100+ Homeschool Fears We Are All Guilty of Having

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100+ Homeschool Fears we are all guilty of

Homeschool Fears

We all have fears when we make the decision to homeschool. There are hundreds of thoughts that pass through our heads each day that we sometimes take to heart. Your fears about homeschooling don’t need to rule your life or ruin your homeschool. We all worry about not being enough, doing damage to our kids and so on. If you are worried about any of these fears then you are on the right track. Bad parents, bad homeschoolers aren’t fearful of ruining their kid’s lives. You got this.

100+ Homeschool Fears We Are All Guilty of Having

  1. I am not smart enough to teach my children.
  2. What are other people going to think?
  3. CPS is going to take my children from me.
  4. How am I going to afford life?
  5. They are all right about socialization, my kids are going to be complete anti-social freaks.
  6. They won’t be able to conform to school life one day.
  7. Teaching my kid to read.
  8. Teaching my kid math.
  9. High School
  10. Testing
  11. State regulations.
  12. Will my kids get a diploma?
  13. Missing out on prom and school life events.
  14. I am not doing enough.
  15. I am not doing it correctly.
  16. It isn’t fun enough.
  17. I am going to make a huge mistake, and notice too late.
  18. My extended family is going to judge me.
  19. My neighbors are judging me.
  20. We actually are weird, not the cool kind of weird either.
  21. My kids hate it or will resent me one day.
  22. My kids aren’t learning.
  23. There is something wrong with my kid and I am in denial.
  24. Strangers are going to quiz my kids.
  25. Family members are going to quiz my kids.
  26. What if I can’t teach them everything they need to know?
  27. We are lonely and will stay lonely because no one else understands homeschooling.
  28. Feeling like a failure.
  29. Not preparing my children enough.
  30. Not being able to work because I homeschool.
  31. Needing a break and being judged for it.
  32. Having any kind of life of my own.
  33. My kids are too far behind.
  34. My kids are too advanced.
  35. My kids are not going to want to cooperate.
  36. My kids not wanting to homeschool anymore.
  37. I am doing more damage than good.
  38. They aren’t learning fast enough.
  39. They aren’t meeting their milestones on time.
  40. What grade level are they in?
  41. My house will never be clean again.
  42. My kids are not in enough activities or sports.
  43. They are not getting enough experience.
  44. Not doing enough field trips.
  45. Not making moments memorable enough.
  46. Our homeschool day isn’t long enough.
  47. Our homeschool day is too long.
  48. Am I being annoying with making everything a learning experience?
  49. They are lonely and have no friends outside their family.
  50. They won’t be able to make friends.
  51. I am not enjoying homeschool enough.
  52. What if I made the wrong decision?
  53. What if my children grow up to be unhappy and unsuccessful?
  54. I am doing it all wrong.
  55. I am not following the right philosophy.
  56. I am not teaching this correctly.
  57. I am ruining my child’s life.
  58. I am going to make my kids hate learning.
  59. I am overworking my kids.
  60. My kids are bored.
  61. I am bored.
  62. I didn’t teach my kids the same things that the kids in public school are learning.
  63. They aren’t smart enough.
  64. What if I choose the wrong curricula?
  65. How am I going to teach my kids science?
  66. Will my kids get into college?
  67. Will my kids be able to get a job?
  68. Homeschool is too expensive.
  69. I can’t homeschool in a small space.
  70. I am not crafty or artistic how can I teach my kids art?
  71. I let my kids sleep late, how will they be able to get up for work one day?
  72. They don’t follow a strict schedule, I am failing them.
  73. What will others think of my kids when they find out they are homeschooled.
  74. Being with my kids 24/7 will drive me batty.
  75. Will I have any time for myself and my interests?
  76. Will my kids have an unhealthy relationship?
  77. Will homeschooling put a strain on my marriage/relationships?
  78. Will I ever get a break?
  79. Will I be able to homeschool for the long haul?
  80. Will I be patient enough to homeschool my children?
  81. What if I can’t find support?
  82. They aren’t learning.
  83. They won’t be able to navigate social situations.
  84. They are missing out on a life experience
  85. They won’t know how to stand up for themselves.
  86. My kids will have separation anxiety.
  87. Will I have separation anxiety?
  88. Not having enough time and energy to homeschool between life and work.
  89. My kids are not active enough.
  90. Am I missing something?
  91. We won’t finish the curricula we purchased.
  92. My kids will never mature.
  93. They will miss out on formal graduation.
  94. I am not good at planning.
  95. Am I creating a lesson plan correctly?
  96. Our relationship will suffer because of homeschooling.
  97. My partner will leave me and take the kids (because of homeschooling).
  98. Not spending enough quality time with each child.
  99. Setting them up for failure.
  100. We are not advancing academically.
  101. My kids will hate each other because they have been together for too long.

Homeschooling is fantastic, but it can be overwhelming and isolating at times. You don’t need to homeschool all alone. Get support for yourself and your children. If you feel like an outsider in your homeschool community, don’t give up, keep looking until you find the right fit and you can always be apart of our community over on facebook.

 

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