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what are the pros and cons of homeschool???

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Asked by Anonymous at 12:43 PM on Jan. 31, 2009 in General Parenting

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  • Pro's: The kids get to learn that their own pace, you can go back and forth until they master things. They usually get better grades because of one on one attn, can better relate to many social situations because they are around both kids and adults, you can control social learning experiences, and the curriculum. You choose extra curricular, lessons, and work on your own time with them.
    Cons: Dont really have any other then you have to pay for all the books and what not and dont get a tax break or anything with it.

    Answer by gemgem at 12:46 PM on Jan. 31, 2009

  • Pros: Number one is you get to spend time with your kids. Teach them what they need AND what THEY want to learn. Progress can be very rapid. No time spent on twaddle, or busywork. No time wasted waiting for teachers, other kids, lines, no hand raising for discussion or bathrooms or water. We are on our schedule, we have time to take extra lessons. Great field trips.

    Cons: People who question our integrity for homeschooling, prices of curriculum, inability to get tax write off for costs.

    Answer by SusieD250 at 12:52 PM on Jan. 31, 2009

  • Pros are good, only con I see is that they won't get to be social with other kids.

    Answer by Anonymous at 1:22 PM on Jan. 31, 2009

  • Pros: Too numerous to list here --- INCLUDING BETTER socialization
    Cons: You have to be committed to it --- it's not a cakewalk. There will be days you want to throw in the towel --- patience & persistance is key.

    Answer by Laura1229 at 4:11 PM on Jan. 31, 2009

  • I just wanted to say to EVERYONE who thinks homeschooled kids are not SOCIALIZED that you are nuts! Anon 12:22....our kids are social with OTHER kids. It's homeSCHOOL not homeJAIL !
    If I hear one more word about how "unsocialized" everyone thinks homeschooled kids are I am going to SCREAM !!! They are better socialized than these teenage brats who have their face stuck in a cell phone and can only say "huh?" when spoken to!

    Answer by Anonymous at 5:40 PM on Jan. 31, 2009

  • Good grief anon 540, your panties in a bunch?

    Answer by Anonymous at 7:09 PM on Jan. 31, 2009

  • they won't get to be social with other kids.



    Answer by autodidact at 9:00 PM on Jan. 31, 2009

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