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Title: Homeschool
Post by: alarisracing on September 14, 2018, 04:51:31 am
I homeschool my kiddo, do you?
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Post by: michele2042 on September 14, 2018, 07:23:00 am
I no longer have a child in school.  We did not home school.  I admire those that do it.  My husband and I both had to work full time so home schooling was not an option.    I've known many folks that did it, some successful, others not so successful.   The issue with those that I felt were not successful seemed to be socialization.  They didn't belong to home school groups that would get together. 
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Post by: articx on September 14, 2018, 10:53:43 am
I don't have kids but if I did, I would prefer home school over public school.
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Post by: bshee58 on September 14, 2018, 10:55:36 am
I don't have a child in school and she is an adult now
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Post by: Nancy5 on September 14, 2018, 11:36:48 am
I didnít homeschool.  When my girls were in school that was not an option.  Would I now, probably not.  My cousin did with her daughter and she missed out on a lot of school things, dances, parties, pep rallies, games, proms, and graduation.  I know those are not academic things, but they are part of belonging in a school.  Socialization is a huge part which you donít get, even if there are groups itís not the same as sitting in a classroom.  Just my opinion, sorry if I hurt any feelings of homeschooled moms, I think you do a great job.
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Post by: debidoo on September 14, 2018, 12:33:50 pm
My two sons are grown now but they were home schooled.  They did very well and my husband was disabled so he was able to help them in the day when I was gone to work and if I needed to I helped them at night.  Only problem is that the social aspect for them was lacking.  If I had it to do over I would try to do something different in that area.  But they are fine men so it is what it is at this point.
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Post by: vickysue on September 14, 2018, 03:00:04 pm
I did not home school my children. But back then there was not a computer. Just books, And they  turned out  great. But now I don't know what with  hubby as a sub. teacher and what I hear from him about some of the kids I think I would have home schooled plus sent them  to school also. There is  so much history and other things that are not being taught in school now that I think the children need to  know about. Also so there are so many that don't seem to even want to learn at all and are just there because the law requires them to be. then I  listen to some of kids in college now that can't even answer a simple question like who was the first President. They may be computer  smart.  but  as for history they are dumber then a sheep.
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Post by: adriarobi on September 14, 2018, 04:25:57 pm
Good for you!!

I highly respect that.

 :rose:
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Post by: sak4kat on September 14, 2018, 04:57:42 pm
No, I do not homeschool my children.  I only have 1 child left in school.  The other 2 are adults.  I often considered homeschooling but it's a bit challenging in the state I'm in when it comes to divorced parents.  Working full time I honestly don't know how I would be able to make it work.  I know many families who do homeschool and it works for them.
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Post by: dreamyxo on September 14, 2018, 11:05:15 pm
I don't have kids but if I did I would send them to public school but also include teaching them things at home I feel that the public schools aren't teaching them.
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Post by: Skyisbluetoday on September 15, 2018, 06:34:27 am
:bunny:   :cat:   :dog: I don't have birth kids. If I did, I would think that I would still send them to a public school. Kids would make friends easier at a school vs being at home. Plus these days most parents need to work. If you can afford to stay home and home school. Thats still a good idea though.  :bunny:    :cat:   :dog:
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Post by: countrygirl12 on September 15, 2018, 07:11:14 am
There is good and bad with home schooling.  If you lock them away and they do not get socialization with others it is a bad thing because when they get out in the real world - and eventually they have to - then then do not know how to act.  I went to college with a guy who was home schooled and the only socialization he had was the cult or church as they called it - and once a month they went to the grocery store.  They were never allowed to watch tv, never allowed to listen to a radio.  The ONLY interaction he had was with his immediate family and the cult group he was a member of.  And yes, that is what it was.

He had a lot of problems when he was thrown out in to the real world.  I am actually surprised he was able to attend college at all.  Because it was an Information Technology field and not only did he get exposed to PEOPLE but the internet (which he had never been allowed to be on either).

Also know another family that had 3 kids and they were never exposed to any views other than their parents. And their parents were warped.

At the same time sending your kids off to the war zones we call schools is scary too.  But so is going to Walmart.
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Post by: countrygirl12 on September 15, 2018, 07:12:40 am
:bunny:   :cat:   :dog: I don't have birth kids. If I did, I would think that I would still send them to a public school. Kids would make friends easier at a school vs being at home. Plus these days most parents need to work. If you can afford to stay home and home school. Thats still a good idea though.  :bunny:    :cat:   :dog:

If you have been to the grocery store lately you know that a one person working household is not going to work very well.  And the mom staying home and taking surveys is not going to bring in enough extra money to justify her not working.  I know some say they make a 6 figure income working online a few hours a week. But I call BS on those stories.
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Post by: ccandpam on September 15, 2018, 07:31:45 am
When my 3 kids were growing up (They are grown now.) I sent the 2 oldest to Public School. When they went to Middle School and had nothing but problems. Like how they dressed and simple things like that. It was just about an everyday issue constantly getting calls to bring clothes and such. When my youngest got old enough to go to Middle school, I said to myself, I'm not going through this again and decided to Home School him. It was one of the best things that I had ever done. He got his Diploma through an accredited School (Penn Foster). He is now 25 and doing Great.
Title: Re: Homeschool
Post by: alarisracing on September 15, 2018, 07:51:12 am
Good for you!!

