone Else,
    This is definitely a hateful website. It doesn’t really matter if a person is homeschooled or goes to a public school. Beyonce was homeschooled as are Will Smith’s kids, and many more celebrities. No one would say they were lame or demented. I do not judge others and I am not a religious zealot either. I just want my kids to have the best education possible and it just so happens I can do a better job of that than our local school system that have test scores in the forty and fifty percentiles.
    Socially, my kids have something going every night and those activities are not homeschool based or church based. My kids have designer clothes and all the latest electronic stuff, but they also just got back from a trip to Mexico and Central America. They travel a lot and learn a lot of hands on stuff (none of which included maple syrup or taffy). They know their parents want the best for them, not because we say that, but because we show them that. We also don’t post hateful things about other people.

  56. 56 Cantankerous
    August 10, 2010 at 6:55 am

    I’m 19 now. I was home schooled all the way up to “graduation” – if you could call it that – from second grade onwards. I feel so sorry for these other kids on here, I know exactly what their going through or else I wouldn’t be on here at 3:27 in the fucking morning looking this kind of shit up. I especially relate to Mike’s post on Feb 7th. I wasn’t home schooled for religious reasons. My Mom simply hated my first grade teacher (well, the teacher WAS a bitch but that’s besides the point) and didn’t like the fact I had some issues with bullying.

    I now live currently stuck on a Visitor’s pass in Canada until the end of September as my Mom fell in love with some grouchy beer swilling Canadian. Canadian’s, don’t be offended most of you are really nice and interesting people, and you guys sure know how to live off the land which is really cool! But.. try being 19 years old, socially awkward from a life time of home schooling, not even having a GED, not having a driver’s licence, never having had a girlfriend, and being stuck in a country half of the year where your not aloud to work or go to college because of the U.S. and Canada’s new cosmetic security regulations. On top of that, the girls here find me weird even more so than the one’s from the states where their at least used to the concept of diversity. And even if one DID like me, they know I eventually have to leave and will NEVER get involved on an emotional level. I am SO sick of this despicable life I’m living. I don’t have the heart to call the embassy and ask for a ticket out of here on them, so I’m biding my time. When I go back home though I am DONE with alcoholic hillbillies, DONE with smothering mothers, and DONE with crack-addicted biological fathers. I’m moving in with some of the few friends I have, getting my old job back, getting a driver’s licence, getting a GED and to COLLEGE where I belong, getting a career and a wife, and they can kiss my ass that sure as shit won’t be wiping theirs in 20 years time.

    Fuck Home-Schooling.

  57. 57 maddy
    October 15, 2010 at 8:37 pm

    your description of homeschooling mothers sounds more like every teacher i’ve ever met. just saying

  58. 58 Joan
    October 18, 2010 at 3:29 pm

    We started homeschooling this year and it is not for everyone. I have a 3rd grader and a kindergarten. It’s tough. We tried and don’t feel it is for us. Kids are going back to school next fall. Don’t knock it until you try it. I admire any parent that can do it successfully.
    Oh, I don’t wear a denimn skirt, have long hair or wear glasses. Idiot.

  59. 59 becky
    November 5, 2010 at 7:25 pm

    Don’t worry, the feeling’s mutual. ;)

  60. 60 Kelsey
    February 14, 2011 at 1:09 am

    I totally agree with this post! i am homeschooled and i am not ready for society, all i know if mom & dad. And i HATE being homescooled. i want to go to public school so i can have friends and learn about everyday life.

  61. 61 Nadine
    February 22, 2011 at 8:14 am

    Omg I thought I was the only person, Ive been home schooled since 3rd grade I dont remember what my age was back then but now im 14. I was forced too by my stepmom, & when everyone asked me if I liked it I had to say yes or my parents would beat me. I have absolutely no friends and I dont know how to act in front of people!! I wish they would make some kind of law to ban homeshcool…

  62. 62 You're wrong!!!
    July 28, 2011 at 10:41 pm

    Homeschoolers Rock! Forget the stero-typical home-schooler, that is not what they’re all like. LOSER BLOG!
    GET A LIFE! You should see some of the world and the people who are in it before making your small minded, immature, and completely wrong judgement.

  63. 63 Dara
    August 16, 2011 at 2:07 am

    Hello there. I’m seventeen and have been homeschooled since the 3rd grade. I feel that socially I’m up to par,
    but academically I’ve fallen short. I’m a grade behind the other teens my age and I’m doing my best to ready myself for the outside world. The only social activity I get at the moment is at my church and volunteering at the local retirement home. It’s hard trying to socialise with my age group because all they talk about is school activities. So I guess my experience in homeschooling hasn’t been the best, it could have been worse.

