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What is your main reason for homeschooling?

Posted by on May. 24, 2011 at 1:21 PM
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Poll

Question: What is your MAIN reason for homeschooling?

Options:

Religious reasons (Feel God lead us to it, Feel it's Biblical, to inject religion in every subject, etc)

Better education at home (higer test scores, more in depth study, etc)

Teach child particular values, beliefs, and worldview

To develop character/morality

Object to what school teaches (Evolution, teaching to the test, etc)

Poor learning environment/safety issues at school (class size, bullies, fights, drugs, etc)

Customize or individualize the curriculum and learning environment for each child

Special needs of child were/could not be met in PS

Prefer the freedom homeschooling offers (Vacations, travel for work, Dr. Appt, etc)

My child had problems with PS and I can't afford private school, so homeschool was our only option

Close Relationships (Tightknit family, couldn't send my kids away all day, etc)

Other (please explain)


Only group members can vote in this poll.

Total Votes: 68

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We all know most people think everyone homeschools for religious reasons, and while many do (statistically it is the 2nd most popular reason to homeschool), that isn't why everyone homeschools (and not everyone who does it for religious reasons is Christian! *GASP* LOL)

So share with us your main reason for homeschooling!


Sonita-Homeschooling mama to Ephram (7) & Malachi (4)



by on May. 24, 2011 at 1:21 PM
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SimplySonita
by on May. 24, 2011 at 1:24 PM

Our main reason IS for religious reasons! LOL but it isn't our only reason!

hahaha I'm a sterotype! And I DO own a DENIM JUMPER!!!!!!! BWAHAHAHAHA

Sonita-Homeschooling mama to Ephram (7) & Malachi (4)


 



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samsbaby78
by on May. 24, 2011 at 1:38 PM

we homeschool because my youngest(9 years old) was haveing problems. the school tested him and said that he needed more challanging work but they wouldnt give it to him. he also has a lot of focus problems and he learns better one on one. my oldest (13 years old) is still in public school and does very well, although we gave him the option to start homeschooling when we pulled youngest out and he chose to stay in.

AllThatBabyJazz
by Bronze Member on May. 24, 2011 at 1:54 PM

We are homeschooling for religious reasons. We are all about discipleship. 

oredeb
by on May. 24, 2011 at 2:25 PM

 i said when i was 13 if i ever had kids i wouldnt send them to school! never even heard of homeschooling then. well i had kids and ive never sent them to school! my first reason was cuz of all the bullying so many! and then i thought why should the schools teach my kids when im perfectly fine to do it! and i could teach what i wanted them to learn. my reasons change!hhaha

debbie

nikki0522
by on May. 24, 2011 at 2:29 PM

I voted poor learning environment, although many of the options are on our list of reasons for homeschooling. We we first started homeschooling it was because of bully issues and my DS was only in kindergarten.

MrsHubler
by on May. 24, 2011 at 2:35 PM

All of the reasons are our main reasons.  Here is what I wrote up in a journal post.  Check it out!

Why I Am Planning on Homeschooling!

oredeb
by on May. 24, 2011 at 2:40 PM

 hahah sonita! i have a couple myself and some burkinstocks!!

debbie

Quoting SimplySonita:

Our main reason IS for religious reasons! LOL but it isn't our only reason!

hahaha I'm a sterotype! And I DO own a DENIM JUMPER!!!!!!! BWAHAHAHAHA

 



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bashfull_77
by on May. 24, 2011 at 3:07 PM

I voted poor learning environment but the reason is my oldest daughter was having some problems in school. My son has ADHD and would not do good in public school.

AutymsMommy
by Silver Member on May. 24, 2011 at 3:21 PM

I'm sorry. I know you are looking for a concrete "top" reason, but I haven't just one. We home school for so many reasons... all just as important as the rest.

We home school for religious reasons. We are Roman Catholic and want our daughter to receive a faith centered education... however, we also want to teach her theories that aren't accepted in most Catholic schools so that she can have a well rounded education.

We home school because our area public schools are horrible (on the list of worst public schools in the nation, our immediate area has several on the list) and we live in the bible belt... meaning, there are very few options for Catholic schools and most have class sizes of around 40+ kids per class.

We home school because Autumn is dyslexic and does much better in an environment where she isn't ridiculed for her stumbling and we can give her the one on one attention that she needs.

We home school because we want certain "extra" subjects included in her education... philosophy, logic, latin etc... that aren't visited in most campus schools.

 

I am a Private School sending, Vaccinating, Non spanking, Nightmare Cuddling, Dessert Giving, Homework Helping, Bedtime Kissing, Book Reading, Academic pushing Mother. I believe in the benefit of organized after school activities. I believe in spoiling my children. I believe that I have seen the village and I do not want it raising my child. I believe that a woman's place is in the home taking care of her house, children and husband. My husband is head of my home. I am a proud Roman Catholic, as is my husband.             Aimee


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misselphaba
by Bronze Member on May. 24, 2011 at 3:27 PM

I don't even know our main reason...it's just all one big reason not to send them, you know?  School just feels *wrong* for my kids/family.

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