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Homeschoolers! (Or people who are down with it haha) user banned
21st Aug '13

I would really love to homeschool our kids. I mean, really, really love to. My SO insists that they won't get proper socialization though so he's pretty against it. He's going to be on the road working fairs 3 weeks out of every month, except November & December, so it'll be me with the kids the majority of the time until Bug is around 7 because he wants to be home and giving the kids more stability by then, so he's going to make and save as much as possible for the next 5 years.
He's already impressed with how much Bug knows and he's impressed with Bug's passion for learning (he literally wants to learn about EVERYTHING but I think that's normal for a 2yo lol) and we do school almost every day, nature walks to learn about nature, he can count to six and recognize a bunch of letters, and tell you all about the moon and stars and why it rains and where babies come from. We just choose a topic every week to learn about for now because he's still little. So all of this has him considering letting me homeschool them, but he's not totally on board because he's stuck on the socializing thing. I tried to explain that we can put them in sports or other extracurriculars (Bug wants to do dance for instance) and while they're little we can go to mommy and baby groups and do play dates. I'm not really sure how else to get him on board... any advice?

homes cool 2 kids; 2 angel babies; Indiana 60938 posts
21st Aug '13

Advice on homeschooling, or getting your DH to agree?



For my husband, it was just meeting other homeschool families. He saw that the kids weren't weird or awkward, and that the families were just like us. From there, he became my biggest supporter. He also started to realize that homeschool opportunities are everywhere. Socialization doesn't just take place in a classroom, it's everywhere. I hope he comes around! Homeschooling has been the coolest thing that has happened to us.

~CjandCjsMommy~ TTC since Jun 2013; 2 kids; Louisville, Kentucky 98 posts
21st Aug '13

I was just going to post about homeschool advice! LOL Awesome... My SO agrees with me. We are both in agreement homeschool is the road we want to take. SO WATCHING!

~CjandCjsMommy~ TTC since Jun 2013; 2 kids; Louisville, Kentucky 98 posts
21st Aug '13
Quoting homes cool:" Advice on homeschooling, or getting your DH to agree? For my husband, it was just meeting other homeschool ... [snip!] ... in a classroom, it's everywhere. I hope he comes around! Homeschooling has been the coolest thing that has happened to us."


How did you get to meet other homeschool families? Our LO is 4 and we had a very bad experience with Pre-K so are now looking into homeschool.

homes cool 2 kids; 2 angel babies; Indiana 60938 posts
21st Aug '13
Quoting ~CjandCjsMommy~:" How did you get to meet other homeschool families? Our LO is 4 and we had a very bad experience with Pre-K so are now looking into homeschool."


Start to ask around about homeschool co-ops in your area, google them if you need to. We have a ton in our community - but that isn't always the case, I realize.



We're christians, so I suppose we kind of hit the homeschool jackpot. Our church has many families who homeschool, so that's kind of how it all started for me. I didn't even want to homeschool, actually. :lol: But it just became clear that it was the right choice for us.



But yea, I'd seek out co-ops in your area. Try to find ones with play dates or meet ups, and just start joining them.

eKnuckles Due February 13; Florida 3457 posts
21st Aug '13

I plan on homeschooling. You don't need to be around 500+ people a day in order to receive good socialization. It's a poor excuse people make. All those kids who homeschooled before public schools became popular..they weren't traumatized because they didn't have a clique to join. Siblings, other family, kids at the park, clubs etc.
And how many public school kids are idiots lol and have no social skills at all?

~CjandCjsMommy~ TTC since Jun 2013; 2 kids; Louisville, Kentucky 98 posts
21st Aug '13
Quoting homes cool:" Start to ask around about homeschool co-ops in your area, google them if you need to. We have a ton ... [snip!] ... us. But yea, I'd seek out co-ops in your area. Try to find ones with play dates or meet ups, and just start joining them. "


Ok thanks... would you mind if I PT'd you? I don't know anyone who homeschools and I have a feeling im going to need someone who can answer my questions. I live in a rural area and im not sure what im going to find as far as other homeschool families.

homes cool 2 kids; 2 angel babies; Indiana 60938 posts
21st Aug '13
Quoting ~CjandCjsMommy~:" Ok thanks... would you mind if I PT'd you? I don't know anyone who homeschools and I have a feeling ... [snip!] ... who can answer my questions. I live in a rural area and im not sure what im going to find as far as other homeschool families. "


Not at all. Go for it.



And I agree, in the "real world" we aren't socialized with hundreds of people (all who are the same age) as we are. Today we went to a bookstore and my daughter struck up a conversation with a lady who as 80. The lady offered to read her a story, and then she told my daughter about how she used to be a hairstylist! I'm glad my daughter got to talk to a woman like that, had we not homeschooled, she'd miss out on those moments. It may be small, but those moments add up.



And also, research your state laws! Some are very strict.

~CjandCjsMommy~ TTC since Jun 2013; 2 kids; Louisville, Kentucky 98 posts
21st Aug '13
Quoting homes cool:" Not at all. Go for it. And I agree, in the "real world" we aren't socialized with hundreds of people ... [snip!] ... out on those moments. It may be small, but those moments add up. And also, research your state laws! Some are very strict."


I have been searching our state laws and they are not so strict... I live in Minnesota and they even offer a tax credit to homeschooling families! They also have an online public school Ill will be looking at with my husband tonight...

cuteexplodenkitties 3 kids; Somewhere, MD, United States 1287 posts
21st Aug '13
Quoting ☮HippyMama☮:" I would really love to homeschool our kids. I mean, really, really love to. My SO insists that they won't ... [snip!] ... little we can go to mommy and baby groups and do play dates. I'm not really sure how else to get him on board... any advice?"

As Homes cool already said Co-ops are amazing for meeting other families. You could probably find local homeschool groups on facebook and bring your husband to one of their meet ups.

homes cool 2 kids; 2 angel babies; Indiana 60938 posts
22nd Aug '13

http://forum.baby-gaga.com/about2539951.html



I think we need this!