    My parents are nice christian people, but they should of never homeschooled us. My sister, who is thirteen, has the mind of an eight year old. For those of you parents thinking of having your kids homeschooled, please take into consideration your childs mental health.

  64. August 18, 2011 at 2:58 pm

    Just thought I’d add my two cents. I am a homeschooling mother of four kids. MY husband and I both went to public schools, though we both attended private schools for a short time. I am not a Christian although I grew up one.

    I would just like to point out that NOT all homeschooling families are right wing Evangelicals. I get tired of being lumped into that category. I don’t own a single jean jumper, I have short hair, and my kids are obsessed with Harry Potter. We have attended workshops by NASA. We have spend the day at an observatory learning all about radio telescopes. We spent the day at a farm, learning how cheese is made and milking a cow. We have gone on nature walks. We have attended a laser show put on by a local university. We have put on a performance of A Midsummer Night’s Dream. We have had structural engineering classes and map reading classes. There have been classes for the kids to take: sign language, Spanish, Sewing 101, Naturalist club, drama, critical thinking skills, Oceanography, Archeology, Science experiments, Phys. Ed, including a track and field day and the Presidential fitness test, etc… We’ve also been part of a nature photography workshop, art appreciation class, drawing class, spelling bees, performing arts festival, speech meet, book clubs, etc…

    My kids watch the news everyday and even my ten year old can understand current events. (and it’s not Fox news). We go to the library once a week. We are active in 4-H and Boy/Girl Scouts. My kids actually do things outside of the home. They aren’t anti-social at all. They can start a conversation. And they have friends.

    Yes, there are some families that do not homeschool well. But there are just some bad parents. And bad teachers in public school. But there are some really great parents of public schooled kids. And there are some fabulous, inspiring public school teachers. I know because I’ve had some of them. But one of the most important things I gleaned from them was that education isn’t so much about what you know as much as instilling a thirst for education in your student. If you can get them to love learning, that goes a long way.

    Guess what? There are some great homeschooling families. Quit with your sterotyping. Educate yourself before you start deriding homeschoolers. I know this is an older blog, but I just wanted to add a little from my experiences in the homeschooling trenches.

    If you really want to know a little more about homeschooling, read this quote: “Consider these statistics: In 2009, approximately 1.5 million students were home schooled, up from the 850,000 students the federal government estimated were home schooled in 1999 (Ray, 2009). Some researchers even say that number is conservative and could be as high as 2 million students. From 2007 to 2010, the number of children home schooled increased by an estimated 7 percent; the number of children enrolled in schools increased by less than 1 percent over the same period.” From Education Week http://www.edweek.org/ew/issues/home-schooling/

  65. 65 Sophie, Now More Commonly Known As the Homeschooled Kid
    September 17, 2011 at 5:29 am

    I have no clue why I’m commenting on this when it was posted… almost five years ago. But, whatever, I need to rant, and I’ve been surfing the internet for the past half hour, so I might as well say something.

    I don’t know what I think of kids who are homeschooled. Four of my cousins were/are homeschooled, and they are kind of weird, but then again, my entire family but my parents, sister, and I are atheists and not overly religious like everyone else is on my dad’s side of the family.

    I’m homeschooled this school year, and I can tell you, it sucks. Until now, I was in crappy public schools with crappy education, but at least there were PEOPLE. If I lived in the city, I would probably have a better education AND I’d be able to walk down the block to see my friends, but no, instead I live miles away from everyone who doesn’t piss me off, so until I get a license, I’m stuck in the house with my bitchy mother almost 24/7, and even when I go out, I’m STILL stuck with her.

    It’s only been a month. I can’t stand this. I’m still in touch with about three of my friends, though, to be honest, even THEY piss me off now, except for Athena who’s just plain weird and for some reason keeps me sane. Between my wacko homeschooling schedule and their public school schedule, I barely talk to them and rarely see them.

    Dammit, I hate this. I really do. If I could teleport out of this house in this tiny town with its close-minded idiots, I would, and go as far away as possible. Homeschooling itself is okay, though being stuck with my parents all the time… Now that’s just hell.

    I NEED TO GET OUT.

    Huh, if only I had wings.

    … My random rant might be over…

    Wait for it…

    I WANT TO BE ABLE TO TELEPORT TO A TROPICAL ISLAND!!! FUCK THE LAWS OF PHYSICS, I WILL DO IT!!!!

    I think I’m done now, even though probably nobody even read this.

    If you did, you are probably in serious need of a life, my friend, maybe even more than I am.

