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Any other homeschoolers/home educators?

Postby paikea » 24 Jan 2012, 20:31

We unschool our 3 boys and I was wondering if there are any other homeschoolers on the board? :grin:

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Postby Blue-Domk » 08 Jun 2012, 03:26

My wife and I homeschool our 3 children.

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Postby Aynfean » 08 Jun 2012, 03:48

I work as an SEA in a homeschool, teaching a few courses to Special Needs students.

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Postby Aghaveagh » 15 Jun 2012, 15:52

I have an almost 3 year old that we plan to home school. Right now I don't do any structured schooling with her, but I plan to start a somewhat Waldorf-style kindergarten next year.
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Postby fionay » 15 Jun 2012, 22:24

Hi, I home schooled my son from age 13. My daughter is 12 now and I am feeling the same urge. I personally find mainstream education acceptable during the earlier years, but struggle with it as the child gets older. I just find myself feeling that so much of my child's time is taken up learning certain stuff, when there is other stuff I would prefer them to learn. The further into the education system they get, the worse it gets in my opinion. Much of what is taught has no relevance to my child's life, or is taught in a way which does not encourage the identifying of a connection, if there is one. Home ed is a big commitment though and I have not been well lately, so would have been unable to put in the full effort required to do it justice. My daughter is not unhappy at school. She has lots of friends and is an enthusiastic learner, but she would prefer to be educated at home for the remainder of her education if possible. I still have all the stuff I did with my son in a box in the attic! :sparkle:

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Postby Cercatore » 20 Jun 2012, 15:19

I was homeschooled all the way through my education until I went to college, and my wife and I are planning to do a combination of waldorf and unschooling with our kids. Our oldest is 6, so we're just getting started, but all our kids so far have been very inquisitive, so it should work well.
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Postby Catkin » 02 Nov 2012, 13:34

I am homeschooling my two daughters. My 7 year-old was at school for 2 years, until I couldn't bear it any longer and convinced my husband to let me take her out, and my 4 year-old has never been to school. I wouldn't like to place a label on what we do - the children mostly do what they want, but I often bring out Waldorf-inspired material, or anything else that takes my fancy.
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Postby S Meade » 25 Nov 2012, 16:06

I am using a Waldorf-inspired method to homeschool my 7 year old. We tried an online school last year. It was ok, but Waldorf really sings to us now. I love how the activities can include his younger sister rather that sending her off to occupy herself.

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Postby paikea » 02 Jan 2013, 18:22

Hello!

I've been of the forums for a bit as life was hitting me with the sh*tstick, things seem to have calmed down a bit :D

Its lovely to see so many fellow hs'ers! do any of you incorporate any druidic specific things into your hs?

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Postby fionay » 05 Feb 2013, 10:47

I have now begun homeschooling my daughter (age 13) :) It is going well and I have no regrets.

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Postby chaldeonmenthe » 06 Jun 2013, 11:33

We unschool our three babes, who are four, three and one. I don't give them any specific 'druidic teachings', but we do spend more of our day outside than inside, wandering and exploring the world.

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Postby Raven's Morgan » 15 Jul 2013, 03:32

I very much want to home school our kids (so far a one year old and a peanut on the way). I work full time, though, and worry about having enough time to do everything. I do work at home, so that's a blessing. I hope I can make the time to do it all, as homeschooling, especially when they're young, is important to me.

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Postby Aphritha » 15 Jul 2013, 04:48

I'm considering taking my child out of school when he's a bit older, around the middle school age. How does one make up for the social interaction learned in a school setting, thouhg? Any pointers?


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Postby chaldeonmenthe » 16 Jul 2013, 08:03

I tend to think that in a school setting, 'social interaction' is more like forced association. When we home-ed, our children interact with people of every age from infancy to the elderly and know that normal society is made up of so many age groups. In school, children are locked up with 30 odd kids of exactly the same age and therefore encouraged to believe that kids of the same age are all they are supposed to interact with. I don't believe it is social interaction, I believe it is forced segregation, and unnatural to boot.

My kids are involved with Guides, sports, music, arts, all of which means they have plenty of opportunities to make friends and interact with other kids. We go to homeschool meets each week with lots of other kids with ages ranging from 17 to newborns, and all the kids are comfortable with each other no matter what their age. Sometimes we have to make time to stay at home because we are so busy socialising!

Sorry about the rant :old: , but comments on 'how will your kids socialise?' are my pet peeve. I now tell people that I socialise my dog, and I educate my kids.

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Postby Tynan Elder Oak » 16 Jul 2013, 10:45

Hi all. I homeschooled my children for varying amounts of time. My daughter was home schooled the longest.
I now work in a college for students with complex physical and cognitive difficulties AND also with a group of mum's who have formed a homeschool co-operative at which I teach twice a week.

I am a Montessori teacher and also hold a degree in post compulsory education and training/basic skills education and training. I love teaching almost as much as I love all the other things I do.

Homeschooling is hard work and intensive but if you want to be sure that you still the core of your child true and sweet it is the only way to go. I experienced the 'loss' of my sweet little boy who found school a tyranny he was totally traumatised by and although he is now grown up, he can never be rid of the scars from that period. I wish I was braver then, but I learned and now I am trying to support otehrs who are homeschooling. :hug: :hug: :hug:


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