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Destinite 1 child; 2 angel babies; Paradise, FL, United States 31625 posts
30th Jan '13
Quoting Bangtail:" I decided to post this because I basically got thrown into homeschooling my sons, for lack of a better ... [snip!] ... Before doing it, I thought it was strange and even slightly irresponsible. Now, of course, my opinion has changed greatly."


It may be your calling, though. I just know I am not comfortable doing it. BUT, if push came to shove, I may dedicate myself to it if the right situation arose.
I am very anti-medication (especially when it comes to ADD meds), so I understand where you are coming from.



homes cool TTC since May 2014; 2 kids; 2 angel babies; Indiana 61358 posts
30th Jan '13

OP, what curricula have you been looking at? I love looking at them.

MinnesotaMommy2One 1 child; Minnesota 2565 posts
30th Jan '13
Quoting SAFFY
Bangtail 50 kids; Katy, Texas 7752 posts
30th Jan '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Destinite:</b>" I should have been more detailed in my original post. I want someone with years of experience and qualifications ... [snip!] ... school within our district, then charter school that will eventually add all of the other grades so it is a one stop shop. "</blockquote>



My husband and I make a pretty good team on this because he's an IT consultant and a math wiz, where I have always been a voracious reader and a grammar nazi. Of course, I say that as I'm typing on my phone and can't figure out how to go back and read what I'm typing, so I may sound like an idiot!



I didn't know if I could do it, but I knew I could do it better then the teacher who stuck my son in a desk facing the wall so he could learn to concentrate.

user banned Lesbos, Greece 95211 posts
30th Jan '13
Quoting Bangtail:" <blockquote><b>Quoting Destinite:</b>" I should have been more detailed in my original ... [snip!] ... but I knew I could do it better then the teacher who stuck my son in a desk facing the wall so he could learn to concentrate."


I can see why you're not too thrilled with the school. :? You don't isolate a child to teach them to concentrate. :evil:



I keep reading all these stories and know plenty of what NOT to do when I'm finally teaching.

Destinite 1 child; 2 angel babies; Paradise, FL, United States 31625 posts
30th Jan '13
Quoting Bangtail:" <blockquote><b>Quoting Destinite:</b>" I should have been more detailed in my original ... [snip!] ... but I knew I could do it better then the teacher who stuck my son in a desk facing the wall so he could learn to concentrate."


I would NOT be happy about that tactic!
I think with the right dedication from both of you, it can be a successful endeavor. Homeschool isn't what a lot of people think it is when it comes to isolation. As I'm sure you are finding out, people connect and have field trips and other social interaction amongst homeschool students.



Bangtail 50 kids; Katy, Texas 7752 posts
30th Jan '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting sassy chef:</b>" OP, what curricula have you been looking at? I love looking at them."</blockquote>




I've actually got three that I work from. I started with horizons and it wasn't a good fit for anything except spelling. So, now, I use noescience, time4learning, and a history one that I can't think of right now! We also do PE and Spanish at the Y. We live somewhere that has a HUGE homeschool group and that helps us a lot. I also have a copy of my school districts requirements at each stage so I can make sure that they are ready to go back if that comes up.

Bangtail 50 kids; Katy, Texas 7752 posts
30th Jan '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting SAFFY

user banned Lesbos, Greece 95211 posts
30th Jan '13
Quoting Bangtail:" <blockquote><b>Quoting SAFFY
SpaceCowgirl Due December 21; 3 kids; Oregon 20240 posts
30th Jan '13
Quoting sassy chef:" I don't feel like I'm raising my kids in a bubble. *shrugs* Different strokes, different folks. A ... [snip!] ... to whomever.) We do co-ops, sport activities, and clubs. It's the right choice for us, and we'll re-evaluate if needed. "


Oh, I didn't mean to say all kids who are homeschooled are 'raised in a bubble'. I just know that if I were to homeschool them, they probably wouldn't get out much.



I have met some homeschooled kids who are exposed to a lot of extracurricular activities and are very well adjusted, and then I've met some kids who are extremely socially awkward because they just aren't exposed to the outside world very much.

Bangtail 50 kids; Katy, Texas 7752 posts
30th Jan '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting SpaceCowgirl:</b>" Oh, I didn't mean to say all kids who are homeschooled are 'raised in a bubble'. I just know that if ... [snip!] ... and then I've met some kids who are extremely socially awkward because they just aren't exposed to the outside world very much."</blockquote>



I was scared of that when I started and then broke my right foot and can't drive until march! Luckily, my mom and some friends are helping get us around.

user banned Lesbos, Greece 95211 posts
30th Jan '13

My daughter's kindergarten teacher is a man about my age. People think it's weird. :lol:

Bangtail 50 kids; Katy, Texas 7752 posts
30th Jan '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting SAFFY

Bangtail 50 kids; Katy, Texas 7752 posts
30th Jan '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting That-Girl:</b>" No. I would not, my sister was homeschooled and it ended up being incredibly detrimental (Socially, emotionally, etc)"</blockquote>



I can see how that could happen. My cousin is a junior and has been doing everything online and he's very withdrawn. My oldest sister's daughter finished her school online and that poor girl can't read or spell to save her life. I'm using them as examples of what NOT to do!

SpaceCowgirl Due December 21; 3 kids; Oregon 20240 posts
30th Jan '13
Quoting SAFFY