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August 18th, 2006, 05:53 AM
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Can you help me make a pros and cons list? My oldest son is 6 years old. I REALLY want to homeschool, but I have to persuade my husband that homeschooling is right for us. He agrees it can be a better form of schooling, but he is concerned about the kids' social skills. Please help, any advice appreciated. Thanx!
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August 18th, 2006, 06:51 AM
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Can you help me make a pros and cons list? My oldest son is 6 years old. I REALLY want to homeschool, but I have to persuade my husband that homeschooling is right for us. He agrees it can be a better form of schooling, but he is concerned about the kids' social skills. Please help, any advice appreciated. Thanx![/b]

I Googled Homeschooling Social Skills, and found all kinds of articles. I think it's a great arrangement because some are from homeschooling resources, and others are not; including an article from CNN stating that Homeschooled kids have BETTER social skills than mainstream schooled kids.
I don't have a pros and cons list. I think if the parents are willing and able, the pros will always out weigh the cons.

http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&q=H...g+social+skills Here's the link to my search
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August 18th, 2006, 02:57 PM
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Cons

. It's possible to drive each other wild.
. less time for yourself. Sometimes it would be nice to have the kids gone for a few hours.
. Likely to have less facilities then a school.
. More likely to have a messy house
. May have less social opertunities. This is hugly variable as some kids actualy get more via hs.
. possible for a child to be shelterd too much

pros
. Closer family bonds. Family interdependence which is healthy. Schools foster peer dependence.
. More time for children to just play and enjoy thier childhood.
. Great to see your child learn new things and know that you taught it
. Safer from drugs, presures, violence.
. Home and out is the REAL world, an institution with rooms with kids all about the same age is NOT.
. Education can be tailord to suit the child. faster or slower paced as needed.
. Social opertunities tend to be supervised so bullying is less lilkly.
. Freedom to develop your own tastes and be true to yourself away from group conformity presures.
. Can shelter your child from bad influences.
. Social group tends to include all ages. breaks down the 'generation gap'
. Can teach and pass on your family values without finding others undeminding that on a reg basis.
. Can run to your own schedule, take breaks and holidays on off peek times and save money.
. Can be cheaper as there are no uniforms or school shoes etc to buy.
. Don't have to deal with apathetic/bad principles or teachers to get what your child needs.
. You will not be expected to do ps fund raisers or serve 500 screaming kids at tuckshop!
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August 18th, 2006, 03:22 PM
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Thanx! A couple things that my son said was no bus rides, no school lunches, for the bad....the good, get to play more, get to sleep later, get to eat peanutbutter & jelly sandwiches (the school has an allergy thing, no PB&J's here), he is looking forward to being homeschooled. I am scared.
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