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Re: When Did You Start Homeschooling?

Sun, 13 Mar 2011 04:36:28 GMT

Believe it or not i just started teaching my 15 year old 9th grader at home in Feb. He has a form of Dyslexia and after years of failed attempts through the school i took him home. He was miserable being the butt of jokes, teased & tormented and physically abused during the day between classes when teachers weren't looking or on the bus. When i reported the issues they would stop for about a week then come roaring back. The school was trying to help but it just doesnt have the capacity to keep a eye on every student. Their way of helping him complete his schoolwork was to take certain classes and make them study halls to complete his core work and push extra "fun" classes to last semester which eventually he was so far behind he would never catch up. He wasnt getting up for school in the morning even when i woke him, he was depressed so i sent him to a councilor. He is now happier, and more productive then he has been in years. Yes he is on a antidepressant but im not worried about him being hurt every day at school. He does the worksheets and items i give him using some of the books from school and some other items i have pooled. He is coopertive and fun to be around and i feel i did the best thing for him as this is a huge change from before. I also am not a novice to homeschooling because in 1990 my mother took me and my siblings out of public school and taught us at home. This was way before the internet. I was in 9th grade at the time. I went on to get my GED and graduate at a local Community college with a Associate is Applied Science in Graphic Arts in 95. My reasons for homeschooling are more based on my childs need then religion or other reasons people have. but i too feel like even though he was in public school from kindergarden up till now my husband and myself have been teaching him as well and feel it is bringing us closer as a family then a lot of other disjointed teenage/parent units i see. Its only been a month but so far im excited about how things are going an will update as i go along. Since im teaching a former public schooled child and a teenager im up against some unique issues and if anyone has some ideas or sites for free High school education materials please let me know! Thank you


Math Website

Mon, 20 Dec 2010 00:43:55 GMT

 I found a site with easy to understand instructions and printable sheets for math.I like this one.

Math is Fun

Re: Hooked on Math

Sun, 12 Sep 2010 13:56:57 GMT

Anyone have experience with it?


Homeschooling: Credits

Sat, 24 Jul 2010 12:51:19 GMT

I asked a friend about how to do credits. She gave me this site with a formula. Carnegie Units - It still looks a bit overwhelming to me. How do you calculate your credits?

Homeschooling: Lesson Planning

Sat, 24 Jul 2010 02:13:05 GMT

 One of the things that overwhelms many parents is lesson planning. It does take time and effort but I don't think it needs to be a huge hardship, especially when there are record keeping tools and planning assistance out there.

How much time do you spend planning lessons?


Homeschooling: Teacher's Manuals

Sat, 24 Jul 2010 02:00:07 GMT

 Teacher's manuals can be useful in helping a parent to lay out a plan of instruction. Some people prefer not to use materials that need them or just go without.

Do you use teacher's manuals?


Stages of Homeschooling

Sun, 04 Apr 2010 13:08:46 GMT

 Deciding to homeschool, the first year, teaching a child to read, the high school years...

Whih stage of homeschooling has been the easiest and which was the hardest for your family? How did you deal with the hard stages?


Re: At Home Reading Program, Advice or Ideas??

Mon, 22 Mar 2010 12:20:31 GMT

A hint from the ADHD newsgroup.  Compile a list of the reading/spelling words that your child has trouble with.  Bring it out with a family game -- Sorry, for an example.  After each player rolls or pops or whatever, have him or her draw a card.  He or she must read or spell the word before a move.  The pain is spread; your homeschooler gets a chance to see what strategies other people use; and his own chore becomes less burdensome.  Not a strategy, but a tactic . . .

Re: homeschooling vs publicschooling

Wed, 27 Jan 2010 13:06:42 GMT

 I think it's worthwhile to note that historically, it was quite usual for families who could afford the luxury, to have private tutors come to the home instead of sending their children to an institution of learning, until university or assumption of adult life, whichever came first.

For an anecdote, I found out recently that my friend (who is another homeschooling mother) was herself homeschooled starting at grade 8, but not because her family believed in it or wanted to... but because she had a serious illness, and the school essentially told her (HER, not even her parents!  They actually told the child!) not to bother coming back, because she had missed enough days that they weren't getting reimbursement for her attendance, and therefore she would be taking up precious space with no benefit to the school. 

Her mother was quite worried about her because all the while, in public school, she had suffered severe social anxiety, and they all figured that removal from school would do her in. The reverse happened. Once removed from the negative socialization she had been experiencing in school, and free to get well-rounded, positive socialization in the "real" world, she bloomed, and overcame her social anxiety.

Many people fear what they do not understand, and I wish I had a nickel for every story someone tells me of some homeschooler or another who was "screwed up" or "hated their parents" as if that proved homeschooling is a bad choice to make. If it proves anything, I guess it would be that homeschooling is as normal as public schooling, where being "screwed up" and "hating their parents" is practically 'de rigeur'.

Any time something goes against the social idea of normalcy, no matter what it is, people fear it or disparage it, regardless of the facts, and regardless of the fact that whatever the arbitrary social norm is now, it was different once before, and will be different in the future.



Schooling with a distraction

Mon, 15 Jun 2009 17:50:48 GMT

My wife is a stay-at-home-mom who wants to homeschool our 5-year-old in the Fall.  However, we also have a 2-year-old running around the house. How is my wife supposed to give the eldest a true education when there is a huge distraction/attention-craving (but infinitely adorable) younger sibling in the picture?  I'm worried that #1 won't get the education that she deserves and will fall behind.