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You're an ASSHOLE if you're not considering homeschooling at this point.

 
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I don't regret for a minute pulling my kids out of a local school here in SoCal.
Capistrano School District covers the Charter for Connections in Los Angeles to San Diego. I believe another school district has the charter in Northern California. Most states have an option to choose Connections. Easy to transistion from local public schools into Connections. The education is so much better and you are able to oversee / coach every lesson, even though they work with very qualified teachers. My daughter graduated and had no problems applying to colleges since it shows as a public school.


ConnectionsAcademy.com - Try Public School at Home
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You don't think kids should be around others their own age?
 Quoting: Jade KL



No, certainly not exclusively, because that is almost always detrimental to children.

Homeschooled kids are able to interact with all ages, young to very old . . . you won't find that to be the case with public schooled kids because they are more restricted, age/peer-wise, and thus, don't have the skills to interact with a broad age range.

I believe your perception that hs children are "withdrawn, shy and too sheltered" is because they are generally more polite and considerate and therefore not obnoxious and pushy, they have a better understanding of respect for others, and are often quite busy with academia and creative pursuits.
 Quoting: itsamadmadworld


I don't agree that public school kids cannot interact with all age groups at all. I love picking my son up from school and hearing all the fun things he did with his friends and all the things that he has learned that day.

Manners come from the parents before they even enter the schooling system. I say they are a little withdrawn and shy because they don't talk or play with any of the other children, especially the older ones. This is just my opinion and I believe every parent has the right to chose what they want for the kids.

I do have a question though, how many hours do you spend a day teaching your child at home?
 Quoting: Jade KL


4 hours maximum per day for us. We are more into unschooling though. Look it up.

Sometimes nothing at all and they STILL are leaps and bounds to their public school equivalents.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 29859286


I will look that up. Do you take them on excursions? Also do you choose what you teach them, or is there some kind of guidelines to follow?
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I don't regret for a minute pulling my kids out of a local school here in SoCal.
Capistrano School District covers the Charter for Connections in Los Angeles to San Diego. I believe another school district has the charter in Northern California. Most states have an option to choose Connections. Easy to transistion from local public schools into Connections. The education is so much better and you are able to oversee / coach every lesson, even though they work with very qualified teachers. My daughter graduated and had no problems applying to colleges since it shows as a public school.


ConnectionsAcademy.com - Try Public School at Home
www.connectionsacademy.com
Kids Deserve Personalized Education Accredited. No Tuition. Enroll Now!
Accredited Online School - Proven Curriculum -
 Quoting: ella


That's part of the problem. People think it will cost a ton of money to homeschool your kids. Or enroll them in some homeschool curriculum that comes with workbooks and tests and all that other bullshit.

We haven't bought a single textbook to this day. Everything you need is at the library.
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No, certainly not exclusively, because that is almost always detrimental to children.

Homeschooled kids are able to interact with all ages, young to very old . . . you won't find that to be the case with public schooled kids because they are more restricted, age/peer-wise, and thus, don't have the skills to interact with a broad age range.

I believe your perception that hs children are "withdrawn, shy and too sheltered" is because they are generally more polite and considerate and therefore not obnoxious and pushy, they have a better understanding of respect for others, and are often quite busy with academia and creative pursuits.
 Quoting: itsamadmadworld


I don't agree that public school kids cannot interact with all age groups at all. I love picking my son up from school and hearing all the fun things he did with his friends and all the things that he has learned that day.

Manners come from the parents before they even enter the schooling system. I say they are a little withdrawn and shy because they don't talk or play with any of the other children, especially the older ones. This is just my opinion and I believe every parent has the right to chose what they want for the kids.

I do have a question though, how many hours do you spend a day teaching your child at home?
 Quoting: Jade KL


4 hours maximum per day for us. We are more into unschooling though. Look it up.

Sometimes nothing at all and they STILL are leaps and bounds to their public school equivalents.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 29859286


I will look that up. Do you take them on excursions? Also do you choose what you teach them, or is there some kind of guidelines to follow?
 Quoting: Jade KL


It depends on the state you live in. Personally, I don't give a fuck what they think I should teach my kids.

I teach them what they're going to need. They are never stressed out with tests and memorization of huge lists of spelling words. When they are ready to learn, they will come to you and it is at that time that they really learn because it's not crammed down their throats. Let them be children and enjoy life.

Everyday is an excursion, even going to the grocery store can be educational.

My kids know the useful things though. How to garden, how to cook, how to build, repairing things, how to be a good peaceful person and being kind to their fellow human beings.
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Wow, are you wrong.
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You don't think kids should be around others their own age?
 Quoting: Jade KL



No, certainly not exclusively, because that is almost always detrimental to children.

