Pros & Cons Homeschooling Your Child

Pros & Cons Homeschooling Your Child

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Bigelow

Paducah, KY

#1 Oct 7, 2012
Please discuss, I am at a crossroads and it seems easier for me to keep my child at home.
pky69

United States

#2 Oct 7, 2012
homeschool=a weak minded child without any social skills. Safer now, but sheltered kids are normally dependent.
tmacs

Paducah, KY

#3 Oct 7, 2012
pky69 wrote:
homeschool=a weak minded child without any social skills. Safer now, but sheltered kids are normally dependent.
I know a homeschool family. They are all handicapped or just slow. Instead of taking advantage of an Easter Seals program, they park them in front of a tv or computer. Grandma even gets paid to help which means she takes the online tests for the kids. Kids don't stand a chance. Dependent children, dependent adults. Get a child socialized instead of ass backward like the kids I know about. Family is pathetic. Poor pitiful kids.
here

Paducah, KY

#4 Oct 7, 2012
What are you going to do when it is time for college and the child can't pass the necessary tests to enter college? Kids that are homeschooled are often socially backward and have 0 social skills. Put them in school so they will learn how to get along with people.
I Know

Paducah, KY

#5 Oct 7, 2012
Bigelow wrote:
Please discuss, I am at a crossroads and it seems easier for me to keep my child at home.
People that I know about that do it are a joke. Kids are not socialized and their 14 year old struggles, associates with children half his age. Can't wait to see what he aspires to do with his life. What a shame.
parent

Nashville, TN

#6 Oct 7, 2012
I believe it should be mandated by someone specific. Half of the people I know that homeschool their kids don't even have a high school diploma. I think if someone wants to homeschool, then they should have to have some qualifications.
Bigelow

Paducah, KY

#7 Oct 7, 2012
Is there any oversight by county or state? Seems not.
Homeschool

Central City, KY

#8 Oct 7, 2012
My niece is home schooled and at 5 years old, has excelled in this environment. We attend a church with a very large Sunday School department and she lives in a neighborhood full of children, therefore socialization is not an issue. It's really just a matter of your family and what will work best for your children. I certainly wouldn't depend on Topix for information - there are local homeschooling groups that you could talk with and get information on the process. Best of luck!
habi

Paducah, KY

#9 Oct 7, 2012
Homeschool wrote:
My niece is home schooled and at 5 years old, has excelled in this environment. We attend a church with a very large Sunday School department and she lives in a neighborhood full of children, therefore socialization is not an issue. It's really just a matter of your family and what will work best for your children. I certainly wouldn't depend on Topix for information - there are local homeschooling groups that you could talk with and get information on the process. Best of luck!
Would not depend on 'local groups.' Little biased, wouldn't ya think ha Met a couple of those ladies that run those 'groups.' Nuts. And they take their children's tests for them. Brilliant.
quack

Paducah, KY

#10 Oct 7, 2012
Homeschool wrote:
My niece is home schooled and at 5 years old, has excelled in this environment. We attend a church with a very large Sunday School department and she lives in a neighborhood full of children, therefore socialization is not an issue. It's really just a matter of your family and what will work best for your children. I certainly wouldn't depend on Topix for information - there are local homeschooling groups that you could talk with and get information on the process. Best of luck!
Funny! She lives in a neighborhood full of children and she doesn't fit in with any of them. Way to go, make a kid stand out, seperate, different. Nothing like fitting in to feel like you belong.
guest

Franklin, TN

#11 Oct 7, 2012
Through my business, I've gotten to know quite a few young adults who were home-schooled. I haven't met one yet that went on to college. That bothers me...

“Cowforce”

Since: Jun 12

Cumquat Farms

#12 Oct 7, 2012
I know several people who have homeschooled their kids. Their kids are socially backward and seem to not to be able to have any type of social skills with kids their own ages. The people who are homeschooling them are not certified teachers, if they were, I would see no problem with a child being homeschooled. I have also wondered how they can enter into college when most colleges accept kids from accredited schools.
Homeschool

Central City, KY

#13 Oct 7, 2012
She doesn't stand out at all. They love playing with her and she is outside with them whenever they are outside.

I'll not stay here and defend homeschooling, since I know there are cases that don't work. It's because of the parents that it doesn't work - and our situation is not like theirs. She does her own work, moving at her own pace. This means if reading is a bit tough, she stays with it, and if math comes easy (which it does) you move at it's own pace. She's doing first grade math and kindergarten reading. She's five, so she isn't behind.