  66. 66 surfgirl
    September 29, 2011 at 6:51 am

    Hey,
    Don’t feel bad I’m sitting here looking for something to comment on for an assignment for college. It seem like your feeling just a bit trapped. Does you parents know how you feel about homeschooling? Life too short to waste energy on that much hate.

    Have you every asked why your being homeschooled? The purpose maybe valid? Seeing thing from the other view point may make your feelings change.

    Lifes to short.

  67. 67 kristen
    October 13, 2011 at 5:19 pm

    im homeschooled and loving it. its all a matter of choice. you guys are all seeing one side of the story. if your open to the idea you will like hm if you dont then you WILL hate it. ive been pb schooled all my life and this is the second year of my homeschool and ive met wonderful people. hm kids dont act wierd.. atleast most of them dont. and i for one have a great fashion sense and dont match my parents with my clothes. i listen to the same top you pb schoolers do and i am very social. im around so much adults all the time im actualy more mature than all my friends. so you guys are totaly wrong with the steriotype about homeschool people. it shows how much you know about it. homeschool kids have a percent more chance of staying or going to college than pb school kids and are more likly not to do drugs and be a statistic in teen pregnancy. whats wrong with that.
    btw this was all said by a year old girl in 8th grade. think about that for a little while

  68. 68 BlairBane
    October 18, 2011 at 2:51 am

    HOmeschool kids have a (greater) chance to go or stay at college than p-schooled kids? Nope. Wrong. Try again.

    It’s interesting that one home-schooling mom made some comment about public-schooled kids shooting up the school, something to that effect. Usually the violence in h-schooled families comes from the mom. DeeAnna Laney, Andrea Yates, Dee Schosser, Carrie Williams…just sayin’.

    I know some homeschoolers love to crow about winning the National Spelling Bee. Good for them! It’s because they don’t have anything else to do all day besides study the words. I think the way some of the homeschoolers act on national tv at the spelling bee proves every negative point that’s been made on this board.

    I think it’s great when foks homeschool and do a great job at it, same thing for the public school experience. This is a board for people to vent, whether it be a homeschooled kid or some of us tired of hearing homeschool families denigrate the public schools. (And that’s on top of the daily assault on public schools by politicians whose secret or not-so-secret goal is to destroy the public education system in this country.)

  69. 69 BlairBane
    October 18, 2011 at 6:21 am

    Thinking it over, I don’t hate homeschooled kids or their families. It’s not even like me to write on something like this board. I heard a bunch of different comments from several people in a short time, and frankly, it made me despair a little. This board seemed like a good place to vent. Homeschoolers have a big presence in the blog-o-sphere (Voddie Baucham, anyone?) but not many places for the other side to express themselves.

    I wish everyone well with their choices.

    For those who wrote in with such anguish, I don’t know, I wish I could fix things and make it where you enjoyed your schooling. I’d like it if you could find a way out, some kind of emanicpation or something. Or just keep askingyour parents if there is some type of traditional school that would be an option. Some places will let you go a few days of week. If they are inflexible, just remember that this time of your life won’t last forever, however, and maybe you could find a community college to help you get caught up when the time is right. It’s a big world. There are lots of places to find yourself or “create yourself” like George Bernard Shaw wrote. I feel like whatever I say is inadequate but know that there is someone who wishes you lots of peace and love. On a hate board, no less.

  70. 70 kristen
    October 22, 2011 at 4:16 am

    its amazing that you would say that homeschooled kids have nothing else to do but stuy lessons and words! your wrong and have a giant misconception on homeschool kids. your horrible and are totaly wrong. why dont you stop saying that homeschool kids and familys are messed up when most of the time that isnt true. everything you have just said are a total lie. im 14 and im more mature than you. wow…grow up!

  71. 71 wava..girl
    October 22, 2011 at 4:19 am

    why would someone make something caleed the i hate blog? whats so bad about homeschool omg im 14 and homeschooled and theres nothing wrong with it

  72. November 1, 2011 at 3:43 am

    Wow; really? The best thing you can figure out to do with your life is write a blog about all the things you hate, and you think there’s something wrong with homeschooling? This homeschool graduate learned:

    a) proper grammar and spelling
    b) correct word usage
    c) how to interact with people using more substantial thought than “I hate such-and-such because…well just because I hate it.”
    d) how to find something better to do with my life than just gripe online about all the things I hate.

    Last time I checked, government school didn’t include classes on “how to win friends and influence people.” This blog is a pretty clear indicator that they probably still don’t.

