Top 10 Reasons To Homeschool —— Move Over, David Letterman!
Top 10 Reasons To Homeschool ——
Move Over, David Letterman!
By Diane Flynn Keith, Editor of Homefires,
Author of Carschooling
Why do you homeschool? I have asked this question of many parents over
the years and the answers vary widely. Many homeschool parents have
posted their "Top 10 Reasons To Homeschool" on their blogs
and websites. I thought I'd share a few with you...
And here's a twist on this theme:
I gave this matter some thought, and came up with my own
"Top 10" list that includes links to articles and
research that support my claims:
- No school shootings and no
school terror drills.
- You can sleep in. (School kids
typically get less sleep than the recommended amount for healthy development.)
- No "Lunchables." (Apparently, these
budget-breaking, fat-and-sodium-laden "lunches" endanger students'
- Less juvenile obesity and type 2 diabetes.
(Did you know that eating school lunches is a health hazard?)
- Fewer back injuries. (Homeschooled students don't have
to haul around 22% of their body weight in textbook-laden backpacks.
- No debt-inducing back-to-school sales. (Who
knew parents are racking up credit card debt to outfit their kids for school?)
- You can wear whatever you want!
Just say No to Socialization
- No need for "socialization" as
defined by the American Heritage Dictionary -- a verb meaning, "To place
under government or group ownership or control."
- No compulsory HPV vaccinations for 11-year-old (or
younger) girls. Parents maintain the right to determine whether or not their child
should be vaccinated. We're not kidding. Texas just passed a law requiring 11 &
12 year-old girls be innoculated with the
- No "Teen-Screen." Parents maintain the
right to determine whether or not their child's mental health should be
evaluated and whether or not their child should be given psychotropic drugs.
We welcome your submissions of "Top 10 Reasons To Homeschool" lists,
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