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Name: francie
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I was homeschooled from age four to twelve, and i hated every second of it. My parents were obsessed with the whole thing, and they became more like teachers than parents to me. I missed out on having friends for six years of my life. I only had my sister, which wasn't that great. When I got to school at 13, I was looked at like a freak for having been at home all those years. It took months for the kids to warm up to me.
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Name: Gypsy | Date: Jul 13th, 2005 11:59 PM
I am so sorry your parents robbed the best part of your childhood with such a selfish plan.
Glad that your well adjusted now and speaking your mind!!!!! 

Name: Kerry | Date: Aug 7th, 2005 9:07 PM
I was homeschooled from K-12 and I really enjoyed it. It depends on the type of person you are to adjust when you actually join society. I got my first job when I was 16 and I didn't have a problem interacting with any of the people I worked with and they didn't act like I was any different because I went to school in a different way. There were people who had lots of questions but in the end a lot of them wished there parents would've done the same thing with them. I'm glad my parents kept me out of the 'war-zones' we call public schools. Don't get me wrong....not all public schools are bad. I am saying that there is a problem when you have to worry about 6 and 7 year olds stabbing or shooting a classmate. My little girl is 2 and I can't imagine sending her off everyday wondering if she will be molested or even come home alive.
Bottom line Homeschooling doesn't 'suck'. People need to have an open mind about these things and do what works for them and their children. 

Name: hsrml | Date: Aug 9th, 2005 8:41 PM
Homeschooling does suck! 

Name: kris | Date: Sep 9th, 2005 6:03 PM
school sucks period.. Homeschool sucks and regular school sucks its a lose lose situation lol 

Name: SHELBY | Date: Sep 15th, 2005 4:39 AM
HEY YALL GOT IT GOOD IF YALL GOT TO GO BACK MY MOM STARTED ME IN THE 2ND GRADE NOW IM IN THE 10TH AND SHE STILL MAKES ME GO TO HOMESCHOOL SHE SAYS I CAN GO BACK FOR 12TH BUT WUT WOULD BE THE POINT ON THE UPSIDE I CAN GO OUT OF TOWN ANYTIME I WANT & GO SHOPPING IN THE MIDDLE OF THE DAY AND WE DO TEND TO GO TO THE WAFFLE HOUSE @ 3 AM 

Name: Lissa | Date: Sep 23rd, 2005 4:33 PM
I was homeschooled from 3rd-12th. For the most part, I loved it. It was hard at times, yes, seeing my old classmates all doing stuff together, that was hard.
But, its awesome! My mom was tuff tho, the more she got into it. But after a few years of "tuff teacher mom", she laxed alot. I could work ahead in whatever I wanted, and not have to wait around for the entire class, it was great!
It was different tho, cause I'm the oldest of 9, and when I was in 12th grade, mom had 5 of us to teach. I'm also VERY glad I was homeschooled, and not put in public schools. Whenever mom threatned to put us in one, we told her we'd purposely get introuble so we would be sent back home. I even unplugged all the phones once, when she was threatning to!
It's hard, but its so worthwhile. More one on one, more focus on everything! Give it a chance. It has its advantages. you can (depending on your mom) sleep in, work ahead, and get out months before your friends! With us, it was alwyas a race to see who got done the first.
If you're stuck homeschooling, try to see the positive side. Its not all bad. I could say a zillion bad things about public schools, esp. in todays world. Think about it! 


Name: demi | Date: Oct 10th, 2005 6:39 PM
Homeschool suxs. Im homeschooled nad i have no friends and im behind in all my work homeschool really does sux. 

Name: harry | Date: Nov 8th, 2005 9:44 AM
poor u 

Name: wendy | Date: Dec 1st, 2005 10:40 PM
I hate school 

Name: gnbhhnedgb | Date: Dec 12th, 2005 11:05 PM
homeschooling is good. 

