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I'm getting divorced (thanks, oxycontin!) I have twin boys who are going into first grade. I homeschooled them for their kindergarten year and they did great. They're testing way above their grade level.

I was a stay at home mom, but now I'm getting back into the workforce. Ideally, I'll be working part time and going to school part time. But I may have to give up school and just work full time. Either way...

Homeschooling wasn't all that hard when they were kindergartners and I was going to school full time.

Is it possible that homeschooling could actually be easier than public schooling? Especially with all the common core crap that's going on... I mean, their homework is my homework, right? Are they going to be bringing home a whole bunch of nonsense for me to have to figure out, instead of just teaching them a proper lesson? And is it possible that by avoiding the inevitable unruly influences so commonly found in public schools I will be saving myself a world of trouble? They're such nice boys- I would hate to see their attitudes change.

Can a single mother with primary custody homeschool?
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I suggest you continue homeschooling and find a way Not to get divorced, God hates adultery.
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its safer for you and your family, especially if you don't want your children exposed to the insanity they call school systems these days
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its safer for you and your family, especially if you don't want your children exposed to the insanity they call school systems these days
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I have four adult homeschooled kids. It is super easy.0, effortless, because public schools teach them to hate learning and how not to learn. This has been proven. If you turn off the tv, keep technology out or to a minimum. Put on classical radio with news, it was BBN for my home. They will learn more than at school. I've proven this. Give them a love for reading and lots of books. Do anything you possibly can to stay married. Really anything. I lived seperated from my husband five years and we feel deeply in love again. The children were older.
My oldest is 29 married with 3 children, male, earns 130k a year, college at 14.
My daughter 26, married. College grad, 1st job became CEO in four years, homeowner, makes 65k bonus 500,000 from sale
My husband died in my arms three years ago while my youngest two just started college
One daughter austistic. Is a CNA and engaged
Youngest is in Ivy League college that he paid his way through.

Omg! I have great children and I give all the glory to God and home schooling!
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Home schooling isn't hard, but it does demand 2-3 hours a day. We home schooled our daughter. It can get a little rough with the daily demands.

Consider though that at public school the teacher has 20+ students. After lunch/recess/etc there is about 4 hours (1st grade, goes up a little later) of actual school. That means on average a student gets 12 minutes of one on one education a day. Except that the dumb kids (I don't care if you think it's mean) hog most of that time.

So a bright student might get 5 minutes of one on one education a day. Additionally, they will be forced to progress at a group pace and not their own, though teachers do often break students up into levels.

A home school kid gets 100% one on one time. That is how home school can do as much in 2 hours as a public school can do in a whole day. Now imagine if you do 4 hours a day. That is how home schoolers start college at 15 and 16.

We did a liberal arts type education. My daughter knows her history and geography better than almost anybody.
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Yes, homeschooling is easier and much better. (Honestly, I think even those "unschooling" kids are better off than in public school with CommieCorp crap.)

We homeschool two kids since they left 5th grade: one is going into junior year now, the other is going into freshman year. They are both far, far ahead of public and private school peers.

We also didn't select one curriculum, we use many that are free and also use old-school, *real* textbooks to teach. There is so much free material online now, but just beware of who made it because some of it you find "must align with CC standards..." So read the fine print, as they say. ;)

Online classes are great, too. Both of my kids take free AP and college classes through VLACS, so they will have a crap-ton of college credits.

OP, I hope you give it a try. Just being in the middle of a divorce that involves oxycontin (an addict) might not be the best time... but I hope you can sort that out and make it work.

Please check out [link to hslda.org] because, depending on what state you live in, joining is a very wise thing to do.

Good luck!
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Yes it is easy -- at their ages it might be 1-2 hours of work daily. It becomes 2-3 as they get closer to middle school.

What will they be doing the rest of the day, do you have day care planned?

Homeschool buyers co-op is a great place for resources. (free to sign up)

Also homeschoolreviews and Cathy Duffy's blog.

Good luck!
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If you do it right, homeschooling is much harder. You get out of it what you put into it.
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Thank you all for your responses.

As for the advice that we should reconcile- you just don't know. Try having your identity stolen. Try risking going to jail because of something your spouse claims you applied for. Try having a life insurance policy taken out in your name, and him naming himself beneficiary. Add a heaping amount of the chaos that drug addiction brings into the mix. Then add in a touch of good old pedophilia. Oh, yes- and man-boy love, no less. Then try proving it, even with your own testimony, and that of the boy's mom- only to have your high school suicide attempt from 17 years ago overrule all you say, because clearly, you're just crazy.