    By the way – to the commenters who asked about homeschoolers being “afraid” to have our ideologies tested in the public schools – public schools are not unbiased, either. Public schools have an agenda/worldview/ideology, too. It just isn’t obvious to those who share it. ;)

  73. 73 homeschooled teenager
    November 3, 2011 at 3:09 pm

    i dont understand why this blog is even here. its hurtful and a waste of space. homeschool is always a choice. you can either sink or swim. im 14 and ive been doing homeschool for 2 years and sure it has some bumpy roads but its all a choice. did you know that 1hr is spent learning in public school? im guessing homeschool is going to let your child learn alot more. dont hate on something you dont know anything about. if there are some closet wannabe homeschooled teens out there i would reccomend this website http://www.k12.com its called an online “public”school. i go on fieldtrips and yes…i AM socialized. think about your future do you really want to flip burgers for a living because you fucked off in school? its all a choice

  74. 74 Lenne
    November 8, 2011 at 8:44 pm

    Just wanted to say to all those who hate being homeschooled, that I went through public school, and I think public school sets up a false reality. I am now 34 have four kids, cannot get out to socialize etc very much, family takes lots of work, you dont get that realistic view from going to school everyday. Its all fun and games which is not reality. I was homecoming queen, all that one could want out of HS, but after its over, then what? Also have a BS in Psychology. Thought about Homeschooling my children, but would keep them engaged, and if they hated it, would send them to public school. Just wanted to say to all you depressed homeschoooled kids, you may be more appreciative of regular day to day life than those coming from public schools. Real life is not having your best friends around you in home ec class, and going to football games and dances every Friday night. Believe me you are better off. Reality is hard work, and you learned it early. It only up hill from where you are!

  75. 75 Lenne
    November 8, 2011 at 8:47 pm

    Homeschooler, chin up, its only up hill from here. Public school is a false reality, take it from the one who was your all american homecoming queen. It drops you on your ass after its over.

  76. 76 homeschooled teenager
    November 27, 2011 at 10:14 pm

    thanks lenne, people dont understand that homeschool and public school are basicly the same things only i dont go to the same school. i do get adult interaction more than teenager interaction so i personaly dont connect with my age group. i dont think the same way nor do i dress the same way than they do. i dont run around wearing skinny jeans and too tight shirts. personaly i think thats a advantage, more teens who will be 16 and pregnant are in public school than homeschool. i just wish people would get it through their thick skulls that we are just alike.

  77. 77 Matayo
    December 2, 2011 at 5:35 pm

    I’m sixteen and was homeschooled for 8-9 years before going to public school.
    I had no social problems and made several friends. When I told my friends that I had been homeschooled for a long time, they didn’t believe me. My mom is not a bragging weirdo either and acts like any other normal mom there is on the face of the planet. Your post was condescending, ignorant and stupidly stereotypical.

  78. 78 Truant Since Kindergarten
    December 3, 2011 at 4:45 pm

    The fact that you say this shows your naive isolated ignorance, typical of government school kids. My kids learn history first hand from original documents not a boiled down summary, learn far more than the dumbed down large classroom puppy-mill kids (high-end sports, music, and language) plus classes at a college level from a very early age (robotics,etc).

    HS kids have far more diversity of social skills – all ages, all ethnicities, all nations because of academic and social freedom. School kids are hampered by lowered expectations, government-imposed mandates (can your 6th grader pop out to go to the Louve prior to watching the Tour de France?) and most importantly the inane/immature HS social structure of cool/not cool and bullies. Gvt school kids are like Goverment Motors cars – a pretty decent, moderately mass-produced product but nothing to get excited about and not close to top-of-the-line.

    It’s sad more parents can’t or won’t HS but life is about choices. If you want puppy-mill kids whose personalities are driven by peer pressure and insecurity then that’s your choice. Remember it when your kid is living in your basement at 24…with a KILLER Alienware gaming system…

    You reveal your ignorance by your post. Don’t be such a generic. Turn off the Wii and go build a robot, tell a joke in French, and blast skeet with my homeschool kids.

  79. 79 anonimous homeschooler
    December 3, 2011 at 6:19 pm

    matayo thats awesome!! i dont understand why people dont like us homeschooled people. personaly i think homeschool is a better place to be than public school. im not saying that publicschool is bad or anything, i have friends in public school as well as homeschool but ive noticed that all my old public school friends are somewhat dipwhads compared to ALL of my homeschooled friends. typicly public schooled kids get 1hr of learning time out of the 6 1/2 thats required. basicly all that time is being wasted on talking about boys or who isnt wearing “skinny jeans”. but homeschooled kids dont have that destraction that they do, homeschooled kids have a higher chance of going and staying in college than public school kids do. im not trying to rain on public schooled kids paraid but come on really?!! i know a person who is 15 and pregnant by some guy that was having sex with another girl i think at the same time. and guess what… SHE WAS IN PUBLIC SCHOOL!!!

