Were you home-schooled?

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Were you home-schooled?

chicmichiw chicmichiw
Do you think home-schooling is the better way, or not? What subjects can be taught well in the home or vice versa? If you were homeschooled, what was your experience?
01/23/2013
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LavenderSkies LavenderSkies
I wasn't home schooled. I think a public education is good for the childs social development. However, if the homeschooled child is around many kids daily, I don't see how it could be a problem.
01/23/2013
gabs33 gabs33
I went to a public school and loved it. I think if done right home school can make for a great and quick education. but they would miss out on needed social skills need.
01/23/2013
CollegeFun2014 CollegeFun2014
I believe going to school, whether public or private, is better than homeschooling. I agree with LavenderSkies though and would say if the child is around kids they are somewhat equal. I can't say from experience, but I would think the learning environment (being around others or alone) would have to be considered also. I learn more when I'm around people. For some reason it is easier for me to focus.
01/23/2013
Aishiteru Aishiteru
I went to public schools, but I think homeschooling can be just as good or even better, if done right. I probably would have done better being home schooled, but that's because I've always been shy and don't see very well. I don't think going to public schools helped me much with my social skills either, since some kids and teachers hurt my confidence. I also don't feel like public school properly prepared me for college.
01/23/2013
GONE! GONE!
Yes and it was horrible. The only way homeschooling works out well is if the parents use books and stuff that are actually factually accurate instead of the countless homeschool books based on religious fanaticism (My health book for high school said HIV/AIDS was caused merely by being gay and doing drugs. Any drugs. Oh, Christianity.) and also they really have to try and get their kids some decent social lives. I could never get along with other homeschool kids because they were just as socially undeveloped as I was. I really should've been taking hobby classes like guitar or art with public and private school kids to learn how to, you know, be a human around other humans.
01/23/2013
G&L G&L
I went to public school but I had some friends that were home schooled and some of them turned out perfectly normal other are still a little off.
01/23/2013
rosythorn rosythorn
I was for the first grade, I hated it, but then i also hated all school till high school.

It depends, on the parent who homeschools and the student. some kids need one on one attention. My sister was home schooled from 6th grade to high school graduation. If you think you can handle the pressure go for it! If your kids doesn't mind not being in a class, then go for it!
01/23/2013
RavenInChains RavenInChains
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Originally posted by chicmichiw
Do you think home-schooling is the better way, or not? What subjects can be taught well in the home or vice versa? If you were homeschooled, what was your experience?
I was not homeschooled but my partner was and we plan to homeschool our daughter. I've done a lot of research into it and contrary to popular belief it turns out that homeschooled kids are actually better socialized. Its because children should learn how to behave in society from adults not other children. Children need companionship from other kids but they need to learn from adults. Plus, homeschooled children average 33% better on test scores.
01/23/2013
Lildrummrgurl7 Lildrummrgurl7
I went to public school. I think both homeschool and public school can either be great for a kid or absolutely terrible. It all depends on the student, material taught, resources available, and the instructor.
01/23/2013
married with children married with children
just for one year, I hated it. I liked to be away from the house. I did go to private school. I think home school or private school is the way to go. My kids go to private school. Their school also helps out the home schooled kids in town by doing joint classes and field trips. Things that maybe a home schooler would have a hard time doing on their own.
01/23/2013
ShadowedSeductress ShadowedSeductress
I was home-schooled for the last 3 years of high school. I did it all online, and it wasn't terrible. I did miss being away from home but I loved having such a flexible schedule.
01/23/2013
InnocentIchigo InnocentIchigo
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Originally posted by chicmichiw
Do you think home-schooling is the better way, or not? What subjects can be taught well in the home or vice versa? If you were homeschooled, what was your experience?
I think it depends on the family and their situation. Like if their child is too sick or can't be put into a public school for whatever situation then of course home schooling is the option
And I think all subjects can be taught as long as both the child(ren) and parent(s) work together to get through it, since it's like a more in depth version of helping a child with homework and the parent gets stuck, so they work together to get through it.
01/23/2013
Pururin Pururin
I'm honestly a little torn on the issue. I think public education helps to build a child's social skills and gives them many great experiences. However, I also think that most public schools have a broken education system. Most people I've met who were home schooled were incredibly intelligent and articulate, but lacked in some areas socially.
01/23/2013
KinkyNicki92 KinkyNicki92
i went to public school and i want my child to do the same thing as nervous as it makes me. but i want her to participate in extra-curricular activities and go to prom and etc.
01/24/2013
Hummingbird Hummingbird
No and am glad I wasn't. It was difficult enough growing up in an overly protective family and learning to socialize without someone speaking up for me. I really needed those early life lessons to make mistakes then that I wouldn't want to now.
01/24/2013
Bleu Bleu
Went to public school. Maybe I would have gotten a better education in home schools but I def. made more friends in public schools and avoided some of the social issues home schooled kids have.
01/24/2013
PropertyOfPotter PropertyOfPotter
I was 'Homeschooled' for several years and have a very strong opinion about it.