The original post was pros and cons - they do exist, but I still suggest checking out homeschool groups, just because you may decide that you like being with them, or that you'd like to go at it another way. I did suggest local groups, because...well, it's where we live. I wouldn't say that you should seek one out of town, that would be kind of tough. It's just up to your family, and again...I wouldn't seek help on a Topix board. I'm not even sure why I allowed myself to be lured into such a controversial topic, actually...
quack

Paducah, KY

#14 Oct 7, 2012
guest wrote:
Through my business, I've gotten to know quite a few young adults who were home-schooled. I haven't met one yet that went on to college. That bothers me...
Exactly. All falls back on parents. Why would you not want your child to be a part of school social interaction? Parents had school problems, keep their kids out of public school, and so it goes. Yes, none are very motivated that I have encountered either. But gee, somebody has to work that drive through, right?
ladyofpaducah

United States

#15 Oct 24, 2012
Most of the people here cannot even form a proper sentence. I guess you all are products of the school system here in McCracken County. I am a homeschooling mom of 7 children myself. We have homeschooled for the past 8 years.

I do know several homeschool families here in Paducah. Some of the parents I know are good at what they do. There are always some families that are bad at it too. My children complete 30 hours of schoolwork every week as required by law.

By law, our homes have to be open to inspection by the superintendent at anytime. My door is always open as I have nothing to hide. Our home is filled with books,lesson plans,microscopes, telescopes, maps,globes,computers,printers , cd roms,etc.

My oldest is in 6th grade and youngest is in K. There are 4 other grade levels in between. My children take standardized tests yearly and have each scored 2 years above their grade level. I do not administer these to them.

The kids are tested by a university professor whom then submits these scores for testing. The test papers never touch my hands.

We do have to report to the Board of Education every year. To homeschool legally, a parent needs to have a high school diploma. I have a masters degree in education and a paralegal certification.

I am more than qualified to educate my children. All of these "certified teachers" aren't doing crap in the schools today. The school days are a total waste of time for the students every single day of the week. The students walk away with minimal knowledge today.

If teachers were doing their jobs, the US wouldn't be behind third world countries in reading and writing. I have witnessed many teens and adults that attend or have attended school and most of them can't read, write, spell or compute numbers in their heads. My children can do these things.

It is wrong to lump all homeschoolers into one category. You all keep bringing up the issue of socialization. This is not a concern of mine. My kids have friends that homeschool and friends that go to school.

They go to the mall, movies, church, play sports and participate in tons of other activities. We also go on field trips every 2 weeks with other children.

What's the excuse for the kids in public school? Bringing guns, knives and having tons of behavioral problems is not what I consider "well socialized." Maybe their parents should keep them at home.

These kids nowadays have no respect for their teachers or any other kind of authority.They taunt, bully, curse, ridicule, and belittle their classmates, teachers and parents. So my kids need to be outcasts in order to know how to fit in? What a joke.

My kids are God fearing,well mannered, polite and very happy. They are not perfect but I love and care for them and correct them when they are wrong. My husband and I are responsible for their upbringing and their education.

The statements made here are ignorance at its finest. I can provide a wonderful education to my children. Don't talk about a subject if you are not familiar with it. Mind your own business and butt out.
certainly

