Is home schooling for us?

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  1. GBov

    GBov Well-Known Member Supporter

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    I am just starting the research on whether or not I want to home school my kids. With another move on the cards they don't want to start another new school so have started asking if I will home school them rather than send them to public school any more.

    Ages 11, 13 and 15 and they all get very good grades, mostly As and Bs right now.

    So those of you who home school, what are the pros of it? Do you enjoy doing it? Is it fun? Hard? Easy?

    Any information you lovely people would like to share is gratefully appreciated.
     
  2. rosehaven

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    Good morning!

    What state are you moving to? This will help me answer.

    Rosehaven
     

  3. GBov

    GBov Well-Known Member Supporter

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    We are in Florida. Its an interstate move rather than one out of state but its one of many and the kids are sick of changing schools lol.
     
  4. Elffriend

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    It's fun and easy and hard, depending on the day. :) I'm done homeschooling now, but I educated two kids from kindergarten through high school. There were wonderful days and days I wanted to pull my hair out. The good far outweighed the bad.

    The pros are probably too numerous to list and differ from family to family based on each families' needs. I liked that my kids could work at their own pace. I liked that I could pull together curriculum from many different sources to fit each year's goals. There were no bells ringing to tell them to stop doing some really interesting science experiment and move on to math. They could technically be in 7th grade but doing 8th grade math, 7th grade history, 6th grade spelling and reading at whatever level they were comfortable with. There were a lot more field trips with our homeschooling group than the public school kids went on. Doing a full days work homeschooling takes a lot less time than in a traditional school setting. There's less busy work, less disruption, more focus on the actual work of the day. Kids can work at a desk or table, or curled up on the sofa, or spread books across their beds. If you need to take a day off, you can do that whenever you need. You, and your kids, get to be in control.
     
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