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Two of our children have grown into teenagers. After finished their elementary level, they still choose homeschooling for the next step of education. Although many people ask me when we are going to send them to the public school, we are still striving with our way of homeschooling. Even more, our youngest son starts his homeschooling journey with us after I had been waiting for my husband's agreement for 5 years.
Last year, I asked my two elder sons questions about what they thought about homeschooling. Today, to get their reconfirmation, we have some discussion before they go to bed. I ask the same questions about their point of view toward homeschooling and their answers expand wider. Here are what the teenagers think about homeschooling. According to them,
All teenagers need to take homeschooling
Here are their comments:
The load of going to school is much harder in different ways. They might have to do a lot of assignment at school and at home. So they are doing double works that make them not focus on certain area. Although I still have to do assignment, I am still the boss of myself. My teacher doesn't manage my time and schedule. I manage what I am going to do first to finish the assignment.
The schedule they mean here is about time table. At home, our children have the freedom to finish their work based on the due date and target we have. Even they have the right to choose the options they have to study.
Having a date is a bit trouble as we don't meet girls everyday. However, not everyone at school has date also. Even we might have greater change to get girls later in a wider and more real society.
I think to get my sons growing in a family with full of love should make them better gentleman in the future. I hope so.
We don't spend too much time with friends for unnecessary business. We don't depend too much on friends. We can choose friends that match to us and our choice is not a force of the condition right now.
There are a lot of issues about bullying in the public school at this moment. Children are forced to accept people that actually they don't want to get close to because of the condition being in the same place before they are getting ready. When are they getting ready? When they have met many people and know more people in the real life. It will go along with the time that is running with their age and maturity.
We are mommy's boys and we still depend a lot of things from parents right now. That is an unavoidable fact of us right now. Even the boys who go to school are still mommy's boys. We are on the way of being independent.
That is their comment when I asked them whether they feel ashamed that their mom looks too close with them unavoidably and when people call them “mommy's boys”. I am very touched with their answer.
We want to homeschool as long as we can do it. There is a time when we cannot homeschool anymore.
That is also what I have in my mind. There is a time when they teenagers have to go independent when their maturity is enough to be independent in their real life.
We thank God that we have a chance to learn and to live the life together day by day, year by year. The teenagers' thought has grown up. We get more enthusiasm to continue our homeschooling by this short discussion.
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