Homeschooling

United States
December 23, 2006 4:33pm CST
I homeschool my kids. Does anyone do that anymore ? and why?
6 responses
• United States
30 Dec 06
I homeschool my daughter. She just turned 5 at the end of October and in 1st/2nd grade depending upon the subject. As such she's way above grade level. She has some other issues though and so in public school they would have put her in special education and she wouldn't have excelled. This is why I homeschool and thanks to the resources that I've connected to within the community she does well.
• United States
30 Dec 06
Very good choice, I hope it works well for you.
• United States
23 Dec 06
We are seriously considering doing homeschooling, we have alot of people in our community that does it, the school environment is not what we want our kids exposed too. Alot of bad language and behavior goes through our schools, so we think it is best to put them in an environment in which they can learn. Also most of the people we know, their kids are way advanced for they age.
• United States
23 Dec 06
You stated all my thoughts also. I wish you the best. I use switched on schoolhouse cds for the main curicullum.
@Phlamingho (7831)
• Denmark
23 Dec 06
Why have you chosen homeschooling? Not that it's any of my business, I've just always thought that it's a bit strange. IMO a home schooled child will always have trouble adapting to other people, so what will happen when a kid like that goes on to the university or go look for a job!?
• United States
23 Dec 06
I homeschool because my son went to public school for 3 years and was miserable , we are very passive people and my son felt displaced. We belong to a coop of homeschoolers that do amazing things in the community, like volunteer and fund raising. We have an extensive ministry that goes to other lands so my children are definately exposed to the elements. Homeschoolers can go to college just like everyone else, they are actually given lot of encouragement from ivy league schools.
• United States
23 Dec 06
There are people that do that still. But, a lot of these children will have problems relating to people if it is done. Most of the people I know, ended up sending their kids back to school.
@kyle930 (763)
• United States
23 Dec 06
I think that often homeschooling is a bad idea after a while. The student may have certain areas where they are actually smarter than the parent who is teaching them. My cousins are homeschooled and they are not learning nearly as quickly as they would in an actual school. Also when homeschooling multiple kids you have to teach at different levels to everyone which makes it even more complicated.
@Metallion (2229)
• United States
23 Dec 06
There are a lot of discussions on here about it, might want to search for them. Basically though homeschooling is adaquate if the teacher knows all the subjects as well as teachers in school do and the kids get social interaction through play groups.