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What are the pros of Homeschooling??

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Anonymous

Asked by Anonymous at 6:39 PM on Sep. 19, 2009 in General Parenting

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  • better learning,less kids getting introuble,more parent child time :)
    BUSYLOVINGHIM

    Answer by BUSYLOVINGHIM at 6:49 PM on Sep. 19, 2009

  • If you are really interest in this subject, there are many wonderful homeschooling groups at CafeMom. I however do not feel like feeding the trolls, which is what always happens with this subject matter.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 6:54 PM on Sep. 19, 2009

  • Less outside influences (bad language, hitting, general meanness, etc.), less time needed for schoolwork, parents understanding child's individual needs. I don't homeschool, so I would guess there are a ton more pros. I know you didn't ask, but I can't think of any cons. LOL :)
    Amber115

    Answer by Amber115 at 6:56 PM on Sep. 19, 2009

  • i sure hope your not calling me one because of what i said,its ok to have an opininon,I DONT HOMESCHOOL.she just asked a question,if people cant do it they are not any less of a parent,im not bashing anyone.
    BUSYLOVINGHIM

    Answer by BUSYLOVINGHIM at 6:57 PM on Sep. 19, 2009

  • Sep. 19, 2009 by: * BUSYLOVINGHIM

    i sure hope your not calling me one because of what i said,its ok to have an opininon,I DONT HOMESCHOOL.she just asked a question,if people cant do it they are not any less of a parent,im not bashing anyone.
    ___________________

    No, not you. But every time the subject of Homeschooling comes up in this section, it turns nasty. People come in with tons or rude comments and insults and I don't want any part of that.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 7:04 PM on Sep. 19, 2009

  • I dont really have an opinion either way. I can see pros and cons of both. The cons would be not interracting with other children.. but there are other ways they can do that also.
    ashleyuc07

    Answer by ashleyuc07 at 7:35 PM on Sep. 19, 2009

  • Pros:
    One on one education.
    You can go as fast or a slow as each child needs.
    You can study special interests in-depth.
    Less rushing, more family time.
    Kids can socialize with other children in a more relaxed setting, rather than in a rushed 20 minute recess. On homeschool park days we are there 2-3 hours.
    Less sickness.
    Cuddling on the couch while the kids read or do work.
    Homeschooling takes less time, so kids have more time to think, read, explore, play and just be kids.
    Beautiful fall days can be spent outside hiking, biking, exploring, and visiting uncrowded national parks.
    You can ski on a Tuesday after a fresh snowfall.
    There is much, much more.
    mancosmomma

    Answer by mancosmomma at 7:48 PM on Sep. 19, 2009

  • If you wish to gain more insight I would join a homeschooling group here on Cafemom, Happy Homeschoolers is a good one, there are plenty on here.

    A few, but not all Pro's:
    Child can learn at their own pace
    Child can work on weak area's the way they learn
    Child can learn the way they learn best whether than mainstream teachings
    Child can learn at times that they learn best
    Child is not subjected to school gangs, clicks, and violence

    There are a lot of pro's and con's to it, and I agree that it's not for everybody. I was homeschooled and graduated at 16 where I went off to collage and graduated that early, I have lifetime friends and am grateful for the years I was homeschooled. I do homeschool my children now, haven't always but another story, and they are homeschooled through a charter school system, they do state testing and are working 2-3 grade levels above their peers, I'm glad they can move at their pace.
    Knightquester

    Answer by Knightquester at 8:05 PM on Sep. 19, 2009

  • I'm not a homeschooler and this is what I see.
    1. Self paced learning
    2. individual attention
    3. no peer presure
    4. flexability of schedual
    5. freedom to investigate non-traditional subject matter
    6. freedom to teach religious values
    teamquinn

    Answer by teamquinn at 8:15 PM on Sep. 19, 2009

  • Your child gets to work at their pace, and not at the pace of 30 other students who have 30 different learning styles. You don't have to waste time on "nonsense" like lining up for the bathroom, fundraising promotions, lining up to go to the cafeteria, or roll call. We get to incorporate learning into all aspects of our day, like grocery shopping ( math), cooking lunch (math and science).We don't have to worry about whether or not our kids have the trendiest and best clothes, because sometimes we homeschool in our PJ's. My kids get to interact with people of all ages, not just kids who are their own age. They get to interact with kids who are autistic and have other special needs; if they were in PS, they wouldn't get to do that because those kids are usually placed in separate classrooms.We get to spend more time as a family, and not have to spend our evenings working on homework.
    Bethsunshine

    Answer by Bethsunshine at 8:37 PM on Sep. 19, 2009

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