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Will my homeschooled children succeed in life?

The most effective and least destructive way to help a child .. is to do everything possible to help her fall in love with what she is doing , to pay less attention to how successful she was ( or likely to be ) and show more interest in the task … Encourage more , judge less , and love always “ Alfie Kohn

A few days ago , a parent asked on one of the Facebook groups whether homeschooled children are at a disadvantage for not taking SAts at year 2 and year 6 . Of course , I had to reply and give my two cents on how useless these exams are anyway and considering the fact that in some countries children start school at 7 ( U.K. equivalent year 2) , other counties like England choose to test their children at that age… But , this blog post is not about SATs , but rather on something that is often prevalent in our society and the view that homeschooled children are somehow at a disadvantage for choosing a path that is not mainstream and that they miss out on things . The thing , is though , home education is not a guarantee of success just as public/ private school is not guarantee of success. In fact there are no guarantees. Full stop. But I think it’s important to emphasise that home schooling will not put your children at disadvantage compared to other people ..

Ultimately , your children will succeed or fail to the extent they are motivated and have confidence that they will succeed . This really has to do with how your children were educated and nothing to do with where they are educated , because the atmosphere of the educational environment can make a difference . Whether your children go to school or not , I do strongly believe that motivation for success comes from the values our children learn at home and in the community , about hard work and persistence and having goals to work towards to and ultimately an overall life purpose .


Published by ivushka1985

I am a Bulgarian Muslim Home schooling Mama of 5, married to a a British Bangladeshi , residing in the South West of England. I blog about our home schooling adventures, travels, the ups and downs of motherhood , parenting books and children's book reviews.

2 thoughts on “Will my homeschooled children succeed in life?

  1. I agree with this Eva. This is something that I’ve been worried about in the past. To be precise I didn’t understand it. Then this year, when I was researching to start my homeschool, I think it was my conversation with you 🤔 (most probably) that lit that bulb. Kids don’t really need those tests. It’s for the teachers and us to know that our kids are learning and how much the schools working. It isn’t such a big deal as we make it. 💡

    Your posts always inspire me. 💖 Good to see you back girl!


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