27 Jun, 2021 02:41 PM

Is it possble too home school my childrin if I only have a IQ of 68?

I was told that I'm not the britest bulb on the tree, but I've manajed to get a long just fine, considring that I quit schoool in 9th grade to start my famly. I live in a rural area and the bus dont run all the way out to were we live. I dont got no driver lisence, so i cant really take the young 'uns to school. Plus, I dont want them learning devil ways out there with the rest of the unsaved kids at the public school. I want to make sure that they have more better lerning than I did. If I just get some books and stuff, will they be kinda able to learn by theirselfs? Right now Ive only been teeching them Bible stories. They are 8,9,10,11 and 12 yeears old.

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27 Jun, 2021 02:41 PM

I weesh my mama had been as goood to meh as  yu be to yur yungings and maybe I wooda made it all the way to S grade.

I think your pichur is purdy.

27 Jun, 2021 02:41 PM

Yes it is possible to teach your kids at home even though you don't have a good IQ. There are many parents in past history who had their children read from books to get a better education than they themselves had. Are you able to have internet? If so, you can look online for help. There are many organizations that should be able to help you. Also, you having them learn from the Bible is extremely essential. There are many different life issues that can be learned from God's word. Good luck and keep up the good work.

27 Jun, 2021 02:42 PM

Who did the test? What kind of prep work did he do? I don't trust the online tests at all, first of all, if he's recently seen the children's test and taken it, it will affect the score he got on the adult. Repetition gives an artificial score. Secondly, the online tests are simplistic versions of the test a real psychologist would apply, without the depth of problem solving that would be available. IQ's are an artificial means of judging intelligence, and even now are passing out of favor. professionals have used them to pigeon-hole children into preconceived placements, without taking into account differential development. I say this as a mom who's children have scored very high on tests, my son achieved 160 on his nonverbal portion at the age of ten. It still doesn't change who they are and how I feel about them. They're kids.

27 Jun, 2021 02:42 PM

Yes, you can do it and you should!

One of the brightest people I know was raised by a single mom who couldn't even read.  She had her son do a report every week on different subjects and then read it to her.  He didn't know she couldn't read until he was an adult.  He's a well spoken, intelligent, responsible member of society now.

The very most important thing you can do is teach them morals and how to work hard.  Then you need to read to your kids and then read, read and read some more to your kids.  Take turns having the kids read to you.  Make it fun!  Make some snacks like Read in different places like outside in the shade, in different rooms of your house or take a picnic down the road to a field and read after you've eaten.  Read on mom and dad's bed.  Read everywhere you go.  Read about many different subjects.  Read Bible stories.  Read adventure stories.  Read true stories.  Read books for small children and books for older kids.  If you teach your children to love to read, you'll have done 80% of your job.  

I've been homeschooling for 12+ years. If I were in your shoes, I'd check out the homeschooling laws for your state. You can do that here: 


If you don't have your diploma, your husband may have to be the one who signs up as the one "homeschooling" the kids.  

You may want to see if there are any homeschoolers that live near you.  Having a friend who knows what you're going through always helps.  It'll also give the kids someone to socialize with.  Maybe someone at your church homeschools?

You'll also want to take the kids with you when you go to the store or other places.  Ask them questions about what they see.  Ask how they think it got there?  Where it came from?  What's it for?  How it's used?  What it is?  Ask them to figure out which thing is a better deal at the store.  Incorporate life into your homeschooling.  

No matter what anyone tells you, home based charter schools are not homeschooling.  They are school at home.  The problem with home based charter schools is that they threaten our homeschool freedoms. 

Don't listen to the naysayers that have been answering.  If a single mom that couldn't even read could teach her child, you can do many times better than that!

Hope that helps.


Source(s): Homeschool Mom of 4 for 12+ years. Two graduated! Two to go!