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January 23rd, 2013 12:01 PM #46Madison, 13-year-old name nerd! My style is all over the place, my favorites change all the time...
Boys: Eric, Finlay, George, James, Jude, Lee, Michael, Paul, Richard, Rory.
Girls: Emmanuelle, Frederica, Jayne, Juliet, Lauren, Mary, Molly, Nora, Raffaela, Stella.
GP: Dhani and Lyra.
January 23rd, 2013 12:10 PM #48Senior Member
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I really like the point that someone made about bad teachers teaching good lessons- I think it is valuable for students (esp high school level) to see that not everyone is passionate about their chosen field of work & not wholeheartedly interested in them & benefiting them.
I had great teachers & awful teachers. I think it kind of showed me the value of pursuing a career that I am really interested in. It also taught me that not everyone out there will have my back.
January 23rd, 2013 12:17 PM #50The Future Littles:
Delaney Lynne, Mallory June, Bridget Victoria, Rachel MarloweBrandon Erich, Daniel Kent, Nolan ____
January 23rd, 2013 12:26 PM #52Senior Member
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I am very glad that homeschooling has been such a great experience for you! I think that homeschooling can be the right choice, it varies by child personality. It is also nice to know of a 13 year old with wonderful skills that will benefit you your entire life!
I am a public school teacher and still see the value in homeschooling, as a student, I would have disliked being homeschooled, but that's just me. In any situation, whether it's homeschooling, private, or public schooling student's get out of education what they put into it. Teachers, parents, etc. can offer multiple opportunities for students to learn, however, the student has to choose to learn. Students can choose to learn regardless of whether they are in public school, private school, or if they are homeschooled.
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January 23rd, 2013 02:23 PM #54
@mge28 I'm sorry if I offended you, but I said many, not all. There are exceptions. I'm glad you had those opportunities, but are LOTS of other places that don't offer those opportunities for homeschoolers. If you are in a big city, yes, but in small towns no. (I've lived in a rural area in the south, and a smaller city in the midwest, I'm now living in a big city)
I didn't say you had to go to public school, but public schools offer those classes for free. Some parents don't play sports and thus can't teach them. Sports outside of school is expensive. My sister was on the YMCA swim team, she had give up piano lessons because my parents couldn't pay for both. I chose to stick with piano lessons. Later she quit the YMCA and went on the high school swim team because it was a lot cheaper. I have a friend who is homeschooled and she never got the opportunity to learn a foreign language, but she lived in the country/rural areas. I also had a cousin who decided to go to public school after being homeschooled so she could learn a foreign language in order to get into college.
Being homeschooled where I lived while growing up would just be too expensive in order to give my kids all those opportunities. I'm in a bigger city now and I'm sure it's doable/less expensive, but I still want my children to go to a public school, I plan on sending them to a Chinese immersion school so they can have the benefit of being bilingual.
Not all the same opportunities are present to everyone. Not everyone gets option B (homeschool group), which I mentioned above. That those that are in homeschool groups will learn social skills. I think you misunderstood about my point of socializing, I was talking about those in option A (computer/internet) where they don't get out of the house.
In the end you just have to do what works for you. I had another cousin who quit public school to be homeschooled because of stress, she later went back to public school because she missed her friends (she did a computer program). I just think it's harder for homeschooled children to make friends if they don't have the opportunities you did where they can hang out with other homeschoolers, which where I lived up until now those opportunities weren't available.
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