Do you homeschool your children?

@brokentia (10396)
United States
December 7, 2006 7:32am CST
How does one start? Does one have to register to be a homeschooler? Is there any assistance for materials? Anyone with good advice? Please don't just lead me to a website though...I have not found any that really answer my questions.
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• United States
7 Dec 06
I know of some children that are home schooled. I'll try to ask and see what I can find out.
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@brokentia (10396)
• United States
7 Dec 06
That is very sweet. Thank you.
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@magikrose (5424)
• United States
7 Dec 06
You know this is something I have thought of myself. My problem is I get frustrated with my daughter with helping her with her homework I dont think I would be able to actually sit here and teach her. I dont have the orgazition skills either. As much as I would want to I wouldent be able to. For info check your local elementary school resource center they should have all the info you need or at least they could point you in the right direction with some phonenumbers and names of places and people to call. Good luck.
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@brokentia (10396)
• United States
7 Dec 06
Great idea, thank you! Silly me, I never thought to ask the school. I guess I was just into looking for more information on the net.
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@Lydia1901 (16354)
• United States
7 Dec 06
My mother-in-law did that with her kids including my husband. Nowadays it's easier because there are programs online that help you through that. Sorry I don't have enough information on how she does it, I can get her number and you can talk to her if you'd like. Just send me a private message and I'll get the info for you.
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@Signal20 (2281)
• United States
15 May 07
Your best bet is to call your school board and talk to them. Then ask them for some people that are home schooling their kids and talk to them as well. At least where I am, I know you're supposed to have a degree, and all this other cr*p, but you can get around it somehow. Kinda confusing, I've never really checked into it very far, because I know we'd end up being lazy and putting the "classes" off lol. Also check too, some schools are starting to offer online classes. Also check your state's website, they'll have "rules and regulations" on that as well.
@Signal20 (2281)
• United States
15 May 07
Sorry just saw this was 6 months old :)
@kgwat70 (13396)
• United States
9 Dec 06
I do not have any children to homeschool but would consider it if I did since there is so much violence out there now a days. The lady that i am dating was homeschooled and she did not like it very much. She would have preferred regular schooling and being around the other kids. Those are very good questions.
@brokentia (10396)
• United States
9 Dec 06
I have considered that too. The kids would want to be around other children their age. But sometimes it just seems as if keeping them home would also be good because of some of the bad influences they get involved with.
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@aprilsue00 (1992)
• United States
7 Dec 06
no I do not homeschool my children
@brokentia (10396)
• United States
7 Dec 06
Then why respond. This will only earn you negative rating. In turn, this negative rating will make it harder for you to earn money. Quality posts earn more.
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• United States
11 Dec 06
It really depends on where you live what the laws are. You will have to register as a homeschooler though. Some states will provide you with the hardback books that are used in your child's grade level. There is a good site that you can visit for legal information: http://www.hslda.org That's the legal society for homeschoolers. Also, if you do some internet research you can find lots of free materials that you can use. Plus if you want to know what to look for as far as what your child should know you'll need to look for your state's educational site OR search for this: "scope and sequence." I do a lot of writing about this topic at my site: http://homeschool4us.blogspot.com/ I do hope that this information has helped though. Good luck and let me know if you need anything else.
@beckyomg1 (6759)
• United States
9 Dec 06
no i dont, i had looked into it before but never found anything i sometimes thought it would be much easier to home school my kids just becuase of their learning disablities and that the public schools did not have enough resources. thanks.