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#1 katelin101

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Posted May 16 2010 - 04:39 PM

i i dnt kno if i should homeschool my kids, will they miss out on like tha fun???
i have 2 kids an thier ages r 3 an 5 an my 5yr old is already not looking foward to school.
we took him up there but he just threw a fit he HATED IT an im not sure about what their teaching my kids about god
we are hindu an my friend says her son comes home talkin about jesus an stuff an their also hindu.
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#2 moondrizzle

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Posted May 16 2010 - 04:52 PM

public school teaches many things that cannot be thought at home, things like making friends and being social, interacting with other people is great education for the big bad world.
I went to an all boys catholic school until I was 18 so I did a lot of that jesus shit, but not all schools are religious. Even when I was in school I was never religious. Your kids will eventually make up their own mind regarding religious issues anyway so that should not be your focus in the first place. You should be concerned about your kids real future, public school will definitely make their life easier and more enjoyable in the long run.

#3 katelin101

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Posted May 16 2010 - 04:56 PM

thats a good point

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Posted May 19 2010 - 05:34 AM

Public school.
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Posted July 17 2010 - 08:31 PM

Public school doesn't teach socialization at all. It teaches you that you should only associate with your own peer group. It teaches you to be competitive and rude. Though you are with other people all day, rarely are you allowed to socialize. Therefore it teaches you that "friends" are the people you slightly know because they happen to be there too.

Homeschoolers tend to have a much broader socialization process through out many different age groups. This is particularly true if the family believes in volunteering.

When we began homeschooling we didn't actually stay home much. We were far too busy with park days, swim practices, girl scouts, boy scouts, gymnastics and anything else the kids wanted to do.

Yes, in public school, there is a BIG push about jesus and if you don't belong to the "right" church you may be socially shunned. Then your enemies are the people you only slightly know because they happen to be there too.

At home, the "teacher" KNOWS if you've done your work or not. In second grade I found my son's desk was STUFFED with over 100 homework papers that he hadn't done. His teacher had no idea.

Even teaching after school some, I taught him more than school did. Since we began homeschooling he has learned and retained so much more. Plus my gifted child has had a chance to really study whatever she wanted in depth. It's made us a happier and closer family, with happier individuals in it.

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Posted July 27 2010 - 08:17 PM

Public schools teach you to wait, to stand in line, to sit down and shut up, to pass the test. They also teach you to put your brain in a box, don't ask questions, and heaven forbid do not ever think for yourself. School is not about socialization. When do they socialize. They've taken away recess in most schools so they have time to teach to the test. You can't socialize at lunch because you have ten minutes to wolf down your lunch. Can't eat that fast, too bad, go hungry for the afternoon.

My son has never been to public school. He socializes every Thursday at park day. He socializes during our monthly class at the Art Museum. And after the class the kids get so busy playing outside the museum it takes hours to tear them away. Every month we attend two different environmental centers where he plays with all kinds of kids. And these kids are not just other 8 year olds. He plays with 8 year olds and 18 year olds and 18 month olds and even 80 year olds and all ages in between. We go to a historical farm every month. We go and we go and we go. In fact I had to buy a calendar when I started homeschooling so I could keep track of all of his activities.

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Posted July 27 2010 - 08:34 PM

i i dnt kno if i should homeschool my kids, will they miss out on like tha fun???
i have 2 kids an thier ages r 3 an 5 an my 5yr old is already not looking foward to school.
we took him up there but he just threw a fit he HATED IT an im not sure about what their teaching my kids about god
we are hindu an my friend says her son comes home talkin about jesus an stuff an their also hindu.
PLZZ HELP


They'll need to go to public school, if only because they won't be able to learn proper English at home.

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Posted July 27 2010 - 09:17 PM

My son has never been to public school. He socializes every Thursday at park day. He socializes during our monthly class at the Art Museum. And after the class the kids get so busy playing outside the museum it takes hours to tear them away. Every month we attend two different environmental centers where he plays with all kinds of kids. And these kids are not just other 8 year olds. He plays with 8 year olds and 18 year olds and 18 month olds and even 80 year olds and all ages in between. We go to a historical farm every month. We go and we go and we go. In fact I had to buy a calendar when I started homeschooling so I could keep track of all of his activities.

Kathi

You would win the award for best PR for homeschooling, but it sounds like you are trying too hard to convince us your son has real friends, is super happy and is a well rounded human being and homeschooling has done that.
He could well be. But come on, did you have turn it up to 11?

I can only speak from my experience of going to a public/state school...
I loved it...
This is with hindsight: I got to see my friends every day and we would learn together.
We would fall out and hate each other.
We would make up.
You don't just socialise in the playground: We made jokes in class, we laughed at the teachers. You shout, you talk.
Basically you learn to interact.

I'd wonder if your sons so-called friends would really just be "buddies" - not real friends.
Yeah, it's great to have fun, but you also need to be bored of each other and have big fights.
Fights that go on and on and on.
That helps you deal with people, imho.

The few home-schooled kids I know are quite precocious (and not in a good way).
They think they know everything.
It does feel like they need to be brought down a peg or two by the school bully.

Edited by odon, July 27 2010 - 09:23 PM.
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Posted July 27 2010 - 09:29 PM

we are hindu an my friend says her son comes home talkin about jesus an stuff an their also hindu.
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So what if they are talking about Jesus?

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#10 Raichu

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Posted July 29 2010 - 07:20 AM

we are hindu an my friend says her son comes home talkin about jesus an stuff an their also hindu.
PLZZ HELP


I'm an atheist who is growing up in Oklahoma. The belt buckle of the United States Bible Belt. It may not be fun hanging around some people who hate you just because you are different, but it's the differences that make us unique.

So your son is talking about Jesus. Maybe he is exploring his individuality. You should let him be whatever religion, sexuality, and whatever he wants. Trying to make children into what they are not, is what destroys families and causes teenage rebellion.

Now public school isn't the best. Especially considering if you live in America where about over 70% of everyone is Christian, and even more in some states like where I live, but it teaches kids some traits that they can't learn by home schooling.

At public schools, they can learn social skills by making friends with the students and facility. All you have to do to make sure that the kids are doing good in school and nothing is wrong, all you have to do is take an interest and ask them about their day. If they tell you that something is wrong like they are being bullied by being Hindu threaten to sue the school if they don't do anything. My parents did that when I was in the 6th grade. That is when people figured I was an atheist and they started making fun of me. My parents threatened to sue, I got put in a different class, and those kids got suspended or expelled.

Sure, in home schooling you have more control of the education your child receives, but they will mis out on the most important thing you learn at public school, how to socialize.

Well, that has been my two cents.




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