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Would you pay someone to homeschool your child?

Posted by on Jul. 21, 2012 at 12:07 PM
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Hello Ladies,

I am back with another question. Recently, I shared that my DH and DD pulled the plug on HS.  I am happy to report that I revisited the issue with my DH and he agreed to try HS.  There is a HS "tutor" in our neighborhood that HS middle school students in her home.  She began her "school/tutor service" after homeschooling her three children through middle school.  Prior to homeschooling, she worked as a teacher in the ps system.  She has years of teaching experience and her school has been running successfully for years now.  My mother and DH expressed that we should consider sending my DD to the "school" instead of me HS myself.  I think they are concerned that I don't have the ability to teach my DD everything she needs to learn and they are concerned about her socialization. (p.s., I am fully educated, a sahm, and I am the one that helps with all homework EVERYDAY).  Anyway, the lady charges $500 a month.  Our finances are already tight.  However, my husband said that we would find a way to make it work. I am afraid that if I don't agree to my DD going to the "school," she will have to go to ps. 

BTW, I do believe my DH and mom want me to be free to return to having a "career"since my youngest will begin kindergarten in the ps this year.  I openly asked my DH if that's what this is really about and he denied that being the case. According to him, he supports anything that I want to do...smh

Would you pay someone to home-school your child? 

by on Jul. 21, 2012 at 12:07 PM
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by on Jul. 21, 2012 at 12:13 PM

me, personally, no but i dont see the point if i am home and can do it myself.  BUT this year I have been asked to homeschool my friend's little girl who will be in pre-k. 

as for me and my house, we will serve the LORD

by on Jul. 21, 2012 at 12:30 PM
If it would keep my child out of ps, maybe. Otherwise, NO. Are there any free online charter schools available in your state? Connections Academy and k12 are two that folks here in SC use. It is technically ps at home. Everything is provided, and managed by a ps teacher. Would that be a compromise to suit your dh? Disclaimer: we used Connections in 2009 and it did not suit us. But our children had never been to school.
Or, are there any homeschool coops in your area? We've done those. Either a one day a week classes for pay setup, or volunteer rotation.
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by Mel on Jul. 21, 2012 at 12:34 PM
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Thats insane!!! I could send my two kids to the local private school which is in the top 97% in the state, for that much money!

I wouldn't do it. So there may be some things you have to learn along the way theres no way she'd learn more going to PS.

JMO.  Good luck and do whatever works best for YOUR family :)

by Member on Jul. 21, 2012 at 12:48 PM
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for "socialisation" we joined a homeschool group, do playdates, play with the neighborhood kids, church, cub scouts, etc.  No need to pay someone 500 to get that!  I would pay a tutor to teach a subject that I couldn't help with, like an advanced Math that I couldn't figure out.  But sending my child to actually be homeschooled by someone else, no.  That wouldn't be homeschooling in my mind, more like sending my child to a private or charter school.  That's not what I'm going for.

Lynette-Homeschooling SAHM  of 4.  Living in WI. 

Come join me in LDS Homeschoolers

by on Jul. 21, 2012 at 12:56 PM

Thanks for the replies! I agree that it's insane especially when I am home all day.  I think that my DH and mom are too afraid of the "unknown."  I agree that she would learn more than in PS any day. They seem to teach strictly to the CRCT test. I don't think Connections/K12 would be a good fit for my DD as she's easily distracted and a heavy day dreamer.  I will continue to pray that he comes to his senses.  Thanks again for the support.

by on Jul. 21, 2012 at 1:44 PM

 to keep my child out of ps i would, but if im home i would hs my own kids

why does you mom have any say in what you and your husband do?

by Sonja on Jul. 21, 2012 at 2:31 PM
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 I have no degree in education save that of teaching since I was 18 years old. I also have 7 kids and have been homeschooling them from the beginning.  When I have come across something I don't know, and believe me there are some things I DONT KNOW, (lol) I have gone to the internet and learned/taught or I have bought a used book and learned/taught what it is I didn't know.  Maybe you can ask your hubby and your mom if they knew everything when they first became parents?  Did they go to a "school" to learn to be a parent?  No, they didn't. They learned on the job, right?    We have let our government and society at large, convince us that we, the parents, don't know enough to educate our own kids and that someone  else, not appointed by us, is better equipped to do that.  But I assure you, we are.  : )   

  I will say, that you must do what you feel is the right fit for your family.   That is first and foremost understanding any parent should have. Its THEIR choice.  Good luck with whatever you decide.  And you can always come here and ask questions or just chit chat with us.   : )

by on Jul. 21, 2012 at 2:42 PM
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 No, even if I had to work I would still unschool My kids would just have someone else with them during the time I am at work.

by on Jul. 21, 2012 at 3:05 PM
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 Statistics show that a parent who has a teaching degree has NO advantage over a parent who does not when it comes to homeschooling.  I would mot pay someone to hs my kids.  You can do just as well as a private tutor and much better than ps. 

by on Jul. 21, 2012 at 3:27 PM
This. Quite do-able. I have worked since 2004, when my children were aged 4-13. Dh was home with them for a while; then he got a day job and I worked 2nd shift. Oldest dd had turned 14 and was in charge 3 afternoons a week from 2-6 pm.
Thankfully, we have never needed to use day care.
I am currently working 3rd shift since April 1 of this year, but should be able to get back on 2nd again in September. I carry the health insurance for our family.

Quoting usmom3:

 No, even if I had to work I would still unschool My kids would just have someone else with them during the time I am at work.

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