Homeschooling

The main argument I hear against homeschooling is 'socialization'... Personally, I don't want my kids to be around kids (especially at young ages) who can't behave. It's not like homeschooled kids are stuck in the house all the time. We get out, we go to the grocery store, walks, park (ok..maybe not the park so much-but that's more because I avoid the cousins who live by the park), church. They have interaction with humans other than mom, dad and grandma.
I do believe that homeschooling is just not for some kids or parents. Some people can simply not do it while others flourish in it.
As far as the academics and not being able to teach simply because you don't have a degree... Sometimes I wonder if public school teachers have a degree.. There are charter schools, programs to get into so you get all the curriculum and it's basically you helping your kid with homework-but for 4-5 hours a day instead of an hour at night. Or there's more hands-on approach where you get do all the planning and organizing and actual teaching.
One major benefit of homeschooling for me is that we can take vacations whenever we want. Pick up the books and take them with you, or plan special lesson plans around where you are headed.
You teach your kids every day. Why not do all the teaching?

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    06/06/14
    4Santana Ferrell
    I have thought about it because of how Lacy acted half her kindergarten year. I think im going to give her 1 more chance this year in first grade to see if she does better
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      06/06/14
      Beth
      Personally, I could never homeschool my children. I think I would kill them purely out of frustration. Doing homework with them is frustrating enough. I would LOVE to have them homeschooled by someone else that I knew and trusted - if we lived closer to my mom, I would probably push her to retire and homeschool them, but it's just not something I am capable of doing.
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        06/06/14
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        06/06/14
        Yes, teachers have to have a degree.. Talking with my daughter's teachers over the years, they make me wonder sometimes.
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        06/06/14
        It can be! Makes me appreciate the good ones all the more. :)
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