Would you homeschool your child?

United States
March 22, 2007 10:56am CST
Would you homeschool your child? and Why? I have homeschooled my child since first grade. Personally I think that he gets a better education at home without all the pressures in todays school systems. I get alot of flak from some people saying that children who are homeschooled dont get any social interaction but that is tatally untrue. Between boyscouts, civil air patrol, and all his friends he keeps me hoping.
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4 responses
• United States
22 Mar 07
I would homeschool my children. If I could find the time. Are you a stay at home mom? I know lots of stay at home moms who do this, but wonder how practical it is to do it if you are not. One of my friends has a girl in 7th or 8th grade, and she goes to school online. I think this is a really cool idea. My husband has told me before that he feels just he way that some have responsed to you. He thinks that homeschooled kids do not get any social interaction. I am also interested in what others think of this.
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@mrsbrian (1951)
• United States
22 Mar 07
i believe homeschooling may be good for education but it dose not give them enough learning about the outside world that everyday school children face boyscouts and sports are controlled activites where as going to school there are many days children have to make a decision or make an action. its a well rounded child who goes to school you cant protect them forever, allow them to go to school and learn everyday what people go thru in life so they can be well prepared whe its time to go out into the real world.
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@shannon76 (1234)
• United States
22 Mar 07
I personally will not homeschool. I do not feel qualified and feel that my child will get a way better education at a regular school. We are hoping to send our child to a private christian school but not sure if we will be able to or not. Alot of my friends homeschool (I would say about 75% of them do) and love it. I have mixed feelings about it but it's not for me to decide =) Good luck!
@claudia413 (4284)
• United States
22 Mar 07
My oldest granddaughter (now 19) was homeschooled by her Mom from the 8th grade until graduation. She wasn't doing that well in school, so she was pulled out and homeschooled. She did much better being homeschooled, and her parents knew what she was learning and kept her nose to the grindstone. She did her homework and studying online following a set curriculum, with her Mom there for any help. She started working when she was 16, continued with her homeschooling, and today is a very well-rounded young adult. She's always had plenty of social interaction with her neighborhood friends, her church friends, and her homeschooled friends (yes, they do get together as a group for physical activities and trips). She is a lovely young woman who plans to get married to a great young man on June 9. They have their church activities and their friends from growing up. They both work, have never had any problems with their conduct or behavior, have plans to go on to college after another year of working and saving for college. From what I've seen, I'd say more kids should be homeschooled.
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• United States
27 Apr 07
Thanks so much for the Best Response. I'm definitely an advocate for home schooling...if it's done right.
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