Home Schooling

@CRIVAS (1818)
Canada
January 16, 2009 4:02pm CST
Okay so recently I had a discussion with someone and I had to bring the topic up here. Do you myloters think Homeschooling is the same as going to school? Do you think that you can learn properly? Do you think that someone can get hired if they have an online degree instead of an inschool degree? I have utter confidence in homeschooling. My husband got hi apprenticeship online and is now making good money for a reliable company. He earns more money than some of the people I know who went to Collage. So I would like to know you opinions and exsperiences.
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15 responses
• United States
17 Jan 09
I think homeschooling is a very different experience than going to school and that can be good or bad. You can definitely learn properly, often homeschooled kids learn faster and have more free time because of the individual attention. This allows them to take up hobbies they would not otherwise have time for which can be a great experience. However, homeschooled children are often not as adept in social situations but this does not have to be the case. As long as the child is exposed to children in another way (perhaps through the hobby they discovered) they can still learn to socialize as usual but effort needs to be made by the parents to ensure that proper socialization does occur.
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@CRIVAS (1818)
• Canada
18 Feb 09
That is very true and in the end it is always up to the parents. I believe very strongly in homeschooling. Thank you for your feed back.
• United States
16 Jan 09
I have home-schooling friends who are 10x smarter than me. I think really that home-schooling may be better in some cases because a student can get personal attention and the class will move at their own personal learning rate.
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@CRIVAS (1818)
• Canada
18 Feb 09
Thanks, I am glad to hear that some people agree with me. I think that your writting stars prove that you are smarter than you might give yourself credit for, either that or you have some really brainny friends,LOL. Thanks for the response. sorry it took me so long to respond back but sometimes it's hard to get to everyone.
• Hong Kong
17 Jan 09
It is so nice for your husband to earn good money with online apprenticeship. Online studying has its advantages of having flexible schedule and doesn't have to travel constantly to the school to take the lesson. It is good if it suits one's need. But I also think going to school has its charm for me. I like the interaction with my schoolmates. When I encounter some problems, I can discuss them with others. Besides, I like the feeling of being a "real" student. It reminds me of my school days when I was small.
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• United States
16 Jan 09
I think, academically, there is nothing wrong with home-schooling - provided the teacher is qualified, of course. In many cases, it's better, because, as someone above mentioned, students receive more one-on-one attention and lessons can be personalized to fit their unique needs or learning styles. Socially, homeschooling CAN have drawbacks. While much is being done to combat the issue, in many places homeschooled children are not allowed to take part in some of the activities that public school children do - sports, plays, prom, etc - and that's a shame. I do know many school districts are making rules that do allow homeschooled children to participate, though. The key is to make sure that homeschooled children also get the chance to socialize with other children their age on a regular basis. You can be the smartest person in the world, but if you don't have social skills, you could be kind of screwed. As long as a homeschooled child gets a chance to be with other kids, then I think that homeschooling is a great option for a lot of people who can handle that. I could never do it, but I have a lot of respect for those who do.
@CRIVAS (1818)
• Canada
18 Feb 09
Thanks for the response. I agree that there might be some draw backs but that is only if the parents let there be. If the parent is serious about their childs health and activity, they are many after school activities that homeschooled children can enroll in. I know that there are many clubs and such that you can join without going through a school organisation.
• United States
20 Feb 09
That's probably true in larger towns and suburbs, but in rural areas (like where I grew up), there weren't options like that except through the school - the population wasn't large enough that such organizations were needed.
• United States
17 Jan 09
My son has been homeschooling his kids for awhile now and they are doing great. He has three kids and he pays attention to which level each child is at. If one of his kids is not getting a certain subject he knows right away and helps that child to understand and he keeps helping that child until they understand the subject. Which is something the teachers in school can not do. Not because they don't want to but simply because they have too many children in their classrooms. Also when my son and his family go on vacation he plans the vacation so that the kids can be learning while having fun on vacation. I am totally with homeschooling. And I think that is a good choice for someone who is thinking about doing it. But what they need to do first is find out all there is to find out about what is involved in homeschooling. That is the ground work of deciding something important like this. I have had no dealings or have no knowledge about online apprenticeship or degrees gotten online so on that I really couldn't give a opinion.
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@CRIVAS (1818)
• Canada
18 Feb 09
I could not agree with you more. Most of the time the reason that people do not agree with home schooling is because they don't understand what it involves. I think that in most cases it is easier for a person to get a grasp on their learning materials if they are able to do so in their own time.
• Philippines
17 Jan 09
IHomeschooling may have some disadvantages but I don't think it will hamper one from getting a good job later. It's how the person deals with other people that must be taken consideration in staying a job.
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@zhuhuifen46 (3485)
• China
17 Jan 09
For adults who have clear goal and targets, and more important, and most important, the virtue of self discipline, there are all kinds of resources leading to success. But most people lack the ability of self organization, and the society in general still looks into papers before giving the offer. A self learner is likely to become a self owner. For kids, if he goes home schooling, he will miss all the joys to be with his mates, miss the good opportunity of learning communication, a pity for his whole life.
