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Homeschooling

posted Apr 12, 2016 15:32:16 by Dandelion
Do we have any homeschooling parents here? My daughter is six and in first grade and we've been homeschooling from the beginning. She enjoys it and I really like the flexibility we have with our schedule. It's a lot of work, but I really don't think I could be tied down to a traditional school schedule.
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MikeyMandel said Apr 12, 2016 23:27:02
I wish that we could homeschool. My wife would be good at it if she had this little thing called patience. Unfortunately, she does not have a lot of that and I think it would end up being a frustrating thing for my kids and for her. Good for you that you can!
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Dandelion said Apr 13, 2016 18:20:04
Mikey, patience is definitely required, but I'll be the first to admit that I don't always have as much of it as I should! Sometimes I have to get up and leave the classroom and count to ten. It's also challenging because I feel like I never have five minutes to myself. I wouldn't trade it for anything, but there are pros and cons in every situation.
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LettingGo said Apr 14, 2016 13:08:13
My kids are still very young but me and my wife plan to home school them. This could change depending on what they want but I would much rather be in the loop on what my kids are trying to learn. I have always loved teaching and I think I will know better what my kids can excel in but I also wouldn't mind another perspective for them. They should have hybrid programs.
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AnthonyMason said Apr 14, 2016 17:20:11
I don't have children, but I also think homeschooling is a good idea. However, what worries me sometimes is that the children won't get to interact with other kids as they would if they were at school.

What do you think?
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Tillman said Apr 14, 2016 18:47:52
I agree with Anthony that young children should interact with others as soon as possible.
I would take it yet another step and suggest, if possible, youngsters will benefit more in a pre-school environment away from the home setting. I have lived to see several generations where both the child and parent(s) suffer the initial shock when the "apron string" is severed. Every thing will be fine.
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Dandelion said Apr 15, 2016 18:03:44
My daughter has structured activities outside of the house almost everyday and she participates in a homeschool group that meets regularly. She also goes for lots of play dates and sleepovers. I really feel like the idea that homeschooled kids don't get interaction is a misnomer.
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