Homeschooling is still a taboo for some even though it is widely well known and already practiced. Dealing with them might lead to a very big trouble yet knowing how to handle them correctly might lead to understanding and eventually respect to both perspectives.
Here’s a quick guide to handle these misconceptions.
- Face the truth. We cannot please everybody. Not all people think the exact same way we are. So, hearing a lot of negativity from other people should not affect you with your belief in the homeschooling system. Just take them in but don’t take them too seriously. At the end of the day, what works for you is what you should believe in.
- Keep on reminding yourself that homeschooling works for you and it is for your future. What works for you best is what you should stick to.
- As much as possible, avoid people who are not into homeschooling. If they are not in your belief system, try to stay away from them.
- Be liberated. Don’t be afraid to express yourself. Haters will always be haters. Just let them be.
- Try to go out and experience the sun. Being homeschooled doesn’t mean that you should always be confined at home. Go out and feel the freedom!
In addition to these, try to communicate more with all the members of the family. Ask for their opinions. Opinion from all the members matter. Ask about how everyone is with the idea of homeschooling, how they are going to support the homeschooled kid and what will be each and everyone’s contributions to homeschooling. This event in a child’s life is not only about him and his parents but also everyone in the family.