Is home school better than traditional school?

Lisa - posted on 02/23/2010 ( 6 moms have responded )

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My 9 year old is having trouble in school and is scared of her teacher, I have spoke to her teacher many times and she is still not getting passing grades. I help her more at home than her teacher does at school. She is going to a private school and I don't feel like she is getting the education she needs, should I try to home school?

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Tricia - posted on 11/26/2012

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Needed to add that i know the first post is older but was worth replying to I case others who are thinking of pulling their children had the same sort of questions.....T

Tricia - posted on 11/26/2012

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I home school my children aged 9,11 and 13 and they are NOT in socialized children and have many friends. The children attend AWANA every Wednesday an youth group on Fridays and Saturdays. My oldest also has a paper route she does twice a week. All home schooled children are Not sheltered children. As a parent it is up to you to make those decisions for the children. Find a home school Co op. With these Co ops there are often learning workshops ( right now my children are participating in a once weekly science centre workshop learning about all sort..s of things science related) also Co ops get together to do activities such as skating, swimming, rock wall climbing, camping, etc.,...home schooling truly is what you make of it....... getting off my soap box and that being said, you know your DD best. You are after all her mother. She may just benifit from it. If you choose to home school, this is not a final decision. Why not try it for one year and see how it goes? Does the private school you are in have a home school program? We are enrolled with a private Christian school. With enrollment the children are provided with $1000.00 each to purchase curriculum. Along with this we still get teacher support but we are required to follow learning outcomes and provide the teacher with a portfolio of the children's work 3x a year. There is also the option of just registering with a school. Basically you register with a school, telling them you will be homeschooling. In this case you won't get much towards curriculum at all but what your child learns is entirely up to you. I would suggest that if your DD is having a difficult time, home schooling really is worth investigating.

Kristina - posted on 02/23/2010

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My son is 5 and he does something almost like homeschooling. He does Ohio Connections Academy. It is all done online, they send you a computer and books at no charge to you. We started because last yr while he was in pre-school, he was way behind the other children and his teacher & myself thought he would really struggle in a classroom right now. I didnt want to wait and start him in K next yr so I tried this figuring I had nothing to lose. I am so glad I did. He is reading and already in the 1st grade math. They go at your pace, if you child is behind in one subject, but ahead in another they move you on up. It is not for everybody, but it is an option. It is very important that you do keep your child interacting with other children as well. My son takes swimming lessons and plays soccer. We go to the ymca all the time and he plays with all the kids there as well. This school is still considered a public school, but just from home.
Sorry to hear that your daughter is having so many problems. I know trying to find something that works can be very stressful for the both of you and I wish you the best of luck in whatever you choose to do.

Jeanee - posted on 02/23/2010

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I am debating this same thing. But my reasons are different. But i have been told pros and cons of it. You have to weigh which would work best for your child.

Emilie - posted on 02/23/2010

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I know kids that are in home school. I don't think it is good for them. The kids I know are never exposed to the "real world". When I see them at church they don't even want to go to there sunday school class. They are with their mom all the time, and now she is the only one they want to be with, and they are all older kids, like 3, 5, 9, 13.

I think you should send her to a different school or request they put her in a different class at the school she is at now.

Karen - posted on 02/23/2010

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Contact the home school groups ova internet and get all info possible regarding YOUR requirements as the person who would oversee her teaching. If you feel capable of providing wat she needs, go 4 it.

Ive been goin thru similar with 6yr old but im not capable of doing his education myself so we are making the Govt systems change him to a new school.Any school that wont support a child needs to be shot, especially if ur paying BIG $$$$$ 4 it.

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