Homeschooled kids are able to interact with all ages, young to very old . . . you won't find that to be the case with public schooled kids because they are more restricted, age/peer-wise, and thus, don't have the skills to interact with a broad age range.

I believe your perception that hs children are "withdrawn, shy and too sheltered" is because they are generally more polite and considerate and therefore not obnoxious and pushy, they have a better understanding of respect for others, and are often quite busy with academia and creative pursuits.
 Quoting: itsamadmadworld


I don't agree that public school kids cannot interact with all age groups at all. I love picking my son up from school and hearing all the fun things he did with his friends and all the things that he has learned that day.

Manners come from the parents before they even enter the schooling system. I say they are a little withdrawn and shy because they don't talk or play with any of the other children, especially the older ones. This is just my opinion and I believe every parent has the right to chose what they want for the kids.

I do have a question though, how many hours do you spend a day teaching your child at home?
 Quoting: Jade KL



Your comment about manners is what should ideally happen, but often does not . . . many parents depend on schools to teach everything, including the most basic things like manners and honesty, and that's not proper parenting, imo.

I think homeschooled kids might be viewed as a little withdrawn or shy if they are placed into a group of public schooled kids . . . not because they "can't" interact, but they just react differently.

I too, believe parents have the right to choose the educational path for their children, but I also believe that too many parents are negligent and take whatever path is easiest for them, rather than what's best for their kids, and I imagine you would agree with that. There's a great deal of failed parenting out there and we're seeing it manifested in many ways in society.

When I was homeschooling, generally no more than three hours per day. I spent considerable time developing each year's curriculum; never relied on any full package - I would gather a variety of materials and then create an eclectic curriculum.
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Everyday is an excursion, even going to the grocery store can be educational.

My kids know the useful things though. How to garden, how to cook, how to build, repairing things, how to be a good peaceful person and being kind to their fellow human beings.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 29859286



Oh yes, trips to the grocery store are a means to learn math and general economics/budgeting, smart shopping choices, and meal planning.

No way will public schooled children learn - in the classroom setting - about peace and kindness.
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12/15/2012 04:43 AM

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I don't regret for a minute pulling my kids out of a local school here in SoCal.
Capistrano School District covers the Charter for Connections in Los Angeles to San Diego. I believe another school district has the charter in Northern California. Most states have an option to choose Connections. Easy to transistion from local public schools into Connections. The education is so much better and you are able to oversee / coach every lesson, even though they work with very qualified teachers. My daughter graduated and had no problems applying to colleges since it shows as a public school.


ConnectionsAcademy.com - Try Public School at Home
www.connectionsacademy.com
Kids Deserve Personalized Education Accredited. No Tuition. Enroll Now!
Accredited Online School - Proven Curriculum -
 Quoting: ella


That's part of the problem. People think it will cost a ton of money to homeschool your kids. Or enroll them in some homeschool curriculum that comes with workbooks and tests and all that other bullshit.

We haven't bought a single textbook to this day. Everything you need is at the library.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 29859286


Connections is free. Books are sent UPS and are in much better condition than any of the text books in the public schools. Since it's public the books are the same as public. We must take the yearly standard exams in a classroom. Connections test at a few locations so it's not hard to make the 2 day tests each year.
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Everyday is an excursion, even going to the grocery store can be educational.

My kids know the useful things though. How to garden, how to cook, how to build, repairing things, how to be a good peaceful person and being kind to their fellow human beings.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 29859286



Oh yes, trips to the grocery store are a means to learn math and general economics/budgeting, smart shopping choices, and meal planning.

No way will public schooled children learn - in the classroom setting - about peace and kindness.
 Quoting: itsamadmadworld


All they learn in school is competition and the development of their egos. Everything else is filler and 90% of it is useless in day to day life.

You don't need 13 years of algebra and geometry to live a happy, self reliant life. They're stressing our kids to the brink of mental breakdowns with the crap they expect out of their students.

It's not worth it I tell ya.
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Everyday is an excursion, even going to the grocery store can be educational.

My kids know the useful things though. How to garden, how to cook, how to build, repairing things, how to be a good peaceful person and being kind to their fellow human beings.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 29859286



Oh yes, trips to the grocery store are a means to learn math and general economics/budgeting, smart shopping choices, and meal planning.

No way will public schooled children learn - in the classroom setting - about peace and kindness.
 Quoting: itsamadmadworld


And most of all...that you don't need to be rich and accumulate pricey junk to be successful and happy.

