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Title: Anyone else homeschool their children?
Post by: home_teachin on May 02, 2009, 10:39:25 pm
I teach my 11 year old son , Nathen at home. I was just curious if there are any others HS'ers here?
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Post by: joesgirl2008 on May 02, 2009, 11:16:10 pm
i do not home school my children but i plan too my daughter is only 6 months old any tips on starting early? I am already showing her flash cards with numbers and abcs on them. thanks tasha
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Post by: home_teachin on May 03, 2009, 11:53:16 am
I think the best way to build a babies brain at that age is just to play with them. And talk to them.
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Post by: yenna88 on May 03, 2009, 04:00:12 pm
I was home-schooled until I graduated from High School. :wave:
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Post by: jnjmolly on May 29, 2009, 09:48:26 pm
I do not have any children yet, but I would love to teach them at home!!! Good Luck!!!
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Post by: cah5525 on May 30, 2009, 04:32:30 am
i did with my oldest son. the school psychologist p-ed me off when he offered parents parenting advice - he was childless - just a textbook psychologist!
we used to be at a huge school, 600 kids per grade. now we are at a small central school and so far, things are good. i have a 12,7,&5 year old at home-12 more years of school - would do it again - some schools do do their job but, what i'm seeing now, is that these kids are learning 3rd grade work in kindergarten-no naptime, recess isn't a given and there is homework in kindergarten and first grade! I'm just curious if in 20 years  it will have made a difference compared to their previous generation...are these kids going to be more sucessful or, no difference at all?
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Post by: xkrystlex on May 30, 2009, 07:00:53 am
I was home-schooled my last 2 yrs of highschool, my grades had dropped significantly at my public school...so my mom pulled me and taught me herself....i did so much better that way, and actually learned something, because someone was helping ME and personalizing the help that i needed to understand things better. When i went to public school i was also just so distracted all the time and wouldnt pay attention....
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Post by: home_teachin on May 30, 2009, 07:56:08 am
i did with my oldest son. the school psychologist p-ed me off when he offered parents parenting advice - he was childless - just a textbook psychologist!
we used to be at a huge school, 600 kids per grade. now we are at a small central school and so far, things are good. i have a 12,7,&5 year old at home-12 more years of school - would do it again - some schools do do their job but, what i'm seeing now, is that these kids are learning 3rd grade work in kindergarten-no naptime, recess isn't a given and there is homework in kindergarten and first grade! I'm just curious if in 20 years  it will have made a difference compared to their previous generation...are these kids going to be more sucessful or, no difference at all?

I agree, we started Pre Algebra in Jr. High. Now they start Algebra around 5th grade. Plus they try to stuff so much information into their heads so young, they don't remember most of it a week later.
We can take our time and practice what he has trouble with, and learn the things he is interested in. I would advise anyone who can to give it a try with their children.
The Kindergarteners here are required to attend all day with no naptime also.
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Post by: cavince on May 30, 2009, 08:18:02 am
My 18 month old is home schooled for the time being.   ;D 
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Post by: eeyore5959 on May 30, 2009, 09:05:01 am
I homeschool all of my children, except the baby, he's still too little :) .They are aged 17 months, 5, 7, 8, 11, 12, & 15, five boys and two girls.
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Post by: home_teachin on May 30, 2009, 09:40:06 am
I homeschool all of my children, except the baby, he's still too little :) .They are aged 17 months, 5, 7, 8, 11, 12, & 15, five boys and two girls.

Wow, you have your work cut out for you. I always wonder how people homeschool children of different ages.I have it pretty easy with one child. He is getting older and can do a lot more independently.  Is it hard to keep up with all their lessons?
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Post by: SoontobeLane36 on May 30, 2009, 03:00:14 pm
I was homeschooled as a child and turned out just fine. People think homeschooled children are too sheltered. If you ask me, I think they are sheltered just the way they need to be. I think the less you are in the public the better because there are too many bad things to get into, to see and to hear. I homeschool my son and he is doing great.
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Post by: mollymp on May 30, 2009, 03:32:32 pm
i was homeschooled from 2nd grade until i graduated highschool. my parents were strict. we were accountable to a private school who held allof our test scores so on our diplomas it says i graduated from that school. i wa glad i was homeschooled i didn't have to deal with all the drama in school. but i still had aca's  i wasn't sheltered. plus i graduated a year ahead of my friends and started college early. i'll probably homeschool my son when he is old enough as well.   ;D :thumbsup:
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Post by: cowgirlx on June 02, 2009, 06:56:29 am
I've been thinking about it, what advice would you give?
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Post by: delfonic22 on June 02, 2009, 09:06:33 am
I am a firm believer of home schooling. I went to public school and my children will also be going to a public or private school (that is a whole other discussion), but when they come home we will try to reinforced and compliment what they learn in school, because it is not just our teachers job to educate our children.
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Post by: lightstar240 on June 21, 2009, 01:06:23 am
I was homeschooled through middle school. Most of the kids there were...ehhhh....not the smartest bunch, the school actually "dumbed down" the curriculum so that most people could at least get a passing grade. As a result, pretty much everyone there had something against people who were average and up.
Stupid Kansas educational system. Even the teachers, too. So I kind of convinced my mother to homeschool through middle school, she was thinking about it anyway. After she watched a 5th grade spelling bee that used 2nd grade words and still lasted 2 hours long. There were like 30 kids in the 5th grade. About 15 competed. 2 HOURS.

