Homeschool FAQs

With exams being this week here, I’ve been getting asked a lot of questions about homeschooling so I thought I would answer some of the most common ones!


  • Do you have to take exams?

I do not. Exams are just to make sure that you’re learning what is being taught, I just do my schoolwork until I have mastered it or know it pretty well then move on to the next thing.

  • Why do you homeschool?

Because of my severe nut allergy and how schools weren’t good about it then, and my parents decided that it’s a better way of education for us. For more check outΒ A History Of My Homeschooling (#backstoryweek)

  • Is it fun?

Sometimes, yeah! But most of the time, it’s incredibly boring, just like public school. My family has lots of fun some days together, and being able to go places or basically do what I want is fun. I don’t have a classroom filled with other kids, though, so it doesn’t get too exciting.

  • Who teaches you?

I do some things online, and those things are videos with teachers, and other things are from books and if I need help I will ask my mum, or Google.

  • Do you get to sit around in pyjamas all day?

If I wanted to? But no. I love clothes too much, and I think that would make me get quite depressed.

  • Do you get a summer break?

This dependsΒ on the year, usually, I just lessen the amount of schoolwork I do, but last year and what I will probably do this year, I took off the same time as kids in public school did. I do not take PD days off, though because those don’t apply to me at all.

  • Do you get to sleep in?

YESSSS! Honestly favourite part of homeschooling. I used to wake up between 10 or 11 am but now I have been getting up earlier around 8 am to do Pilates. And I usually stay up really late.

  • How do you make friends?

See my post onΒ The S Word.

  • What about the high school experience?

I don’t even know what this is, but I get asked this a lot. The only thing I can think of is going to maybe school sports games, school dances or things like that, and I can just ask my friends who go to public school to invite me.

  • What about extracurricular things?

A lot of things are offered in the local homeschool group or community centres.


If you have any questions about homeschooling feel free to ask them in the comments or contact me!


P.S. It’s Peri




38 thoughts on “Homeschool FAQs

  1. Claire Cramphorn Reply

    This was a great insight – I never knew very much about homeschooling before – so I really enjoyed learning 😊

    1. psitsperi Reply

      I’m so glad you could learn from this 😊

  2. niicolee00 Reply

    That’s so interesting! I was never sure how structured homeschooling was. Is it different for different people?

    1. psitsperi Reply

      Yeah it is pretty different per person, some do “unschooling” where you learn from lots of different experiences. People who do this tend to travel and then usually do an online or in book math curriculum. Then there’s also just doing public school classes online and those are exactly the same thing that schools do just at home and online. Mine is sort of in between with trying to have lots of experiences and then doing things like math and science with different online curriculums since I want to go into the health field. Then there’s definitely other ways of doing things since everyone is different but those are some of the two main styles of homeschooling!

      1. niicolee00 Reply

        That’s awesome! It sounds more freeing and valuable than a public school experience where you’re stuck in the same building for eight hours a day reading books

        1. psitsperi Reply

          Yes it really is!!

  3. oneta hayes Reply

    Peri, since you came over to follow me, I am guessing you saw my haiku. If so, you already know I think you are blessed to be homeschooled. The young people I know from home schools are all top of the class kinds of youth. I know some of them because of our association in Toastmasters International (a speech and leadership club.) I am confident you would love to belong if there is a group near to you. We have a sixteen year old. That is probably younger than most clubs take, but they might make an exception. I look forward to traveling with you in the blogging world. I’m following back.

    1. psitsperi Reply

      Thank you!! Yesss I’m so grateful to be homeschooled. I might look into the club that sounds interesting, thanks for the recommendation

  4. simplymeganjoy Reply

    Hi Peri!
    Being a homeschooler, I get most of these questions, too. Once after answering some of my friend’s questions, he said “Homeschooling actual seems to make more sense than going to public school.” Now he’s homeschooled!
    Thanks for a great post!
    – Megan Joy

    1. psitsperi Reply

      That’s so true it does πŸ˜‚ And great that he joined in homeschooling, too! I think if my friends could they probably would.

  5. delrowbeatrice Reply

    Hi Peri! Nice to meet you (in the blogging world) πŸ™‚ I’m homeschooled too, and I think it’s just as awesome as other people think “regular” school is–but honestly, to me, it’s WAY cooler! I love that my brother and I can do so many things (like travel and sports) because of our flexible schedule. Always glad to meet fellow homeschoolers (especially the ones in high school) πŸ™‚ I followed your blog, cuz I can’t wait to read more of your posts!

