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Do you ever take your kids out of school for vacations?

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Or do you take vacations while they are on breaks?


by on Dec. 17, 2012 at 12:43 AM
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missygrl18
by on Dec. 26, 2012 at 1:50 PM

It depends for me. If they're going somewhere that they may learn more than if in school, it's worth taking them out. Example:  Hawaii. For Disney - no.

Mom2RiZakknTait
by on Dec. 28, 2012 at 9:39 AM
I'm surprised by how many people would never pull their kids.
I wouldn't do it for more than a week but I think that a family vacation has much to offer & is an enriching experience.
There is, IMO, more value in bonding as a family than having a perfect attendance record.
My oldest was public schooled, graduated on time (could have a semester early) & is in college & missed school for vacations. It won't "wreck them" or their work ethic.
My youngest are homeschooled & view vacations as a "long-term field trip". Educational experiences can be found everywhere.
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lapalmamama
by on Dec. 30, 2012 at 11:57 AM

Yes, I teach and our breaks don't match, so I take them out.  Last time was for my Grandmas 90th birthday party and to see the other gma who is 97.  The oldest is in 3rd grade and is a stellar student.  It didn't hurt her at all.  She did te assigned work mostly on the flight.  Then just had to write a daily journal.

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