  80. 80 anonimous homeschooler
    December 8, 2011 at 10:50 pm

    people are idiots, they dont understand that homeschool is the future school. im doing all my school online and my TEACHER calls me every month for a teacher contact. public schoolers are idiots and future rapists. i was sexualy assulted on the buss and i had to be taken out of school because i didnt want to tell the principle for fear of retaliation. do you want this to happen to your children? i dont know what i would do if someone hurt my little sister like that, do you really want to subject your child to that? you are horrible people

  81. 81 Tonks
    December 23, 2011 at 11:03 pm

    I think it’s rather funny how the homeschooled community does not like being stereotyped, yet has no qualms about making some rather bold but unsupported assertions about public schools. The comparison to cars by a previous poster is especially telling. I would compare the homeschooling experience to the horse and buggy, and the public school experience more like travelling by airplane.
    And isn’t it interesting how h-schoolers insist that public school kids are nothing but bullies, whose every movement is ordered by a strict social structure? And then they pepper the comments in this blog with all sorts of insults, e.g. public school kids are rapists, stupid, future basement dwellers, idiots, etc. Maybe this was an erroneous assumption on my part, but I thought most people wanted to h-school so their children would not be subjected the “mean” kids of the public school. The posters here could teach those evil bullies of the public school something, after all.

  82. 82 Tonks
    December 24, 2011 at 3:19 am

    Actually, I do know a 25-year old living in his parent’s basement. He lives there with his wife and new baby. He was homeschooled by his mom. His parents are fundy-lite religious but at least mom had a college degree. Homeschooled basement dweller has gone to three different junior colleges over eight years but has no degree of any kind to show for it. I don’t know what kind of killer gaming system he has, or if he has one. He has a part-time job as a security officer in a parking garage, which is great for him because it requires no work product to be produced within a given time frame. It’s my understanding some homeschoolers have a problem with that sort of thing. (finishing something with a set amount of time). I used to think he was socially awkward but he did manage to get himself a very nice wife, so I have to re-think that one.

  83. 83 anonimous homeschooler
    January 2, 2012 at 5:45 am

    So I just came across this and would like to say that I am highly insulted! I was homeschooled for 7 years and surprisingly, and I know its hard to believe but I have tons of friends and completely social. I think its sad that you would sit on the computer and talk about how weird, retarded and terrible thing homeschooling is. Apparently you going through school has just made you judgemental , mean, terrible people! Think before you judge people.

  84. January 26, 2012 at 7:57 pm

    You sir… are a douchbag…. a total fucking peice of worthless shit who cant think for himself. ever consider being tolerant you ignorant fucking cunt? If being homeschooled means people hate me, go ahead ya bitch. I probably have more friends than YOU, YOU MOTHERFUCKING PIECE OF DISGUSTING, PERVERTED SHIT THATS ALWAYS COMPLAINING! AS FOR THE REST OF YOU! GO TO FUCKING HELL YOU ASSES I SEE YOU MISSED THE LINE FOR TOTAL ASSHOLES!

  85. January 26, 2012 at 8:07 pm

    oh my god… im so sorry…. I meant none of that…. please…. IM SO SOORY…. my god im an idiot… what you said is all true

  86. 86 proud homeschooled girl
    January 26, 2012 at 11:50 pm

    hahaha totaly!! this is definatly the best comment i have ever read on this website. personaly i dont understand why people dont like us homeschoolers lol were just people that choose to learn at home. hehe were not subjected to bullcrap like the rest of the world, whats so bad about that?