I highly respect that.

 :rose:

Thank you!!
Title: Re: Homeschool
Post by: countrygirl12 on September 16, 2018, 09:36:26 am
When my 3 kids were growing up (They are grown now.) I sent the 2 oldest to Public School. When they went to Middle School and had nothing but problems. Like how they dressed and simple things like that. It was just about an everyday issue constantly getting calls to bring clothes and such. When my youngest got old enough to go to Middle school, I said to myself, I'm not going through this again and decided to Home School him. It was one of the best things that I had ever done. He got his Diploma through an accredited School (Penn Foster). He is now 25 and doing Great.

So they were violating the dress code?  I swear it doesn't seem to me like it is that hard to comply with the dress codes. The kids teeter on the edge and get as close as they can push it to not wear what they are suppose to.
FYI one of these days when you get a job (if you get a job) there will be a dress code and YOU MUST obey it or you will be sent home.  And a couple of willful violations and you will be let go.
Title: Re: Homeschool
Post by: darkxtsuna on September 17, 2018, 03:43:05 am
To this day I still wonder what actually goes on in HomeSchool do the kids enjoy it ? is it better to teach them yourself or let them go to school ? Will they be sociable when they are done with HomeSchool and out in the world ?
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Post by: ancmetro on September 17, 2018, 05:16:31 pm

     Education starts at home.
     Adults: Teach your children well...
                 and they will go a long way.
                 They will be successful in life...
                 be productive and solve real problems.
     Then, send them to school...to learn even more!
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Post by: mgint on September 18, 2018, 07:25:44 am
its an option if right person teaching the student.
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Post by: pkrahmer on September 19, 2018, 02:15:43 pm
Homeschooling was not an option when i was growing up. I think for some kids it is a great alternative to traditional school settings.The biggest drawback i see for most is the lack of the social aspect. :rainbow: :rose: :peace: :wave:
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Post by: JediJohnnie on September 19, 2018, 05:22:40 pm
I probably told this story a number of times at this point, but I was a homeschool child and it was a GODSEND. Really grateful to my Mum for her dedication to me & my 3 siblings education.

As for the common concern, socialization, I've addressed this too. I've always been an introvert, when I was in school or out. My youngest sister is the same way, while my other brother & sister are extremely extroverts. Everyone is different. Some need an extra push to be social, but it's hardly like all homeschoolers are socially withdrawn zombies. 
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Post by: freedavis on September 19, 2018, 06:15:02 pm
I do not think homeschool is good for the social aspect of life.  I think you need to be with other kids
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Post by: Tresbn00 on September 25, 2018, 08:20:09 pm
We provided a very nurturing environment, always tested our kids, provided plenty of activities that were centered around learning and challenged them to be independent thinkers. We played lots of games and made sure to take off our work hats when we got home. Both kids went to a Montessori preschool. We found a public elementary school that only staffed individuals that had achieved a post graduate degree and had loving demeanors. Both kids learned to love to learn. my daughter went on to become the valedictorian at her school. My son gained access to a private school through testing. I do not think that home schooling, public schools or private schools work by themselves. Exposure to a loving family that tests a child's limits in tandem with a schooling choice appears to work in a great many child success stories that I have witnessed. I did notice a higher strain of socialization/maturity issues with two children that were home schooled. The children were exceptionally bright but tended to act differently than other children their age.
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Post by: sdenimandlace1 on September 26, 2018, 04:38:12 am
I have lots of Friends who home school, they stay pretty busy with it.
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Post by: Shandara09 on September 26, 2018, 03:08:28 pm
I don't have any kids to home school, but I was for a couple years in high school.
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Post by: tnshpalmer85 on September 26, 2018, 04:20:32 pm
I wish I could home school my kids, I think that is the best way to go, but I can't because I am a single mother and I have to work. I just do what I can during the summer.
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Post by: Sawman214 on September 29, 2018, 07:19:10 am
I'm a single parent so its impossible
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Post by: hkckk5 on September 29, 2018, 09:02:40 am
I did not home school my children. That was not something people did years ago. I feel it it good for children to go to school to have social interaction with others. However, I can understand and respect people who would prefer to home school their children.
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Post by: vg7405 on September 30, 2018, 07:50:45 pm
I do not have children. However, if I did, I would not homeschool them. I wouldn't have the time with a full-time job.
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Post by: mrisha on October 05, 2018, 08:12:51 pm
I think it's great to home school your child/ren.  At least you will find out when they are graded fairly.