• India
17 Jan 09
Well I think creativity comes when students gather and discuss there views and meet with each other. This is only possible when the child goes to school. Therefore I will say schooling is necessary to child.
@CRIVAS (1818)
• Canada
18 Feb 09
That is not tue at all. Most online schools have online blogs just like other websites, which means that they too can get together and discuss their views and questions with eachother. In fact there are also some workgroups that you can get together with. Like I said before a lot of people don't know what is truely involved with home schooling until they have gone through it themselves. It is becuase of my homeschooling that I belive in it and I am sure that those of you who dissagree with me, will be people who have gone to traditional schools. It is all a matter of opinion.
• China
17 Jan 09
i dont think it is good for the children themselves.homescholing has so much disadvatage for our kids.for instance,they cant contact with the society,although the claimer who agree with homeschooling keep to argue that the society do more harm than good to there kids,they have the right to make themselves to know what really happen in the society,maybe they will find the society is not bad as he was told.they also can not be teach so systematically,although the mom or dad have hight degree.
@CRIVAS (1818)
• Canada
18 Feb 09
I have to disagree with you and I have already stated why in previous responses if you would care to read back. But everyone is entitled to their own opinion.
@chrislotz (8203)
• Canada
2 May 09
When you say home schooling I think right away of kids being taught at home by one of their parents, instead of going to school. There are a lot of families that do that, and I don't think it is good for them socially. The kids don't get out to play with other kids and so when they get older they don't know how to interact with other people. I knew a family back in Winnipeg when I lived there, that had 8 kids and the mother stayed home and taught all of them at home. It was approved by the school board and she got the guidelines from them and they were tested at the end of each year, by the school board, to make sure they were up to the standards of other graders like them. She taught all of her kids at home till they finished grade 12. They then had there final testings done by the school board and they all received their diplomas. Now the problem came when some of them wanted to carry on with their education and some wanted to go to university and some wanted to go to college and none of the schools in Winnipeg recognized their diplomas and wouldn't let them enroll. So they had to go get their equivelancy diplomas which was another year in school. But to tell a long story short, all 8 of those kids are grown adults now and I still keep in touch with two of them, and they are all shy and having some kind of problem or other because of their shyness.
@dfollin (14495)
• United States
29 Apr 09
No,I do not think homeschooling is like public school.That is why I have been homeschooling my daughter.My boys and I all went to public school.None of graduated and had hard times in public schools.I have total confidence in homeschooling also.
• United States
3 Feb 09
My husband and I have four sons, ages 12, 10, 8, and 4. I've been homeschooling all of them for the past 3 years. All of them are straight A students (I test them in every subject on a regular basis, and they do get report cards), my 4-year-old can read, anytime I take my kids out with me I get compliments on how well behaved and well mannered they are, and most importantly, they are happy! They play various sports (baseball, basketball, football), play instruments, know how to use a computer better than me (including my 4-year-old), have many friends, and just love life! There is NO WAY that even the best teacher in any public school cares more about my child than I do. I know that my husband and I are doing the right thing with our kids.
@dfollin (14495)
• United States
1 Feb 09
I homeschool my daughter,she is 12. She learns properly and socializes.This way I know what she is learning and who her friends are.I know a lot of other people that homeschool too and their children are very smart.I know homeschool kids that go to college and have great jobs.Their are very famous people that homeschooled.For instance Thomas jefferson was homeschooled.He became president,and he designed his own home which had some great features that he invented himself.Many actors and actresses homeschooled and they homeschool their children.
@suzzy3 (8352)
20 Jan 09
To be honest unless the school my son went to was an awful place and could not find anything descent for him to go to then that would be the only thing that would make me consider educating my son at home.They need to meet a variety of people to develope social skills and mix with all sorts,to prepare him for life,he loves going to school being the youngest child the next one up is thirty so he really needs the company of school. For adults I cannot see why not ,Your husband has been very successful and it worked for him well.You need to be disciplined though make your self sit and do the course,if you have a teacher then they keep you going.Your husband is living proof that it works ,well done to him.Loads of people are having to retrain and this could be the answer for lots of people to try something else without booking into college and turning out of the house.
@Sissygrl (10914)
• Canada
17 Jan 09
I think that homeschooling has ups and downs like everything else in life.. I think homeschooled children are often ahead in their studies and have more time for other activities because they learn at their own pace, not at the pace of the slowest child in a class of 30. . however.. what about the social aspect? I think if you place the child in a lot of extra ciricular activities, it wont be the SAME but it will be similar, and they will make some life long friends. I would love to homeschool my kids so that they dont have all the bad influences that are in teh schools, but i'm also scared that they will grow up socially inept. and i dont know what is out there for support for homeschooling there is. but i have an uncle that does homeschooling about an hour away from here, so i'm sure that he'd be able to get me some info if i needed it.