  87. 87 Nick
    February 14, 2012 at 12:10 am

    My mom is considering homeschooling my little sister (I am a senior in high school about to graduate, so I’m safe), and although I know about all of these statistics about how homeschooling is supposedly better (on the national average) I cannot perceive this to be true. The public school system is flawed and somewhat corrupted, but many homeschools are just as corrupted as the parents, especially when started at a young age, have almost total control over the curriculum and what they learn about, leading to an often biased way of life, especially in the case of those who homeschool for religious purposes (my parents are Christian, and I’m not–this could be reason as to why I feel biased against it). I don’t have much solid proof, but hear me out. I feel as if the majority of those who are successful through the homeschooling system are so for two reasons: the parents are well informed and very intelligent (possibly professors themselves) OR they are religious and are perfectly adapted to the environments found in many religious universities. If you are successful without either of these characteristics, then you are a fortunate minority (or your parents have a lot of money, in which case you are still the fortunate minority). Then, as I’ve seen on here, there are the people that absolutely hate homeschool. I understand the common misconceptions of those who are homeschooled, such as them being socially awkward (some are of course, but so are some in public schools). Now, many of you have argued about taking co-ops and such, to remedy some of the downsides. This is stupid for numerous reasons. Going to these co-ops or other activities probably feels very awkward and outcasts many homeschool kids as well as reverting back to the public system. Since homeschooling, in order to be as effective as a public or private school, requires a lot of money this seems totally backwards (or you’re cheating yourselves). These co-ops are like vitamins of public school lessons that cost money (although unlike vitamins these aren’t concentrated) or you can have the natural food for free, which is the better alternative as vitamins are not meant to be replacements of the real thing, only supplemental. It’s kind of like the conflict of feeding babies breast milk or formula (the best solution nutritionally speaking, is to have the real thing, but then reinforce it with some formula or vitamins). Now you may have noticed I said nutritionally speaking. This is because this is tiresome or annoying for many people, so they move to the formula for convenience. The one flaw in this analogy is that it is the opposite. Public schooling is the more convenient (from the parent’s perspective).

    What I am saying here is that it is very rare for one to have an actually good and well-rounded education in the homeschool system. Then there are online classes. These are a joke (you’ll hear people talk about how it’s just as good, but most employers my friends and I have talked to would much rather prefer somebody with a degree from a physical university than that of an online college). Online classes for homeschoolers cannot be any better. Also, I have a few friends who take online classes and they all agree that they are horrible compared to having an actual class and that you can still get away with a lot less work. I must say though, that I live in Iowa, which has one of the top schooling systems overall in the U.S., so where you live may influence your opinion of this. Although, I must say that there are some bad schools here as well, one of which I went to for a year. It was actually when we lived there that our neighbors homeschooled their kids. I had asked them about their social life, which they said was perfectly fine, but their actual social skills as to my observations seemed somewhat contradictory. Which further mystifies me as to why my mom wants to homeschool my little sister, especially since we live in one of the top schools in the state.

    Thus, I guess I have my own somewhat stereotypical outlook on homeschoolers, and I have yet to see a single person post on here (except for those who hate it) that does not fit (especially those of you who don’t think you are uppity, but then condemn all those that just put you down). This may seem a bit harsh, but it’s the honest truth (a bit redundant eh?).

  88. 88 Joe
    March 31, 2012 at 7:23 pm

    OK I am 12 and home schooled I have 8 good friends that I see every week 3 best friends. today I am going to the mall with 2 of my friends to get mw3 and halo reach for my friends BRAND NEW XBOX. from what I understand because I don’t watch family guy and curse every other word means I am sheltered?

  89. 89 Homeschooled&Proud
    May 31, 2012 at 7:20 pm

    *don’t *it’s *they’re *don’t *it’s *it’s
    There are many homeschool groups that give us the opportunity to socialize, and we are not kept from joining other sports teams (such as traveling teams), Teen Court, the list goes on and on. I Googled “why do people hate homeschoolers?” to help me find some insight as to why people are disgusted by the fact I learn at home. Not all homeschoolers are like the Duggars, do some research before you hate on a whole group of people.
    Also, you said we are judgmental? Way to be a true hypocrite with your comments about how awfully we dress, it’s like the pot calling the kettle black.

  90. 90 wavagirl
    June 1, 2012 at 3:18 pm

    YOU ARE AWESOME!!! ive been homeschooled for about 3 yrs now and I absolutly love it. people just dont understand that there is ways of meeting people and being regular teens. Being homeschooled has given me amazing opportunities I wouldnt have even dreamed about and im super greatfull. thank you for saying what you did <3

  91. August 16, 2012 at 2:47 am

    I attended public schools my whole life; never even heard of homeschool until I was 30 yrs old and had my own baby. I knew I never wanted my child to attend public school. My experience was horrible. I learned to drink, smoke, swear, cheat, lie sleep around, steal, hate authority etc etc. My parents were never involved in any part of it. I didnt care about learning at all. I never had a teacher/guidance counselor or anyone ask me “why did you drop out of t his class?” “why did you stop playing sports” “why did you get detention?” NO ONE CARED I care about my children and I will teach them about the world not have the world teach them. Im thankful I live in a free country where I can choose how my children will be educated. We have so many choices in the US, why cant we have educational choices? I take my responsibility very seriously. Yes my kids some day may want to go to public school (they are 14, 12, 9) I will deal with it if it comes up. But for now, they are not responsible enough to make that decision. Those of you who had bad parenting, they would have been parents if you had attended PS too. There are good and bad parents and kids in both places.