Nope. Not going back. The best I can hope for is overdose at this point.
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Nope, pretty much the same and very understandable until second grade.

I would recommend to you to go through marriage counseling, and drug rehab for your spouse first, before jumping into divorce. Try not to drop out of school. Try to finish it faster. That way you can hire tutors later if you need to for your kids.
Try scaffolding your divorce in steps if that is possible. Buy everything you and your kids will need for the next five years, sock underware shoes, jackets. Even buy and store up new household items. Stash cash keep it out of the bank at the very least put your money in debit cards. What you are getting ready for is instant poverty. So you need to hide what little resources you can from your spouse and the government.

Why? You may need to use some public assistance until you can get back on your feet. You need to appear as poor as possible in order to qualify for a lot of services and help and when and if that fail, you at least have stored up for hard times. Ideally, you won't need government help and your spouse will be fair with you. Good luck, but really try drug rehab first and marriage counseling. Much much better although emotionally tougher then instant poverty that will last for at least a one-half decade or longer.
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I'm getting divorced (thanks, oxycontin!) I have twin boys who are going into first grade. I homeschooled them for their kindergarten year and they did great. They're testing way above their grade level.

I was a stay at home mom, but now I'm getting back into the workforce. Ideally, I'll be working part time and going to school part time. But I may have to give up school and just work full time. Either way...

Homeschooling wasn't all that hard when they were kindergartners and I was going to school full time.

Is it possible that homeschooling could actually be easier than public schooling? Especially with all the common core crap that's going on... I mean, their homework is my homework, right? Are they going to be bringing home a whole bunch of nonsense for me to have to figure out, instead of just teaching them a proper lesson? And is it possible that by avoiding the inevitable unruly influences so commonly found in public schools I will be saving myself a world of trouble? They're such nice boys- I would hate to see their attitudes change.

Can a single mother with primary custody homeschool?
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Don't do it. It's really really difficult and there are 2 of them together. Keep them in the same class and send them to school for awhile, re visit it at a later date (I have twins and have homeschooled and sent to public school)
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There are 2 of them together meaning public school won't be so bad for them I meant to add above..
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I hired college age tutors for 10-20 bucks an hour to do a few subjects ( middle school). Honestly they are fantastic, they give it their all.

The hardest thing about homeschool is driving to "specials"- art, music, local soccer. I felt like a taxi.

Do everything possible to school them at home as long as you can.
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I homeschooled my kids till college. Both summa cum laudse in college. Public school is a joke. I have to agree with the one comment. The more you put into it, the more you get out of it.
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I've done both. Homeschooling littles is hard when your trying to work, especially outside the home. Who will provide childcare? When will you do school? The academics are easy at that age; it's the logistics that get you.
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less chance of your kid getting shot.

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I'm getting divorced (thanks, oxycontin!) I have twin boys who are going into first grade. I homeschooled them for their kindergarten year and they did great. They're testing way above their grade level.

I was a stay at home mom, but now I'm getting back into the workforce. Ideally, I'll be working part time and going to school part time. But I may have to give up school and just work full time. Either way...

Homeschooling wasn't all that hard when they were kindergartners and I was going to school full time.

Is it possible that homeschooling could actually be easier than public schooling? Especially with all the common core crap that's going on... I mean, their homework is my homework, right? Are they going to be bringing home a whole bunch of nonsense for me to have to figure out, instead of just teaching them a proper lesson? And is it possible that by avoiding the inevitable unruly influences so commonly found in public schools I will be saving myself a world of trouble? They're such nice boys- I would hate to see their attitudes change.

Can a single mother with primary custody homeschool?
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Home schooling is brilliantly easy for shiftless dirt bag parents, just tell the little shit to grab a book a couple times a day and send him or her to their room. If the kid doesn't learn a fucking thing except that Jebus luvs em', you've done your job. I've known numerous families that have done exactly that, and in Michigan those kids are never tested, it goes entirely by the parent's word.

On the other hand, if you actually want your kid to learn something besides Jebus bullshit, it takes a lot of work and many parents can't handle it and give up and send them to public school. At least in public school the kid learns how to socialize with peers.

I have known a few stay at home moms who tried to do a very good job of educating their kids at home, they spent at least 6 hours or more each day, but in every case they gave up when they reached high school age, it was just too much work to do it right, and off they went to public school.
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I'm getting divorced (thanks, oxycontin!) I have twin boys who are going into first grade. I homeschooled them for their kindergarten year and they did great. They're testing way above their grade level.

