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Unschooling... why doing nothing all day is a great way to live

Posted by on Aug. 7, 2012 at 12:06 AM
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Question: Would you homeschool your kids (in a perfect world, where you had time/money to do so)?

Options:

Not a chance

In a heartbeat

I don't have the patience

Already do

My family/state won't let me

Other


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So... asked in another post to open up a conversation about unschooling.

Both of my kids never went to school (until they were 18, when they went to college.)

Neither of them had 'lessons' or 'curriculum' to follow, there was no 'teacher' at our house (except when they were playing school) and they received no marks or grades (until they started RAD ballet.)

Any questions? 

by on Aug. 7, 2012 at 12:06 AM
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FromAtoZ
by AllieCat on Aug. 7, 2012 at 12:10 AM
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I home schooled my oldest for a 6 month period of time.  Of course we had help with a home schooling program.

I would not home school again.  

I would not unschool.

FromAtoZ
by AllieCat on Aug. 7, 2012 at 12:10 AM

I didn't vote.  A simple 'no' wasn't an option.

annabl1970
by Platinum Member on Aug. 7, 2012 at 12:12 AM

I vote "I don't have a patience"

But I love the idea of homeschooling :)

circle_of_life
by Bronze Member on Aug. 7, 2012 at 12:12 AM

How did they adjust to college? Did they have to study for the ACT? Did they get diplomas or GEDs? Were there gaps in their learning as far as subjects go? Way higher in one subject than another...

krysstizzle
by on Aug. 7, 2012 at 12:13 AM
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I voted "in a heartbeat", because my perfect world doesn't have schools. If we're talking hypotheticals, I'm going all the way!

LindaClement
by Thatwoman on Aug. 7, 2012 at 12:15 AM

'Not a chance' won't do?

Quoting FromAtoZ:

I didn't vote.  A simple 'no' wasn't an option.


LindaClement
by Thatwoman on Aug. 7, 2012 at 12:16 AM

No diplomas, no GEDs.

I don't even know what the ACT is.

They applied, paid their money and started attending classes. It was pretty simple, really. :D

Quoting circle_of_life:

How did they adjust to college? Did they have to study for the ACT? Did they get diplomas or GEDs? Were there gaps in their learning as far as subjects go? Way higher in one subject than another...

Of course there are gaps in their educations: the things they're interested in, they excel at and the things they've never been interested in at all, they know little or nothing about. 

LindaClement
by Thatwoman on Aug. 7, 2012 at 12:17 AM

I hear that a lot, it's why I added it.

I don't know what kind of patience I was expected to have while my kids did whatever they were doing, and I was doing whatever I wanted to do... 

Quoting annabl1970:

I vote "I don't have a patience"

But I love the idea of homeschooling :)


JMmama
by Bronze Member on Aug. 7, 2012 at 12:18 AM
I would consider homeschooling in the right situations. I almost homeschooled my oldest last year but as luck would have it he was able to get into a really great charter school. I'm not sure I could homeschool my daughter.

As an aside, I did ISTD ballet. Similar to RAD, but the levels are arranged slightly differently. Ballet exams were way more stressfull than finals, lol.
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annabl1970
by Platinum Member on Aug. 7, 2012 at 12:19 AM

I hate math, DD hates math, now imagine us two trying to go through this...

Quoting LindaClement:

I hear that a lot, it's why I added it.

I don't know what kind of patience I was expected to have while my kids did whatever they were doing, and I was doing whatever I wanted to do... 

Quoting annabl1970:

I vote "I don't have a patience"

But I love the idea of homeschooling :)



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