Will you homeschool?

Merry - posted on 07/21/2010 ( 8 moms have responded )

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I am wondering how many sah moms are going to homeschool or are homeschooling. I was home schooled as was my husband, I am planning on homeschooling Eric and all other kids I have. I feel like I am blessed to be able to stay home with my kids and I think it will work well for us. I really don't trust schools with helping me raise my kids and there is a lot I hope to avoid by homeschooling my kids.
Anyone else?
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But let me say outright that I do not judge anyone for sending their kids to school. I am not trying to offend anyone.

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I do homeschool my kids. I am also pregnant with our third baby and plan to continue with that child also. It's something I've always truly believed in so I made it happen. We love it. Yes we fight. My son has asperger's so he has a little extra fight in him. But we also have great, beautiful, wonderful days. I wouldn't give up any of it. We also tried private preschool for both kids. It was an epic failure for both. They are both so much happier at home. It was the best decision we've ever made as a family. When I say "as a family" I really mean it. The kids do have a say so.

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i plan to.. i grow more and more concerned about institutionalized schooling these days.. again no offense to anyone lol.. i sah too. i would like to homeschool.. my sis does it in NH.. and she has a great network.. and where i live i've heard there is a great network here too.. im starting to do research

Sarah - posted on 07/21/2010

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I will definately homeschool my boys for the first few years at least and maybe longer depending on where we land with hubby's work. I feel like having the one on one time with me would make learning easier for my boys and if they excell at or have difficulty with certain aspects of curriculum I would be more able to focus on that than the poor overworked overstressed teachers out there.
Some states have wonderful online help with homeschooling curriculum and some even have prepared lesson plans to help you stay on track with lessons.
Please do not let anyone tell you that homeschooling will stunt your children socially, I hear this all the time when I tell people I plan to homeschool. I am sure you know being a homeschooled child, there are tons of activities and programs you can get involved in to stimulate your child socially.
Thank goodness for the internet! Go to the state/ county website in which you live and there should be links to homeschooling information there.
Good luck

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Ricky - posted on 07/21/2010

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I thought about it, but I want to try to have another baby when our son is school age so I wouldn't have the time. Plus I want to try start up a cake shop once our son (and possible future baby) are old enough to be in school and daycare. It sounds nice though to be home with my son but its not possible

Medic - posted on 07/21/2010

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I wanted to but it just wont work for myself and our son. He needs to be elsewhere to learn. It is not worth the fighting to get him to do it for me but the second he went to preschool he took off and was in love with his teacher and his teacher raved about how great he was there.....I guess some kids just need that outside teaching but I am kind of sad we arn't.

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I thought about it. If I lived in almost any other district in my state, I wouldn't hesitate to do it. But I happen to live in the top rated school district in my state. I grew up in the same schools and taught in the district, so I personally know many of the teachers (one of which is my mom) and administrators. I feel 100% positive about sending my daughter to our local public schools. But like I said, if I lived anywhere else I would likely be homeschooling.

Jennifer - posted on 07/21/2010

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I am planning on homeschooling until middle school age. As a former kinder teacher I have always said that there are only two teachers in my ten years of teaching I wouldn't be happy for my own kids to have and if I absolutely had to I would make public school work. It is a personal choice that I want to be so involved in my kids schooling and early years of development.

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I'm not sure...my sister and sister inlaw both homeschool but my kids are much closer in age then theirs are and I worry about giving them the proper amount of time for subjects. I've looked into homeschool groups so I'm not the only one teaching them and i think it might work...I hope lol

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