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Do you homeschool for religious reason?

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I heard someone say that the only people who homeschool, are those doing it for religious reasons, which I don't think is true (though we do homeschool partly for this reason).  So how about a poll!

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by on Jan. 21, 2013 at 8:14 PM
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SparklingHope
by on Jan. 23, 2013 at 8:10 AM
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It's a reason, but not the main one! The main one is because my son is adhd and I refuse to use adderall and Ritalin. I don't like the affects it gives. My husband doesn't like Ritalin (he use to be on it) and I don't like the adderall cause I watched the affect it had on my brother for his ADD. 

rsrangel
by Bronze Member on Jan. 23, 2013 at 9:19 AM
This is my exact reason for my 6 year old. How did you get him to read?


Quoting SparklingHope:

It's a reason, but not the main one! The main one is because my son is adhd and I refuse to use adderall and Ritalin. I don't like the affects it gives. My husband doesn't like Ritalin (he use to be on it) and I don't like the adderall cause I watched the affect it had on my brother for his ADD. 


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mjp2707
by Member on Jan. 23, 2013 at 9:22 AM
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A customer once said to me after the mention of homeschool " so you must be a Christian then" I said no to which he replied " I only though people homeschooled bc they are religious" I didn't realize people thought this
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SparklingHope
by on Jan. 23, 2013 at 12:00 PM
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Using the BOB books set and just sitting down and working with him. Still working on the reading, he's not fully there yet..but he's able to read the first few bob books by himself (beginner sets). Just making it fun, etc. Only doing a little at a time cause of the attention span..but my son retains things very quickly so that works for him doing a little at a time. 

Quoting rsrangel:

This is my exact reason for my 6 year old. How did you get him to read?


Quoting SparklingHope:

It's a reason, but not the main one! The main one is because my son is adhd and I refuse to use adderall and Ritalin. I don't like the affects it gives. My husband doesn't like Ritalin (he use to be on it) and I don't like the adderall cause I watched the affect it had on my brother for his ADD. 




Bethsunshine
by on Jan. 23, 2013 at 12:02 PM

It's ONE reason but not the ONLY reason!




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oredeb
by on Jan. 23, 2013 at 1:11 PM

 when i first started i homeschooled because i didnt like how the kids got away with bullying each other but after years of hsing i do it cuz i love teaching kids!

rsrangel
by Bronze Member on Jan. 23, 2013 at 3:39 PM
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Wow, we've blown that myth right out of the water!  "No" has taken the lead!

Knightquester
by Bronze Member on Jan. 23, 2013 at 3:40 PM
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No, in fact we're Agnostic, and the children's school work is 100% secular.

MaySheWillStay
by on Jan. 23, 2013 at 3:52 PM

No. If anything, I homeschool in part because I don't want religion pushed on her by her teachers, the curriculum, or other students.


I do think there are a lot of homeschoolers do it to indoctrinate their children though, by isolating them from "unclean" secular influences. That seems to be going away in recent years, secular homeschooling replacing it, but I homeschooled for a while as a kid and I was practically the only kid in the groups I attended that wasn't ultra religious. Most of the kids there were borderline fundamentalist.


I homeschool because I like the freedom it gives us and I think school both intentionally and unconsciously subverts family ties; creates unnecessary tensions between generations and even between different aged children; serves to create and then reinforce social, economic and racial "boxes"; promotes conformism and herd mentality above all else; and kills curiousity and creativity.

bether89
by Bronze Member on Jan. 23, 2013 at 9:17 PM

 We started homeschooling because of issues with ps.  However, we continue to hs for many different reasons.  One of those reasons is religious.

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