I asked them the other day what they wanted for Christmas and all three of them, even the 8 year old, said whatever you guys get we will love it. And they MEANT that shit. They are grateful for everything.

I joked with my oldest daughter (14) FOURTEEN!! that I was going to get them each a bag of rocks and she said "COOL!! I can paint and decorate them as nick nacks for my room".

Awesome!! I'm doing something right!
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I don't regret for a minute pulling my kids out of a local school here in SoCal.
Capistrano School District covers the Charter for Connections in Los Angeles to San Diego. I believe another school district has the charter in Northern California. Most states have an option to choose Connections. Easy to transistion from local public schools into Connections. The education is so much better and you are able to oversee / coach every lesson, even though they work with very qualified teachers. My daughter graduated and had no problems applying to colleges since it shows as a public school.


ConnectionsAcademy.com - Try Public School at Home
www.connectionsacademy.com
Kids Deserve Personalized Education Accredited. No Tuition. Enroll Now!
Accredited Online School - Proven Curriculum -
 Quoting: ella


That's part of the problem. People think it will cost a ton of money to homeschool your kids. Or enroll them in some homeschool curriculum that comes with workbooks and tests and all that other bullshit.

We haven't bought a single textbook to this day. Everything you need is at the library.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 29859286


Connections is free. Books are sent UPS and are in much better condition than any of the text books in the public schools. Since it's public the books are the same as public. We must take the yearly standard exams in a classroom. Connections test at a few locations so it's not hard to make the 2 day tests each year.
 Quoting: ella


Yeah that's where it differs. We aren't required to test them like that.
Jade KL

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I don't agree that public school kids cannot interact with all age groups at all. I love picking my son up from school and hearing all the fun things he did with his friends and all the things that he has learned that day.

Manners come from the parents before they even enter the schooling system. I say they are a little withdrawn and shy because they don't talk or play with any of the other children, especially the older ones. This is just my opinion and I believe every parent has the right to chose what they want for the kids.

I do have a question though, how many hours do you spend a day teaching your child at home?
 Quoting: Jade KL


4 hours maximum per day for us. We are more into unschooling though. Look it up.

Sometimes nothing at all and they STILL are leaps and bounds to their public school equivalents.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 29859286


I will look that up. Do you take them on excursions? Also do you choose what you teach them, or is there some kind of guidelines to follow?
 Quoting: Jade KL


It depends on the state you live in. Personally, I don't give a fuck what they think I should teach my kids.

I teach them what they're going to need. They are never stressed out with tests and memorization of huge lists of spelling words. When they are ready to learn, they will come to you and it is at that time that they really learn because it's not crammed down their throats. Let them be children and enjoy life.

Everyday is an excursion, even going to the grocery store can be educational.

My kids know the useful things though. How to garden, how to cook, how to build, repairing things, how to be a good peaceful person and being kind to their fellow human beings.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 29859286


This thread has changed some of my views on home schooling, thank you for that. I have thought about it from time to time but thought it was me being selfish and not wanting to be away from my son.

I would love to have him cooking with me and showing him bits and pieces that I just don't seem to have time for when he gets home from school.
Still my only problem is taking him away from his friends. It is something for me to think about though.
Jade KL

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You don't think kids should be around others their own age?
 Quoting: Jade KL



No, certainly not exclusively, because that is almost always detrimental to children.

Homeschooled kids are able to interact with all ages, young to very old . . . you won't find that to be the case with public schooled kids because they are more restricted, age/peer-wise, and thus, don't have the skills to interact with a broad age range.

I believe your perception that hs children are "withdrawn, shy and too sheltered" is because they are generally more polite and considerate and therefore not obnoxious and pushy, they have a better understanding of respect for others, and are often quite busy with academia and creative pursuits.
 Quoting: itsamadmadworld


I don't agree that public school kids cannot interact with all age groups at all. I love picking my son up from school and hearing all the fun things he did with his friends and all the things that he has learned that day.

Manners come from the parents before they even enter the schooling system. I say they are a little withdrawn and shy because they don't talk or play with any of the other children, especially the older ones. This is just my opinion and I believe every parent has the right to chose what they want for the kids.

I do have a question though, how many hours do you spend a day teaching your child at home?
 Quoting: Jade KL



Your comment about manners is what should ideally happen, but often does not . . . many parents depend on schools to teach everything, including the most basic things like manners and honesty, and that's not proper parenting, imo.

I think homeschooled kids might be viewed as a little withdrawn or shy if they are placed into a group of public schooled kids . . . not because they "can't" interact, but they just react differently.