Paducah, KY

#16 Oct 24, 2012
ladyofpaducah wrote:
Most of the people here cannot even form a proper sentence. I guess you all are products of the school system here in McCracken County. I am a homeschooling mom of 7 children myself. We have homeschooled for the past 8 years.
I do know several homeschool families here in Paducah. Some of the parents I know are good at what they do. There are always some families that are bad at it too. My children complete 30 hours of schoolwork every week as required by law.
By law, our homes have to be open to inspection by the superintendent at anytime. My door is always open as I have nothing to hide. Our home is filled with books,lesson plans,microscopes, telescopes, maps,globes,computers,printers , cd roms,etc.
My oldest is in 6th grade and youngest is in K. There are 4 other grade levels in between. My children take standardized tests yearly and have each scored 2 years above their grade level. I do not administer these to them.
The kids are tested by a university professor whom then submits these scores for testing. The test papers never touch my hands.
We do have to report to the Board of Education every year. To homeschool legally, a parent needs to have a high school diploma. I have a masters degree in education and a paralegal certification.
I am more than qualified to educate my children. All of these "certified teachers" aren't doing crap in the schools today. The school days are a total waste of time for the students every single day of the week. The students walk away with minimal knowledge today.
If teachers were doing their jobs, the US wouldn't be behind third world countries in reading and writing. I have witnessed many teens and adults that attend or have attended school and most of them can't read, write, spell or compute numbers in their heads. My children can do these things.
It is wrong to lump all homeschoolers into one category. You all keep bringing up the issue of socialization. This is not a concern of mine. My kids have friends that homeschool and friends that go to school.
They go to the mall, movies, church, play sports and participate in tons of other activities. We also go on field trips every 2 weeks with other children.
What's the excuse for the kids in public school? Bringing guns, knives and having tons of behavioral problems is not what I consider "well socialized." Maybe their parents should keep them at home.
These kids nowadays have no respect for their teachers or any other kind of authority.They taunt, bully, curse, ridicule, and belittle their classmates, teachers and parents. So my kids need to be outcasts in order to know how to fit in? What a joke.
My kids are God fearing,well mannered, polite and very happy. They are not perfect but I love and care for them and correct them when they are wrong. My husband and I are responsible for their upbringing and their education.
The statements made here are ignorance at its finest. I can provide a wonderful education to my children. Don't talk about a subject if you are not familiar with it. Mind your own business and butt out.
Welcome to the most hypocritical, judgemental, negative attention seeking town you will ever have the pleasure of knowing. I agree that if done in a proper manner, which seems you are, home schooling can be very benificial and definitely has its advantages. Around here, if you do not agree and nod your head with the rest of the sheeple, you are belittled and judged to be less than. Good luck in the future with the home schooling, Im considering doing it myself.
umm

Hermitage, TN

#17 Oct 25, 2012
They will be the valedictorian of the class for sure.
Ignorance at its finest

Paducah, KY

#18 Oct 25, 2012
ladyofpaducah wrote:
Most of the people here cannot even form a proper sentence. I guess you all are products of the school system here in McCracken County. I am a homeschooling mom of 7 children myself. We have homeschooled for the past 8 years.
I do know several homeschool families here in Paducah. Some of the parents I know are good at what they do. There are always some families that are bad at it too. My children complete 30 hours of schoolwork every week as required by law.
By law, our homes have to be open to inspection by the superintendent at anytime. My door is always open as I have nothing to hide. Our home is filled with books,lesson plans,microscopes, telescopes, maps,globes,computers,printers , cd roms,etc.
My oldest is in 6th grade and youngest is in K. There are 4 other grade levels in between. My children take standardized tests yearly and have each scored 2 years above their grade level. I do not administer these to them.
The kids are tested by a university professor whom then submits these scores for testing. The test papers never touch my hands.
We do have to report to the Board of Education every year. To homeschool legally, a parent needs to have a high school diploma. I have a masters degree in education and a paralegal certification.
I am more than qualified to educate my children. All of these "certified teachers" aren't doing crap in the schools today. The school days are a total waste of time for the students every single day of the week. The students walk away with minimal knowledge today.
If teachers were doing their jobs, the US wouldn't be behind third world countries in reading and writing. I have witnessed many teens and adults that attend or have attended school and most of them can't read, write, spell or compute numbers in their heads. My children can do these things.
It is wrong to lump all homeschoolers into one category. You all keep bringing up the issue of socialization. This is not a concern of mine. My kids have friends that homeschool and friends that go to school.
They go to the mall, movies, church, play sports and participate in tons of other activities. We also go on field trips every 2 weeks with other children.
What's the excuse for the kids in public school? Bringing guns, knives and having tons of behavioral problems is not what I consider "well socialized." Maybe their parents should keep them at home.
These kids nowadays have no respect for their teachers or any other kind of authority.They taunt, bully, curse, ridicule, and belittle their classmates, teachers and parents. So my kids need to be outcasts in order to know how to fit in? What a joke.
My kids are God fearing,well mannered, polite and very happy. They are not perfect but I love and care for them and correct them when they are wrong. My husband and I are responsible for their upbringing and their education.
The statements made here are ignorance at its finest. I can provide a wonderful education to my children. Don't talk about a subject if you are not familiar with it. Mind your own business and butt out.
Really lady?! You whine and moan about 'don't lump my kids with some of the bad homeschool situations' etc then in the same breath, you do just that, lump all of the public education children in the same category as a Michael Carneel. You are so out of touch and so full of yourself, its pathetic. YOU are exactly what people are discussing on this topic. Point made, check mate, touche, blah blah. See where your children are in 10 years, you will remember this discussion. I'll have a Coke with those fries, please.
idiot

