October 2, 2009 12:58am CST
Is anyone here choose to homeschool your kids? What do you think about homeschooling? Why do you choose homeschooling for your kids? Do you encounter any difficulties? How much money do you invest in homeschooling?? Can you share with me your experience and your thought? Have a nice day and happy mylotting.
2 Oct 09
Personally I wouldn't choose homeschooling for my kid because I believe that in school you don't learn only the syllabus but also learn to socialize and that I believe is very important for our kids. Kids need their friends and peers to learn about life and homeschooling I believe deprives them of all these.
5 Oct 09
Hi, mohinimandokhot. It's true, lack of socialization is the disadvantage of homeschooling. However, i think this can be solved by letting the kid join the some campaign or activities organized for kids. Some homeschooling parents bring their children to the church faithfully and let the kids join their activities. I think this helps the kids socialize with other kids. I believe homeschooling is not for everyone, first of all, the parents should be very hardworking and caring. Because they need to make the research all the time and digest those information and give it to their kids. This is time consuming and definitely not for everyone. Have a nice day and happy mylotting.
3 Oct 09
Hello, Lulumartin, I have a son, but I never want to homeschool him. He is so happy when being with other kids, there are lots of thing, he can not learn at home. Please do not homeschool your kid except there are some very special reason. Kid like and need to be with other kids to grow up. Thanks for your question and have a nice day.
3 Oct 09
I am in total agreement with you on this important issue,kids have to learn to live in the world they must grow up in.Mixing with all sorts of other kids is education in it self.I live close by a school and see all the kids playing at lunch time and hear their happy laughter,unless the child has serious special needs,there are still schools they can attend.How could anyone take that away from their child.
2 Oct 09
I am another who has chosen not to home school because firstly I don’t have the skill or knowledge to ensure my daughter will receive an adequate education and secondly I believe she needs to learn social skills that can only be acquired by mixing with other children; she needs to learn the art of compromise, negotiation, co-operation etc and these are things she would miss out on if she was to stay at home with me every single day.
21 Apr 10
We started homeschooling our 9 year old ...8 months ago. And we are quite happy about it. We discussed this with our son before we took the step and he was very happy about it. It was a little shaky at first...but we've now got it all streamlined. The first thing that people ask me about is the socialization aspect. I've never had that problem with my son since he was young. He would interact with anyone and knew where and how to keep his distance regarding personal details. He was doing very well at school but we felt he could do better (one of our reasons for homeschooling). He was one of the star students at school and was comfortable with all the teachers (even the ones who didn't handle his class) and the students. When we started homeschooling, he found that he was able to socialize with different people from different areas of life - which wasn't the case when he was at school. That has in fact been an added advantage for us :)
• United States
4 Oct 09
I have recently decided to homeschool my children after 3 yrs of my child attending the public school system. She struggles to keep up and does better with one on one time. By the end of school I spend so much time teaching everything again, its better than I just do it the first time around and get it right. Usually students that homeschool are more advanced than kids that go to school. I have several friends who have been homeschooling their kids and they are ahead of their peers. Socializing is not a problem as you can still enroll your children in activities outside of school like PE, music, art etc. You just need to do some research and find out what is available in your area for homeschoolers.
4 Oct 09
I am seriously considering to homeschool my 3 year old next year... my husband and i are both licensed teachers... and we are qualified to teach most of the subjects in schools... including English, Mathematics, History, and Science... but to be able to do the homeschooling... i would have to quit my job... so i am still having second thoughts... but we will see next year... after the summer vacation... we would have come to a decision by then...