  92. 92 Anynomous
    September 6, 2012 at 2:44 pm

    I homeschool my kid because she has serious medical conditions and can’t leave the house. I have no choice. Thanks for making fun of her.

  93. 93 Cora Bella
    September 11, 2012 at 1:44 am

    I’m homeschooled, and I hate it. I love being around other people, work with other people, getting out. It makes me feel good!

    I was in school for five and a half years, and I learnt how to be around other people, what school is like. But I didn’t know how much I loved it, and would hate homeschooling.
    Homeschooling has taught be how to be strong, not to fall to bullies. I has also taught me to be lazy in the morning, to back chat, ect.

    Parent ate often a bit full of them selfs, being well, ‘smarter’.

    Your problem is that you don’t know how to deal with people like this. Try living with a PHD Dad, and a Mom who thinks you are the wonder kid.

  94. 94 Bibiana
    September 17, 2012 at 4:50 am

    Why hate them? To each his own, that’s. what I say. Do what you feel is right and respect people who think differently.

  95. 95 Jillian
    September 17, 2012 at 8:28 pm

    People should really stop hating homeschoolers because, they can be amazing people. I am perfect proof for example, I was homeschool till I was fourteen until I got in to college. I am not super smart, but I will become super smart by taking college credit courses. besides, highschool is a waste of time, plus you don’t really learn that much. All you lean is how much you hate school. If you are really serious about your child learning, homeschool them. take it from someone that has first hand experience.

  96. 96 BananaSchool
    September 20, 2012 at 3:56 am

    I was homeschooled. I am now working on my fourth degree in one of the top schools in the country. I also work part time at one the top defense contractors in the U.S. I have a wide circle of friends too. I feel lucky and grateful for the amount of care my parents took in teaching me. I think most people “hate” homeschooling because they just don’t understand the concept because it is different. It basically amounts to prejudice. Although, I congratulate you on the ability to use a keyboard! One step at time now.

  97. 97 15 and homeschooled
    September 20, 2012 at 4:18 pm

    What school are you going to? I love being homeschooled, I have amazing dreams that I didnt have before because of it. I want to go to berkley and study phycology and then go to behavioral analysis for the FBI. I dont think public schoolers understand that the stigma of homeschooled is false. They truly are missing out on a great experience. I am so greatful to have been homeschooled, its made me a stronger person because of it :)

  98. 98 bobbi
    October 26, 2012 at 3:09 pm

    OKAY you guys are horrible its school it doesnt matter where it is or how it is as long as you are getting an education!

  99. 99 James
    November 18, 2012 at 9:14 am

    Ive been homeschooled for about 9 years. Most of my friends think I’m anti social but never say it to my face. And as a result I only have like 2 fucking friends and I’m starting to lose one. And the worst of all is my mom doesn’t teach me shit. She justs gives me a text book and expects me to learn all this shit. And the only social thing I really do is martial arts and that’s hardly anything. At least Im fucking going 2 a REAL school next year. Good bye homeschooling and hello new friends and possibly GF! And good luck 2 u poor bastards still in homeschool

  100. 100 Alias
    January 13, 2013 at 3:56 pm

    Homeschool causes an unhealthy amplification of kids’ egos. I can’t stand when they think they do more work than public school kids and have this bigoted, holier-than-thou attitude. FWI, two workbook pages a day doesn’t equate to 7 a day plus homework. Also, public school starts at a constant time, not whenever we wake up. Whatever homeschooled kids do learn, these kids feel they have to let everyone else know by correcting other people’s grammar and such. Get a life! Not to mention, I’ve seen tons of alleged high school and middle school aged homeschooled kids make simple spelling errors I wouldn’t expect a first grader to make, so stop with that because it is just a way to obviate the need to supply a valid argument that actually relates to the central debate in this blog. Homeschooled kids will never feel the pressure that public schooled kids feel, and I have witnessed all my life the negative impact homeschool has on its victims. I pity those here who despise the system into which they have been forced to assimilate. I am a junior who had been in private school K-8 and public school all the way from freshman year until now. I NEVER curse, nor do I do drugs. Not all public schooled kids are menacing juvenile delinquents who reject authority, submit to corruption by the government, and go around having sex with everyone else. This just shows how ignorant and myopic some homeschooled kids really are.

  101. 101 Alias
    January 13, 2013 at 3:59 pm

    And btw when I said 7 a day I meant 7 hours. Sorry to disprove any homeschoolers attempting to formulate comebacks to what I said based on this blunder.

