I made mention to dh that I would love to homeschool, until the kids mention they want to go to public school. Then they would go to public school. (I'd rather private school them, but we could never afford that.) He became somewhat upset, saying how lacking in social skills hs kids are. I told him there are programs & activities now hs kids can attend, & websites that track your progress so it's not "no school." It has come a long way since we were kids lol. The main reason why is the public school teachers usually don't care. Don't care about the kids academically, personally, and especially how to nurture their potential. If the school system improves, I have no problem sending them to PS, but as it is now, no way. Not hating on PS senders; I went to PS myself, which is exactly why I hate it lol. So HS's, how did you convince your DH HS was the right choice?
Asked by Anonymous at 9:18 PM on Jan. 5, 2009 in School-Age Kids (5-8)
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Pray. You can look at my recent answer about home education. But I would tell any mother considering it----make sure you are both on board because it is not "school at home" it is a lifestyle of learning. My kids were not the "weird" type mentioned--but there are just as many odd PS kids--more so--than home educated kids. Just go to the mall:-) However, my kids were very involved and all three were out going. Today at 19, 21, & 24--they are all very well adjusted, very intelligent, and are happy they were home educated. If you still feel you want to--start reading everything you can find on it. There are a lot of resources out there to begin to understand the process:-) Start at Practical Homeschooling (I think they are still around) and read the articles. Home School Oasis is another good site. There are several different approaches---you need to find the one that fits you:-)
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There are some excellent books on why to home educate for further info....Dumbing Us Down by John T. Gatto is a good one to start with. I may not agree with everything he says, but he has some excellent points. He was NYC and NYS Teacher of the Year several years ago. There are so many--just start researching it. Try the Elijah Company. They used to have an excellent catalog that was more like a beginners guide to home education:-) but quite a few years ago. Try their website because I think they still have great articles.
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