Thoughts On Homeschooling

When I was younger, I didn’t understand why I couldn’t be homeschooled. Both my parents work full time so there was basically no other option for schooling. Now, most of the homeschoolers are taught online and don’t even need an instructor supervising since they have an online teacher. This is really interesting to me and it has many pros and cons to it. I’ve decided to explore those here and see what you guys think about it!

Pro:
This is a pro for the student: getting to sleep in and not having to get ready or even move to go anywhere. You can do everything right where you are and you don’t always have a schedule or at least you can pick your own schedule.

Being able to do things at your own pace.

Not having that loud classroom atmosphere.

You can also be ahead other students- this goes hand in hand for doing things at your own pace. But for the previous one, I mostly meant that for those who may struggle with finishing assignments quickly. This one has to do with those who are ridiculously ahead and don’t want to be held behind.

Many teachers just teach things you already know and you don’t have to deal with listening to that.

Con:
Limited interaction- you don’t get to be around people your age or even experience teachers. It can be pretty lonely.

Sheltered- Being sheltered isn’t always a bad thing but it can be a rude awakening when you enter the world without ever having any experience that those in public school have.

Having someone to help and ask questions to- Yes, you have an online teacher. But that isn’t exactly the same thing. It feels different when you get the chance to actually be around the teacher and you get to work one on one. It has a more personal feel than just asking questions online and asking. If you have a parent who’s homeschooling you, it can get boring to just interact with your mom or dad all day. And what happens if they don’t have an answer to your question? That’s not to say public school teachers are always going to know the answer, but at least you get to have the experience to be around everyone.

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Concluding and Introducing

So today I want to have a nice little conclusion and recap of sorts of January. The theme was Change, as I stated in pretty much every post. I don’t know how effective my posts were as a whole but I hope it wasn’t too repetitive. Hopefully, the next month will have more options as to what the month revolves around so I can come up with fresh ideas basically every day. It’s hard having a monthly theme, especially when it’s a personal blog that you’re running by yourself. But I think it worked out smoothly because I love the organization that it brings and how I can brainstorm for ideas and not get too all over the place. The ideas work together and revolve around simply one main idea which I find extremely organized and I like to think it works.

With all that being out in the open, I’d like to introduce February. The month’s theme will be love. I’ll go into it in more detail in the official post to kick off the month. I wanted to bring it up because the month will be packed with ideas. It’s a broad word and leaves much room for interpretation. I’d love to hear your own personal meaning of love or anything you have for me that I might find useful. Although I have a lot of the month planned out, I’d love to do some additional posts if you have anything to add. Who says I have to post only once a day? I’d love posting more than that so be sure to contact me! I wrote this a day early just in case you’d like to send some ideas in now and I can add them in tomorrow’s post when I talk about the month’s plans. Maybe I’m getting a little too desperate for contributors so I’ll stop here but be sure to contact me if you have ANY ideas at all! They don’t even have to related to the theme, I’d just love to hear them.

This concludes the month of January! I hope you enjoyed this month and I hope you like reading my blog! Thank you for checking it out and listening to my rambles.

5 Reasons Not to Change Who You Are

1. There’s only one you

No one else in the world has your exact looks (well unless your a twin) or your personality. Your thoughts and beliefs aren’t exactly like everyone else’s, you have a combination of different beliefs that make you unique.

2. Changing for someone else isn’t worth it

How many times have you heard someone say something¬†along the lines of, “Never change who you are just because someone else has a problem with it,” that quote is still a relevant one. We can still learn a lesson or two from it.

3. Accept yourself

Accepting yourself is really the key to everything. You’re the one who’s stuck with yourself all the time so you have to do what you know makes you happy and a better person.

4. Your beliefs are your own

Only change them because you’re growing as a person, not due to the pressure of another person.

5. Don’t do it just because you want to fit in

Fitting in isn’t worth it, do what makes you happy. I can’t stress that enough.

I’ve spent a lot of time this month focusing on accepting yourself and not pleasing other people. The reason why I stress that so frequently is because it’s something I’ve personally dealt with many times, as I’ve kind of talked about in several other posts. I’ve learned that changing myself doesn’t make me any better, it just makes me feel worse about myself. So choose your actions wisely.