Sunday, August 22, 2010

Homeschoolers Appreciation {day 1}

Today is the first day of the Homeschoolers Appreciation blog party Bleah and I are doing! We've been working really hard on this, and we're so excited to finally start! Woot woot! In this post, I'm going to list five benefits to homeschooling, and an award made by yours truly. :)

{1} One of the benefits to homeschooling (for me) is definitely getting to sleep in sometimes. When I was in public school I had to be up and ready by 7:30am (and that was elementary). Sleeping in is really nice. :)

{2} The flexibility of homeschooling is another benefit. I love being able to say, "Hey mom, 'so-and-so' wants me to spend the night tonight, is that okay?" Even on a week day! Fun fun fun! :)

{3} Having the opportunity to grow closer to my family is another benefit for me. I have always loved hanging out with my friends, and staying the night with friends, so being around my family basically 24/7 has really taught me to appreciate them more, and to interact with them more. :) 

{4} No peer pressure. That was a BIGGY for me when I was in school. Even in kindergarten I ALWAYS worried about what other kids thought of me. I still do today, but I'm much better than I was. I remember being picked on one time on the playground by some boy (his name was Daniel... yeah, I remember him) who thought my jeans were ugly. I cried and cried, because they were my favorite jeans. I probably never wore them to school again.

{5} Another reason I love being homeschooled is because I'm around better influences. As much as I love to "fit in" with people, there's no telling where I would be in my relationship with the Lord right now if I were in public school around [even a few] teens who don't dress the way I do, who have a boyfriend/girlfriend, who talk trashy, who dress trashy, who aren't Christians, etc. Though, I'm not judging the kids in public school, and I'm not saying they're all "bad". Please keep that in mind. :) Also, I love having the freedom of being taught whatever my parents see fit to teach me.

Now for the award:

Feel free to take it!

11 Greetings from Elven Friends

Elizabeth Rose said...

True, true, true, Eldarwen! Lovely post! :)

The Golden Eagle said...

I agree with you on the last four points, especially peer pressure.
But I don't sleep in,since I LOVE getting up early. :P

Gwenea Zestia Binn said...

I agree with everything 100 times over! AWESOME award Eldarwen!

Grace said...

I agree with all 5 of those points.

Great post.


samarah said...

I agree with everything you said there Eldarwen! (especially the sleeping in part! ;)

Hope you are having a great weekend!


Rachel Marie said...

I agree with this entire post! I am so incredibly THANKFUL I was homeschooled, the closeness I have with my family and God is priceless....and it gave me the strength and knowledge I needed when I graduated and started attending college! Homeschooling didn't isolate me from the world, but with my familie's guidance and God as my heavenly father.. it INSULATED me from the world. I miss being homeschooled but it has greatly prepared me for the rest of my life!

ooh and thank you SO much for the tip about fixing my blog, I for the life of me could not figure it out! THANK YOU!!! =]

Eldarwen said...

Rachel, you're welcome! :)

Lindsay said...

So true, Eldarwen! Especially the sleeping in part. haha! ;D Great post, girl!

~ Love & Hugs,
Lindsay <3

Lindsay said...

Oh, and I forgot to say that I LOVE all the pictures and quotes you've added to your right sidebar! Those are great! :)

Harmoni said...

I'm not homeschooled but being homeschooled sounds awesome!

Anonymous said...

Eldarwen, you're so funny. I'm a soon-to-be homeschool graduate and I've always gotten up at 6:30 in the morning to get ready for school...never slept in unless I was sick. :)(I've never been inside the walls of public school either. I think if I did visit a public school, I'd die from shock!)

~Awel P.