Proverbs and Homeschooling Corollaries

He who can, does, he who can’t teaches.
So why are you worried about me homeschooling my kids?

Time is money.
Work to pay the teacher or be the teacher.

A problem shared is a problem halved.

Money can’t buy you happiness.
You can make it on one salary.

A fool and his money are soon parted.
That shiny new curriculum isn’t going to solve your problems.

A change is as good as a rest.
It’s okay to not follow the curriculum.

A house is not a home.
Going to school is not the same thing as learning.

A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.
Don’t worry about how you’re going to teach Calculus, just start with addition.

A little knowledge is a dangerous thing.
Teach them how to use a fire extinguisher early.

A person is known by the company he keeps.
Uh yeah, I actually like my kids.

A picture is worth a thousand words.
A child doesn’t have to write everything down to show she understands it.

A prophet is not recognized in his own land.
You don’t get to tell the in-laws “I told you so” until your kids are grown and succeeding on their own.

A watched pot never boils.
The kids will be alright.

Absolute power corrupts absolutely.
Give your kids some choices in their education.

All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy.
Homeschooling parents need to make time for themselves.

Don’t upset the apple-cart.
By homeschooling, you’re questioning the legitimacy of the education system.

Ignorance is bliss.
Keep your kids in school.

Nature abhors a vacuum.
Unschooling works.

Never judge a book by its cover.
It’s okay to homeschool in pjs.

People who live in glass houses shouldn’t throw stones.
Can we say teacher evaluations based on student progress?

The best things in life are free.
A library card.

Youth is wasted on the young.
I would have loved to done this when I was a kid, what’s wrong with you?


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