See, I am very easily influenced by those around me, perhaps more than most people. I need to constantly surround myself with Christian influences. I look back and know that if I had been around a public school environment, I would have screwed up big time. I thank God that he saved me from that.
Additionally, I got to enjoy being around my family a lot. I have a great family, and I'm so glad I got to be with them for so many years. Now, as I'm 4 hours from them, I'm glad that I didn't spend hours and hours each day away from home. Those are memories I never would have had in public school.
Homeschooling also gave me the flexibility to do more of the things God gave me passions to do. I loved piano, and my senior year was spent practicing an average of 6 hours a day in preparation for competitions. My love for and skills in piano performance would not have been honed to that extent in public school.
Ya know, I don't think public schooling is bad. I haven't even decided what my future children will do, yet. In many ways, it kind of depends on the child and the family dynamics. Most of my closest friends went to public school and turned out just fine. I don't fault anyone for deciding to send their children to public school. But just so you know, we all aren't all weirdos.
Question: What did you enjoy or dislike about your public school or homeschool experience?
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