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Posted by on Mar. 12, 2013 at 5:13 PM
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Why or what are your reasons for homeschooling your kids?
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rsrangel
by Bronze Member on Mar. 12, 2013 at 5:20 PM
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I guess I feel that if the point of going to school is to get an education, I can do that myself with my kids. I can probably also do it in a way that is fun, doesn't require sitting in a classroom for hours, and provide experiences in life they might not otherwise get. My family feels I'm trying to keep them in a bubble, and I completely disagree.
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Pukalani79
by Kristin on Mar. 12, 2013 at 5:24 PM

 Short version: Medical reasons for my girls - one has anxiety and other struggles, the other lives in chronic pain due to abdominal migraines.  For my son, he was being bullied to a point where he was begging to be allowed to be homeschooled.  Anything but going back.

Meena20
by on Mar. 12, 2013 at 5:25 PM
Perhaps you should ask them in what ways do they feel like they are in a bubble. Comunication is the nimber one key in homeschooling....something that my mom and i did not have as a teacher and student then entered into our mother daughter relationship. As long as their social skills are not damaged then they should have no reason to complain.
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usmom3
by BJ on Mar. 12, 2013 at 6:07 PM

 The list of why we homeschool (or in our families case unschool) is always growing. The reason we started was because the school was failing to do its job keeping my son safe & educating him.

kirbymom
by Sonja on Mar. 12, 2013 at 6:14 PM

We homeschool because we know that the quality of education leaves something to be desired and we know that we can do as good or better, a job, as the public school system.  

AutymsMommy
by Silver Member on Mar. 12, 2013 at 6:22 PM
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There is no need to open communication about a parent/child decision with extended family.


Quoting Meena20:

Perhaps you should ask them in what ways do they feel like they are in a bubble. Comunication is the nimber one key in homeschooling....something that my mom and i did not have as a teacher and student then entered into our mother daughter relationship. As long as their social skills are not damaged then they should have no reason to complain.



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














Meena20
by on Mar. 12, 2013 at 7:27 PM
Im not family so =p
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Meena20
by on Mar. 12, 2013 at 7:29 PM
Have any of you thought about an all girls school or an all boys school or a private school and everything else inbetween befor you decided to homeschool your kids?
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usmom3
by BJ on Mar. 12, 2013 at 8:03 PM

 We couldn't afford private schools but even if we could privet schools are usually full of the kids that got kicked out of pubic & in my case my son would have suffered even more there then he did in the public school.

 

Quoting Meena20:

Have any of you thought about an all girls school or an all boys school or a private school and everything else inbetween befor you decided to homeschool your kids?

 

RockEducation
by on Mar. 12, 2013 at 8:08 PM

 

Quoting usmom3:

 We couldn't afford private schools but even if we could privet schools are usually full of the kids that got kicked out of pubic & in my case my son would have suffered even more there then he did in the public school.

 

Quoting Meena20:

Have any of you thought about an all girls school or an all boys school or a private school and everything else inbetween befor you decided to homeschool your kids?

I've often wondered if that would be the case here if there was a private school. Probably would as the kids (here) are pretty bad. 

 

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