It’s Time to Get Really Honest with Yourself About Homeschooling

Welcome back to Making Everyday Magic! I’m Shanna, and if you’re new here, we’re a homeschooling family sharing our journey and insights into parenthood and education. Today, I want to have a candid conversation about the importance of being honest with ourselves when it comes to homeschooling.

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Get Honest About Homeschool

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Living in Texas, where homeschooling laws are minimal, I’ve noticed a concerning trend. Many homeschoolers seem to struggle with accountability and transparency about their children’s education. I’ve seen posts from parents realizing their child is far behind academically after years of unschooling or lack of structure.


Honest Evaluation

Every child deserves an education that meets their needs and prepares them for the future. It’s essential to honestly evaluate our homeschooling approach regularly. If your child hasn’t made progress or has lost ground, it’s time for a serious conversation with yourself. Don’t let pride hinder your child’s education.


Let Go Of Your Pride

As homeschooling parents, we face judgment and criticism. It’s natural to feel hesitant to admit when things aren’t working. However, letting go of pride is crucial for our children’s sake. If homeschooling isn’t working, it’s okay to explore other options.

Get Honest About Homeschool

Hijacked Terms: Deschool & Unschool

Two terms often misinterpreted in the homeschooling community are “deschooling” and “unschooling.” Deschooling isn’t about avoiding education altogether but allowing time for children to explore learning outside traditional structures. Similarly, unschooling isn’t no schooling; it’s child-led learning tailored to their interests.


Get Honest

When considering homeschooling, ask yourself if you’re truly committed to providing your child’s education. It’s not about shortcuts or avoiding accountability; it’s about ensuring your child receives the education they deserve. Don’t underestimate the level of commitment required.


The Biggest Failure

The biggest failure in homeschooling isn’t admitting when it’s not working; it’s failing to provide your child with a quality education. Don’t let fear or pride stand in the way of making the best decision for your child’s future.

Get Honest About Homeschool


As homeschooling continues to rise in popularity, it’s crucial to have open and honest discussions about its effectiveness. While autonomy is essential, accountability ensures children receive the education they need. Let’s work together to ensure every homeschooled child has the opportunity to excel and thrive.

Join the conversation! Share your thoughts in the comments. Have you witnessed the challenges of homeschooling accountability? Do you believe more oversight is necessary? Let’s keep this important dialogue going.

Thanks for reading, and remember, it’s never too late to make positive changes for our children’s education. Until next time, take care! πŸ“šβœ¨

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