9 Celebrity Families Who Homeschool Their Kids

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Kris JennerIt isn't always easy being a homeschooling parent in America. There are more than 1.5 million kids for whom back to school carries a very different meaning, but it's still a choice that gets parents judged ... and how. Think homeschooling parents are just a bunch of crazy eccentrics who wrap their kids in bubbles and don't even have running water?

Maybe this will change your mind: homeschooling isn't just something Mr. and Mrs. Jones around the corner do. It's a pretty popular education method favored by some of Hollywood's biggest celebrities!

Their reasons are varied for choosing to homeschool. Some working actors and actresses want to be able to take their kids on the road when they're working, and homeschool is very portable. Others see a problem with the American educational model that they want to fix at home, and still others simply want to protect their kids from prying eyes.

Regardless of the reason, they're proof positive that homeschooling is a great choice for a lot of different kinds of parents! Just take a look:

1. Katie Holmes and Tom Cruise -- Suri Cruise became a Catholic schoolgirl when her parents divorced last year, but in 2010, Katie couldn't say enough good things about having her little girl learn at home. They chose to homeschool because they liked the "one-on-one" education for their daughter.

2. Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith -- This power couple ended up starting their own private school, but it was after daughter and son Willow and Jaden were homeschooled for years as part of a cooperative of about 10 parents who all went in together to homeschool their kids.

3. Mayim Bialik -- In addition to being a star on CBS's The Big Bang Theory, Bialik is a homeschooling mom who favors an "unschooling" approach to education.

4. Kris and Bruce Jenner -- Kylie and Kendall Jenner are almost as busy as their big sisters, but that doesn't mean their parents let schoolwork slide -- they do it at home!

5. Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt -- The Jolie-Pitts have a rule that if one parent will be on location for more than five days, the whole brood has to go. Tutors go with the kids to make sure they don't fall behind!

6. Cynthia Bailey -- The Real Housewives of Atlanta star began to homeschool daughter Noelle at the girl's request. Noelle wasn't faring well in a mainstream school setting, and time at home helped her find her place again.

7. Gwyneth Paltrow and Chris Martin -- Gwynnie reportedly offered a tutor $98,000 a year (plus an apartment!) to travel the world with her family and to teach the kids, of course.

8. Michelle and Jim Bob Duggar -- The Duggars wanted a Christian-based curriculum for their big brood, so that means the kids learn at home. ALL of them. 

9. Kate Gosselin and Jon Gosselin -- Homeschooling wasn't so much a choice as a necessity for these reality parents when two of their eight kids were kicked out of school.

Are you surprised by any of the names on this list?

 

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happi... happinessforyou

Yeah, because Celebrities are so stable and all.....

Cooks... Cookster792

The Jenners no way, their girls do whatever they want, they are spoiled, just ask and ye shall receive.


I don't believe that they are schooled in any way.

nonmember avatar It's just true

Home schooled kids are just weird. They can't function or develop normally. I am aware that there are a few exceptions, one or two kids coming out normal but 99.7 percent of the time homeschooled kids are just weird. They don't have normal socializing skills. They are awkward and you can always spot them out of a group. It does not matter how "many social or extra curricular activities" you have them in. If it's public, private, or even a religious school it's just always better to have them in school. That's why I judge the homeschooling parents. Because I believe it does a lot of damage to kids.

nonmember avatar It's just true

Home schooled kids are just weird. They can't function or develop normally. I am aware that there are a few exceptions, one or two kids coming out normal but 99.7 percent of the time homeschooled kids are just weird. They don't have normal socializing skills. They are awkward and you can always spot them out of a group. It does not matter how "many social or extra curricular activities" you have them in. If it's public, private, or even a religious school it's just always better to have them in school. That's why I judge the homeschooling parents. Because I believe it does a lot of damage to kids.

SanDi... SanDiegoMomof2

It's just true: you're a sad, sad person.

the3Rs the3Rs

It's just true:  maybe you should have been homeschooled.  Then you would understand how to properly construct a response, not make up random percentages, not make false claims and not double post.

Kate Cooley

While homeschooling is becoming more and more a viable option for us normal folks, I can't look at these celebs and say "Hey, good decision to haul your nanny-minded throng of disparate humans around the world so you can pretend to be a spy or something. Oh, and thumbs up for the private tutor who's going to treat them like privilidged dieties!"


 

Chari... Charizma77

Lol at paying for fancy tutors.. Great job homeschooling there celebs. To the ones who actually do and put time and energy into it.. Good for them! 

momav... momavanessa

@It's just true: Uhhh no that is not right. My cousin hoimeschooled all 3 of her children and they always had many friends and got to see the world. All of them went to college and doing pretty well.


 


The jenners must have a subject called "How to be a fame whore" 

nonmember avatar Nevermind

It's just true: as if to say all the kids that went to school are normal...have you looked at our society lately? The majority of people go to school how's that working out for us?

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