I wasn't really a people person anyway then, it didn't bother me.
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Post by: PMZ908 on June 22, 2009, 09:26:02 am
ummm lets see. no, i think kids should go to a regular school, public or private. i went to public school i turned out pretty good, beside going to a public school in my opinion biulds character
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Post by: lameremusicale on June 22, 2009, 09:57:11 am
My boyfriend was home schooled, his parents are still homeschooling his 11 yr and 7 yr old siblings. They are all extremely bright. His first public school experience was college and he had no issues adjusting socially. The real problem was the extreme religion he was raised in but he left that "church" and is now a fully functioning rockin' guy ;)
We plan on homeschooling our son unless we move to an area with better public schools. I don't want my son to get the beginning of his education in the SC public school system, which fails so many families every year :( I also would like to avoid him  developing a southern accent, its tacky imo.
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Post by: hemapreethaa on June 22, 2009, 10:43:19 am
I was home-schooled until I graduated from High School. :wave:

What???? Really!!! Am Surprised... i send my elder one 4 yr to montessori school, but, still just try to make her read, write and do some math work at home, and my little is most interested in listening to the stories i read for my elder one.
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Post by: hjh1974 on June 22, 2009, 11:22:57 am
I will be homeschooling my son, who is almost 4.  We have some other friends who also homeschool their kids and it's going really well.
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Post by: mlbevins on June 22, 2009, 11:25:20 am
I have considered home schooling my son.  The school systems in Kentucky are all jacked up.  They have a system called (KERA) Kentucky Education Reform Act.  They started it when I was in the 8th grade and it is nothing but a money game.  They don't care about the kids, they just worry about the tests at the end of the year that gives the teachers extra money, and I agree that they are trying to cram to much into our kid's heads too early.  They are trying to make them grow up to fast.  Let them be kids.  They will have enough worries when they get older.
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Post by: southernhorizons on June 22, 2009, 11:30:50 am
My parents homeschooled me and all my siblings. I think homeschooling is great, and the level of education far exceeds the public schools. I encourage you to look into it. There are homeschool curriculum programs that provide lesson plans, books, and tutor assistance if you need it. You can do a search on the internet. Also, be sure you find out all the requirements for homeschooling in you particular state, so you don't get in trouble. If you go to www.hslda.org, you can find summaries of all the requirements for all 50 states.
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Post by: mara7 on September 09, 2009, 08:48:50 am
I work with my son, he is in 2nd grade, hoping it will help him, he is doing
very poorly in English and spelling..
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Post by: hemapreethaa on September 09, 2009, 09:22:11 am
I homeschool all of my children, except the baby, he's still too little :) .They are aged 17 months, 5, 7, 8, 11, 12, & 15, five boys and two girls.

ooooohhhhhhhhhhhhh.... WOW...... thatz really toooo much of work to u! Hat off to u!!!!! :thumbsup:  :wave:
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Post by: dmecham56 on September 09, 2009, 10:15:32 am
I don't homeschool my kids, never have and never plan to.
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Post by: ancmetro on September 09, 2009, 11:36:05 am
 :) I do not have anything against homeschooling because as a matter of matter some students do better at home than at school. The reason for this is that at home they get more attention. Kids can ask all the questions they want and they are all answered. The teacher-student ratio is much, much better: one-to-one. Schools are sometimes overcrowded. The teacher-student ratio is sometimes pretty bad. If you do not wish to  homeschool your kids you can still do them a favor: Offer tutorial services at home, help them with their homework, make sure they complete all assignments and answer all their questions. Good luck, my friends, kids should have all their needs met.
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Post by: yolandazwei1 on September 09, 2009, 12:08:55 pm
I don't but a friend of my homeschools her children.
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Post by: anguyen21 on September 09, 2009, 09:58:39 pm
i did with my oldest son. the school psychologist p-ed me off when he offered parents parenting advice - he was childless - just a textbook psychologist!
we used to be at a huge school, 600 kids per grade. now we are at a small central school and so far, things are good. i have a 12,7,&5 year old at home-12 more years of school - would do it again - some schools do do their job but, what i'm seeing now, is that these kids are learning 3rd grade work in kindergarten-no naptime, recess isn't a given and there is homework in kindergarten and first grade! I'm just curious if in 20 years  it will have made a difference compared to their previous generation...are these kids going to be more sucessful or, no difference at all?

I actually would wish I had learned that stuff a lot earlier.  The abilities I could have gained aren't there.  As the saying goes, if you don't use it, then it goes and that's what happened to me.  Taking your time is one thing, but if you have all that time, might as well use it.  I got sick of school by my sophomore year.  I think the sooner the kid understands the curriculum, the earlier they can get the heck out.  I graduated my junior year, by the way and I am learning about life.