  102. 102 Bobbi
    February 14, 2013 at 3:48 pm

    No one said all public school kids are juvenile delinquents. We homeschool everyday. We do not get the vacation weeks off of the foolish government holidays. We don’t move to every bell like we are robots. The dumbing down of history and social teaching is the reason we are homeschooled. We are no better then anyone else. Remember homeschooling started way before government run schools did. Do some research. Homeschoolers feel just as much pressure as public schooled kids. Since they are always left out even when joining things such as little league, swim teams, soccer teams, etc. because like yourself, it seems you are all afraid of us. I don’t see where homeschoolers are ignorant or myopic. Someone needs to save this country from the trained sheeple. It seems that public school people are very judgemental when people aren’t joining them in the dumbing down of America. You need to do a little more research so that you can better inform yourself on history. Try looking up John Gotto. So don’t judge unless you have something to compare to. Have you ever been homeschooled? Then how can you judge something you have not experienced.

  103. 103 D. Jones
    March 8, 2013 at 7:22 pm

    I ended up homeschooling our son after many attempts to keep him in public school. I wish that he could go back a be successful. I’ve sadly come to the conclusion that some children just can’t be accommodated in the public school system.

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  106. 106 CQ
    May 4, 2013 at 9:19 pm

    How tolerant of you to categorize a group of people into your narrow stereotype. Maybe they should all go to public school to learn how to be tolerant like you.

  107. 107 IHATEHOMESCHOOLING
    May 7, 2013 at 5:35 am

    Hi.
    I’m currently being homeschooled. I hate it. I have been homeschooled all my life and I have no friends, no freedom. I REALLY want to go to school. My dad and mum broke up 4 years ago and dad really wants me to go to school but mum is saying no way. I cant stand it. mum doesn’t even teach me, i teach myself. She is so awful and treats me like a slave.

  108. 108 Nolan
    May 13, 2013 at 1:21 am

    Mmmm homeschooling is interesting. I was homeschooled all my life I graduated a grade ahead and I am proud. I would never recommend homeschooling for anyone it is boring dull and it will make you think in a different way than others. The promblem are the kids and parents, some can be complete pyschos ( and I mean this with all my heart) while others can be pretty cool. I personally did not have psycho parents, they let me decide the way I wanted to think and what religion I thought was right. Homeschooling is mind numbing and will lead to mental breakdowns in the future.

  109. 109 Corpse
    May 13, 2013 at 7:32 am

    Homeschoolers are really some of the strangest people I’ve ever met. I’m completely indifferent about how I’ve been completely homeschooled all of my life, and in fact I think it’s kind of warped me. My parents homeschooled me to keep me away from the school system because ours isn’t that good apparently. As I hit my teens and entered high school, I lost my friends. Most parents take their kids out when they reach highschool and put them into public/private/whatever school. I got to sit back and watch my friends go out and have a fantastic time.

    But I’m not saying normal school is an amazing thing to be honest. I hate homeschoolers. I’ve been surrounded by them my whole life, and they have turned me into whatever the fuck it is I am now. I don’t react to certain things properly, I’m awkward and unadjusted because of this. I respect my parents for having my best interest in their hearts… But this is horrible. The bright side is that I do get to graduate early, but that is the only thing that really appeals to me.

    It’s terrible. Don’t homeschool your child unless if you want to have fucked up kids- there is no real “grey area”.

  110. 110 Jenn
    May 25, 2013 at 3:29 am

    I am a homeschooling mom. I don’t really “hate” anyone. I don’t like the “my kids are perfect” homeschool parents, but I don’t like the “my kids are perfect” parents from any educational background either.

    My oldest daughter spent most of her time in public school and was been home schooled through high school. There were times when she hated being home schooled. Those were the times when “other” kids were going to ballgames and dances. Funny thing though, she still went to ball games with her friends and attended 2 proms, but she still felt like she was missing out socially. I wanted her to have friends and have the same good experiences that her peers were having, I just wanted her to have the individualized education that she required.

    I too get turned-off by ultra-Christian home schoolers and they make me feel uncomfortable. most of my home school friends are like me. Professional upper-middleclass families who homeschool for the educational freedom and academic rigor. For the record, I have never worn a denim jumper.

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  112. 112 Ronald Richards
    August 11, 2013 at 5:51 pm

    Well judging by how pathetic the public school system is I truly think homeschooled kids are smarter socially they may be a little ackward but who cares going by what Soceity claims is normal I think there better off

  113. 113 Madison
    September 23, 2013 at 1:36 am

    Home schoolers aren’t dumb or simple. In fact they often have group meetings or attend other groups in their community some homeschoolers do school longer than people in public school and they do it every day even in the summer. And they know how to communicate. ;)

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