home school or not?

Nancy - posted on 04/27/2009 ( 8 moms have responded )

8

0

1

Hi Everyone;



We live in Fremont, ca, I find my son's school is not too good. I think we are not going to move until later in the year. I just wondering I should homeschool my son in the Fall. I also have a 8 month old too. does anybody have any experience with it? I have couple questions, How does homeschool works? Where do I go about to do start that? Does it take up a lot of my time? thanks in advance.



Nancy

If you see this, leave this form field blank.
Powered by RESPECT not THUMPS

8 Comments

View replies by

Wendy - posted on 09/22/2012

6

0

0

Regardless of the reasons why you would choose to homeschool, I think a more important question to ask yourself, would be....is your heart in it? Are you dedicated with the desire to educate your children from home? If the answer is yes....then you CAN homeschool your kids. These are the top priorities needed for any family to succeed along this journey. We homeschool our two children and love the freedom this lifestyle offers us. The quality time I get the spend with my children is priceless. If you would like to learn more about us and why we homeschool please visit: http://www.theblacktopaffair.com . You can also go to http://www.hearts4homeschool.com for my free guide on getting started. I look forward to hearing from you soon. Our children are very well rounded socially. The real world socialization they receive on a daily bases has served them well so far. I believe this also depends on your child too. Hope to hear from you soon.

ALTHELIA - posted on 11/05/2009

14

37

1

i think school wit others because it'll give da confident to be around others they'll learn not only from teachers but from other students

Patty - posted on 08/31/2009

18

8

0

I think it's wrong to homeschool children.....they also have to learn social skills, etc. You can't shelter your children from the world, they'll be there eventuallly and they need to be prepared which is what they learn when going to school.../

Bonnie - posted on 08/12/2009

22

39

1

Also you asked about how much time it takes with as advanced as my nephew is they only do school about 3 hours a day because there is not all the extra school mumbo jumbo to stretch the day out. And now she had added in my niece who is doing 1st grade this year and has a 2 year old screaming.

Bonnie - posted on 08/12/2009

22

39

1

I am doing my first year of homeschooling this year and I am so excited! The public school system is doing so poorly now that colleges understand that many families can not afford private schools but you can afford homeschooling. The public schools are set up to do things repetitively to make sure every child gets it. My sister has always home schooled. Our oldest son's are the same age. While my son is forced to do addition and subtraction over and over again because his class mate’s parents don't care, his cousin his doing long division. I am doing the A Beka system (that’s the books I’m using). Every state has different laws and you need to look into them. But you will need to most likely have an umbrella school. Just google home schooling umbrella schools with your state name. Then you will want to be under the HSLDA Home School Legal Defense Association. For $120 a year they will make sure you are covered legally if anyone tries to say you are not educating your children. As a child I was not home schooled and said I never would. I knew some very awkward kids that tried extra hard to fit in because they were isolated form the world their whole lives. So when they were able to get out if others were parting they took it too far and are now drug addicts. The girls because other girls had lost their virginity would then decide it was okay to sleep with everyone. Something didn’t seem to click with this whole group of kids. So I understand the other mothers concerns with out of touch. But I think it’s about how you raise them. If this is for education and not isolation then your children will be fine well rounded people. And remember that in order to get the type of credit of good education you have to keep good records. And testing is good you can do yearly with your umbrella school some make you. You really need to do this when in high school for college. I think if you’re willing you can give your children a better education than any public school anywhere. And the best system I believe is the A Beka. I hope this was helpful.

Natalie - posted on 06/03/2009

61

6

16

Hi, Nancy. I am a teacher who has been at home with my children the past 4 years. I originally sent my oldest daughter to kindergarten, only to pull her out to homeschool half way through the year. I homeschooled her, her younger sister, and brother for 1 year... they are now going into kindergarten, 1st grade, and 2nd grade. I did put the girls back into school this year as they kept asking to go back.



Personally, I feel that homeschooling was much more difficult than teaching 20 3rd graders! For us, it was worth it. The kids are above where their friends are academically, and did not suffer socially. Our town has a great network of homeschoolers. We had homeschool classes available at the zoo and the children's museum. We also are very active in the community to keep the kids social.



I appreciate the public school education that my children are getting, they do learn to follow rules from others and work well with all kinds of people. They did lose alot of the knowledge I had taught them previously, so I will be teaching them for a short time every day in the summer. They also came home with knowledge I would have preferred they not know at their age... my kindergartener and 1st grader are now knowledgable about some sexual things they heard on the playground and both have experienced bullying to some extent. And this is a "good" school district!



There are positives and negatives to both sides. I would suggest researching it online before deciding what's best for your child. Our state has mandates for homeschoolers... we have to send in paperwork and curriculum and hours taught... things like that. Good luck in chosing what will work best for your family :)

Jennifer - posted on 06/02/2009

7

1

2

I homeschool my 7 year old and have since preschool. I feel I can give her so much more than she would get if she went to school. If she is not getting what she needs out of one type of material then I can change her to something that works for her. You can't get that in schools. They either get it or they don't. There is no changing material. It is not easy. It is very challenging at times. I feel that it is worth it, for what my child is learning. It takes more time when they are younger. The older they get the less time it is. Lifeway Christian Book Store sells homeschool material. We have a local bookstore that specializes in homeschool material. You can order it online. You would have to find what they call an umbrella school to turn your grades into. Some people also turn there grades into the board of education. I personally like having an umbrella school. I hope I have helped. If you have a question that I can't answer I will ask someone else.

Matthea - posted on 05/10/2009

9

5

2

I was home schooled k - 12 and would never home school either of my children. I have 2 boy's 7 years and 9 months. It was not that I had a bad experience, we were very involved in lots of different groups but I think it really depends on how devoted you are to it. My mom was not really motivated to get the best out of me. I did go to college and have my BA but I feel that I lack many social skills and my overall knowledge is lacking. My son comes home from school with so much excitement and knowledge I could never give him that from homeschooling. I truly believe that it depends on how important it is to you and how much you are willing to put in. It is also important to find good curriculum. If you do decide to home school I would find out if there are any home school groups in your area, we did lots of field trips and activities with other home schoolers. Hope this helps.

If you see this, leave this form field blank.
Powered by RESPECT not THUMPS

Join Circle of Moms

Sign up for Circle of Moms and be a part of this community! Membership is just one click away.

Join Circle of Moms