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drunk faith1 1 child; Alabama 10081 posts
Jan 15th '13
Quoting Stfu Shirley:" I don't know why they teach girls anything other than cooking, sewing, and bjs anyway."

And how to be baby machines.

Stfu Squirrel District of Columbia 8560 posts
Jan 15th '13
Quoting sassy chef:" That is really, really sad. :( I don't understand why anyone would ever try to shelter their children like that..."


I can't remember the guy's name but I think he was in the news a couple of years ago for writing some book about the benefits of beating children... There's some group that he's a leader of, I think, and they have their own curriculum. It's insane. She's so traumatized from being told so many harmful things as a kid about how she was naturally wicked and stuff. And she's the most naive person I have ever met. She's a doll though, and she's working her way through it all. She's gay, too, which is kind of awesome. Her mom has pretty much disowned her though. I can't imagine.

homes cool Due July 25; 2 kids; 2 angel babies; Indiana 63165 posts
Jan 15th '13
Quoting Stfu Shirley:" I can't remember the guy's name but I think he was in the news a couple of years ago for writing some ... [snip!] ... her way through it all. She's gay, too, which is kind of awesome. Her mom has pretty much disowned her though. I can't imagine."


That says it all right there. :(



I'm very pleased with the balance I think we've been able to find with our choices. I'm sure we'll change things as the years go on, but I'm really excited about this fall. Right now we're focusing on teaching her to read, and then basic math stuff. Other than that just reading a billion books a day, and playing like a 4 year old should play.

justanothamotha Due January 20; 130 kids; Climax, Michigan 5120 posts
Jan 15th '13
Quoting sassy chef:" Yea. We do non-educational things like gymnastics, awana, etc. I love our little co-op group though. ... [snip!] ... but it's all pretty casual. The kids have a blast with it all. We'll officially start K next fall. I'm looking forward to it."

If I knew of a co-op group that was appealing to me, then I might. I am sure I would probably too if we lived in a bigger city & there was a tad more diversity. I find that I allow a lot things with my kids that many don't & such, so it is easier for me to find people I have common ground with in other areas than homeschooling. In a bigger city, i think I'd find it easily among homeschoolers. Around here all of them seem to be uber religious in nature to the degree that they are far more strict & rule oriented than we are. So for instance, I get comments about the fact that my 5 yr old has hair down to his waist & not nice comments...things like 'You can just allow kids to dictate those kinds of things...you have to let them know who is in charge or you're going ot have a real problem on your hands".... :roll:



I am sure when my long haired 5 yr old becomes a serial killer because I never taught him the importance of short hair they will high five each other on how right they were.

drunk faith1 1 child; Alabama 10081 posts
Jan 15th '13
Quoting Stfu Shirley:" I can't remember the guy's name but I think he was in the news a couple of years ago for writing some ... [snip!] ... her way through it all. She's gay, too, which is kind of awesome. Her mom has pretty much disowned her though. I can't imagine."

That is so horrible. Sounds like a cult

homes cool Due July 25; 2 kids; 2 angel babies; Indiana 63165 posts
Jan 15th '13
Quoting Supafly★:" My friend was religiously homeschooled and struggled with a lot of those same issues. She also didn't ... [snip!] ... anything about the earth or world history. She couldn't read or write until a couple of years ago and she's 24 years old. "

Blows me away. I know of one homeschool family who it deeply bothers me when I talk with their children. But I know a ton of homeschool families, and I've never seen that anywhere else. Most homeschooling parents I know care deeply about the quality of education their child is getting.

homes cool Due July 25; 2 kids; 2 angel babies; Indiana 63165 posts
Jan 15th '13
Quoting justanothamotha:" If I knew of a co-op group that was appealing to me, then I might. I am sure I would probably too if ... [snip!] ... a serial killer because I never taught him the importance of short hair they will high five each other on how right they were."


Yea. I am a teacher at a co-op right now, and it's way too intense for my personal taste. I'm giving my "notice" when the semester starts back up. I don't really desire my kids to go there, at least not this early in their education.

TheNuge 1 child; Pennsylvania 23152 posts
Jan 15th '13
Quoting sassy chef:" I was browsing around on another website and came across this little gem. She has a very interesting ... [snip!] ... are amoral or ignorant or just plain honestly disagree on key issues. . .you won't like what you see at your local school.""


This is laughable. It's non-sensical.
I'm not sure what she is saying.
The wealthy are subsidizing the schools the most yet she seems to have a beef with that. Maybe she doesnt realize that a lot of times the wealthy pay most of the school taxes and dont even use the schools.

and, if school was mandatory, we'd have an even bigger underclass and a lot of kids in very sad and scary situations.

PurpleBama582 52 kids; Dothan, Alabama 3875 posts
Jan 15th '13

The homeschooling down in my area of Alabama is all done under the umbrella of a church. They are great programs, but I can't lie and say I agree with everything that church(and by extension, their homeschool program) believe in. I don't. I would love to homeschool my kids, and there is a great online program called k12, but it's not offered in Alabama.

homes cool Due July 25; 2 kids; 2 angel babies; Indiana 63165 posts
Jan 15th '13
Quoting PurpleBama582:" The homeschooling down in my area of Alabama is all done under the umbrella of a church. They are great ... [snip!] ... I don't. I would love to homeschool my kids, and there is a great online program called k12, but it's not offered in Alabama. "


I'm not 100% on the laws in AL concerning homeschooling, but can they not pick their own curricula and use that?




Goodness, apparently not. *notes to self not to live there*
http://www.homeschoolfacts.com/states/sub_sections.php/State_Laws/alabama

PurpleBama582 52 kids; Dothan, Alabama 3875 posts
Jan 15th '13
Quoting sassy chef:" I'm not 100% on the laws in AL concerning homeschooling, but can they not pick their own curricula and ... [snip!] ... apparently not. *notes to self not to live there* http://www.homeschoolfacts.com/states/sub_sections.php/State_Laws/alabama"


Some umbrella schools will let you use whatever curriculum you'd like, and I found one that did just that, but I still had to agree with their statement of faith before I could homeschool under them.

homes cool Due July 25; 2 kids; 2 angel babies; Indiana 63165 posts
Jan 15th '13
Quoting PurpleBama582:" Some umbrella schools will let you use whatever curriculum you'd like, and I found one that did just ... [snip!] ... I found one that did just that, but I still had to agree with their statement of faith before I could homeschool under them. "


Ahh, okay. Still. That's ridiculous.

drunk faith1 1 child; Alabama 10081 posts
Jan 15th '13
Quoting sassy chef:" Ahh, okay. Still. That's ridiculous. "

Yeah, it is. It sucks here.

homes cool Due July 25; 2 kids; 2 angel babies; Indiana 63165 posts
Jan 15th '13
Quoting FaithLovesPussyCats:" Yeah, it is. It sucks here."


I always thought of AL as being a rather conservative, "get the government out of my business" kind of state. So, that surprises me. I know SC is rather difficult to homeschool in as well.

Punk Rock Princess {EBFT} 3 kids; Killeen, Texas 26911 posts
Jan 15th '13
Quoting sassy chef:" I always thought of AL as being a rather conservative, "get the government out of my business" kind of state. So, that surprises me. I know SC is rather difficult to homeschool in as well."


Texas is awesome to home school in! They're like "whatever, teach them stuff, we trust you". lol Not looking forward to having to learn new homeschool laws when/if we PCS.