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

<blockquote><b>Quoting TheNuge:</b>" Absolutley not for me. Being 100% honest, i need a lot of alone time. Additionally, I've had the role ... [snip!] ... can teach. If they dont have the wherewithall to get the students an appropriate teacher, the student gets short-changed."</blockquote>



I think I work more now then when I was an office manager. My husband is expecting a perfectly clean house with a perfectly coifed me and a perfect dinner on the table every night since I'm not going to an office everyday. He can perfectly kiss my not-so perfect ass. I turned our office into a classroom with a dry-erase board, desks, and all sorts of cool stuff. Unfortunately, I broke my foot and can't get into my classroom, so school has been being held wherever I can find somewhere to prop up my leg.

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

<blockquote><b>Quoting Kayla [:)]♥:</b>" I love the idea of homeschooling, but we aren't doing it. I learned more out of school, than in, honestly... ... [snip!] ... events run around here is by the church and christians, so they incorperate a lot of religious stuff... that's a no for me."</blockquote>



Did you check out the local museums? All of ours offer groups and activities that are not religious.

Destinite 1 child; 2 angel babies; Paradise, FL, United States 31297 posts
30th Jan '13
Quoting sassy chef:" No, I know you aren't judging me. It is just that general "vibe" I get, like I said in the "other" thread, ... [snip!] ... I need to grow thicker skin about. I know I'm doing what is right for our family, I know I'm doing the best for my kids. "


I'm not judging you either. I'm not saying you aren't qualified, b/c you very well could be. I just speak for myself and I don't feel qualified. Sorry if I am not making sense. I am having one of those days! lol



homes cool 2 kids; 2 angel babies; Indiana 60938 posts
30th Jan '13
Quoting Destinite:" I'm not judging you either. I'm not saying you aren't qualified, b/c you very well could be. I just ... [snip!] ... I just speak for myself and I don't feel qualified. Sorry if I am not making sense. I am having one of those days! lol "


You're fine. Nobody attacked me, I know that. It is something I'm going to have to grow thicker skin about. I'm very passionate about it, and have to control that passion :wink:

Destinite 1 child; 2 angel babies; Paradise, FL, United States 31297 posts
30th Jan '13
Quoting sassy chef:" You're fine. Nobody attacked me, I know that. It is something I'm going to have to grow thicker skin about. I'm very passionate about it, and have to control that passion :wink:"


I understand! I'm sure you are a great teacher! I think that is great you are passionate b/c that tells me you probably give your kids 110%, which is what every child deserves.



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

<blockquote><b>Quoting sassy chef:</b>" No, I know you aren't judging me. It is just that general "vibe" I get, like I said in the "other" thread, ... [snip!] ... I need to grow thicker skin about. I know I'm doing what is right for our family, I know I'm doing the best for my kids. "</blockquote>




In reality, it isn't the norm so a lot of people are going to have negative opinions. The best you can do is understand why someone would have a negative opinion and have an open dialogue. Also, someone disagreeing with your choice to homeschool doesn't necessarily mean they look down on it; it's just not a choice they would make. I've gotten mixed reactions, for sure, but I made a decision not to let that affect the choice I made. Hell, I disagree with a lot of stuff other parents do, but I don't think it makes them bad parents. Well, usually...

homes cool 2 kids; 2 angel babies; Indiana 60938 posts
30th Jan '13
Quoting Bangtail:" <blockquote><b>Quoting sassy chef:</b>" No, I know you aren't judging me. It is just ... [snip!] ... I made. Hell, I disagree with a lot of stuff other parents do, but I don't think it makes them bad parents. Well, usually..."


I know. I apparently have had a stick up my you-know-what these past few days. :lol:

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

<blockquote><b>Quoting sassy chef:</b>" I know. I apparently have had a stick up my you-know-what these past few days. :lol:"</blockquote>



Nah, I understand. Just trying to offer some encouragement. I've gotten some not-so encouraging words from people since I started this and it can wear on you sometimes.