I was a stay at home mom, but now I'm getting back into the workforce. Ideally, I'll be working part time and going to school part time. But I may have to give up school and just work full time. Either way...

Homeschooling wasn't all that hard when they were kindergartners and I was going to school full time.

Is it possible that homeschooling could actually be easier than public schooling? Especially with all the common core crap that's going on... I mean, their homework is my homework, right? Are they going to be bringing home a whole bunch of nonsense for me to have to figure out, instead of just teaching them a proper lesson? And is it possible that by avoiding the inevitable unruly influences so commonly found in public schools I will be saving myself a world of trouble? They're such nice boys- I would hate to see their attitudes change.

Can a single mother with primary custody homeschool?
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 72659017


Home schooling is brilliantly easy for shiftless dirt bag parents, just tell the little shit to grab a book a couple times a day and send him or her to their room. If the kid doesn't learn a fucking thing except that Jebus luvs em', you've done your job. I've known numerous families that have done exactly that, and in Michigan those kids are never tested, it goes entirely by the parent's word.

On the other hand, if you actually want your kid to learn something besides Jebus bullshit, it takes a lot of work and many parents can't handle it and give up and send them to public school. At least in public school the kid learns how to socialize with peers.

I have known a few stay at home moms who tried to do a very good job of educating their kids at home, they spent at least 6 hours or more each day, but in every case they gave up when they reached high school age, it was just too much work to do it right, and off they went to public school.
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The thing about public schools now is that all kids learn is sex drugs and getting drunk and doing stupid irrefutable damage to their life, so homeschooling is pretty much the only option. You slamming the Son of God makes you look like a fool also
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I'm getting divorced (thanks, oxycontin!) I have twin boys who are going into first grade. I homeschooled them for their kindergarten year and they did great. They're testing way above their grade level.

I was a stay at home mom, but now I'm getting back into the workforce. Ideally, I'll be working part time and going to school part time. But I may have to give up school and just work full time. Either way...

Homeschooling wasn't all that hard when they were kindergartners and I was going to school full time.

Is it possible that homeschooling could actually be easier than public schooling? Especially with all the common core crap that's going on... I mean, their homework is my homework, right? Are they going to be bringing home a whole bunch of nonsense for me to have to figure out, instead of just teaching them a proper lesson? And is it possible that by avoiding the inevitable unruly influences so commonly found in public schools I will be saving myself a world of trouble? They're such nice boys- I would hate to see their attitudes change.

Can a single mother with primary custody homeschool?
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 72659017


Home schooling is brilliantly easy for shiftless dirt bag parents, just tell the little shit to grab a book a couple times a day and send him or her to their room. If the kid doesn't learn a fucking thing except that Jebus luvs em', you've done your job. I've known numerous families that have done exactly that, and in Michigan those kids are never tested, it goes entirely by the parent's word.

On the other hand, if you actually want your kid to learn something besides Jebus bullshit, it takes a lot of work and many parents can't handle it and give up and send them to public school. At least in public school the kid learns how to socialize with peers.

I have known a few stay at home moms who tried to do a very good job of educating their kids at home, they spent at least 6 hours or more each day, but in every case they gave up when they reached high school age, it was just too much work to do it right, and off they went to public school.
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The thing about public schools now is that all kids learn is sex drugs and getting drunk and doing stupid irrefutable damage to their life, so homeschooling is pretty much the only option. You slamming the Son of God makes you look like a fool also
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This is my concern. I don't want my kids to be taught all of this gender insanity or politically correct nonsense. I really do feel that if I can keep them away from that as much as possible, I'll have an easier job raising them and it will be well worth it.

As for the Jebus commenter-

I wasn't even a Christian until the divorce, so my decision to homeschool had nothing to do with that and certainly wasn't a part of their curriculum. But I am glad to have him in my life now. I'd prayed and prayed for years for a miracle, but never in Jesus' name. I believed in God, but thought all religions were equal. Well, I am thankful that this event broke me in such a way that I came running to my savior. My life was instantly transformed, and I finally have peace.

And California certainly does require testing, especially at the charter I work with. I met with a teacher every month and took the boys to classes and events there at least once a week.

Anyway, thank you all for your advice.
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Don't listen to anyone who says it is "easy"… it is NOT… Since when has accepting responsibility ever been easy…. that is why the State and Public education exists in the first place. It is an investment of time, and gets harder the older your child gets. We did it, and it definitely has it's rewards… BUT it is really hard to do and takes years of commitment. How prepared are you for secondary teaching? Subjects get harder, and do you remember algebra? A biology teacher is familiar with the subject matter… are you? So since you are the one that will have to teach it, and invest the time, etc. consider this first. Even in retrospect the first 6 yrs homeschooling was pleasurable. Builds relationship (mom & child) etc, and the materials available will cause your child to be better than their peers…. but for those who are not prepared, then public school might be OK to finish highschool… BUT WHO WOULD SEND YOUR CHILD TO THAT BRAINWASHING SOCIALIST INDOCTRINATION PROGRAM?????