Name: Patti | Date: Dec 13th, 2005 2:19 AM
I homeschool my 5th grade son, and he loves it! We get to go on field trips whenever we want, go to the park, he's taking guitar lessons, etc. He wants to be an astronaut, so is studying astronomy ( not something he could do in public school ) We have a great time with Home Ec, as well. He loves to cook and bake, so we spend a lot of time in the kitchen. He doesn't have a set bedtime, we both sleep in every morning. Homeschooling has been a great learning experience for us both. This is our first year, and there have already been times he's been bored with it, so he and I brainstorm together, to find new, creative ways to do things, to liven his studies up a bit. No, it's not all fun and games, but for the most part, it can be!
( Spelling, dictionary skills, etc....... play Scrabble, using spelling words ONLY....... science..... figure out new experiments, inventions, etc...... ) You have the world at your fingertips, you just have to get creative on how you do your learning. 

Name: Bj | Date: Jan 18th, 2006 6:45 PM
hey wuz up ???? 

Name: casey | Date: Jan 19th, 2006 11:21 PM
homeschooling was a huge part of my life from 5th grade until I graduated in 2004. It allowed me to do my school work around my own schedule of work, church, and volunteering with local organizations. It was hard. Very hard, but we stuck with it, and it enabled me to get into a first rate christian college because of a high ACT score.
Homeschooling is not the right option for everyone. You have to be dedicated, and put your heart into it. But, for those who choose to make the sacrifices, and to be serious about it, it can be a huge blessing. 

Name: chrisi | Date: Jan 20th, 2006 12:51 AM
Sad to hear what a bad experience you had. Although homeschooling doesn't have to be a bad experience. I am starting soon and our children will be involved in many social areas ie sports, church events, friends etc. It sounds to me like you were isolated. I hope you are doing much better now.

chrisi 

Name: Suzy | Date: Feb 25th, 2006 4:03 AM
Homeschooling does seem odd...how can a parent be a teacher and the kid not get sick of being with you 24/7.....are most of these homeschoolers really right-wing consersative Christian radicals? I know public school has problems but learning is much more than just academics. 

Name: Chris | Date: Feb 25th, 2006 4:08 AM
Suzy - from I've seen homeschooling is about a lot of Moms who can't break the tie - it's more about them than their children. Good luck to those kids in the real world...it's really out of control and getting worse - but there are so many evil things in the world it no wonder Moms want to control what they can for as long as they can....just don't ever marry a homeschooled kid...their parents will try to control that too! I know first hand. 

Name: bib | Date: Feb 25th, 2006 9:38 PM
I feel bad for public schooled kids hope, all you public schooled parents have enough money for rehab, I was homeschooled because *I* wanted to be not because of my mom or dad, Chris you obviously have no actual experience in homeschooling and its obvious you were public schooled because no one other than public schooled kids can be that stupid all public schooled kids are taught is that there are certain croweds its so type casted they think that just because one person is like that, then everyone else is too. 

Name: Kenya | Date: Mar 31st, 2006 4:19 PM
Preach it Bib! I am glad you set Chris he/she in their place. You know what I have Great grandparents that had to quit school as early as 7th or 8th grade to help their parents out, are they dumb? I have a friend from Mexico that went to school until second grade to help his family out at home. He is not dumb, he speaks full blown English and writes English well and understands it. I know many years ago that our Great grand parents or parents had to leave school or couldn't go to school at all because of family issues. I think some of us need to keep our mouths shut about things they dopn't actully know. I am sure that alot of us have had parents or Grandparents that either didn't go to school or had to quit school early to help their family out at home. Chris what do you thinkl about this? Would your parents or grandparents, aunts, uncles be dumb if they had to quit school or leave school to help family out at home? Think about it, and compare it with what you are saying. 

Name: bjmom | Date: Apr 4th, 2006 1:06 AM
Does anyone else here find it funny that all of the people on here bashing homeschooling can't spell and have atrocious grammar skills???
hahahahahaha
I was homeschooled and now I am an engineer--homeschooling is better than public school IF the parents actually make sure the kids are learning; otherwise you end up with dummies who can't spell--just like most of the public school kiddies on here.
:) 

Name: A. | Date: Apr 22nd, 2006 11:40 AM
bjmom, *I* find it hilarious that you have little to no punctuation or formatting comprehension. A real school would have fixed that.... 

