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Do you homeschool your children?

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ky-mom

Asked by ky-mom at 12:48 PM on Dec. 11, 2008 in School-Age Kids (5-8)

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  • Nope...I'll leave that to teachers. I'd like to my kids to be intelligent...LOL
    happy2bme7

    Answer by happy2bme7 at 12:49 PM on Dec. 11, 2008

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  • I was homeschooled all my life and loved it!
    I have a LOT of homeschool friends still... i was very active in my church and active in our homeschool groups- we met on Fridays to either go skating or swimming at a local health club, or something like that, field trips, even some classes together, and I played basketball on the homeschool basketball team.
    I also plan on homeschooling my children.
    life4him4ever

    Answer by life4him4ever at 1:03 PM on Dec. 11, 2008

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  • I'm a homeschool graduate, as is my husband. We both LOVED being homeschooled. Our first child is only 10 months old at this point, but we definitely plan on homeschooling. I'd be happy to chat with you about it if you want to send me a message =)
    dedicatedrider

    Answer by dedicatedrider at 1:13 PM on Dec. 11, 2008

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  • I don't home school mine but I help a friend with hers and I also give the Iowa tests to local homeschoolers. I might home school if the school system doesn't pull their act together right now the middle school my kids are in is out of control with kids sexually harassing each other and bullying is insane. They have got to the end of the year then if I see no change they are out.

    babyfat5

    Answer by babyfat5 at 2:35 PM on Dec. 11, 2008

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  • Wow, happy2bme7, do you know any homeschoolers? I homeschooled my son because he was sooooooooo intelligent and wanted to start learning before school age. When I became ill, I called the school to see where they would put him, if I could put him in school. They couldn't help me. My son takes after my husband, who complained that he was bore in school and he took extra classes and hung out w/ older kids. By the way, he was not socially deprived. He had so many friends he couldn't keep up with them.(still) He was even popular in our local public highschool. It was hard for him to keep the girls away, ever since he was 8. Now that he has a girlfriend, the other girls aren't all over him anymore.
    lovewing

    Answer by lovewing at 4:10 PM on Dec. 11, 2008

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  • A teacher can't be teaching on all levels at the same time. On the other hand, my daughter is like me and we work hard on schooling. The school was a diservice for me. They just pushed me along. I was in several schools. I don't beleive that homeschooling is for everyone!
    lovewing

    Answer by lovewing at 4:10 PM on Dec. 11, 2008

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  • Some families, that I know, homeschool, shouldn't . On the other hand, other families, I know, should. Not all schools are the same. Children are individuals and it is up to the parent to know their child and meet their specific need. This is a very important decision.
    Note: with my daughter, we homeschooled, cyber-schooled and now she is in 7th grade in our local school. (I liked the cyber-school too, and so did she) Cyber schooling is free and it is on-line. They supply the computer and printer. We used CCA. I did enjoy plain homeschooling until I got too sick. Their is no reason for a child to be socially deficit. I am very open minded and wish others would be too. happy2bme7 if you have any questions< I would be more than happy to answer.
    ~ ky-mom ~ If you want to, I'm here to help !!! ! !
    lovewing

    Answer by lovewing at 4:12 PM on Dec. 11, 2008

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  • I homeschool my 8th grader. This year only. She was having a lot of problems in school the last few years. So I decided to get her caught up before she goes to high school. It is working out wonderfully. She is now ahead in a lot of areas. It gave us the flexibility to work on her reading, which was at a 4th grade level last year.
    sammygrl77

    Answer by sammygrl77 at 6:58 PM on Dec. 11, 2008

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  • I homeschooled my son from 2nd through 6th grade, then put him into a private college-prep school. Homeschooling has advantages and disadvantages. We could go at his speed on every subject he took...... an advantage over a classroom where the tempo has to be driven be the slowest learner. However, I did find myself always 'on'......when at museums, zoos, parks. Everything you do can be turned into a 'teaching moment', so much that sometimes you forget to purely play. It was a wonderful experience and I would do it again.
    DanieT

    Answer by DanieT at 12:18 AM on Dec. 12, 2008

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  • I told my hubby just yesterday that I feel like I home school our 4 year old even though she goes to preschool. Not to brag but she loves to practice her writing. O.K. I am bragging LOL.

    catgrrrl

    Answer by catgrrrl at 10:32 AM on Dec. 12, 2008

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