I too, believe parents have the right to choose the educational path for their children, but I also believe that too many parents are negligent and take whatever path is easiest for them, rather than what's best for their kids, and I imagine you would agree with that. There's a great deal of failed parenting out there and we're seeing it manifested in many ways in society.

When I was homeschooling, generally no more than three hours per day. I spent considerable time developing each year's curriculum; never relied on any full package - I would gather a variety of materials and then create an eclectic curriculum.
 Quoting: itsamadmadworld


I would have to agree with you here. There are way to many lazy parents out there. It seems they think schools will teach their kids everything they need to know in life, and once they start school they aren't their responsibility anymore, its sad.
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4 hours maximum per day for us. We are more into unschooling though. Look it up.

Sometimes nothing at all and they STILL are leaps and bounds to their public school equivalents.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 29859286


I will look that up. Do you take them on excursions? Also do you choose what you teach them, or is there some kind of guidelines to follow?
 Quoting: Jade KL


It depends on the state you live in. Personally, I don't give a fuck what they think I should teach my kids.

I teach them what they're going to need. They are never stressed out with tests and memorization of huge lists of spelling words. When they are ready to learn, they will come to you and it is at that time that they really learn because it's not crammed down their throats. Let them be children and enjoy life.

Everyday is an excursion, even going to the grocery store can be educational.

My kids know the useful things though. How to garden, how to cook, how to build, repairing things, how to be a good peaceful person and being kind to their fellow human beings.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 29859286


This thread has changed some of my views on home schooling, thank you for that. I have thought about it from time to time but thought it was me being selfish and not wanting to be away from my son.

I would love to have him cooking with me and showing him bits and pieces that I just don't seem to have time for when he gets home from school.
Still my only problem is taking him away from his friends. It is something for me to think about though.
 Quoting: Jade KL


Trust me, spending time with his dad and developing a close relationship with you is not even comparable to what he has with his friends.

Ask him.
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No, certainly not exclusively, because that is almost always detrimental to children.

Homeschooled kids are able to interact with all ages, young to very old . . . you won't find that to be the case with public schooled kids because they are more restricted, age/peer-wise, and thus, don't have the skills to interact with a broad age range.

I believe your perception that hs children are "withdrawn, shy and too sheltered" is because they are generally more polite and considerate and therefore not obnoxious and pushy, they have a better understanding of respect for others, and are often quite busy with academia and creative pursuits.
 Quoting: itsamadmadworld


I don't agree that public school kids cannot interact with all age groups at all. I love picking my son up from school and hearing all the fun things he did with his friends and all the things that he has learned that day.

Manners come from the parents before they even enter the schooling system. I say they are a little withdrawn and shy because they don't talk or play with any of the other children, especially the older ones. This is just my opinion and I believe every parent has the right to chose what they want for the kids.

I do have a question though, how many hours do you spend a day teaching your child at home?
 Quoting: Jade KL



Your comment about manners is what should ideally happen, but often does not . . . many parents depend on schools to teach everything, including the most basic things like manners and honesty, and that's not proper parenting, imo.

I think homeschooled kids might be viewed as a little withdrawn or shy if they are placed into a group of public schooled kids . . . not because they "can't" interact, but they just react differently.

I too, believe parents have the right to choose the educational path for their children, but I also believe that too many parents are negligent and take whatever path is easiest for them, rather than what's best for their kids, and I imagine you would agree with that. There's a great deal of failed parenting out there and we're seeing it manifested in many ways in society.

When I was homeschooling, generally no more than three hours per day. I spent considerable time developing each year's curriculum; never relied on any full package - I would gather a variety of materials and then create an eclectic curriculum.
 Quoting: itsamadmadworld


I would have to agree with you here. There are way to many lazy parents out there. It seems they think schools will teach their kids everything they need to know in life, and once they start school they aren't their responsibility anymore, its sad.
 Quoting: Jade KL


Most parents, if they're being honest, will admit that they LOVE the peace and quiet while their kids are at school.

Some I know, with the younger ones getting ready to start school get excited about it even.

They can't wait to dump their kid off for 8 hours so they can be "free".
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I will look that up. Do you take them on excursions? Also do you choose what you teach them, or is there some kind of guidelines to follow?
 Quoting: Jade KL


It depends on the state you live in. Personally, I don't give a fuck what they think I should teach my kids.

I teach them what they're going to need. They are never stressed out with tests and memorization of huge lists of spelling words. When they are ready to learn, they will come to you and it is at that time that they really learn because it's not crammed down their throats. Let them be children and enjoy life.

