Home or Public Schooling?

@tamm820 (464)
United States
October 13, 2006 10:08pm CST
I understand that many people do not have the advantage of making this decision, but my curiosity gets the best of me. Assuming we all had the freedom of lifestyle, what would you choose for your child? I ask because I home school my child, and it amazes me the response I get from people- like I'm nuts. They always continue the conversation like I keep my child in a box, or locked at home. "What about interaction?" "What about his social development" etc. Just curious your thoughts...
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@jzcb87 (1801)
• United States
24 Oct 06
I did home schooling for a little bit, the last few years of High School. I loved Home Schooling, but I did become a little secluded from other people even as I did get older. It's all up to you though. I would personally recommend home schooling because social interaction is very important.
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@tamm820 (464)
• United States
27 Oct 06
thanks for the response.
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• India
24 Oct 06
public scooling.......can make good fnds!!!!
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@tamm820 (464)
• United States
27 Oct 06
thanks for the response.
@themyl (1423)
• United States
30 Oct 06
We home schooled our youngest son for about 2 years. The last year we home schooled him he was 6 years old. My other sons taught him different courses. He was being taught Science, Algebra, History, etc. Other children his age were barely learning how to read in public school; therefore, I would say HOME SCHOOL.
@starr4all (2865)
14 Dec 06
I would go with public school. At least they would get better social interaction. Some people say homeschool is better because you can pick and choose what to teach. Which I think is wrong. The child needs a rounded education, even of stuff you may not like. otherwise they may get bombarded with it when they get older.
• United States
30 Oct 06
I definately prefer home-schooling. I was in both public & home school growing up. I have a lot of friends & a good deal of them were also home-schooled. Home-schooling gives you so much freedom to do more things & have more opportunities than you can have in public school.