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Clk 2 kids; Dexter, Michigan 12436 posts
Sep 10th '13

I don't feel qualified enough to teach my kids, especially as they get into high school age academics. For example, I suck at math. I also don't want to put our kids in front of a computer for several hours to teach them, like many home school programs offer to do now days. I believe kids need to be interacted with other humans more then a computer.



That being said if people feel they are qualified to teach all ages at home then go for it. As long as laws are being followed, and they make sure to do different activities for socialization then sure why not.

Van West Auckland, NZ, New Zealand 3298 posts
Sep 10th '13
Quoting Mrs. Galeforce:" How many parents have the time to teach their child how to grow their own food? Most parents have to ... [snip!] ... putting their child in school 8 hours a day. Its the comfort of knowing THEY dont have to do it. School will do it for them..."


Really?:?

Piecey. 4 kids; 00000, WE, Malta 68657 posts
status Sep 10th '13

We home school. For now. The only reason we do is because we want to travel. It's very competitive getting leave over here since so many are bound by the kids' school calendar.

Banana.Brains Due December 26; 3 kids; Somewhere, CA, United States 1294 posts
Sep 10th '13
Quoting she nan igans:" I don't plan on homeschooling. I think most of those things can be taught in addition to school (the ... [snip!] ... I need to may be better than removing that influence all together. But, yeah, I can see your points and I've considered it. "

I only know two people who were home schooled through high school, one is now a lawyer and his sister is 22-23 and will be starting her medical residency next year.

Mrs. Galeforce Due October 11; TTC since Apr 2013; 1 child; 2 angel babies; Colorado springs, CO, United States 2507 posts
Sep 10th '13
Quoting Bad Things:" <blockquote><b>Quoting Mrs. Galeforce:</b>" How many of you have decided that public ... [snip!] ... school. Plus, skills in work do require memory and repetition. Most also require group effort and it helps if you are social."


its really a bold statement to be against homeschooling cause your friend failed at it.
Not all adults will fail at homeschooling like your friend did.

Good Queen Bess Due December 27; 2 kids; Ontario 49564 posts
Sep 10th '13
Quoting Spacetits:" I think she's the kind of person you were referring to when you said "However, I think there are a ton ... [snip!] ... think there are a ton of people out there who have no business homeschooling their child(ren) what so ever." ... right? :wink:"


Perhaps lol. I've seen her in other posts and she is definitely the type that falls into that category.

Clk 2 kids; Dexter, Michigan 12436 posts
Sep 10th '13
Quoting Mrs. Galeforce:" How many parents have the time to teach their child how to grow their own food? Most parents have to ... [snip!] ... putting their child in school 8 hours a day. Its the comfort of knowing THEY dont have to do it. School will do it for them..."

It's called a small garden on our apartment porch. I work at home, my husband works outside of home. We both still manage to have time for our kids. Besides it's quality not quantity that matters.

Good Queen Bess Due December 27; 2 kids; Ontario 49564 posts
Sep 10th '13
Quoting Mrs. Galeforce:" its really a bold statement to be against homeschooling cause your friend failed at it. Not all adults will fail at homeschooling like your friend did."


You are making a really bold statement against public schooling because you had a bad experience.



Not all children will fail at public school.

tinana+2 2 kids; Jesus, FC, Virgin Islands 38288 posts
status Sep 10th '13

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Ꭶwan♥Nemo Due September 24 (boy); 1 child; Kansas City, Missouri 7526 posts
Sep 10th '13
Quoting Mrs. Galeforce:" How many parents have the time to teach their child how to grow their own food? Most parents have to ... [snip!] ... putting their child in school 8 hours a day. Its the comfort of knowing THEY dont have to do it. School will do it for them..."


Um, they will be in school because teachers are people that went to school specifically to educate a young mind and are qualified to do that. Im not. You sound really ignorant.

Mrs. Galeforce Due October 11; TTC since Apr 2013; 1 child; 2 angel babies; Colorado springs, CO, United States 2507 posts
Sep 10th '13
Quoting Spacetits:" Grow their own food? How is sending them to school stopping that? The logic of this post is just... wow."


Because like I said, most parents think their child is getting all they need from their school setting so they never bother teaching them basic human skills like growing their own food, building solar panels, or filtering their own water. It basically teaches them to rely on other sources instead of doing it themselves.
Which is why we are such a reliant society, and dont do much on our own.

Summerfrost 51 kids; Massachusetts 6871 posts
Sep 10th '13
Quoting Mrs. Galeforce:" How many parents have the time to teach their child how to grow their own food? Most parents have to ... [snip!] ... putting their child in school 8 hours a day. Its the comfort of knowing THEY dont have to do it. School will do it for them..."


You can teach your kid to garden at any point. I mean I've planted seeds in a cup with my toddlers. Do I think that's more important than teaching them how to read or write? No I don't. Implying that makes you sound a little nuts. :)



Also, I've been home with my kids all day every day. I don't send them to school because I don't care. I want them to be able to have experiences outside of our family. I want them to be exposed to ideas/subjects that I don't know about. I want them to make friends with people outside of their brothers/neighbors/relatives. I want them to go to college one day and not end up being a farmer because that's the only thing my boys parents thought was important for them to learn.

Bad Things Blacksburg, SC, United States 21226 posts
Sep 10th '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Mrs. Galeforce:</b>" How many parents have the time to teach their child how to grow their own food? Most parents have to ... [snip!] ... putting their child in school 8 hours a day. Its the comfort of knowing THEY dont have to do it. School will do it for them..."</blockquote>




Why would a child need to grow their own food right now?



You want some help with your garden right now?



I know plenty of public schooled adults that grow their own gardens, or have their own farm. Growing food is not a number one thing kids need to know.



Plus, I think you are shaming hard working parents too much.



People have to work for money to support their families. They aren't pawning their kids off. They are making sure their children have the best education by a college educated teacher so when they grow up, they can have a good job that doesn't require they have to grow their own food and start farming to live.

Mrs. Galeforce Due October 11; TTC since Apr 2013; 1 child; 2 angel babies; Colorado springs, CO, United States 2507 posts
Sep 10th '13
Quoting speaktruth2powr:" With every post, you make yourself sound more and more ignorant....you do realize that right? "


with every post, you sound more and more like a stalker lol

The Doctor 2 kids; Boulder, CO, United States 60774 posts
Sep 10th '13
Quoting Mrs. Galeforce:" Because like I said, most parents think their child is getting all they need from their school setting ... [snip!] ... rely on other sources instead of doing it themselves. Which is why we are such a reliant society, and dont do much on our own."


So now you know what most parents think, great. Your kids will go far with no other opinions but your own. Thumbs up.