Everyday is an excursion, even going to the grocery store can be educational.

My kids know the useful things though. How to garden, how to cook, how to build, repairing things, how to be a good peaceful person and being kind to their fellow human beings.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 29859286


This thread has changed some of my views on home schooling, thank you for that. I have thought about it from time to time but thought it was me being selfish and not wanting to be away from my son.

I would love to have him cooking with me and showing him bits and pieces that I just don't seem to have time for when he gets home from school.
Still my only problem is taking him away from his friends. It is something for me to think about though.
 Quoting: Jade KL


Trust me, spending time with his dad and developing a close relationship with you is not even comparable to what he has with his friends.

Ask him.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 29859286


Well I'm his mum, didn't mean to come across as a dude haha.
Yeah I think you're right though.
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It depends on the state you live in. Personally, I don't give a fuck what they think I should teach my kids.

I teach them what they're going to need. They are never stressed out with tests and memorization of huge lists of spelling words. When they are ready to learn, they will come to you and it is at that time that they really learn because it's not crammed down their throats. Let them be children and enjoy life.

Everyday is an excursion, even going to the grocery store can be educational.

My kids know the useful things though. How to garden, how to cook, how to build, repairing things, how to be a good peaceful person and being kind to their fellow human beings.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 29859286


This thread has changed some of my views on home schooling, thank you for that. I have thought about it from time to time but thought it was me being selfish and not wanting to be away from my son.

I would love to have him cooking with me and showing him bits and pieces that I just don't seem to have time for when he gets home from school.
Still my only problem is taking him away from his friends. It is something for me to think about though.
 Quoting: Jade KL


Trust me, spending time with his dad and developing a close relationship with you is not even comparable to what he has with his friends.

Ask him.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 29859286


Well I'm his mum, didn't mean to come across as a dude haha.
Yeah I think you're right though.
 Quoting: Jade KL


It can't hurt to try. Give it a shot, if it doesn't work out he can always go back.
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It depends on the state you live in. Personally, I don't give a fuck what they think I should teach my kids.

I teach them what they're going to need. They are never stressed out with tests and memorization of huge lists of spelling words. When they are ready to learn, they will come to you and it is at that time that they really learn because it's not crammed down their throats. Let them be children and enjoy life.

Everyday is an excursion, even going to the grocery store can be educational.

My kids know the useful things though. How to garden, how to cook, how to build, repairing things, how to be a good peaceful person and being kind to their fellow human beings.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 29859286


This thread has changed some of my views on home schooling, thank you for that. I have thought about it from time to time but thought it was me being selfish and not wanting to be away from my son.

I would love to have him cooking with me and showing him bits and pieces that I just don't seem to have time for when he gets home from school.
Still my only problem is taking him away from his friends. It is something for me to think about though.
 Quoting: Jade KL


Trust me, spending time with his dad and developing a close relationship with you is not even comparable to what he has with his friends.

Ask him.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 29859286


Well I'm his mum, didn't mean to come across as a dude haha.
Yeah I think you're right though.
 Quoting: Jade KL


And sorry for the mistake, it makes no difference though, really.

He loves you just as much, just in a different way.
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This thread has changed some of my views on home schooling, thank you for that. I have thought about it from time to time but thought it was me being selfish and not wanting to be away from my son.

I would love to have him cooking with me and showing him bits and pieces that I just don't seem to have time for when he gets home from school.
Still my only problem is taking him away from his friends. It is something for me to think about though.
 Quoting: Jade KL


Trust me, spending time with his dad and developing a close relationship with you is not even comparable to what he has with his friends.

Ask him.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 29859286


Well I'm his mum, didn't mean to come across as a dude haha.
Yeah I think you're right though.
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And sorry for the mistake, it makes no difference though, really.

He loves you just as much, just in a different way.
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That's cool :) it's hard to tell over some writing sometimes.
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Homeschooling is the best gift you could ever give your child. Here is just a partial list of people you might know who were or are in that group.hf

Artists
Claude Monet
Grandma Moses
Leonardo da Vinci
Rembrandt Peale

Athletes
Michelle Kwan
Jason Taylor
Tim Tebow
Serena Williams
Venus Williams

Authors
Agatha Christie
Alex Haley
Beatrix Potter
C.S. Lewis
Charles Dickens
George Bernard Shaw
Hans Christian Anderson
Louisa May Alcott
Margaret Atwood
Mark Twain
Phillis Wheatley
Pearl S. Buck
Robert Frost
Virginia Woolf

