Originally Posted by thefragile7393
We'll see where we are in this system down the road....I'd love to homeschool ds but husband wants him in public school to "learn how to deal with people" and plus I can't teach higher math....I barely understand it. I can do the basics but forget it for anything higher than long division
If nothing else, I'd like to get preschool and kindie curriculums from Oak Meadow and then maybe get ds into a charter school or the local free school....prefering the latter. Actually I'd just prefer to be in the new system at this point lol.
I get fearful about math and other stuff too, but there are many curriculums out there that offer assistance to the parents to get them through the rough spots.....you would be amazed at how easy it can be. Just keep that in mind, and keep your mind open to the possibilities.
As far as being in school to learn how to deal with people, that is a thought that many people have. I get that all the time in the KH about it. The thing that gets me is that I really want to keep my children home so that I can teach them what I want them to know and the values, etc., without the influences from others and their opinions. And for association, etc., we have a home school group that we do periodic field trips, park days with, so they are being exposed to other children but the supervision is different in that rather than there being 1 teacher to 30+ kids there is 1 parent to 2 or 3 kids....much better able to trust what is going on.
Oakmeadow is a great curriculum. We use Calvert, and love it, although lately we have been leaning towards more unschooling.
It is a personal decision, and is hard. It is just like home birth and natural birth. If it is something you believe it, stick to your guns. Just do your research. You would be amazed at how kids that are homeschooled are actually coming out more equiped to deal with people, etc., and are doing better in college, etc., because they are there to learn, etc. There are colleges that are seeking out homeschoolers because of the rep they have for wanting to learn and not just going to party, etc.