Yes, I do and I also did with my older children--now adults.
I am almost always able to spot a HSed child or adult within a few minutes of conversation.
HSers are more well rounded, better informed, and very well mannered.
You sound like a great representative for HSers,too.
Yes, totally! The main reason being that I am homeschooled and I love it. The thing that I hear again and again is that people think that because you are homeschooled, you are "isolated" or "antisocial." Um, hello? Do parents send their children to school to allow them to socialize? No, the main point is to learn. How can anyone really learn when they are worried about a bully or the person sitting next to them or when they get to have recess? In a homeschool setting, parents can customize a curriculum and activities for their child's learning style, so they learn better! Kids can learn in a pressure-free environment. If parents have their kids involved in other activities, socialization is a non-issue. When kids have friends other than at school, they don't have to worry about missing the bell because they are talking to someone! I will admit that if parents are not diligent to make homeschooling all that it can be for their child, homeschooling will fail. If they are, it can be an excellent foundation for a student to build upon. Homeschooling rocks!
Source(s): I'm a homeschooled student (and a finalist at the Scripps National Spelling Bee in 2006), in my 10th year of school.
I am a teacher, and would love to stay home to home school my kindergarten age son. When he is not at school, we do a lot of things together and I feel like I am missing out on some important learning. My husband and I have taught him to read and are currently working with my 3 year old to learn to read. I see the best benefits of home schooling are:
1. Flexible schedule- You can start school earlier or later.
2. More time for individual attention (typically)
3. Your rate of learning is much quicker b/c less behavioral issues in the class (well there may only be 1 to 4 of you?)
4. You can meet with diverse people due to going on outtings, rather than remaining in a classroom 35 hours a week and only 1 to 2 field trips per school year.
5. You are able to advance much more quickly.
6. You have more opportunity to be better rounded as a person.
I believe whatever works you should go for.
Actually, I would. People keep griping about the social aspect of being in home school, but there are so may ways to involve your kids with other kids without putting them in public school. You can join the YMCA or put them in little league sports. When I was home schooled. I actually joined a home school organization that provided classes on Thursdays, and with other children. I didn't take all of my courses through them. Just a few of the harder ones like Algebra, and Chemistry, Biology, and French. The rest I did at home. I also joined their Volleyball team and we played against other Private Schools. The rest of the courses , I did at home and they kept all of my transcripts which I was able to transfer to a public school when I went back my senior, but by then I had all but two of the courses I needed to graduate and I had more than enough credits to graduate. It was an awesome experience. Oh, and if you're wondering why I went back at all, it was just so I can walk across a big stage and have my whole family see it. Otherwise, I wouldn't have even come back. LOL! I had no problems either transitioning from home school to public school. I breezed through that last year.
I definitely would. I was homeschooled for the last two years of high school. I loved it. My p.s. wasn't bad, but it was tiny. It still wasn't the greatest. 7 year olds are literally being propositioned. Sometimes ones younger than that. There are plenty of ways to give them socialization. Many communities have groups for homeschoolers. I might have them in a public school for, like, kindergarten, maybe. But that is a big maybe.
Really, the socialization aspect depends on how both the parents and student handles the situation. There are a few bad examples, but when handled correctly, there is no cause for complaint.
The same principle applies to grades. Many homeschoolers are ahead academically, but there are some that are way behind.
As long as the parties involved handle homeschooling correctly in that aspect, it is wonderful. (I preferred it to public school.) :D
Source(s): Public schooled 11 years...finished last two years in 9 months homeschooling.