Businessmen
Andrew Carnegie
Colonel Harland Sanders
Dave Thomas
Joseph Pulitzer
Ray Kroc

Composers
Felix Mendelssohn
Irving Berlin
John Philip Sousa
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Entertainers
Alan Alda
Charlie Chaplin
Christina Aguilera
Dakota Fanning
Hanson
Hillary Duff
Jennifer Love Hewitt
Justin Timberlake
LeAnne Rimes
Louis Armstrong
Whoopi Goldberg

Explorers
Davy Crockett
George Rogers Clark

Inventors
Alexander Graham Bell
Benjamin Franklin
Cyrus McCormick
Eli Whitney
Thomas Edison
Orville Wright
Wilbur Wright

Military Leaders
Douglas MacArthur
George Patton
John Paul Jones
Robert E. Lee
Stonewall Jackson
Matthew Perry

Photographers
Ansel Adams

Presidents
Abraham Lincoln
Andrew Jackson
Franklin Delano Roosevelt
George Washington
Grover Cleveland
James Garfield
James Madison
John Adams
John Quincy Adams
John Tyler
Theodore Roosevelt
Thomas Jefferson
William Henry Harrison
Woodrow Wilson

Religious Leaders
Brigham Young
Dwight L. Moody
Joan of Arc
John & Charles Wesley
William Carey

Scientists
Albert Einstein
Blaise Pascal
Booker T. Washington
George Washington Carver
Pierre Curie

Statesman
Alexander Hamilton
Daniel Webster
Patrick Henry
William Jennings Bryan
William Penn
Winston Churchill

United States Supreme Court Judges
John Jay
John Marshall
John Rutledge
Sandra Day O’Connor

Women
Abigail Adams, wife of John Adams
Clara Barton, started the red cross
Florence Nightingale, nurse
Martha Washington, wife of George Washington
Susan B. Anthony, women’s rights leader

Famous Homeschooling Parents
Lisa Whelchel
Kelley Preston and John Travolta
Will and Jada Pinkett Smith

Source(s):
[link to www.successful-homeschooling.com]
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You don't think kids should be around others their own age?
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No, certainly not exclusively, because that is almost always detrimental to children.

Homeschooled kids are able to interact with all ages, young to very old . . . you won't find that to be the case with public schooled kids because they are more restricted, age/peer-wise, and thus, don't have the skills to interact with a broad age range.

I believe your perception that hs children are "withdrawn, shy and too sheltered" is because they are generally more polite and considerate and therefore not obnoxious and pushy, they have a better understanding of respect for others, and are often quite busy with academia and creative pursuits.
 Quoting: itsamadmadworld


I don't agree that public school kids cannot interact with all age groups at all. I love picking my son up from school and hearing all the fun things he did with his friends and all the things that he has learned that day.

Manners come from the parents before they even enter the schooling system. I say they are a little withdrawn and shy because they don't talk or play with any of the other children, especially the older ones. This is just my opinion and I believe every parent has the right to chose what they want for the kids.

I do have a question though, how many hours do you spend a day teaching your child at home?
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4 hours maximum per day for us. We are more into unschooling though. Look it up.

Sometimes nothing at all and they STILL are leaps and bounds to their public school equivalents.
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We do 4-6 hours a day with a 4 year old and a 5 year old on a Kindergarten curriculum. Learning opportunities continue at all waking hours though and on the weekends. 4 hours is usually what we spend on a structured curriculum with worksheets and lessons like math, phonics, writing.
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I agree.

It amazes me parents let their kids walk to school, sometimes a few hundred yards, alone, around traffic... or walk to a bus stop.

I would never let my kid leave my sight.
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While I do send my kids to public school, I live in an all-white community, so I feel it's pretty safe. Even still, I don't let my kids walk or even ride the bus. I or my wife drop them off and pick them up every single day. And we don't let them play outside out of our sight either. They don't have the run of the neighborhood the way some kids we see do. I can't imagine letting them just ride off in the sunset to report back in a few hours. Even though that's how it was when I was a kid.
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I agree.

It amazes me parents let their kids walk to school, sometimes a few hundred yards, alone, around traffic... or walk to a bus stop.

I would never let my kid leave my sight.
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While I do send my kids to public school, I live in an all-white community, so I feel it's pretty safe. Even still, I don't let my kids walk or even ride the bus. I or my wife drop them off and pick them up every single day. And we don't let them play outside out of our sight either. They don't have the run of the neighborhood the way some kids we see do. I can't imagine letting them just ride off in the sunset to report back in a few hour. Even though that's how it was when I was a kid.
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Aren't most child abductions by white people. Black low lifes are known to group in gangs and do petty crimes but its the whites that harm the childern.