Paducah, KY

#19 Oct 25, 2012
ladyofpaducah wrote:
Most of the people here cannot even form a proper sentence. I guess you all are products of the school system here in McCracken County. I am a homeschooling mom of 7 children myself. We have homeschooled for the past 8 years.
I do know several homeschool families here in Paducah. Some of the parents I know are good at what they do. There are always some families that are bad at it too. My children complete 30 hours of schoolwork every week as required by law.
By law, our homes have to be open to inspection by the superintendent at anytime. My door is always open as I have nothing to hide. Our home is filled with books,lesson plans,microscopes, telescopes, maps,globes,computers,printers , cd roms,etc.
My oldest is in 6th grade and youngest is in K. There are 4 other grade levels in between. My children take standardized tests yearly and have each scored 2 years above their grade level. I do not administer these to them.
The kids are tested by a university professor whom then submits these scores for testing. The test papers never touch my hands.
We do have to report to the Board of Education every year. To homeschool legally, a parent needs to have a high school diploma. I have a masters degree in education and a paralegal certification.
I am more than qualified to educate my children. All of these "certified teachers" aren't doing crap in the schools today. The school days are a total waste of time for the students every single day of the week. The students walk away with minimal knowledge today.
If teachers were doing their jobs, the US wouldn't be behind third world countries in reading and writing. I have witnessed many teens and adults that attend or have attended school and most of them can't read, write, spell or compute numbers in their heads. My children can do these things.
It is wrong to lump all homeschoolers into one category. You all keep bringing up the issue of socialization. This is not a concern of mine. My kids have friends that homeschool and friends that go to school.
They go to the mall, movies, church, play sports and participate in tons of other activities. We also go on field trips every 2 weeks with other children.
What's the excuse for the kids in public school? Bringing guns, knives and having tons of behavioral problems is not what I consider "well socialized." Maybe their parents should keep them at home.
These kids nowadays have no respect for their teachers or any other kind of authority.They taunt, bully, curse, ridicule, and belittle their classmates, teachers and parents. So my kids need to be outcasts in order to know how to fit in? What a joke.
My kids are God fearing,well mannered, polite and very happy. They are not perfect but I love and care for them and correct them when they are wrong. My husband and I are responsible for their upbringing and their education.
The statements made here are ignorance at its finest. I can provide a wonderful education to my children. Don't talk about a subject if you are not familiar with it. Mind your own business and butt out.
I bet if money came down to it, your kids couldl not pass the college acceptance exams and teachers today are doing a great job. Your kids are probably socially backward and couldn't get along with any kids. Bullying is watched very closely in schools. How do I know? I have kids in school and it is not tolerated. I have not heard of any sueprintendents checking on the homeschool situations and making sure the homeschools are up to par. Are you a certified teacher? Do you continue with your education like a certified teacher? My guess is no, you just want to slam some teachers who do make a difference.
ladyofpaducah

United States

#20 Oct 25, 2012
I will not sit here and continue to defend my choices. For your information, I never said that the superintendent checks on anyone. I said that your home has to be open to inspection. I guess you lack reading comprehension skills.

The proof is in the pudding honey. Our education system sucks in the US. Thats no front page news. Whats the point in teachers constantly continuing education if they are not passing it on to their students.

How many teachers are actually making a difference today? I am not slamming their profession, but everybody is not meant to teach. I had good teachers in school 30 years ago. Sadly, there are not many of them today with caring hearts. FYI, I do continue my education, every single year.

I am more than confident that my students can pass college exams when that time comes. If you read my post correctly, you would've noticed that my oldest is only in the 6th grade.

Homeschooling works if done properly. If the child is provided with a lackluster education, they will not succeed. That is any child.

From what I recall, the Columbine situation and the Heath situation is just a reminder of public school kids that were also socially awkward. Any child can be socially awkward. Not just homeschoolers. Your socialization skills in public are determined by your personality and life at home.

To "Certainly", you are absolutely correct. This town is full of backwards, uneducated, judmental folks, who'd rather go to the lake on Sundays than go to church.

To "Ignorance at its finest", your screen name says enough about you. There's no need for me to even elaborate or comment on your statement. Perhaps you could benefit for a more advanced education yourself.

Anyway, heres proof that homeschoolers can be successful. This young lady is an example of someone who is being well educated outside of school walls:

http://www.paducahsun.com/view/full_story_tee...

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