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With the way things are going in the schools from bullying, professional teachers taking advantage of chidren, guns, drugs, and the whole scarey situation, I am all for home schooling. I feel children need to socialize but to keep my child safe, I am the thumbs up for home schooling. My kids are grown but my grandkids are the ones I worry the most ab0ut now. They say there is more security and awareness in the schools, but I am way over protected and I worry.
I was homeschooled for several years and then went back to public school. Interesting thing: I had to take a placement test to return to school, even though I had been in an accredited homeschool program. The results, I was in the 6th grade and all my scores were up 11th and 12th grade. They made me take the test again, same results.
My 17 year old brother has been homeschooled the whole way through. He was well socialized since he was in group sports, Tae Kwon Do and many groups. He too had to be tested every year, and by 8th grade was able to finish the highschool exit exam.
We were not exceptional children, we just had one on one teaching. Any child can benefit from home schooling if the parents/teachers are consistant and follow an accredited program.
Many schools and colleges will now allow home schooled children to participate in sports, music, band and elective classes. There are many avenues to ensure that home schooled children are well socialized.
I actually believe that homeschooling, or schooling with a private tudor, is the wave of the future (although very distant future). With school budgets being cut every year, class sizes are increasing and individual attention to children is almost completely gone. Because of this, there has been a very strong shift towards home schooling.
Some people refer to this wave as "guerilla education" because people are home schooling and using private tudors to teach them the classroom information, while using life experiences and travel to teach cultural factors.
As long as the children have a chance to develop emotionally and socially around other children, I believe it is a great thing.
I posted a hub about home schooling. http://nessametharam.hubpages.com/hub/T … ed-Student
Check it out!
I wholeheartedly support it for anyone who has the time and desire to teach their children. I personally believe that I received a MUCH more well-rounded education while I was homeschooled. After going into public school in 8th grade, school was actually the most detrimental thing to my learning and social life. I wrote a hub on some of my experiences as a homeschooled kid (a little outdated now, my son is almost six, and I have a daughter with a baby on the way), and hope to follow it up within the next couple of years with my experiences as a homeschooling parent:
And one on homeschooling in general:
http://wychic.hubpages.com/hub/Homescho … nd-Rewards
Being a public school teacher for 30 years, I am against home schooling. I believe children need to be with their peers at school to learn more than just school subjects. Children need to learn to get along with others, tolerate those different from them, how to focus on learning in a classroom with others, how to ignore distractions going on around them, how to learn from a variety of teachers, and the list goes on.
I have seen children home schooled very well. I have seen parents who were serious about their child's learning, set up a great routine for everyday learning, knew very well he subjects they were teaching, and when the content became more difficult than they could teach, have the sense to send their child back to the public school.
But, I think children need to hit the milestones provided for them in school, the emotional maturity they learn in school, be able to attend school dances, sports, and other extracurricular activities. They need to hear different viewpoints and opinions than just those of the family they are growing up in. They need to learn to work in groups with other children and they need to learn to forge friendships with those they might not come into contact with only learning in the home.
In other words, the world is a classroom in itself and children learn in many forums. It takes a village.
The decision to homeschool is a tough course to take for many parents especially if they are challenged when it comes to managing their time in a balanced manner. It should be realized by parents opting to take this approach in educating their children that the decision comes with different demands and challenges. One would be that of the need to "set time". Specific scheduling is essential when this decision is considered. Patience of parents will always be tried in this process especially in dealing with the stubborn behavior of children when it comes to managing their own time and their own activities.
Nonetheless, it should be realized by parents too that this approach has its own gifts. One is that of the fact that the parents and the children would have better bonding. if you are a parent, you would not need to hear from a teacher who or how your child is in class because you already know it firsthand giving you the chance to solve problems with your child or of your child immediately.
I think a hub I wrote could help in further defining the realities behind the reason of parents deciding to educate their children through home school programs. The link could be seen at http://rutheddavid.hubpages.com/hub/Why … Stay-Home.
thanks for the question
I home schooled from 1st grade up to when I started college and it completely varies based on discipline, curriculum, and you as a parent. We switched curriculums from Bob Jones to Abeka when I was in 6th grade and it completely killed me academically as Bob Jones is right on target level with the grade of curriculum you're at and Abeka is more advanced so my math became very difficult to keep up with. As long as you can separate the roles of teacher and parent and stick to one curriculum it can be incredibly beneficial to your child academically. As far as the social aspect goes though this can really take a toll. Most homeshoolers got to college with some of the most awkward social habits imaginable because they haven't been around a lot of kids their age to know what is acceptable and what is not. Just keep them involved in different social activities and this shouldn't be a problem.
I homeschool because the educational system in the US is 2 to 3 years behind other countries. In a global economy, we can't afford to be that far behind. I think more people are homeschooling because they realise this. As for socialization, I don't think this is a problem for most homeschoolers. My daughter goes to school one day a week at a charter school, is in activities, and makes regular trips to the local playground, so I don't worry about getting along with other children at all. But if you are going to homeschool, you need to make sure your child gets to interact with other kids. Some people homeschool to shelter their kids from people who are different and that can be harmful.
I was asked to be homeschooled, but since I was still young and both of my parents were busy working American's they had to decline. Once I found out that my younger sister would be homeschooled when she was in high school, I was happy for her. The school she was going to kept messing up on her grades, so my older sister pulled her out. The program they used was an online Christian based learning. She got behind because of being busy doing other things, although she only had to spend hours a day doing work. My boyfriends younger cousin is homeschooled with a different program and it takes him so long to do his work. The school day starts around 8 in the morning and ends late at night. I would say make sure you and the child can do the homeschool in a certain amount of time, not all day.
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by Davinagirl38 years ago
I have decided to home school my daughter. We can't really afford private schools, and public schools have destroyed their curriculum with standardized tests. I am curious to see what you all think.
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Home school or Public School?I haven't ever thought about this until today. Now it's all I can think about for my little 5 month old Liam! What are every bodies thoughts?!
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