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    Modern Day Home Schooling

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    You home school too? Why? (or What made you make that decision?)
    This is our first year homeschooling. I was already staying home with my daughter and my son (step-son) would have started middle school this year. Honestly he gets a better education here imo. No need to throw him to the wolves and expose him to gangs, drugs alcohol ect. Frankly I think there's a bunch of political and cultural indoctrination that goes on in the public schools that I'd rather him not be brainwashed by, but that's a whole nother topic.
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    Quote Originally Posted by karaterick View Post
    This is our first year homeschooling. I was already staying home with my daughter and my son (step-son) would have started middle school this year. Honestly he gets a better education here imo. No need to throw him to the wolves and expose him to gangs, drugs alcohol ect. Frankly I think there's a bunch of political and cultural indoctrination that goes on in the public schools that I'd rather him not be brainwashed by, but that's a whole nother topic.
    Same with my daughter. Almost the exact same reasons. Good to know. We should start a different thread.
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    Quote Originally Posted by karaterick View Post
    This is our first year homeschooling. I was already staying home with my daughter and my son (step-son) would have started middle school this year. Honestly he gets a better education here imo. No need to throw him to the wolves and expose him to gangs, drugs alcohol ect. Frankly I think there's a bunch of political and cultural indoctrination that goes on in the public schools that I'd rather him not be brainwashed by, but that's a whole nother topic.
    Mild tangent, but sheltering children from the real world just leaves them unprepared to face it once they grow up and leave the house. Almost every person I know who was home schooled turned out to be almost incapable of adapting to life outside of the home.
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    Almost every person I know who was home schooled turned out to be almost incapable of adapting to life outside of the home.
    My experience with home-schooled children is nearly exactly the opposite.
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    My experience with home-schooled children is nearly exactly the opposite.
    Same here. Most well put together kids I have ever met. Not even close.

    Quote Originally Posted by Omega Supreme View Post
    Same with my daughter. Almost the exact same reasons. Good to know. We should start a different thread.
    Love it!
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    Mild tangent, but sheltering children from the real world just leaves them unprepared to face it once they grow up and leave the house. Almost every person I know who was home schooled turned out to be almost incapable of adapting to life outside of the home.
    Home schooling and isolating kids from society is not remotely the same thing, especially in the internet age where kids can socialize online 24 hours a day.

    Home schooled kids play sports, go out, see movies, go to the mall, go to the park, take walks...etc.

    They just don't go through the meat grinder we commonly refer to as the public education system.
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    Mild tangent, but sheltering children from the real world just leaves them unprepared to face it once they grow up and leave the house. Almost every person I know who was home schooled turned out to be almost incapable of adapting to life outside of the home.

    LOL, my daughter drives, volunteers at the dog shelter and is around kids all day. Her education just comes from home. She wrote an essay describing her experience. None of this comes from me, as a matter of fact I didn't know some of this happened:

    Public vs. Online School

    What is the difference between an online school and a public school? There are lots of differences, but first; what are the similarities? One similarity are the electives; art, language, and music. Another similarity are the usual lessons and breaks. Though there are lots of similar qualities in both schools, there are a lot more differences.

    One of the differences are the electives. In all three electives for online school, kids get more freedom to choose what they want to do. They can also take as much time as they need. But in public school, they’re limited to a couple options. Also, the rule “no child left behind “, comes into play, so everyone is held back from learning as much as they want.

    Although lessons and breaks are taken in both public and online schools, the way they are done are quite different. In lessons for online school, students can go as fast or as slow as they need. For public school, kids have to go at the pace of the slowest student so everyone is at the same level. During breaks in the online school, students can use their time between lessons to finish homework, do optional lessons, take tests, read books, and much more. In public schools, kids are limited to playing, reading, or talking and teachers threaten to throw away a kid’s homework if they work on it during recess.

    Overall, online school gives students the opportunity to go at their own pace, have more possibilities and all around feel freer. In public schools, kids have to stay with the class, have very limited possibilities and are not very free. In conclusion, the online school and public school are similar yet very, very different.
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    Our son is learning Latin and doing quit well. He can also draw by memory a map of every continent and name most of the countries and capitals of each as well as all name all of the states and capitals in the US. He is very well adapted socially and very active physically. He is also learning to play the mandolin. Pretty well rounded kid. Of course he trains in karate and boxing too! :)
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    We home schooled for a year, it was great. Although the home school program we where in was a little bit different it was tied to a public montessori school where my Daughter went to school Two days of the week (well really 1 1/2) and we home schooled the rest.

    It gave her a chance to interact with the kids of the community and to have all the benefits of a physical school.

    I would totally do it again but she likes being in the actual Montessori program a bit better.
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