I am confused how you feel safe.
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I agree.

It amazes me parents let their kids walk to school, sometimes a few hundred yards, alone, around traffic... or walk to a bus stop.

I would never let my kid leave my sight.
 Quoting: Super Bowl Dave


While I do send my kids to public school, I live in an all-white community, so I feel it's pretty safe. Even still, I don't let my kids walk or even ride the bus. I or my wife drop them off and pick them up every single day. And we don't let them play outside out of our sight either. They don't have the run of the neighborhood the way some kids we see do. I can't imagine letting them just ride off in the sunset to report back in a few hour. Even though that's how it was when I was a kid.
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Aren't most child abductions by white people. Black low lifes are known to group in gangs and do petty crimes but its the whites that harm the childern.

I am confused how you feel safe.
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Im confused too.scratchingbushfing
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I agree.

It amazes me parents let their kids walk to school, sometimes a few hundred yards, alone, around traffic... or walk to a bus stop.

I would never let my kid leave my sight.
 Quoting: Super Bowl Dave


While I do send my kids to public school, I live in an all-white community, so I feel it's pretty safe. Even still, I don't let my kids walk or even ride the bus. I or my wife drop them off and pick them up every single day. And we don't let them play outside out of our sight either. They don't have the run of the neighborhood the way some kids we see do. I can't imagine letting them just ride off in the sunset to report back in a few hours. Even though that's how it was when I was a kid.
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Racist much? Your thought process doesn't really link up so I am thinking you're a troll trying to steer the opinion... Go troll elsewhere...
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I agree.

It amazes me parents let their kids walk to school, sometimes a few hundred yards, alone, around traffic... or walk to a bus stop.

I would never let my kid leave my sight.
 Quoting: Super Bowl Dave


While I do send my kids to public school, I live in an all-white community, so I feel it's pretty safe. Even still, I don't let my kids walk or even ride the bus. I or my wife drop them off and pick them up every single day. And we don't let them play outside out of our sight either. They don't have the run of the neighborhood the way some kids we see do. I can't imagine letting them just ride off in the sunset to report back in a few hours. Even though that's how it was when I was a kid.
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Racist much? Your thought process doesn't really link up so I am thinking you're a troll trying to steer the opinion... Go troll elsewhere...
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Well, if they're all ASSHOLES, we don't want them teaching kids anyway.

So what's the problem?

:)
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I agree.

It amazes me parents let their kids walk to school, sometimes a few hundred yards, alone, around traffic... or walk to a bus stop.

I would never let my kid leave my sight.
 Quoting: Super Bowl Dave


While I do send my kids to public school, I live in an all-white community, so I feel it's pretty safe. Even still, I don't let my kids walk or even ride the bus. I or my wife drop them off and pick them up every single day. And we don't let them play outside out of our sight either. They don't have the run of the neighborhood the way some kids we see do. I can't imagine letting them just ride off in the sunset to report back in a few hours. Even though that's how it was when I was a kid.
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wtf.. all white community? And that makes you fill safe? I live on a Indian reservation to stay Away from People like you. And im home schooling my kid. The books they teach our kids are all lies.. And my heart goes out to the Parents that are going home tonight without there babys. Like my people that died at Wounded Knee Massacre. From Who? White People that hate on all other colors. Hummm Good Luck on that safe White Community, when shit hits the fan...
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I live in an all white community as well for going on 28 years now.

A couple break ins here and there but I can walk down the street all night long with a pocketful of money if I like.

Quiet as hell.
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OMG.. Did you proof read ur comment? The guy that killed them babys was a white person. his mother was a white teacher trying to do sumthing for all the different races in her class. i bet they lived in a all white community as well. dumbasswallwakeupamazedindy
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Expecting first child next year and there is NO WAY on earth they're going to 'school'... home educating all the wall..
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LOL, reading the comments the USA sounds like a really shithole. Too scared to let your children play outside? Where the fuck do you think you live? The Gaza strip? LOL
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wtf.. all white community? And that makes you fill safe? I live on a Indian reservation to stay Away from People like you. And im home schooling my kid. The books they teach our kids are all lies.. And my heart goes out to the Parents that are going home tonight without there babys. Like my people that died at Wounded Knee Massacre. From Who? White People that hate on all other colors. Hummm Good Luck on that safe White Community, when shit hits the fan...
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You are a racist, plain and simple.

I have bolded your ignorant grammatical errors. And I won't even comment on your incomplete sentence structure.

