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View Poll Results: Are you or have you ever taken part in homeschooling?
Yes, I am currently homeschooling and love it! 12 30.00%
Yes, I am homeschooling but we are having a rough time. 0 0%
Yes, I've tried it but it didn't work out for us. 2 5.00%
I've thought about homeschooling but haven't been brave enough to try it. 6 15.00%
No, homeschooling has never interested me. 19 47.50%
I haven't tried it yet...but might consider it in the future. 1 2.50%
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Old 08-28-2008, 10:54 AM
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Old 08-28-2008, 11:09 PM
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It scares me that I don't know enough to teach my kids the "right" educational things they need to know for their future. I also don't think we could be happy with each others company 24hours a day. It's just not us, and I'm happy with the education they get at school now.
To be honest I do not know a single person personally who does this so I'm only going on what I'm thinking it's all about.

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Old 08-29-2008, 11:08 AM
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I never tried it simply because I couldn't even help them with homework. If I worked the problem the way I was taught, then the teachers said it was the wrong way to work it because it was the new math & they were required to work it according to the new version.
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Old 08-29-2008, 05:29 PM
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One of the things I regret most is not homeschooling when my kids were younger. Although, especially for dd, she has thrived in the school system. Ds started well with some bumps along the way.
We have quite a lot of homeschool friends now, but mostly their kids are younger than ours and when they hit upper secondary school they are going to mainstream school anyway to prepare for uni.
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Old 08-29-2008, 10:54 PM
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i've homeschooled ever since my older son was in grade school starting with kindergarten and through to 8th grade; in 9th we put him in private school where he did very well in spite of my teaching!! i homeschool my younger son; he's in 6th grade (finishing up) and we will probably put him in private school too in 9th grade. I think the most struggle that we had was structure and discipline which is very important if you don't have those 2 things than you'll probably struggle some.
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Old 08-29-2008, 11:35 PM
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I did when my son was in 7th grade, we got the workbooks as he needed to catch up and didn't want to go to the school in the area we lived in. he was afraid that he would follow others and get into trouble. He has ADHD so we decide to homeschool him to play catch up. It didnt' do to good as he thought of it as a big joke. Working in workbooks instead of books.

Later we homeschool him again in the 10th grade I believe it was. It went much better as he realize this was the real stuff, he found out other kids had been homeschool and worked from the same kind of books. Plus we were going to be doing some traveling that yr and we combine alot of his subject into the travel.

Later we got him into a private christian school where he attend until he gradituated from school...
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Old 08-30-2008, 01:54 AM
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I couldn't vote! No foil for what we did. We did homeschool for one year and it was wonderful, and then back to public school the next year which was also fine.

Minny, your quote made me laugh, thanks!
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Old 08-30-2008, 07:12 AM
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all my girls went through the public school system..I just knew there was no way I could ever home school.
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Old 08-30-2008, 08:00 AM
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I just started my fourth year of homeschooling this past Monday.

We originally started because the idea of all-day Kindergarten, which is all they have around here, seemed a little silly to me. I asked the teacher what they do in the afternoons and she said they have an extended play time, a longer recess, and do a little bit of math that they may not have finished in the morning. What!?!?!?!

I at first thought we would just bring our son home in the afternoons and he could he could go to Kindergarten in the mornings. The school said that was fine, but I would be responsible for his math teaching. My husband and I thought and prayed about it and decided if I had to do math, I might as well do it all.

I won't lie to you, there are days when I wonder why I do this, but overall it's the best thing for our family. There's nothing like hearing your child read for the first time or watching them tell a friend an historical or scientific fact and realize YOU were the one that taught that to them. It's amazing.
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Old 08-30-2008, 03:43 PM
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Home Schooling

We are presently travelling for 3 months through Victoria and New South Wales (Australia) with our children 9 & 12.

The schooling is quite a novelty to them but it is very interesting and I am hoping we will all benefit greatly from this new learning experience
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