While I think homeschooling children is a great idea (as opposed to spending thousands on a private institution or dealing with budget and spending cuts in the public school system), I just can’t see that with my kids. It’s not that I’m afraid of the social aspect that they would be losing, it’s just that I cannot wait for them to start pre-school so they could stop following me each and every time I go to the bathroom.
School = eight plus hours of uninterrupted mommy and just me time to get everything done around the house while they go off to get their eda-ma-cation (that’s high school Florida speak).
There are though those celebrity parents who prefer to privately educate their children by homeschooling them or having tutors travel with them everywhere they go. Take the Jolie-Pitt kids for example. While their parents are on location shooting films around the world, the kids have a private tutor that teaches them their basics plus languages such as French and Vietnamese. I used to think it was odd that they were living in such an unconventional environment, but then again they are learning about cultures and countries first-hand that no classroom would each teach them. Even as an adult, I’d so rather learn French in Paris with the natives than with my former high school French teacher Mrs. Herr who always spoke it with a weird Central Florida twang.
Plus, the kids will never know who school bullies are.
Check out our photo gallery of other celebrities who have homeschooled their children.
Will and Jada Pinkett Smith 1 of 10Will and Jada have pointed out that the school system in the country is made to industrialize while we live in a more technological environment. They say they homeschool their children because they want them to learn, not memorize.
Kate Gosselin 2 of 10Jon and Kate Gosselin didn't homeschool their children by choice, but because they had to. Their kids Alexis and Colin were expelled from their private Pennsylvania school after altercations they had with other children.
Michael Jackson 3 of 10Before Michael Jackson's untimely death, he had all three of his children privately educated and home schooled. He was also so afraid of their safety that he had them walk around in masks most of the time. I wonder what he's say now if he saw his kids so publicly exposed and doing interviews on national television. It's definitely not something he'd want.
Mayim Bialik 4 of 10Not only is she raising her child without television or fast-food, but Mayim is also homeschooling him, explaining that it's the way parents have raised their children, except in the past 200 years.
John Travolta and Kelly Preston 5 of 10The Travolta family home schooled their older kids, Jett (before his untimely death), and daughter Ella. Is it just me, or does it seem like many parents in the Scientology community homeschool their children?
The Jolie-Pitt Family 6 of 10I'm sure the Jolie-Pitt kids have more stamps in their passports than most of us put together. And because of that, they have a private tutor who home schools them wherever they go around the world.
Suri Cruise 7 of 10There was speculation earlier in the school year that Suri Cruise was to attend Will and Jada Pinkett's private school in California, but it looks like with all the traveling she does from coast-to-coast, Suri is being home schooled.
The Duggar Family 8 of 10Could you imagine making lunches for 20 of your kids every morning? And going to 20 different parent/teacher conferences? That's probably why the Duggar family home schools their kids, too.
Lisa Whelchel 9 of 10She knows what the "Facts of Life" are and that's probably why she decided to school her children at home along with her - she says it's the most fun she's ever had as a parent.
Erykah Badu 10 of 10Erykah Badu has never been a conventional figure, so it should come as no surprise that she home schools her children too, with the help of her kids' fathers.
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