A poorly-educated (in public school system?) racist "teaching" at home . . . your child is no doubt not being provided a properly balanced curriculum, but is also picking up on your racism, which you likely make no effort to hide around him/her.


OMG.. Did you proof read ur comment? The guy that killed them babys was a white person. his mother was a white teacher trying to do sumthing for all the different races in her class. i bet they lived in a all white community as well.
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Ignorance. Racism.

Two VERY good reasons for someone to not homeschool.
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wtf.. all white community? And that makes you fill safe? I live on a Indian reservation to stay Away from People like you. And im home schooling my kid. The books they teach our kids are all lies.. And my heart goes out to the Parents that are going home tonight without there babys. Like my people that died at Wounded Knee Massacre. From Who? White People that hate on all other colors. Hummm Good Luck on that safe White Community, when shit hits the fan...
 Quoting: native beauty


You are a racist, plain and simple.

I have bolded your ignorant grammatical errors. And I won't even comment on your incomplete sentence structure.

A poorly-educated (in public school system?) racist "teaching" at home . . . your child is no doubt not being provided a properly balanced curriculum, but is also picking up on your racism, which you likely make no effort to hide around him/her.


OMG.. Did you proof read ur comment? The guy that killed them babys was a white person. his mother was a white teacher trying to do sumthing for all the different races in her class. i bet they lived in a all white community as well.
 Quoting: native beauty



Ignorance. Racism.

Two VERY good reasons for someone to not homeschool.
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OK I must say you are right on the hole "(in public school system?) But i was just trying to Defend all the GREAT AMERICANS in the USA. Any one that is not a part of the FAKE percentage of the White community.But as for my child. We are Native American and they have the best tutors our money can buy. Because of the PRIDE and Strength we have in our ancestry, and the Thankfulness we are still hereindytaunterangrynut and wasn't totally wiped out.I'm sure you read it in the history books. HISTORY repeats itself. Our government is passing laws you have to follow.So Why our government is preparing for all our Great, Common, And all the other Americans here.Lets not forget about the FAKE ass white Americans that keep there pride in there Racist history. sad to say. You are not going to be safe.Takes money to pay for your safety. and as you most know. America is broke. and they know it. so there getting FEMA camps ready for you. taking your guns is first. I fill bad for all the Good, and Common Americans here. Is that not what Your Four Fathers wrote the bill of right.to protect you and give you the right to bare arms in case of a corrupted Government. Why We go back to our sovereign nations. . Good thing we own %40 of all the natural resources here in America.

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wtf.. all white community? And that makes you fill safe? I live on a Indian reservation to stay Away from People like you. And im home schooling my kid. The books they teach our kids are all lies.. And my heart goes out to the Parents that are going home tonight without there babys. Like my people that died at Wounded Knee Massacre. From Who? White People that hate on all other colors. Hummm Good Luck on that safe White Community, when shit hits the fan...
 Quoting: native beauty


You are a racist, plain and simple.

I have bolded your ignorant grammatical errors. And I won't even comment on your incomplete sentence structure.

A poorly-educated (in public school system?) racist "teaching" at home . . . your child is no doubt not being provided a properly balanced curriculum, but is also picking up on your racism, which you likely make no effort to hide around him/her.


OMG.. Did you proof read ur comment? The guy that killed them babys was a white person. his mother was a white teacher trying to do sumthing for all the different races in her class. i bet they lived in a all white community as well.
 Quoting: native beauty



Ignorance. Racism.

Two VERY good reasons for someone to not homeschool.
 Quoting: itsamadmadworld

OK I must say you are right on the hole "(in public school system?) But i was just trying to Defend all the GREAT AMERICANS in the USA. Any one that is not a part of the FAKE percentage of the White society.But as for my child. We are Native American and they have the best tutors our money can buy. Because of the PRIDE and Strength we have in our ancestry, and the Thankfulness we are still her and wasn't totally wiped out.I'm sure you read it in the history books. HISTORY repeats itself. Our government is passing laws you have to follow.So Why our government is preparing for all our Great, Common, And all the other Americans here.Lets not forget about the FAKE ass white Americans that keep there pride in there Racist history. sad to say. You are not going to be safe.Takes money to pay for your safety. and as you most know. America is broke. and they know it. so there getting FEMA camps ready for you. taking your guns is first. I fill bad for all the Good, and Common Americans here. Is that not what Your Four Fathers wrote the bill of right.to protect you and give you the right to bare arms in case of a corrupted Government. Why We go back to our sovereign nations. . Good thing we own %40 of all the natural resources here in America.
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