Who Should Home School?

Physical bullying at school, as depicted in th...
Physical bullying at school, as depicted in the film Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Are you on this list?

  1. Those who think ketchup is not a vegetable
  2. Those who think ketchup is a vegetable
  3. Those who know what bullying feels like
  4. Those who don’t know what bullying feels like.
  5. Those who know there is always free cheese in a mousetrap
  6. Those who care about their children
  7. Those whose conscience is bothering them about lack of school choice
  8. Those whose minds are not concrete (mixed up and permanently set)
  9. Those whose children need to pray before an algebra test
  10. Those who have good horse sense and want their children to have it, too
  11. Those who know the best way to get a life worth living is to make it that way
  12. Those who want to guide their children’s experiences
  13. Those whose hearts are telling them things their minds are not sure about
  14. Those who realize little ones do not learn by the clock.
  15. Those who long for a simpler life
  16. Those who want everything green for their kids
  17. Those whose children have roach allergies
  18. Those whose children stay sick all during the school year
  19. Those who are at home
  20. Those who must travel all the time

You don’t have to cry over spilled milk if you own the cow.

Published by Katharine

Katharine is a writer, speaker, women's counselor, and professional mom. Happily married over 50 years to the same gorgeous guy. She loves cooking amazing homegrown food, celebrating grandbabies, her golden-egg-laying hennies, and watching old movies with popcorn. Her writing appears at Medium, Arkansas Women Bloggers, Contently, The Testimony Train, Taste Arkansas, Only in Arkansas, and in several professional magazines and one anthology.

6 thoughts on “Who Should Home School?

    1. Thanks, Thomas! And Welcome to Home’s Cool!
      I cringed when I posted it, but I really want to stand up about a few things. So here it is. I hope you look around and find many more posts that please you, and return often! 🙂

  1. Well, that sounds like just about everybody OUGHT to homeschool their children. But I like what that Bible says in Deut.6 says: 4 Hear, O Israel: The Lord our God is one Lord:
    5 And thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thine heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy might.
    6 And these words, which I command thee this day, shall be in thine heart:
    7 And thou shalt teach them diligently unto thy children, and shalt talk of them when thou sittest in thine house, and when thou walkest by the way, and when thou liest down, and when thou risest up.
    8 And thou shalt bind them for a sign upon thine hand, and they shall be as frontlets between thine eyes.
    9 And thou shalt write them upon the posts of thy house, and on thy gates.

    If our children are sent to government schools all day long how can we talk to them all day long about anything? Thank you for this post.

    1. You’re welcome, Karen, and thanks for this input. Of course, the only real reason to homeschool is that God said to, assumed we would.

      However, those who do not even believe in God or that He meant what He said, can still protect their children just out of the natural instinct that God built into each parent to do so.

      If they have not killed that part of their souls. And if they actually have a home and not just a crash pad.

  2. I am just curious how the author of this blog knows about home schooling? My son’s aunt has done it with her children for years. She seems to be very successful at it and I am intrigued by it. She is pregnant with her 3rd child. Her home schooling has actually helped me in sending my son to public school and him being successful there.

    1. Welcome to Home’s Cool, FNB!

      I am the author of this blog, and I’ve been a homeschooling mom of six for a quarter century. You can read more about me and my homeschool writing career on my “About” page, by clicking the tab, above, labeled: “About This Safe Place”.

      I learned about the possibility of homeschooling through the director of the parochial school our children were in, long, long ago. He strongly recommended it to us for our children because one of them, an adopted daughter, had a learning disablility that they (and the public schools) were not able to deal with.

      Once I saw how much less nervous my children became, I knew this was the course for us. However, in these days of routinely shooting kids in the schools — for the children’s sakes I think it is the course for everyone.

      I’d be happy to discuss this with you more. You sound like an open-minded person and it is always a joy to find someone like you!


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