Quoting tiredmomfor2:The only situation that would make me send them is if something were to happen to DH (a death or something) and if something would happen to the life insurance and social security benefits and I would have to do back to work.
Even then, if DH was injured and could school then we would just flop our roles now..he would stay home and homeschool and I would work.
No, but classes here and there would be fun!
Also, same with tiredmomof2 regarding my DH... we have life insurance and currently $2200 monthly soc security for family max. I have lived on much less before... (even without the life insurance) and I could do that again.
I also would babysit, like bef/aft school care and summer care and could make up to $500-700 monthly.
Quoting KrissyKC:No, but classes here and there would be fun!Also, same with tiredmomof2 regarding my DH... we have life insurance and currently $2200 monthly soc security for family max. I have lived on much less before... (even without the life insurance) and I could do that again.I also would babysit, like bef/aft school care and summer care and could make up to $500-700 monthly.
Sure. My kids have always been in ps and one still is. I'm hs'ing my daughter for reasons that are no fault of the ps and simply because of the way she is.
There's a good chance that she'll return to ps next year to finish her last two years of high school, but she knows that we can do all those classes outside the realm of public school, too. Her GPA and test scores are high enough that college entrance is not going to be a problem, so it's really a question of where she wants to spend her time.
Homeschooling is a wonderful opportunity, but it's not the be-all, end-all of education, just like public or private school isn't, either. The best education comes from having involved parents and a loving family, no matter where your kids go to school.
Two ways would make me not homeschool.
If I had to go to work.
Or if I could find a school that actually tailored itself to the children that attended it.
Yes. I'm not wedded to homeschooling.
Our eldest wants to go back (to a Catholic prep) for high school. She's had the choice since this upcoming year, but wants to wait for high school (she is currently junior high).
If our boys want to go to brick and mortar, they will have that choice once they are old enough to provide a well thought out, logical, reason/argument in favor of it (heck, even if they just *want* to, realistically).
The compromise? The school they go to is our choice.
Ideal school? Catholic, college prep, rigorous academics, intense focus on our faith (not just a once a week religion class), and preferably strong in maths and sciences. We'd prefer small classes (easy here; most of the Catholic schools are small) and dedicated teachers. A school where children are encouraged to be children and not made to hate school/learning.
I am a Home Schooling, Vaccinating, Non spanking, Nightmare Cuddling, Dessert Giving, Bedtime Kissing, Book Reading, Stay at Home Mom. I believe in the benefit of organized after school activities and nosy, involved parents. I believe in spoiling my children. I believe that I have seen the village and I do not want it anywhere near my children. Now for the controversial stuff: we have traditional gender roles, we're Catholic, I'm Libertarian, he's Republican, we're both conservative, and we own guns (now there's no need to ask, lol). Aimee
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