Buzz and Almond Joys momm 2 kids; Albuquerque, New Mexico 12593 posts
30th Jan '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Bangtail:</b>" <blockquote><b>Quoting Buzz and Almond Joys momm:</b>" <blockquote><b>Quoting ... [snip!] ... and reading skills from the beginning until now has definitely reinforced my decision. But it definitely is not for everyone."</blockquote>




See those are the reasons I think some sort of training- maybe not an education degree- to do this. Mainly to protect the students whose parents are going at it with "bad" techniques. I know there are many great homeschool programs but I have also seen very bad groups. This would just help homeschooling be more successful ( get what I mean?) and I don't mean individual groups I am talking homeschooling as a whole.



With common core coming through I am scared for all teachers! I am lucky to go into schools where it will already be implemented and am being taught on common core only. It's really going to change a lot of curriculum out there or atleast the homeschool and local in my state

One*day*at*a*time 3 kids; Clackamas, Oregon 256 posts
30th Jan '13

My kids are homeschooled. They attend an online public school. This means that there is a qualified state certified teacher assigned to them. They learn from the same book and guidelines as public schools in our state. They take the same state testing. There are options to keep your kids at home and still meet all the "qualifications". I chose this for my family as I have a medically fragile child. It works for us. It isn't for everyone though and it really is alot of work. I have very little time in my days for anything else bit at the end of the day for me it is so worth it!

TheNuge 1 child; Pennsylvania 22972 posts
30th Jan '13
Quoting Bangtail:" <blockquote><b>Quoting TheNuge:</b>" Absolutley not for me. Being 100% honest, i ... [snip!] ... I broke my foot and can't get into my classroom, so school has been being held wherever I can find somewhere to prop up my leg."


I have no doubt that it is exhausting. I'd probably feel like i never accomplished enough and that the consequences were dire. It is reallly NOT for me. You are a better woman than I.
As far as the expectations of your husband, maybe he can fill-in as a sub one week :)

TheNuge 1 child; Pennsylvania 22972 posts
30th Jan '13
Quoting One*day*at*a*time:" My kids are homeschooled. They attend an online public school. This means that there is a qualified state ... [snip!] ... is alot of work. I have very little time in my days for anything else bit at the end of the day for me it is so worth it!"


Hmmm.... i think i'd consider that "cyberschool" and not homeschool. BUT, i do think it requires a lot of you especially if your child needs a great deal of prodding, help and motivation.

Minion Due September 30 (girl); 2 kids; ., GA, United States 21157 posts
status 30th Jan '13

I would love to homeschool DD, but with my job I don't have the time. If I were a SAHM, I would. I don't like the idea that around here there is a strong Christian presence in public school, even though of the separation of church and state. We're in the Bible Belt and no one cares about keeping religion to yourself.

delightfully mad Slut, Sweden 146 posts
30th Jan '13

Ey homskool n mah babehs is just fyne.



^ That was painful to type.



I homeschool some of my kids. My oldest is in public school but I'm pulling her after Friday. She went to the small enrichment (gifted) school for K-5 and loved it, 60 kids in the entire school, but for MS all the other kids in her year went to a different school and her best friend went to homeschool, so she hates it and isn't adjusting well to the overcrowded "general population" school, as my OH so tactfully calls it.



Second oldest is homeschooled and always has been.



Younger kids are too young for formal school. We'll see what works for us as we go.



Not that it's some kind of anti-school manifesto for us, I'm basically neutral on school and don't care to pick it apart or criticize it, because public schools, albeit an alternative public school, served my oldest amazingly well for 6 years. It doesn't suit us any more. Maybe it will in the future. Who knows. Right now homeschooling is where we're at and we're all liking it.

user banned Lesbos, Greece 95211 posts
30th Jan '13
Quoting TheNuge:" Hmmm.... i think i'd consider that "cyberschool" and not homeschool. BUT, i do think it requires a lot of you especially if your child needs a great deal of prodding, help and motivation."


I'm too lazy to go find the post you said it in but I too need that time for myself. I love, love, love shipping my kids off to school every day. :lol:



Heck next school year, my 2 younger kids will be in daycare 8-4 M-F, regardless of whether or not I have school. 8)