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Clueless

Madisonville, KY

#1 Aug 2, 2012
I want to home school my kids but don't know where to even start. Does anyone in this town home school? If so how much does it cost and where do I start?
From Trigg County

Manhattan, KS

#2 Aug 3, 2012
Clueless wrote:
I want to home school my kids but don't know where to even start. Does anyone in this town home school? If so how much does it cost and where do I start?
The best advice is, if you want your children to make anything of themselves in the world, "Don't home school."

Kids that are home schooled rarely do well in college, if they even go, and have a hard time adapting to life in a world full of people whose culture, religion, ideas, and lifestyles are different from their own.
taxi

Marion, KY

#3 Aug 3, 2012
Clueless wrote:
I want to home school my kids but don't know where to even start. Does anyone in this town home school? If so how much does it cost and where do I start?
Why do you want to?
happy

Hopkinsville, KY

#4 Aug 3, 2012
I started homeschooling a few years ago and we love it!! My children were in public school and didn't learn near what they needed to. Maybe in another district it would be better, but not here in this one. My kids learned things with the curriculum I use that I know they still would not know in school. The teachers for the most part did not care!! The kids will be able to adapt as long as you have them involved in other activities and around other children, which most homeschool families that I know do.
As for the SERIOUS question asked above-homeschool can range any where from $100 to $1000 per child. There is a homeschool group called pachek that you can find online at www.pachek.org that is local and they are a great help. Finding a curriculum that is right for you can be discouraging and overwhelming at first but after you find one I am sure you will love homeschool life!!! Good Luck!!!!
From Trigg County

Manhattan, KS

#5 Aug 3, 2012
Again, I say, "Do not home school!"

And especially do not "Christian" home school. Kids who are "educated" in that way are almost always programmed with a kind of ideological framework that becomes an intellectual straitjacket that prevents them from assimilating a lot of subject matter - everything from history to basic science. They simply reject anything that cannot be plugged into the framework.

That makes them fail in college, and it makes them fail in a lot of work environments.
Not From Trigg County

Shepherdsville, KY

#6 Aug 3, 2012
If you home school your kids, they wont get their daily dose of liberal brainwashing!

http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2009/aug/...
Clueless

Madisonville, KY

#8 Aug 3, 2012
Because they don't like school. Plus the school they are going to be going to I don't like so I want to home school it would be better I can spend more time with them while teaching them
Not From Trigg County

Shepherdsville, KY

#9 Aug 3, 2012
This might give you some idea as to where to start.

http://homeschooling.about.com/od/gettingstar...
From Trigg County

Manhattan, KS

#10 Aug 3, 2012
Pulling your kids out of school is not the answer.

Why do they not like school?

Why do you not like the school that they will attend?

There has to be a reason for both. Find out what it is, then talk to the teachers, the principal, and your kids about it.
Not From Trigg County

Shepherdsville, KY

#11 Aug 3, 2012
Or you can home school them and give them a better life.
Big Country

United States

#12 Aug 3, 2012
There are a lot of groups on Facebook that discuss unschooling. Sending our kids off to a large public daycare wasn't the way we always raised children.

Not all homeschoolers are bible thumpers either, just like mothers running off to work isn't heroic. Raising children is absolutely the most important thing any of us will do in this life, and part of that is to shelter them from emotional and physical trauma that can hurt them the rest of their lives. You can also keep your children away from horrible influences like cigarettes, alcohol, and drugs at least until their bodies and brains are fully developed.

I'm not saying that public schools don't work for some people, but I do think schools can be as much of a problem as they are a solution at the very least.

In the immortal words of Paul Simon, "when I look back at all the crap I learned in high school, it's a wonder I can think at all." I'm sure, like most of us, he learned a lot more than reading and math in school.
Yeah its true

Marion, KY

#13 Aug 3, 2012
From Trigg County wrote:
Again, I say, "Do not home school!"
And especially do not "Christian" home school. Kids who are "educated" in that way are almost always programmed with a kind of ideological framework that becomes an intellectual straitjacket that prevents them from assimilating a lot of subject matter - everything from history to basic science. They simply reject anything that cannot be plugged into the framework.
That makes them fail in college, and it makes them fail in a lot of work environments.
YES! A most home school programs are based around RELIGION!. The math problems, history, geography, earth science and so on have the word jesus in them.

if jesus has 4 apples and 2 pears how many does he have...crap like that. Its just trying to keep kids form critical thinking because critical thinking causes thought! And thought leads to leaving the church and the god stories.

