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Would you ever consider *not* homeschooling?
by Boobah
February 13, 2013 at 9:11 AM
What would entice you to send your kids to a school instead of homeschooling? Or would you ever? If so, what would the perfect scenario be for your choice of brick and mortar school?

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  • Boobah
    by Boobah
    February 13, 2013 at 9:12 AM
    I *might* consider not homeschooling if there were a Waldorf school close by that I didn't have to pay for. Lol
    But then again, I probably wouldn't. I wouldn't mind a one or two day a week program.
  • tiredmomfor2
    February 13, 2013 at 9:17 AM
    The only situation that would make me send them is if something were to happen to DH (a death or something) and if something would happen to the life insurance and social security benefits and I would have to do back to work.
    Even then, if DH was injured and could school then we would just flop our roles now..he would stay home and homeschool and I would work.
  • Boobah
    by Boobah
    February 13, 2013 at 9:18 AM
    This situation keeps me up at night - something happening to dh or myself and the girls being forced into a school.

    Quoting tiredmomfor2:

    The only situation that would make me send them is if something were to happen to DH (a death or something) and if something would happen to the life insurance and social security benefits and I would have to do back to work.

    Even then, if DH was injured and could school then we would just flop our roles now..he would stay home and homeschool and I would work.
  • Boobah
    by Boobah
    February 13, 2013 at 9:19 AM
    But good point, we could totally flop roles. I have this degree I have never used after all. Lol
  • KrissyKC
    February 13, 2013 at 9:21 AM

    No, but classes here and there would be fun!

    Also, same with tiredmomof2 regarding my DH... we have life insurance and currently $2200 monthly soc security for family max.   I have lived on much less before... (even without the life insurance) and I could do that again.

    I also would babysit, like bef/aft school care and summer care and could make up to $500-700 monthly.



  • BramblePatch
    February 13, 2013 at 9:21 AM
    Nope :-)
  • tiredmomfor2
    February 13, 2013 at 9:28 AM
    He told me a while back, when he got his updates social security benefits letter in the mail, that there would be enough for me to stay home and continue to homeschool if he were to pass away. I hate thinking about these things but it is a necessary thing. He said I would have to be frugal(not a new thing for me) but it would be very doable. Plus the life insurance would help to pay what do we do have off.
    I pray everyday that we don't have to use this plan, but I am glad we have a plan in place for us if something were to happen.
    The only plan we don't have set into place, is if something were to happen to me. Sure I have life insurance..but my husband says that no amount of money could replace me. :( I feel the same way about him.


    Quoting KrissyKC:

    No, but classes here and there would be fun!

    Also, same with tiredmomof2 regarding my DH... we have life insurance and currently $2200 monthly soc security for family max.   I have lived on much less before... (even without the life insurance) and I could do that again.

    I also would babysit, like bef/aft school care and summer care and could make up to $500-700 monthly.




  • SusanTheWriter
    February 13, 2013 at 9:42 AM

    Sure. My kids have always been in ps and one still is. I'm hs'ing my daughter for reasons that are no fault of the ps and simply because of the way she is.

    There's a good chance that she'll return to ps next year to finish her last two years of high school, but she knows that we can do all those classes outside the realm of public school, too. Her GPA and test scores are high enough that college entrance is not going to be a problem, so it's really a question of where she wants to spend her time.

    Homeschooling is a wonderful opportunity, but it's not the be-all, end-all of education, just like public or private school isn't, either. The best education comes from having involved parents and a loving family, no matter where your kids go to school.

  • Silverkitty
    February 13, 2013 at 9:55 AM

    Two ways would make me not homeschool.

    If I had to go to work.

    Or if I could find a school that actually tailored itself to the children that attended it.

  • AutymsMommy
    February 13, 2013 at 10:19 AM

    Yes. I'm not wedded to homeschooling.

    Our eldest wants to go back (to a Catholic prep) for high school. She's had the choice since this upcoming year, but wants to wait for high school (she is currently junior high).

    If our boys want to go to brick and mortar, they will have that choice once they are old enough to provide a well thought out, logical, reason/argument in favor of it (heck, even if they just *want* to, realistically).

    The compromise? The school they go to is our choice.

    Ideal school? Catholic, college prep, rigorous academics, intense focus on our faith (not just a once a week religion class), and preferably strong in maths and sciences. We'd prefer small classes (easy here; most of the Catholic schools are small) and dedicated teachers. A school where children are encouraged to be children and not made to hate school/learning.

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