Why Don't Homeschoolers Give Their Kids a Break During Summer?

Updated: Sep 21, 2021

This has to be one of the most frustrating questions anyone can ask a homeschooling parent. But what is the real answer? More importantly, what is the real question? I don't know why parents of mainstream schooled children ask this question, I usually hear them complaining about having to find childcare and taking time off work during the summer break. So why the curiosity, and why does it bother us homeschooling parents so much?

Well, I can't speak for everyone, but in our case, we don't work to a term-time as schools do, so to take an entire six-week break just because it's summer, would be an odd thing to do anyway. We work four weeks on and one week off and I see no reason to break that routine. A lot of h