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Why should I homeschool?

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Asked by momluja at 5:50 PM on Feb. 24, 2009 in School-Age Kids (5-8)

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  • Open up your newspaper. Kids are molested by their teachers on a weekly basis now.

    Answer by Anonymous at 5:50 PM on Feb. 24, 2009

  • Why not? People homeschool for tons of different reasons.

    Answer by ReneeK3 at 7:24 PM on Feb. 24, 2009

  • I am seriously considering homeschooling because my daughter misses a lot of school due to a disability. I get so annoyed when CPS gets called, when everyone at the school is fully aware of her problems. I think children like her are discriminated against. There are laws for children with ADD and ADHD, why aren't any laws in place for all disabled children? She is still a straight A student despite the fact that she hasn't been at school in about 6 weeks. I was so insulted when I received a note saying that children have to be in school listening to the teachers instead of sitting alone with a text book. She has four adult teachers here, she doesn't get all A's by herself. I had to go to court last week, the judge wasn't too happy that the school wasted his time. I have a meeting at school tomorrow, I have been fighting my temper since I called this meeting, then again, maybe I shouldn't bother fighting the anger.

    Answer by LoriW at 9:12 PM on Feb. 24, 2009

  • Here are some reasons:

    Advantages of Homeschooling

    * Parents are with their children all day.
    * Parents know and understand their children, and are influential in their lives, even as they enter the teen years.
    * Homeschooling prevents premature parent-child separation, avoiding inappropriate pressure on children.
    * Children are allowed to mature at their own speeds, no "hurried child" syndrome.
    * Parents and other adults are the primary role models for homeschooled children.
    * Homeschooling provides positive and appropriate socialization with peers and adults.
    * Homeschooled children are largely free from peer pressure.
    * Homeschooled children are comfortable interacting with people of all ages.
    * Homeschooled children view adults as an integrated part of their world and as natural partners in learning.

    Answer by mancosmomma at 9:42 PM on Feb. 24, 2009

  • More advantages of Homeschooling

    * Family values and beliefs are central to social, emotional and academic development.
    * Family life revolves around its own needs and priorities rather than the demands of school.
    * Homeschooling creates/maintains positive sibling relationships.
    * Homeschooling promotes good communication and emotional closeness within a family.
    * Research shows that the two most important factors in reading and overall educational success are positive home influence and parental involvement; homeschooling provides both.
    * A child's natural thirst for learning is nurtured, not squelched, and learning becomes a lifelong joy.
    * Each child's education can be tailored to his or her unique interests, pace, and learning style.
    * Homeschooling children have time to pursue their special interests and talents

    Answer by mancosmomma at 9:46 PM on Feb. 24, 2009

  • And some more:

    * Homeschoolers enjoy unlimited educational resources; the world is our classroom, and resources abound in the community.
    * Homeschooling provides a high adult/child ratio for the student.
    * Homeschooled children become independent thinkers who are secure in their own convictions.

    Answer by mancosmomma at 9:47 PM on Feb. 24, 2009

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