27 Jun, 2021 03:19 PM

I'm thinking about homeschooling my kids. Can I just set them on Answers for six hours a day and let that be..?

...their education? I figure I can strictly monitor their categories, and make sure they spend at least an hour each day in mathematics categories, science categories, language categories, and social science/society and culture categories, and then monitor their q&a's to make sure their answers are correct and thoroughly researched, well-written, and that they understand and appropriately choose Best Answers. Is this a good idea for their education? I don't trust the public schools to prepare them adequately for college... -Occulty

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27 Jun, 2021 03:19 PM

I wouldn't set them here at all unless you want them thinking "twatwaffle" is  a valid English language descriptive for someone you do not like because of their highly annoying personal attributes and habits. I use that one a lot. 

I have noticed that most home schooled people are very smart, but! (here it comes) I have also noticed that some religious extremists who were home schooled  are incredibly socially inept. I had to fire a very smart employee some years back (before I went to culinary school) simply because he was not only socially inept and couldn't really get on with others well, he also had something in his faith that seemed to make him think he didn't have to listen to female supervisors - or even me. Considering I was the one who did the hiring and firing, all his technical brilliance was wasted because he didn't have the basic intelligence to know you never, ever ignore your boss just because your dad taught you that you don't have to listen to yucky girls. Pity, that.

27 Jun, 2021 03:21 PM

Six hours a day on this site, and calling it education? *Facepalm* No way.

How about instead of giving them "the talk," you give them a porn site?

Okay, I'm done being rude now. It would be a very good idea if not for the people on this site.

Homeschooling usually involves a parent teaching their child. Or getting a program meant for their child to use and learn from, not having them spend six hours every day on a site that is half made of trolls and perverts.

You should get them textbooks instead, or a computer program. Don't just leave them alone, though. If you don't have much time to teach them, then at least begin by showing them how much they should do, then end by looking at what they did. That's what my mom did for me, and I thought it worked out pretty well. Please note, however, that kids aren't always grateful that they're home schooled if there's no one else around that's also home schooled, as is the case with me. My social skills are zero, and I don't have any friends because I didn't spend five days a week with people, I spent my days being at home.

Source(s): Home schooled all my life

27 Jun, 2021 03:21 PM

You don't trust public schools, so you'd rather them wander the internet? Yeesh...

One of the biggest problems I've seen with kids who are home schooled is that, no matter what little clubs and such the parents send their children to, the kids are almost always socially inept in some way or another. Conversational skills lack, and there's a huge "Well, I didn't know that!!" kind of thing going on. I'm not saying this is all cases; there are always exceptions, but really.

They could be as smart as possible, but if they can't communicate once they graduate, all of that would be for absolutely nothing.

27 Jun, 2021 03:21 PM

Public schools are awful; but I am not of the school that american universities are perfect.

In other words; yeah, you don't need public school or even college to make your kids smart.  

But it's still a system and public school may help them to go through it.