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Should I homeschool my girls?

I'm really considering home schooling my daughters. I know many of you may have strong opinions on the subject but I'm starting to think it would be best for my family. Okay so it's cheaper and safer. I've heard the most terrible horror stories about the things happening in public schools recently and it's enough to have me running scared. The private schools are better but I can't afford them, not with three kids. I really want the best for them so maybe home is best. I know social interaction with other kids is important but there are various play groups that they could attend. I also know that I can't protect them from everything but it's getting super scary out there. I think my husband and I will need to put a lot of thought Into this before we make any hasty decisions.

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Colibry21 wrote on April 22, 2015, 7:17 AM

As much as my husband and I will be putting our kids in school, you have to do want you think is best for your family. We have a friend who was home schooled, and it seemed to have worked out well for him. It may have been the best thing for him. As much as we may be for schools and such, we really aren't against home schooling. I wish you guys all the best.

msiduri wrote on April 22, 2015, 8:02 AM

It's a complicated subject, one that I can't pretend to answer. Is there a specific reason NOT to keep them in public school? For example, do you know of violence or danger in your area? And are you prepared to make the sacrifices required to homeschool them? I don't know: I merely pose questions. I wish you all the best. I'm guessing you're not doing this on a whim (or worse) to make a point. You want what's best for your family and after some thought and some planning, you'll do exactly that.

iwrite28 wrote on April 22, 2015, 10:13 AM

One of the main purposes of schools is socialization. SO while you may be able to teach everything (and maybe more), the children may miss out on the socialization aspect.

Soonerdad3 wrote on April 22, 2015, 11:42 AM

First off, choosing to home school our youngest child when he was in the 5th grade was the best thing that we could have done. We found out that he was being bullied by kids in school and he never told us. I guess we should have figured something out when he was always wanting to stay home instead of going to school. However, our decision was made real easy when we moved from our first apartment and got our very first house. The house was located in a different school district that both my wife and I did not want him to attend. So we made the only decision we knew we had too and it was home schooling. Since my wife has always been a stay at home mom it was a perfect fit. We discovered online and our son has been doing so well with the online Charter School call OVCA (Oklahoma Virtual Academy) for the past 5 years. Since it is a charter school it does not cost us anything and he will be qualified for college after graduation. I would highly recommend you do plenty of research into the home schooling options in your area. K12 is a nationally recognized education organization and they could have something in your state.

LeaPea2417 wrote on December 30, 2015, 4:19 PM

If you have the ability and patience to home school your kids, I say go for it. The public schools are not good these days. I wish I could have home schooled my boys , I just didn't think I had the ability to do it.