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nothingness Arizona 3578 posts
27th Jan '13

I'm also worried about bullies :(

homes cool TTC since May 2014; 2 kids; 2 angel babies; Indiana 61144 posts
27th Jan '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 2 kids; Ontario 46197 posts
status 27th Jan '13
Quoting Rydicule91:" I'm also worried about bullies :("


This is NOT a reason to homeschool.

homes cool TTC since May 2014; 2 kids; 2 angel babies; Indiana 61144 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. "


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 TTC since May 2014; 2 kids; 2 angel babies; Indiana 61144 posts
27th Jan '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 32 kids; Las Vegas, Nevada 8505 posts
27th Jan '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
27th Jan '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 19750 posts
27th Jan '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.

Legendary 2 kids; Beverly Hills, California 59667 posts
27th Jan '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."


omg...

user banned Lesbos, Greece 95211 posts
27th Jan '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
27th Jan '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 TTC since May 2014; 2 kids; 2 angel babies; Indiana 61144 posts
27th Jan '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
27th Jan '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!

Legendary 2 kids; Beverly Hills, California 59667 posts
27th Jan '13
Quoting Rydicule91:" I'm aware of that, but the city we are in they are REALLY bad and getting worse. We agreed on public ... [snip!] ... worse. We agreed on public high school for sure, I'm just trying to convince him of the elementary level for homeschooling."


So if you're going to homeschool to avoid your child being bullied than you obviously can't socialize them at all. I mean you sure as shit can't bring your kid around other kids.



You are pretty much every bad stereotype there is for homeschooling moms.



lol, smh

nothingness Arizona 3578 posts
27th Jan '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.