If you choose to put in the time and effort, and INVEST in your child's education, and be a part of it… then it is an advantage for MOST children. Does your teenager respond? There are challenges. The reward though is critical thinking, looking you in the eyes, and mutual respect. Our daughter did great, and my wife was an education major/teacher anyway… I thought it was great, but it was a lot of work… YOU ALSO NEED TO INSIST THEY FINISH STRONG!!! Good luck!
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Speaking as a parent, please homeschool. Most teachers are cunts
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as a Parent, I enjoy not being chained to the tyranny of the local school systems schedule.

because employers enjoy fucking people over, i save a bundle in a losing system.

long story short...yes its easier.
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i find it odd that the genius' that built this system created something that has no value for many people and can be overcome with a firearm.
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Don't listen to anyone who says it is "easy"… it is NOT… Since when has accepting responsibility ever been easy…. that is why the State and Public education exists in the first place. It is an investment of time, and gets harder the older your child gets. We did it, and it definitely has it's rewards… BUT it is really hard to do and takes years of commitment. How prepared are you for secondary teaching? Subjects get harder, and do you remember algebra? A biology teacher is familiar with the subject matter… are you? So since you are the one that will have to teach it, and invest the time, etc. consider this first. Even in retrospect the first 6 yrs homeschooling was pleasurable. Builds relationship (mom & child) etc, and the materials available will cause your child to be better than their peers…. but for those who are not prepared, then public school might be OK to finish highschool… BUT WHO WOULD SEND YOUR CHILD TO THAT BRAINWASHING SOCIALIST INDOCTRINATION PROGRAM?????

If you choose to put in the time and effort, and INVEST in your child's education, and be a part of it… then it is an advantage for MOST children. Does your teenager respond? There are challenges. The reward though is critical thinking, looking you in the eyes, and mutual respect. Our daughter did great, and my wife was an education major/teacher anyway… I thought it was great, but it was a lot of work… YOU ALSO NEED TO INSIST THEY FINISH STRONG!!! Good luck!
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... we home EDUCATED instead of SCHOOLING ... by the time our children were older they were autodidacts and actually taught themselves ...
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I suggest you continue homeschooling and find a way Not to get divorced, God hates adultery.
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God doesn't hate anyone, unless I'm god, in which case I hate cunts like you using me as your justification to impose control through guilt.

Tell that to your preacher so the word gets out, modern generations are beyond sick of this shit. If you don't change it quickly, you and the religion you identify with will be associated with the ignorance spewing form your insecure soul.
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Once the kids hit 4th grade the academics get more rigorous.

Put in the time. Many homeschoolers fail their kids by slacking. And find other kids for them to commune with. Homeschool groups that aren't psycho cult religious fucks.

We homeschooled our 3 kids until 6th grade then put them back into private schools when it became overwhelming for my wife who is a teacher by trade.

Our kids were 3 years beyond their piers and tested it out, but the social stuff became more important than the academics which they all excelled at. 12 year old doing college calculus.

Anyway think about the kids first. Not yourself. And if you're homeschooling PROPERLY then you'll be putting in at least 6 hours a day. Not fuckin 2 or 3.
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The point of homeschooling is to allow brilliant kids to learn at their own accelerated pace.

It is NOT to make life easier for the parent.
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Better - Yes
Easier - No

More than one time I get a text from the wife while I'm at work saying "Well you'll only have one kid when you get home".
Peace is a lie, there is only passion.
Through passion, I gain strength.
Through strength, I gain power.
Through power, I gain victory.
Through victory, my chains are broken.
The Force shall free me.

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Holy fun with words. By "easier" I'm not asking which option allows me to put in minimal effort. I expect that going to school, working, and homeschooling (sorry, home EDUCATING- good grief, Freedom Fries) is going to be a lot to juggle, and am wondering if I'm up for the task. As I explained, a part of me feels that I'll be adding so much unnecessary stress to our lives in the form of common core homework, pc madness, and possible behavioral issues that the extra hours spent homeschooling will...

I'm sorry, but this is just stupid. I won't justify any further. I want what's best for my kids. Go ahead and pick that statement apart.

What makes people act this way online?





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