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Cast Your Vote:

    • My kids will go to school -- Votes: 60
    • I will home school -- Votes: 16
    • My kids are homeschooled -- Votes: 5
    • Other -- Votes: 4
XDaniGirl 2 kids; Fayetteville, Arkansas 1407 posts
14th Dec '12

My kids will go to public school. There was a shooting at a mall not too long ago but you don't see people not going to malls do you? No. I understand this is a major tragedy but like I saw on another thread, if this is bothering you that much to take your kids out of school, then you might as well become a hermit. Shootings happen everywhere..

Dean Winchester 2 kids; 1 angel baby; Alaska 16777 posts
14th Dec '12

my daughter will start Christian Private school soon and we will see how that goes.. and if it goes ok i will continue to pay and keep her in a public school.



DH is against home schooling :/ otherwise im pretty sure i would with a group of kids... im working on my teaching degree right now, so maybe ill do that /

Alissa McKeighan 3 kids; Vermont 368 posts
14th Dec '12

I devote a great deal of my time on my daughters' education. My girls (ages three and five) are exclusively home-schooled. My five-year-old is in second grade, and my three-year-old is in kindergarten.

Charlotte & Gabe 2 kids; California 14277 posts
14th Dec '12
Quoting XDaniGirl:" My kids will go to public school. There was a shooting at a mall not too long ago but you don't see people ... [snip!] ... bothering you that much to take your kids out of school, then you might as well become a hermit. Shootings happen everywhere.. "


Shooting can happen outside your house for all you know. Its not just in schools or malls or movie theaters,..

Had my 10/10/10 baby! Brighton, ca, United States 1144 posts
14th Dec '12

When I was pregnant I knew I wanted to home school. But now that I'm going to be working I don't see that as a option.

I want to send LO to a private school that has a great art and language program.

XDaniGirl 2 kids; Fayetteville, Arkansas 1407 posts
14th Dec '12
Quoting Jenna ♥ Charlotte:" Shooting can happen outside your house for all you know. Its not just in schools or malls or movie theaters,.."


Exactly. So there is no point in disrupting your daily life and being afraid of everything.

Charlotte & Gabe 2 kids; California 14277 posts
14th Dec '12

kinda of off topic but but you know how the world is supposed a week from today? i don't think it will but i am afraid of THIS happening on the 21st. People going insane and shooting people :?

Nicola =) 1 child; Huntsville, Alabama 2783 posts
14th Dec '12
Quoting XDaniGirl:" My kids will go to public school. There was a shooting at a mall not too long ago but you don't see people ... [snip!] ... bothering you that much to take your kids out of school, then you might as well become a hermit. Shootings happen everywhere.. "


I agree. You cannot let these people hinder your life.



Also, home schooling your child is great if that is what's best for your family. No one is putting home schooling down. the question was will you home school BECAUSE of this incident and other school shootings.
I think it would be foolish to home school SOLELY because of random shootings.

HopingforaMiracle 1 child; USA 22477 posts
14th Dec '12

<blockquote><b>Quoting Jenna ♥ Charlotte:</b>" kinda of off topic but but you know how the world is supposed a week from today? i don't think it will but i am afraid of THIS happening on the 21st. People going insane and shooting people :?"</blockquote>



It will. Unfortunately

Klaus 2 kids; Mississippi 23764 posts
14th Dec '12
Quoting Jenna ♥ Charlotte:" kinda of off topic but but you know how the world is supposed a week from today? i don't think it will but i am afraid of THIS happening on the 21st. People going insane and shooting people :?"


I never thought about it, but that's a horrifying possibility. Some people are so crazy, it's scary.

Clk 2 kids; Dexter, Michigan 11927 posts
14th Dec '12
Quoting Jenna ♥ Charlotte:" kinda of off topic but but you know how the world is supposed a week from today? i don't think it will but i am afraid of THIS happening on the 21st. People going insane and shooting people :?"

The last "predicted" world end date there was a lot of suicides and people taken advantage of. Some manipulators made money by offering false services. A few parents killed their kids and themselves. I suspect that will happen again.

Charlotte & Gabe 2 kids; California 14277 posts
14th Dec '12
Quoting Clk:" The last "predicted" world end date there was a lot of suicides and people taken advantage of. Some manipulators ... [snip!] ... made money by offering false services. A few parents killed their kids and themselves. I suspect that will happen again."


Sad. :?

Alissa McKeighan 3 kids; Vermont 368 posts
14th Dec '12

I home-school not because I want to "shelter" my daughters... I home-school because I feel that a public education would not be most beneficial for my girls. My girls are well socialized via dance classes, swim lessons and play dates at the local "Y".



I made the decision to home-school before I ever had children. Recent events do not strengthen or otherwise affect my resolve to home-school. Every parent is entitled to choose the best as they see fit for their children.

Dean Winchester 2 kids; 1 angel baby; Alaska 16777 posts
14th Dec '12
Quoting Jenna ♥ Charlotte:" kinda of off topic but but you know how the world is supposed a week from today? i don't think it will but i am afraid of THIS happening on the 21st. People going insane and shooting people :?"


in my hometown there has been 9 bomb threats this week and they cancelled school because kids were saying there was a game being played...



something about the kids kept calling bomb threats and who didnt get caught would bring guns to school 12-12-12 and then who didnt caught then would shoot up the school on 12-21-12. no one knows how many kids are playing this game but they have arrested i think 10 kids so far and no one is speaking, except what they already found out. its horrible to think i just graduated there a few years back and a school i have been recommending to moms here in my area whos husbands are getting stationed there. this world is getting worse everyday. im scared to think what will happen 12-21-12 in general, as far as people going crazy.

Charlotte & Gabe 2 kids; California 14277 posts
14th Dec '12
Quoting Whoahbabyy:" in my hometown there has been 9 bomb threats this week and they cancelled school because kids were saying ... [snip!] ... this world is getting worse everyday. im scared to think what will happen 12-21-12 in general, as far as people going crazy."


OMG that is crazy