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homes cool Due July 25; 2 kids; 2 angel babies; Indiana 63165 posts
Jan 27th '13
Quoting Rydicule91:" I want to homeschool so I'm trying to convince SO. I plan on getting a real and full teaching degree ... [snip!] ... degree before. He is worried LO wont be social enough but we can do little league and all our friends have kids his age. "


The whole social thing is laughable, really. I can see how it could be a problem, I suppose, but you'd have to work to keep your children away from others. It is just natural (for our family) to have our child around others on a very regular basis, I can't imagine it any other way.

Good Queen Bess Due December 27; 2 kids; Ontario 49564 posts
Jan 27th '13
Quoting Rydicule91:" I'm also worried about bullies :("


This is NOT a reason to homeschool.

homes cool Due July 25; 2 kids; 2 angel babies; Indiana 63165 posts
Jan 27th '13
Quoting Caydence's mommy 4/4/09:" Honestly most of the public schools where I live suck ass. But that being said I think its very important ... [snip!] ... be teaching their children. A child's education is something far to important to mess up because your in a DIY kinda mood. "


You do realize they have complete curriculum plans for parents to follow, right? Sure, not all parents do...but most homeschoolers take their child's education very serious.

homes cool Due July 25; 2 kids; 2 angel babies; Indiana 63165 posts
Jan 27th '13
Quoting speaktruth2powr:" This is NOT a reason to homeschool."


:!:




Bullies are everywhere; homeschooling just to shield your child is dangerous ground, I think.

Caydence's mommy 4/4/09 1 child; 2 angel babies; Las Vegas, Nevada 8884 posts
Jan 27th '13
Quoting speaktruth2powr:" Actually, there are many homeschooling co-ops that include certified teachers working in an informal ... [snip!] ... setting. The homeschooling co-op I work with is 65 families from various socio-economic, religious and ethnic backgrounds."


Thats great for those 65 families that are apart of that group. But honestly most people I know who homeschool have no business training a damn dog let alone trying to teach their children. And again Im not saying that all homeschooling parents are like that but IMPO your child's education is too important to risk messing up because you yourself dont know as much as you think you do KWIM?

nothingness Arizona 3578 posts
Jan 27th '13
Quoting speaktruth2powr:" This is NOT a reason to homeschool."


This is NOT my only reason. It's just an add on. I feel like I could do a better job than some teachers these days and I am really smart.

usernametx Texas 19751 posts
Jan 27th '13

I'm home schooling because i don't believe at such a young age my child should spent the majority of his time stuck in building with 25-30 other kids the same age, sitting down being told what to do, when and how. I think age 4-5 is far too young for formal education. It's the wrong environment and doesn't provide quality support to enable him to learn at his pace in his optimal learning style.



I believe intrinsic motivation and problem solving are the core of learning and public schooling is the complete opposite. As his parent i believe i'm best placed to provide a rich environment full of opportunities best suited to him. Out of school learning removes restrictions that would otherwise prevent him from effective, deep and enjoyable learning. I think homeschooling can nurture his interests and talents as learning is a creative process, not a mechanical linear factory style one that is used in public schools. Subjects are all joined together and can be learnt more effectively at home than in a school system that separates them into little boxes. Home schooling brings flexibility and conditions that support self directed learning, rather than school that diminishes it. I want my son to be an independent thinker, to have support with emotional development and to have a variety of social experiences and physical outlets that cannot happen in the public schooling system. There are many other elements of public schooling that i don't like that don't exist with home schooling.

user banned Lesbos, Greece 95211 posts
Jan 27th '13
Quoting Rydicule91:" This is NOT my only reason. It's just an add on. I feel like I could do a better job than some teachers these days and I am really smart."


Teaching is more than just being smart. There are methods and you also have to understand where their brain is at developmentally. Those kinds of things.

nothingness Arizona 3578 posts
Jan 27th '13
Quoting sassy chef:" :!: Bullies are everywhere; homeschooling just to shield your child is dangerous ground, I think. "


I'm aware of that, but the city we are in they are REALLY bad and getting worse. We agreed on public high school for sure, I'm just trying to convince him of the elementary level for homeschooling.

homes cool Due July 25; 2 kids; 2 angel babies; Indiana 63165 posts
Jan 27th '13
Quoting Rydicule91:" This is NOT my only reason. It's just an add on. I feel like I could do a better job than some teachers these days and I am really smart."

I think there are some really awesome teachers out there. Public schools just aren't the right choice for our family. No teacher knows everything, just as no parent knows everything. You have to just make certain choices based on what is right for your kids, and then be willing to put in the hard work to make it happen.

nothingness Arizona 3578 posts
Jan 27th '13
Quoting Mama*AtoZ:" I'm home schooling because i don't believe at such a young age my child should spent the majority of ... [snip!] ... schooling system. There are many other elements of public schooling that i don't like that don't exist with home schooling."


Thank you!

nothingness Arizona 3578 posts
Jan 27th '13
Quoting Mrs. Fitzwilliam Darcy:" Teaching is more than just being smart. There are methods and you also have to understand where their brain is at developmentally. Those kinds of things."


I knowwww. That's why I plan on getting an actual degree for it.

nothingness Arizona 3578 posts
Jan 27th '13
Quoting sassy chef:" I think there are some really awesome teachers out there. Public schools just aren't the right choice ... [snip!] ... just make certain choices based on what is right for your kids, and then be willing to put in the hard work to make it happen. "



I do too, I loved my teachers! I just think I can do a really good job in teaching him the elementary level stuff and then letting him decide if he wants to transition to public high school or not.

nothingness Arizona 3578 posts
Jan 27th '13
Quoting Amαndα ♕:" So if you're going to homeschool to avoid your child being bullied than you obviously can't socialize ... [snip!] ... can't bring your kid around other kids. You are pretty much every bad stereotype there is for homeschooling moms. lol, smh"


Uuummm...alright well your input is no longer needed. Thanks for stopping by!

Good Queen Bess Due December 27; 2 kids; Ontario 49564 posts
Jan 27th '13
Quoting Rydicule91:" This is NOT my only reason. It's just an add on. I feel like I could do a better job than some teachers these days and I am really smart."


"Being really smart" and knowing how to teach are very different.