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Homeschool or public? nothingness Arizona 3578 posts
27th Jan '13

What are your pros and cons for your choice of education for your child(ren)?

Robert Downey Jr. Zanzibar, Tanzania 16079 posts
27th Jan '13

My oldest goes to a public school because he has to. My youngest will go to Montessori which is in between.



I think for a parent to homeschool, they should have to go through some classes and evaluations first.

user banned Lesbos, Greece 95211 posts
27th Jan '13

I feel public school is better for my children. I'm not currently qualified to teach children and if I were, I would not want to be the only educator my children have.

Emily Dickinson 18 kids; Indiana 57844 posts
27th Jan '13

As a public school teacher who works with other amazing public school teachers, my child is in public school.



I believe that homeschooling, if done right, can be an amazing experience for a child. I have seen it done beautifully by friends of mine but I have also seen it essentially be NOTHING since the laws are so lax. I think there should be more regulation on making sure the child is getting some sort of education but that is just me.

homes cool TTC since May 2014; 2 kids; 2 angel babies; Indiana 61358 posts
27th Jan '13

I'm a homeschooler, but we will be involved in co-ops where my children will have another teacher (not to mention sports, music lessons, etc, where they'll have another teacher/instructor.)

Legendary 2 kids; Beverly Hills, California 59667 posts
27th Jan '13
Quoting Mrs. Fitzwilliam Darcy:" I feel public school is better for my children. I'm not currently qualified to teach children and if I were, I would not want to be the only educator my children have."


I agree, I don't think having a child makes you qualified to be a teacher and I'm not interested in trying. My daughter is very happy in school like a regular child.

user banned Lesbos, Greece 95211 posts
27th Jan '13

I also just don't have the time.



And, as bad as it sounds, I need that break from my kids.

homes cool TTC since May 2014; 2 kids; 2 angel babies; Indiana 61358 posts
27th Jan '13
Quoting Mrs. Fitzwilliam Darcy:" I also just don't have the time. And, as bad as it sounds, I need that break from my kids."

Nope.



I think that is the biggest con to homeschooling as a parent.

user banned Lesbos, Greece 95211 posts
27th Jan '13
Quoting sassy chef:" Nope. I think that is the biggest con to homeschooling as a parent. "


I'd go crazy if I were you. For real.



I love my kids but not that much. :lol:

Robert Downey Jr. Zanzibar, Tanzania 16079 posts
27th Jan '13
Quoting Mrs. Fitzwilliam Darcy:" I also just don't have the time. And, as bad as it sounds, I need that break from my kids."


It's not a bad thing. That makes you human! Lol.



I need a break from mine. That's why I'm going back to work!!

Good Queen Bess 2 kids; Ontario 46474 posts
27th Jan '13
Quoting Emily Dickinson:" As a public school teacher who works with other amazing public school teachers, my child is in public ... [snip!] ... so lax. I think there should be more regulation on making sure the child is getting some sort of education but that is just me."


I agree with this 100%

Caydence's mommy 4/4/09 32 kids; Las Vegas, Nevada 8505 posts
27th Jan '13

Honestly most of the public schools where I live suck ass. But that being said I think its very important for children to get an education in either a public or private school setting for many reasons. Not only do your children learn very important social skills by attending an actual school but they learn to connect to people who arent a part of their family circle. Not to mention the fact that most parents who choose to homeschool arent teachers and there for really shouldnt be teaching their children. A child's education is something far to important to mess up because your in a DIY kinda mood.

nothingness Arizona 3578 posts
27th Jan '13

I want to homeschool so I'm trying to convince SO. I plan on getting a real and full teaching degree before. He is worried LO wont be social enough but we can do little league and all our friends have kids his age.

homes cool TTC since May 2014; 2 kids; 2 angel babies; Indiana 61358 posts
27th Jan '13
Quoting Mrs. Fitzwilliam Darcy:" I'd go crazy if I were you. For real. I love my kids but not that much. :lol:"

I'm talking with Chris right now to try to organize a more regular break for me. I want to have an hour or two every week to go someone and drink coffee and read my book, or work on lesson plans, or whatever else. He seems fine with it, we just have to figure out the day.

Good Queen Bess 2 kids; Ontario 46474 posts
27th Jan '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. "


Actually, there are many homeschooling co-ops that include certified teachers working in an informal setting.



The homeschooling co-op I work with is 65 families from various socio-economic, religious and ethnic backgrounds.