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Old May 11th, 2019, 01:26 AM   #1
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Im not talking locking kids up in houses chained to beds. But proper home education with field trips and all.
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Old May 11th, 2019, 02:38 AM   #2
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I don't think it's good. The kid will have no friends and in the future will struggle to socialise and make friends.
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Old May 11th, 2019, 01:53 PM   #3
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I don't think it's good. The kid will have no friends and in the future will struggle to socialise and make friends.
It depends, i know a homeschooler who is very socially active, on mondays they run their blog, on tuesdays they go to a sport with friends in their area, wednesday they phone their grandma on thursday they skype a friend they know well and on friday they skype an email pal. Saturdays they have scouts all day. I am not trying to be hostile, i am just trying to clarify a bit peoples world views of homeschooling. P.S. the only slight unsocial thing she does is not be very good at tact!
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Old May 11th, 2019, 01:59 PM   #4
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I'm not sure I think it's a good idea.
At school people can be social with other people and learn about diverse opinions from different cultures.
Homeschooling can result in persons who don't have an opinion of their own, but a copy of their parents opinions. Cause they haven't been taught about anything else.
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I'm not sure I think it's a good idea.
At school people can be social with other people and learn about diverse opinions from different cultures.
Homeschooling can result in persons who don't have an opinion of their own, but a copy of their parents opinions. Cause they haven't been taught about anything else.
It depends… if your parents dont let you spend anytime with other children, maybe! But...my friends mum is quite good. First the church my friend an i go to has over 50 different people groups in it. Secondly my friend gets at least 2 different newspapers per week so her world views arent being severley limited, BUT... you have a good argument, the best ive heard yet, not just on this page!
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Im not talking locking kids up in houses chained to beds. But proper home education with field trips and all.
Most of my friends i've known at school, without school i wouldn't have many (as much as it pains me to go there )
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Old May 13th, 2019, 01:45 PM   #7
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Most of my friends i've known at school, without school i wouldn't have many (as much as it pains me to go there )
aah! but did you TRY to get any anywhere else or did you just think, oh ive got friendsat school thats enough. Homeschoolers TRY to get friends in places other than school!!
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No problem with it as long as the parents are equipped to teach and the kids are properly socialized.

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No problem with it as long as the parents are equipped to teach and the kids are properly socialized.
Or the parents use a homeschool curriculum such as calvert school or sonlight!!
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Going to school means you mean a whole load of different peiople. Some might be bad and some good but you got to mix wuiith akll times some time in your life so i tghink school is probbaly better. Also things like discussion lessons or debates must be tough.
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I think socialising with other kids is important and it can be difficult for parents to have the time or resources to properly teach. Good on them if they can do it but I think the vast majority of kids are better off going to a regular school. Some parents just homeschool because they want to isolate their kids from other views and cultures - i.e. religion.
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It depends, i know a homeschooler who is very socially active, on mondays they run their blog, on tuesdays they go to a sport with friends in their area, wednesday they phone their grandma on thursday they skype a friend they know well and on friday they skype an email pal. Saturdays they have scouts all day. I am not trying to be hostile, i am just trying to clarify a bit peoples world views of homeschooling. P.S. the only slight unsocial thing she does is not be very good at tact!
What about the quality of the teaching? Parents won't be able to do the same job as a teacher and just reading out of a text book won't help.
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I think social intermingling with other
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What about the quality of the teaching? Parents won't be able to do the same job as a teacher and just reading out of a text book won't help.
Her mum used to be a primary teacher, or first vyear of secondary. And the curriculums that are out there like Sonlight and Calvert School are not just textbooks they prompt the parent and give answers to FAQS and way way more!! yeaaahhh I guess you do get to see more people at school. but she lives in an international area and her church hasover 60 different nationalities!

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Going to school means you mean a whole load of different peiople. Some might be bad and some good but you got to mix wuiith akll times some time in your life so i tghink school is probbaly better. Also things like discussion lessons or debates must be tough.
You can mix with different people when you grow up too you know……………

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You can mix with different people when you grow up too you know……………
Really not trying to argue but you are missing one of my points. If you have to mix with all sorts of peopel later in life maybe its a good idea to get some practice in a school first.
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Really not trying to argue but you are missing one of my points. If you have to mix with all sorts of peopel later in life maybe its a good idea to get some practice in a school first.
Yes, I definetley agree, but if you have agood parent who is good at teaching then you can get a better quality of education/concentrate on things you like/want to do later for example my friend is a year ahead in English. english is her top subject, when she grows up she wants to be a magazine editor, so she runs their homeschool blog and magazine.
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aah! but did you TRY to get any anywhere else or did you just think, oh ive got friendsat school thats enough. Homeschoolers TRY to get friends in places other than school!!
I do have some other friends from my sports clubs and from neighborhood, from my parents friends children and all, but most of my friends I know from school
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There is a lot of means for home education nowadays and I think it deserves to be. My younger sis had no opportunity for attending school for almost half a year so she had to study at home. istationeduapp.com is the app we've found for her so she could study maths, improve reading and writing skills. It is very convenient, but you need to combine it with other educational methods.
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There is a lot of means for home education nowadays and I think it deserves to be. My younger sis had no opportunity for attending school for almost half a year so she had to study at home. istationeduapp.com is the app we've found for her so she could study maths, improve reading and writing skills. It is very convenient, but you need to combine it with other educational methods.
cool! Our family use Sonlight and my friends use that and TONS other stuff!
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