    1. psitsperi Reply

      Hi Beatrice, I love your name! True those are really great reasons to homeschool. I love having flexibility to do what I want and when. I’m so glad there’s other homeschool bloggers out there and I’m happy you found my blog so I can get to know you! Thanks so much for following, I hope you enjoy it!! πŸ€—

      1. delrowbeatrice Reply

        Aw, thank you! πŸ™‚
        Same here, and thanks for the follow! Oh you bet! I really look forward to reading more of your posts! (What is it with me and all my exclamation points?) LOL!
        Have a great day! πŸ™‚ <3

        1. psitsperi Reply

          Same the exclamation points πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

          1. delrowbeatrice Reply

            Right?! πŸ˜‚ Someone should invent more exclamation points…each with a certain level of excitement or surprise…

            1. psitsperi Reply

              TRUE! That would be awesome

  6. imjustafollower Reply

    Thats pretty cool! Im interested in homeschooling my children!

    1. psitsperi Reply

      That would be great! I hope if you do it goes well 😊

      1. imjustafollower Reply

        Thank you!!!

  7. Monique's Eye Candy Reply

    I just checked my 8 year old son into home schooling this week. This really helped me get more insight. He should be up and running next week once his materials arrive. I wish you much success. I attended online school for my last 2 years of college and now I’m attending grad school online and I have loved it. I don’t think I could go back on campus. Good luck

    1. psitsperi Reply

      Thanks so much!! Good luck to you, too, with your son! I’m sure he’ll love it and do really well 😊

      1. Monique's Eye Candy Reply

        I think he will. He’s the one that asked to be homeschooled. Most of my cousins have all been homeschooled up until they went to college so he wanted the same.

        1. psitsperi Reply

          That’s great!!

  8. naomiloves2write Reply

    I use the easy peasy allinonehomeschool! it is a good one!! best thing is that it is christian!

  9. alexis Reply

    I’m homeschooled, too! Although it seems like we’ve had very different experiences, I always love seeing how other people do homeschooling!
    What grade are you in? Are you a member of any homeschool group? πŸ™‚

    1. psitsperi Reply

      That’s great! I love seeing other homeschoolers out there! Are you currently homeschooled? And have you always been homeschooled? I’m in grade 11, right now. My family is part of the local group of homeschoolers, but we’re not very active in it.

      1. alexis Reply

        I graduate in a few months, and I’ve been homeschooled since Kindergarten. πŸ™‚ And that’s cool! Have you ever participated in any co-ops?

        1. psitsperi Reply

          Ooo!! That’s really cool! Are you going into college or something along those lines after then? I did once for an art class several years ago, then moved away, but it was pretty enjoyable! Is that what you did with your homeschooling?

  10. reemasahay Reply

    I have been attracted to homeschooling but still reluctant (for my son who is going to be 6). What about the school experience! Where will he make friends! And questions like those always stop me. But your post was insightful. Thank you

    1. psitsperi Reply

      Thank you! I hope this helped a bit and I’ll definitely be writing more on things like that. You can also see my post on socializing as a homeschooler

  11. afreshbrewedfaith Reply

    Thanks for sharing! We’re relatively (within the last two years) new to homeschooling, and I get asked some of these questions a lot.

    1. psitsperi Reply

      Welcome to homeschooling! And I’m glad you enjoyed it 😊 Good luck with the rest of your homeschooling and I’ll definitely check out your blog

      1. afreshbrewedfaith Reply

        Thank you, and thanks for stopping by my blog!

  12. baudouinmbaya Reply

    because like homeschool

  13. turquoisegirl3 Reply

    Hello Peri! This is my first time reading a blog from someone else!
    I really didn’t knew a lot of stuff about home school, but now I do!
    Keep being AWESOME! πŸ˜€

    1. psitsperi Reply

      Thanks so much!! I’m honoured to be the first blog you read! Good luck with your blogging adventures

  14. LaRena’s Corner Reply

    People are so funny about homeschooling. We always did co-op’s and field trips, we did a homeschooling karate class, violin, piano, ASL, speech and debate, Archery (JOAD, NASP, traveling team). I am the coach of the Homeschooling Speech and Debate team that competed with the public school system. While we were competing one weekend a parent who was judging the tournament asked me about socialization. I thought it was funny because my team of 6 kids were competing. I asked “Don’t you think this is socialization?” To which the parent replied, “Oh yeah, I hadn’t thought of that.” LoL. Homeschooling can be done so many different ways.

    Many kids who are on an Olympic teams often homeschool because of their schedule. So glad you are blogging! Good luck in your endeavors!

    1. psitsperi Reply

      Thank you!! Yes, actors always seem to be homeschooled, as well. People are funny about homeschooling. “How do you make friends?” is always the first question I get asked. But we just make them in different ways!

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