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Homschooling
by ladycrystala (ladycrystala)
at January 23rd, 2008 (03:44 pm)
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current mood: good

I have decided to totally homeschool Elora at least in the early years. It really has nothing to do with "not being able to cut the cord" as it was pointed out on a debate of homeschool vs. traditional schooling on Surviving Motherhood. (yes, I love that show....I'm a geek, I freely admit it).

I just really feel that Elora can get a better education that way. I'll be able to teach her Italian, French, reading, math, etc. It's only 4 and half hours per day, I control her homework load, I have access to tutoring, etc. I'm going to homeschool her preschool years and assess where we are before Kindergarten. She may tell me at that point that she really wants to go to school and be in a class room, etc. School can be fun for kids and it does have it's advantages. I would place her in public school if she really wants at that point or at any point in her education. I could still homeschool her in areas I feel her education is lacking.

Even by homeschooling, I can put her in extra curricular activities, etc so she is properly socialized.

Please comment on your feelings.....I'm curious on what you all think

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Posted by: Amelie (jenbbyz)
Posted at: January 23rd, 2008 09:17 pm (UTC)

I say go for it, if you're going to be able to home for it. It can be on their own pace and so forth. You got alot of time, so things might change by then, maybe there's a school that is really good you may put her in. I get that about conformity, we've been talking off and on about homesschooling my son, but we're going to see how he finishes the 2nd grade. He has ADHD, and we only just put him on medication so he's doing better, but its just that in a classroom setting he doesnt do well. he does really good with one on one. So i am not sure yet on what to do with that. My husband is home during the day so this is something we could do, that might be better suited for him. Some kids dont do well and need feedback of a classroom. I know alot of homeschooling folks who actually form groups in their neighborhood and go on outings geared towards their lessons and have a chance to interact.. that's my input. for now, rushed as it is. haha

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