How do you feel about homeschooling?

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  1. MsLofton profile image70
    MsLoftonposted 6 years ago

    How do you feel about homeschooling?

    Does it  have its advantages or does it take away from social interaction?

  2. Daughter Of Maat profile image96
    Daughter Of Maatposted 6 years ago

    I actually wrote a hub on this just a few weeks ago. What did they do before formal education became the norm? People were homeschooled. When formal education was introduced only the wealthy kids could attend. Homeschooling isn't a new idea. Personally, I think we have kids to be able to teach them about life, and our values and morals. If we send them to school, they learn other people's morals. As a pagan, I can't send my child anywhere that she could actually learn about her spirituality. Plus I'm selfish, I don't want to give up the experience of getting to know my child and learning how she sees the world and how she wants to learn about it to a perfect stranger even if it is a teacher. As for social interaction, she comes in contact with people everytime we go out which teaches her respect for adults and how to interact with them. She comes in contact with peers at the playground. There are plenty of opportunities for social interaction. Homeschooling is education through experience. Kids are relaxed at home and more receptive to learning new things. They are also curious by nature. Teaching them facts and figures, while necessary, doesn't teach them how to experience life. When a child learns through experiences such as homeschooling, they retain the information much better and feel comfortable asking what other kids may think is a stupid question. There's no risk of embarrasment or pressure to be cool. The focus is on learning, which is how it should be.

    1. MsLofton profile image70
      MsLoftonposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      Daughter of Maat, thanks for your response. I share some of the same feeling as you. I have been at home with my son and he will be 3 next month. He is suppose to be starting public school but I often wondered how it would be if I home schooled him

    2. Daughter Of Maat profile image96
      Daughter Of Maatposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      My daughter is five. We actually just finished a lesson on telling time. We had a blast! I find it actually quite enjoyable. We always finish with "art class" where she gets to color a picture anyway she wants. Sort of an award for paying attention!

  3. Au fait profile image92
    Au faitposted 6 years ago

    I have written several hubs on this issue and I recommend them to everyone.  One of my hubs is about how to handle socializing your child if you choose to homeschool.  My daughter has had friends of all ages all of her life, and now at age 23, still does! 

    Home schooled my daughter from the beginning and all the way through high school, so obviously I think home school is great for people who can do it.  I think it can provide a better education and a better educational experience for your child when done correctly.

    1. MsLofton profile image70
      MsLoftonposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      Thanks Au fait for your response, I will definitely check out your hubs

  4. Eric Calderwood profile image81
    Eric Calderwoodposted 6 years ago

    I think homeschooling is a great idea as long as the parent in charge is going to be consistent in their homeschooling efforts.  My wife home schooled our children for a few years and then enrolled them in a private school when she started teaching there.  Our children were actually ahead of the curriculum in many areas when they started at the private school.

    1. MsLofton profile image70
      MsLoftonposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      Thanks Eric Calderwood for your response! That is very encouraging! I know they have many different homeschooling programs, I was just a little curious. I love spending time with my son.


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