Do you believe in homeschooling?

@sbeauty (5871)
United States
October 18, 2006 5:21pm CST
I've heard both pros and cons. what do you think?
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@missybal (4492)
• United States
6 Nov 06
I think if it is a dangerous area and public school is not the best one, then homeschooling is good, but if it's a small town school that can give attention to their students and are not over populated in the classroom that it is better to have a child in school. They need the social environment. My school had no more than 60 students in my graduating class so we all got lots of help in our education. And we were all friends for the most part.
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@sbeauty (5871)
• United States
6 Nov 06
I've just come from working in a school like that. It was a small K-12 school in a special district in Tennessee, right near the Alabama line. They have never had a graduating class of more than 30, I don't think. Everyone knew everyone, everyone got attention, and it could have been a great school if it had had effective administration. Thanks for your thoughts!
• United States
13 Nov 06
All school's are dangerous these days. If the Amish aren't safe, nobody is.
• United States
19 Nov 06
Without wings, Well said!
@Signal20 (2282)
• United States
6 Nov 06
I think it's good for kids that have behavior problems, or learning problems/disabilities, where they may not get the attention they need in a school setting. Or, if you live some place that just has a poor school system.
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@fvalente (855)
• Portugal
6 Nov 06
me too...
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@sbeauty (5871)
• United States
6 Nov 06
Yes, in some instances it's a good idea. There are children who need a lot of attention but don't get it because of over population or lack of funding for the school. One year I had 5 special needs kids mainstreamed into my class with no support at all. I worked very hard all year trying to meet the varying needs, but there was only one of me, and no one got the attention they deserved.
@J_peso (2434)
• United States
28 Oct 06
i beleive homeschooling is the way to go for children that have some kind of learning disability(ADD not included) especially if they are physically not well. It might be an option for children with parents perenially on the move(dont think too many are),especially if they get well qualified tutors:).In either case the children should be into an institution by the time they are prolly 10,so that they learn social skills etc. can a (gifted)child learn more if homeschooled.well the child can learn as much if he wenttoa school and then was tutored.The negative social pressures of school would be felt by the child eventually at some point in its life.....So the sooner the better
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@sbeauty (5871)
• United States
28 Oct 06
peso, I have to agree with you this time. Most children need the structure and social situations only school can offer. Thanks for your response.
@suzieque (2342)
• Canada
6 Nov 06
No, I believe children should go to school to meet friends and be around other people.
@sbeauty (5871)
• United States
13 Nov 06
In most cases I tend to agree. Thanks for your response.
@cpamanda (694)
• United States
13 Nov 06
I do not have any children yet, but I have catholic friends who home school. Their children are fast passing others the same age. They are well adjusted to other children. If parents have time and dedication for home schooling, then they can make sure their children have time for group play and friends as well. It can work and these days, I feel it is a safer option.
• China
13 Nov 06
in public school,child can learn many things he can not learn at home~
• United States
13 Nov 06
I agree with points from both of your statements. Public schools do help kids develop defenses... but I do think there are some things missed by not interacting with other kids your age.
• United States
6 Nov 06
I really do,and I know a lot of kids that are being homeschooled,and I know a child who has been homeschooled all herlife,and she is in her second year in Law school.You have to make it work and want it to work
• United States
19 Nov 06
lovedmpj2001, Absolutely. Both the parent(s) and kid(s) have to want it to work and it can be very successful. My kids are benefitting greatly, but it's also important for the parent(s) to make sure the social grooming is a part of the curriculum.
• Pakistan
6 Nov 06
no i dont as it doesnt groom the other skills of the kid
@sbeauty (5871)
• United States
13 Nov 06
No, homeschooling often doesn't help the child learn social skills. Thanks for your response.
• Philippines
17 Mar 09
we can really site some advantages and disadvantages in homeschooling and in school studies..if we choose school the advantage is the teachers are there they can observes us, motivate us personally, they could give an advice because they are the so called second teachers the disadvantages is that parents couldn't check their attitude behavior and couldn't control sometimes the attitude of the child changes due to environmental factor that's the bad side for me..while on the other hand if you choose home schooling you will learn by your own time at your own means..your parents are there to assist you but it's still depend upon the instruction..it's good if somebody who could explain you the topic compare to merely reading it..because not all the times your parents are there..you still need instructor to explain difficult things to you..
@KrauseHome (34982)
• United States
4 Mar 09
Well, if I would have ever had kids, I am not sure if I could have Homeschooled them due to I am not sure I could have given them the Education that they really need versus what they get in school. But at the same time I feel that there is nothing wrong with being homeschooled if a parent is able to push their child to excell so that in time they can compete with others their age. There is so much that is going on these days that can be Bad for a child to where I guess it has to be a prayerful decision between the parents to see what they feel is in the Best interest for their child as well.
• United States
4 Jan 07
If you have the time, education and patience sure. If not its better to send a child to school.
• United States
4 Jan 07
I do homeschool because my DD would be very bored in a regular school. I was an El. Education teacher and I personally think that public school does little to educatie the children of America. Good thing I have the time to do it myself.
@jotace (2094)
• Spain
4 Jan 07
I think that homeschooling is ideal when the boy is unable to go to school. But when he can go it's better that he studies in it. Anyway in my opinion the classes can be at home as effective as at school if there is enough interest.
@MakDomMom (1474)
• United States
1 Jan 07
I believe that homeschooling can work for some families. It all depends on the commitment that the parent has to the program. Additionally, the parent needs to be willing to make sure the kids have many oppertunities to make friends and interact with other kids - since they don't get this while in school. My husband was home schooled through the 7th grade. He turned out fine! :)
• United States
7 Dec 06
I don't think I like it. Children need to be outside the home and learn to mingle with other children, and get dis. from outsider, so they are prepared to take orders when they are older and working.
@rms2727 (815)
• India
26 Nov 06
guess its agood idea but wonder is the child will eventually be equally disciplined and socially oriented
26 Nov 06
I think it's great, but I don't think I could do it!
• United States
26 Nov 06
My children are all in public school, but i do believe it can be a good thing, I home schooled 2 of my boys when they were about to fail the 6th grade and get left back. I schooled them for the yes of that year and they passed. i was very proud of my self for doing that. It was hard but fun.
@frosthon (2250)
• Singapore
18 Nov 06
Personally I think that homeschooling can work. Especially when you live a place far away from school. But long term wise may not be that ideal because the kids doesn't get exposure outside. If the kid is the only one in the household and there is no interaction, next time when the kid go to the society, he/she may have trouble handling people.
@Asylum (48283)
• Manchester, England
17 Nov 06
Homeschooling does serve a purpose, but it is not a good substitute for general schooling on a full time basis. It can be very helpful for those with long term illness by keeping them up to date ready for their return to school. Another appropriate time would be to increase the learning capacity over a short span. By this I refer to someone who wishes to add a subject or two to their curriculum in order to achieve a greater number of exam passes.
@pookie92 (1714)
• United States
13 Nov 06
I home schooled my kids for 2 years, as the schools in our area were nasty. It was ok for the older kids who could work on their own, but the little one just didn't want to cooperate. He was held back when I put them in public school this year, it was such a blow to my pride, but he'll do just fine when he kicks in. The hardest part is to be the "heavy" from dawn to dark. It's nice to send them off to another person for the day, so they can be in charge. When they get home, we have something to talk about, SCHOOL! They love school, much better than homeschool, but they were starved for other children and the social aspect.