I can't help but wonder if the reason a lot of moms choose to home school is because they didn't fit in or had a bad experience themselves in school. Did you get picked on or teased, so you're therefore sheltering your own children from the same thing?
Answer by LovingSAHMommy at 4:15 PM on Apr. 29, 2010
No, I liked school. I did well academically, I played volleyball and was a cheerleader. I also saw children smoking pot in the bathrooms. In 7th grade I had a child in my class bring a loaded gun and a suicide not in his backpack. Luckily he was caught before he could use the gun. I had a girl in my 8th grade class get pregnant. I can't even count how many girls I knew with one or more children by the time I graduated. In our high school our bathroom doors were cut in half (you could literally see people using the restroom) because students kept getting caught having sex. That is not the type of environment I want my children in.
Answer by laciD at 4:02 PM on Apr. 29, 2010
No, actually I had always been extremely popular in school. If you are wanting to know why I decided to home-school my children, then here's why:
I feel that the best teachers are parents (to their own children). My kids relate to me, and I have taught many years as a summer school aid, summer camp teacher, and vacation bible school. I have a curriculum and many school supplies. I also have a standard. My standard has changed with my personal growth and I feel that public school system here in GA sucks. I'm a well educated woman and well capable of teaching my own children. If I can teach ABC's, reading, writing, math and Spanish to my (then 3yrs young)toddler, why stop there?
Answer by sugahmamma at 4:07 PM on Apr. 29, 2010
Sugahmamma... I am also in GA and agree the public school systems are laughable.
Answer by laciD at 4:09 PM on Apr. 29, 2010
No I was fine in school. But things have changed and the schools here are horrible. They can't teach and they are dangerous. Less than half of the kids graduate and the ones that do have an average 3rd grade reading level. I figure I can't do any worse than that and I don't have to put my child in harms way on a daily basis.
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