Homeschooling is not for everyone. You need to have dedicated parents and the proper curriculum in order for it to be a successful experience.

I started being homeschooled in the 5th grade after attending public school up to that point. I was a very smart child, 'teacher's pet', and wasn't really learning anything in school. My Mom mentioned the idea to me and it sounded awesome when she mentioned how many nontraditional things I'd be able to learn.

My Mom isn't the smartest person in the world and she wasn't dedicated to the situation in the way that she should have been. I was stuck at home, all the time. The first years I was given some books and just told to do the work in them. I wasn't taught anything, I read the books and answered the questions. That was all I did the first year. My 6th grade year, my Mother didn't even get me any form of curriculum. I started staying in my bedroom all day because it was better than being around my angry father all the time.

I went to a private school for my 8th grade year (was actually a one room school house with only four other students, all of which were years younger than me), and fortunately I was on track for the most part and did very well through that year. Since the private school only went through 8th grade, I was then back to being at home all the time.

I was never given any book for high school, was never encouraged to do anything with my life. I lived in my bedroom where I did read a lot of novels, but the last year of formal schooling I had was my 8th grade year.

In 2012 I finally gained enough confidence to start working on getting my GED. I received that in May of 2012 and finally felt like I had done something right.

My Mother failed me. I was a child and it wasn't my job to teach myself things, especially when I didn't even have the proper books provided to me. My Mother needed a friend because she was lonely, and that's what I was to her. It was a really messed up situation and it's hard to not feel some sort of bitterness about it.

I say, if you're going to consider homeschooling your child, there are a lot of things to keep in mind. Not only was my education hindered, but I also developed social anxiety issues since I wasn't able to go through live like a normal pre-teen/teenager.

Anyway, that's my short novel on my feelings toward homeschooling.
01/24/2013
doowop doowop
I agree, the homeschooling experience has a lot to do with the parent involvement. I know a few crunchy mamas who homeschool, and they have joined large homeschooling groups that do field trips together, usually on a weekly basis. Then I know a few parents who homeschool, and hold their sessions whenever they please. Once they were even having "school" at 2 AM. That lack of structure is just so bad for childhood development, in my opinion, but it really depends on the parents.

I was "homeschooled" the last 2 years of my high school career, which just meant a book taught me. It wasn't that inspiring and I didn't learn much. I actually finished 2 years in the matter of 6 months and hardly opened a book. Homeschooling through most private for profit companies is kinda shady, in my opinion. However, I've been hearing many good things about public and private not for profit companies that offer homeschooling options. But I still think it all depends on the parent's involvement and how they will enrich the curriculum.
01/24/2013
Bignuf Bignuf
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Originally posted by chicmichiw
Do you think home-schooling is the better way, or not? What subjects can be taught well in the home or vice versa? If you were homeschooled, what was your experience?
I used to think it deprived kids of normal socialization, but I have since met some home schooled folks who are very nice and well rounded. However, they still miss out on some of the "angst" of normal massive school interactions.
01/24/2013
Bignuf Bignuf
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Originally posted by Pururin
I'm honestly a little torn on the issue. I think public education helps to build a child's social skills and gives them many great experiences. However, I also think that most public schools have a broken education system. Most people ...
Well said. Plus, even if they have great tutorials, they miss the thought interaction of other kids.
01/24/2013
RomanticGoth RomanticGoth
I went to public schools and did home schooling. I prefered the home schooling. I could do the assignments when ever I pleased and not have to worry about classmates stealing my homework or getting beat up.
01/24/2013
bog bog
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Originally posted by Pururin
I'm honestly a little torn on the issue. I think public education helps to build a child's social skills and gives them many great experiences. However, I also think that most public schools have a broken education system. Most people ...
I agree completely, Pururin.
01/24/2013
Marie Hanna Marie Hanna
School teaches so much more than what is in the curriculum.
01/24/2013
hall5885 hall5885
I wasn't home schooled but I wished I was for most part. I think I would have done better. I'm very anti-social and dealing with people emotionally and mentally wears me out. Being in a classroom 8 hours a day just wore me out and I couldn't focus on the work at hand.
01/24/2013
misterazor misterazor
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Originally posted by chicmichiw
Do you think home-schooling is the better way, or not? What subjects can be taught well in the home or vice versa? If you were homeschooled, what was your experience?
home schooling is great for educating a child in the typical school subjects...and terrible for preparing them for life and relationships. i have over 40 cousins. i've seen it. they are wonderful people...and i love them. but...
01/25/2013
HarlequinBunnie HarlequinBunnie
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Originally posted by chicmichiw
Do you think home-schooling is the better way, or not? What subjects can be taught well in the home or vice versa? If you were homeschooled, what was your experience?
I wasn't home schooled but I had friends that were as well as 3 of my cousins. In my cousins case they were unprepared when they had to go to public school for high school. They have issues with dealing with the real world. I'm not sure if that is from being home schooled or the sheltered home life.
01/25/2013
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