My son is 8 years old, I have been home schooling him since 4yrs old, his B-day is in November, so 4 would be Kindergarten. Now he is in 4th grade, by school systems, and is turning 9 pretty soon.
I go to a lot of kid meet groups that are thru out the week, just whatever we can fit in. I have him on a traveling soccer team, and a swim team, but his dad is saying we should do more. ???
He does home school from 9a to 1p, not counting independent work...kind of like homework, but he's already at home. Then right now soccer is at 5-8p 2 days a week, and I fit in play groups when possible, and I let him have a sleep over once a week, on a week-end.
What else can I do? I almost think my hubby is using this as a ploy to get him in football, honestly, but refuse, so what other ways can I get him with other kids? Maybe a group homeschool w/others?
Asked by Anonymous at 2:05 PM on Aug. 24, 2010 in School-Age Kids (5-8)
Answer by SAHMinIL2 at 2:29 PM on Aug. 24, 2010
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Answer by Kirs at 2:11 PM on Aug. 24, 2010
I believe home school groups have many gatherings and activities for the kids. Take your son to your neighborhood park, pack a picnic and make a day of it. It's a great way to meet kids in your neighborhood and you may meet a few mom's.
Answer by mommiedear at 2:15 PM on Aug. 24, 2010
Answer by hibbingmom at 2:15 PM on Aug. 24, 2010
Tell your hubby that Football at the age is kind of useless. If your Hubby wants him to play in High School then don't make him start until he is at the 7-8th grade age. They will learn the game well enough to play as a freshmen that way. Kids who start FB too early end up burnt out on it, and I have seen to many senseless injuries happen before high school. I don't home school, so I can't comment on the amount of socialization he gets - but I do know about youth & High school football.
Answer by Morgain at 2:19 PM on Aug. 24, 2010
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