It scares duh christians. If they cant control they cant infect kids with the god virus.
What a weak god they serve. Having to keep kids secluded in order to keep them in the church.

What a way to live.
smart cookie

Duncan, SC

#14 Aug 4, 2012
Look up Christian Liberty Academy...they will provide you with your curriculum and keep records for you. Also, when your child graduates they will receive a regular high school diploma. I am a public school teacher and would not want my kids in most of the schools around here. I have also been in the schools in Trigg County and they are horrible. Kids pulling their cell phones out, eating in class whenever they want, talking back to the adults and the adults let them get away with all of this. There is a lot of data out there to show that homeschooling when done correctly works.
I was homeschooled. I received my HS diploma and I scored higher than most of my public school counterparts on the ACT. I was in college in Nashville at 17 and stayed on the Dean's list. I had friends and enjoyed dorm and college life. I now have 20+ hours towards my masters. I am not sure where the person from Trigg County gets their information but they are wrong.
Do the research, talk to your child, develop a plan and follow your gut! It is your child and ultimately YOU know what is best for them.
jbob

Nebo, KY

#15 Aug 4, 2012
Home school your kids. I have home schooled them their entire life and it's great. They are very socially active, but I will say there are some odd home schooled kids out there. It's whatever works best for you. It has been great for us. My kids wanted to go to public school a few years ago and there public schooled friends told them not to go to public school. We have 3 friends, locally, that are teachers. All three say "no matter what you do, don't ruin your kids by putting them in public school". As far as private schools around here, don't do that either. It will cost you a fortune and that's where all the parents whose kids get kicked out of public school, send their kids. By the way, we use switched on schoolhouse curriculum and Saxon math. Both great programs.
From Trigg County

Manhattan, KS

#16 Aug 4, 2012
This is an example of the "science" that most vendors of home school textbooks peddle. It ranks right up there with the earth centered universe, if not the flat earth.

https://www.homeschoolingbooks.com/pages/item...

Any kid that is programmed with this nonsense will not succeed in college or in the real world.
From Trigg County

Manhattan, KS

#17 Aug 4, 2012
"Home schooled and illiterate" a must read:

http://www.salon.com/2012/03/15/homeschooled_...
Not FromTrigg County

Shepherdsville, KY

#18 Aug 4, 2012
WOW. You had to dig deep to find this mess when there are tons of sites that indorse homeschooling. All with studies to back them up!

Give it up. When you're wrong, then you're just wrong and you are wrong!
From Trigg County

Manhattan, KS

#19 Aug 4, 2012
Not FromTrigg County wrote:
WOW. You had to dig deep to find this mess when there are tons of sites that indorse homeschooling. All with studies to back them up!
Give it up. When you're wrong, then you're just wrong and you are wrong!
Yep. There are, and all of them backed by some culty religious group or preacher out to make as much money as they can while at the same time selling this intellectual poison to parents willing to force it on their kids.

I have encountered too many thoroughly messed up "unschooled" home school kids ever to give up.

If it was left up to me, home schooling would be illegal.
HomeSchool

Hopkinsville, KY

#20 Aug 4, 2012
After seeing the replies for those against home schooling, now you see why you should home school!
Not FromTrigg County

Shepherdsville, KY

#21 Aug 4, 2012
All of them?
Really?
You wouldn't tell a lie would you?

Concern about the environment of schools 31%

To provide religious "OR" moral instruction 30%(religious does
not only mean christian)

Dissatisfaction with academic instruction at school 16%

Other reasons 9%

Child has a physical or mental health problem 7%

Child has special needs 7%

You think anyone will believe you now that you've been caught in lie, after lie?

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