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JATomlinson
The Truth About Homeschooling - What Do You Think?
November 22, 2013 at 3:54 AM

Just put this article together and I would really love to get some input in the comments.  It's titled the truth about home schooling and gives facts to combat some of those mis-conceptions I seem to hear so often...

http://lioncubschool.blogspot.com/p/about-home-schooling.html

Replies

  • Pukalani79
    November 22, 2013 at 11:17 AM

     Good to see you here.  :) I like your blog

  • usmom3
    by usmom3
    BJ
    November 22, 2013 at 2:01 PM

     That was very well put!

  • JATomlinson
    November 22, 2013 at 2:26 PM

    That's too funny, I was wondering if I'd come acros anyone from the fb group here.


    Quoting Pukalani79:

     Good to see you here.  :) I like your blog



  • JATomlinson
    November 22, 2013 at 2:36 PM

    Thanks :)


    Quoting usmom3:

     That was very well put!



  • bluerooffarm
    November 22, 2013 at 2:39 PM

    Very well-stated.  I think a big misconception is that we homeschool for religious reasons.  I am a Christian, but that fact is usually not even on my list for why I homeschool.  They are incidental of one another.

  • JATomlinson
    November 22, 2013 at 5:46 PM

    Us too, but it didn't really play a part in our decision to home school.  Our daughter didn't make the birthday deadline to get into Kindergarten this year, but she's been reading since she was three and is just as mature as the other five year olds.  I wasn't going to hold her back another year just because she missed the deadline.  Her birthday is just a few days after mine and I also missed that same deadline growing up and hated that when I was a jr in high school I was 18 and all my other 18 year old friends were seniors and were graduating.  Irritates the fire out of me that they make no exceptions.  So that's our #1 reason for home schooling.  The fact that we're Christian and get to incorporate biblical lessons into the lessons is just a bonus :)


    Quoting bluerooffarm:

    Very well-stated.  I think a big misconception is that we homeschool for religious reasons.  I am a Christian, but that fact is usually not even on my list for why I homeschool.  They are incidental of one another.



  • bluerooffarm
    November 22, 2013 at 6:30 PM

    We decided to homeschool when our oldest was bullied about his lunches.  Even the bullying wasn't so bad, it was more like uninformed teasing by the other kids.  It was the teacher's reaction to it.  She told us to send "normal food" and he wouldn't be picked on about it.  For health reasons, my son is unable to eat much processed foods, so "normal" lunchables just didn't work for us.

    Quoting JATomlinson:

    Us too, but it didn't really play a part in our decision to home school.  Our daughter didn't make the birthday deadline to get into Kindergarten this year, but she's been reading since she was three and is just as mature as the other five year olds.  I wasn't going to hold her back another year just because she missed the deadline.  Her birthday is just a few days after mine and I also missed that same deadline growing up and hated that when I was a jr in high school I was 18 and all my other 18 year old friends were seniors and were graduating.  Irritates the fire out of me that they make no exceptions.  So that's our #1 reason for home schooling.  The fact that we're Christian and get to incorporate biblical lessons into the lessons is just a bonus :)


    Quoting bluerooffarm:

    Very well-stated.  I think a big misconception is that we homeschool for religious reasons.  I am a Christian, but that fact is usually not even on my list for why I homeschool.  They are incidental of one another.




  • JATomlinson
    November 22, 2013 at 7:15 PM

    That's messed up, I've heard lots of stories like that about teachers.


    Quoting bluerooffarm:

    We decided to homeschool when our oldest was bullied about his lunches.  Even the bullying wasn't so bad, it was more like uninformed teasing by the other kids.  It was the teacher's reaction to it.  She told us to send "normal food" and he wouldn't be picked on about it.  For health reasons, my son is unable to eat much processed foods, so "normal" lunchables just didn't work for us.

    Quoting JATomlinson:

    Us too, but it didn't really play a part in our decision to home school.  Our daughter didn't make the birthday deadline to get into Kindergarten this year, but she's been reading since she was three and is just as mature as the other five year olds.  I wasn't going to hold her back another year just because she missed the deadline.  Her birthday is just a few days after mine and I also missed that same deadline growing up and hated that when I was a jr in high school I was 18 and all my other 18 year old friends were seniors and were graduating.  Irritates the fire out of me that they make no exceptions.  So that's our #1 reason for home schooling.  The fact that we're Christian and get to incorporate biblical lessons into the lessons is just a bonus :)


    Quoting bluerooffarm:

    Very well-stated.  I think a big misconception is that we homeschool for religious reasons.  I am a Christian, but that fact is usually not even on my list for why I homeschool.  They are incidental of one another.






  • TidewaterClan
    November 22, 2013 at 8:46 PM
    That's awful that teachers wouldn't set those students straight. I volunteered in the cafeteria during little dd's 1st grade. One boy had Dora fruit snacks and some other boys started to pick on him. I squashed that fast! Not in a mean way of course. Same thing for a little girl who had 'ants on a log.' The other children didn't linger on it & just moved along to a nicer conversation.

    Adults just don't realize what an impact, positive or negative, they can have on children. Teachers should use their power for good, not just shirk it off.


    Quoting bluerooffarm:

    We decided to homeschool when our oldest was bullied about his lunches.  Even the bullying wasn't so bad, it was more like uninformed teasing by the other kids.  It was the teacher's reaction to it.  She told us to send "normal food" and he wouldn't be picked on about it.  For health reasons, my son is unable to eat much processed foods, so "normal" lunchables just didn't work for us.

    Quoting JATomlinson:

    Us too, but it didn't really play a part in our decision to home school.  Our daughter didn't make the birthday deadline to get into Kindergarten this year, but she's been reading since she was three and is just as mature as the other five year olds.  I wasn't going to hold her back another year just because she missed the deadline.  Her birthday is just a few days after mine and I also missed that same deadline growing up and hated that when I was a jr in high school I was 18 and all my other 18 year old friends were seniors and were graduating.  Irritates the fire out of me that they make no exceptions.  So that's our #1 reason for home schooling.  The fact that we're Christian and get to incorporate biblical lessons into the lessons is just a bonus :)



    Quoting bluerooffarm:

    Very well-stated.  I think a big misconception is that we homeschool for religious reasons.  I am a Christian, but that fact is usually not even on my list for why I homeschool.  They are incidental of one another.





  • TidewaterClan
    November 22, 2013 at 8:49 PM
    That's a nice blog. I like all the references to back up your statements too.

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