Name: Lisa | Date: Apr 22nd, 2006 5:52 PM
Hey at least you're honest and telling it like it was! 

Name: ginny | Date: Apr 23rd, 2006 3:21 AM
This is mostly for Suzie - just touching base to say that many of the homeschooled children, now, are NOT of right-wing conservatives... it seems to be swinging in the opposite direction. I've homeschooled my son since the 5th grade, but we are as free-thinking as you may find, and chose homeschooling mainly because we didn't want him to be raised as a conformist follower in a system that provided free babysitting services and alot of wasted time.

I was lucky because I'm in a position where I could have my child with me, in a work environment, where he met new people on a daily basis, from all over the world. Now he is turning 18 and graduating, and has friends and contacts and life-skills that can help see him through the rest of his life.

Anyway, don't assume that we all have the same narrow reasoning for homeschooling our children. Some of us homeschool because we want to broaden our child's world rather than to reduce it. 

Name: Heather | Date: Apr 24th, 2006 4:46 PM
Hey you guys must have really tuff parents i LOVE BEING HOMESCHOOLED im in 9th grade now i have tons of friends i started homeschool in 7th and i love it its tuff at times but its school its sapost to be and i still have my friends they come by every week end almost i play soccer and softball too andi dont worry about missing anything because if your not home schooled your missing somthing too! 

Name: annonymous | Date: Sep 6th, 2006 5:00 AM
hey well i wont let yall kno ma name but i am homeschooled and its not 2 bad... other kids in the world don't have chances like us in the states....well the whole friends thing and all that is hard its hard to make them and hard to be social...i kno some kids who rarely talk...well I went to regular school till mid 7th grade and then had 2 homeschool cause family problems and well i hated it and still kinf of do... well now im in 10th grade and go to school once a week. I currently have a pending record deal because of all the time i have on my hand. well parents i reccomend if u can just send your kids to regular school its better for them socailly and later in life. 

Name: john | Date: Sep 18th, 2006 9:52 PM
i am homeschooled. i think its great. i dont sit at a desk all day staring at a clock. i enjoy every second! i know it isnt always good for people, but i think it brings you closer to the parent. i mean think, you say your parents became more teachers than parents. when at school you dont see your parents! 

Name: mark | Date: Sep 18th, 2006 9:55 PM
i am all for homeschooling. in school the teacher says something you do your work etc. etc. etc... but at home you can realy discuss the subject. you also dont have peer preshor all day! 

Name: dddxcu | Date: Sep 27th, 2006 6:49 PM
yeah home schooking sucks bad 

Name: looza | Date: Oct 14th, 2006 10:40 AM
this is for lissa, i think it was.
Thats so awesome!!!! im one of 9 homeschooled children too!!!
i was homeschooled till highschool and i am so glad i got both ends of the stick, but i think that homeschooling is definitely better for younger ages as its an opportunity for parents to teach their children certain beliefs and values as such , even though some parents cant really handle it or some can a bit TOO much (if you know what i mean) public schooling is much better for high school because it does allow a bit for freedom (which sounds strange but true) for the teenagers (and especially because they crave socialization , so it feeds their hunger)....
i dont think that you can say that homeschoolers are definitely smarter (i mean, just look at all my typos :P) or brought up better, it really does depend on the person but i think people should be open to trying it out... 

Name: Lauras | Date: Oct 18th, 2006 2:41 PM
I am glad everyone feels free to write what is on their minds. I did notice, however, that everyone has terrible writing skills.
All of you need totake somewriting classes. 

Name: connielast | Date: Oct 27th, 2006 12:49 AM
Home schooling has its point if the child has a disibility.
Other than that there no other reason for it. 

Name: rachel | Date: Oct 27th, 2006 2:28 PM
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