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

Name: maralinn | Date: Nov 8th, 2006 7:54 PM
You feel wripped off because of having to be homeschooled for years. How have things gone since you started school? What could have made your homeschool experience better for you? 

Name: atomicangel | Date: May 21st, 2007 5:55 PM
I am homeschooled because i WANTED to. Actually i begged mum because i hated public school so much the bullies the bomb threats, how can you feel safe i that environment. 

Name: lyndsie | Date: Jun 3rd, 2007 4:33 AM
Amen Kerry! I homeschool my 4 and 6 year olds and they love it. My 4 year old soon to be 5 is doing first grade work with his sister. I think they learn more because they get individual attention. They also interact with a lot of other children so it helps with their social skills. 

Name: Anonymous | Date: Jul 9th, 2007 4:12 PM
I will be a high school senior next year and I have been homeschooled since 9th grade. I started homeschool because I was letting my social life get in the way of my schooling in 9th grade. So, towards the end of my freshman year my mom decided to homeschool me. GRRRR. I lost alot of friends because school is basically the CORE of a teens social life. I say homeschool is for more introvert kids. If you enjoy being around people and being in a social surrounding homeschool is NOT for you. ALSO it is harder to stay on task when your in controll of the amount of work you complete. There is no teacher to guide you... NOT TO MENTION my mom works for the school, which is an online school, so if you don't want to be around your parents 24/7 I suggest you stick to public schooling ; ) Parents simply cannot see it from the kids point of view unless they truly walk in their shoes. Homeschooling? NOOOO! Maybe for younger children but as your child enters into their teenage years I suggest you keep to public school!

-I could give a number of reasons why not to homeschool but those were just a FEW 

Name: sammi | Date: Jul 10th, 2007 4:58 PM
Chris, How many people do you actually know to make the statement "from what I've seen about homeschooling.." 1,2 or
20? And Suzy, what is this crap about "right wing Christians?" What kind of freaky religion are you into anyway? I find it interesting that the anti homeschoolers never have any facts to back up their idiotic statements. Looza, John and Lissa sound like pretty intelligent young people, making their points with great clarity. It is a reflection of caring parents. I DON"T EVEN HOMESCHOOL!!! 

Name: Maggie | Date: Jul 14th, 2007 11:10 PM
I disliked homeschool. Thankfully, my parents cared more about me than she did about a "movement" and I entered our local public school where I graduated in the top 5% of my class, thanks to the wonderful teachers and my parents (for letting me attend). Homeschool does stink and parents who demand their kids do it and fathers who demand their wives must homeschool are either selfish or delusional. 

Name: Bobby | Date: Jul 31st, 2007 1:44 AM
hey man home school suxxxxxxxxxxxxxx nothing to do 

Name: ROBBIE | Date: Jul 31st, 2007 1:45 AM

Name: granny | Date: Aug 1st, 2007 1:11 AM
Have you no imiagination? You could use the homeschooling forum to learn and become expert on anything you want and present it to your parents for approval. Sop like it would be sooo much better to have to conform to others tastes? and have no say in what you learn? 

Name: millersonbroad | Date: Aug 1st, 2007 1:10 PM
Hey, here's an idea guys, this may take a little maturity and forethought, "Keep an open mind". Both ways. Everyone's different. One of the keys to growing up is to realise that the way we see things individually, is not necessarily the way they are. When we can acknowledge that others are different to us, think differently to us, and do things differently to us, then we will save ourselves a lot of misspent energy trying to force others to see things our way! We can live our own lives, focusing on our own business, and let others focus on their's. Each to their own. Homeschooling is neither fully perfect or fully bad, and neither is going to a school. There is good and bad in each, in many different aspects. It's about each family, and each person.

Name: Jackson | Date: Aug 26th, 2007 5:27 PM
I was homeschooled for fith and sixth grade, it was really hard going into public school after being a mommas boy. It was ruff but i got through it. But now that i look back it was a lot of fun also. We took camping trips across the nation and I learned alot. I wouldnt reccomend homeschooling a child all his life, it takes away from all the things that he can experience, especially high school. Im in the 10th grade now and love to be around other people, its just hard when your homeschooled. But i dont think it would count for younger children (elementary) they have friends yes but nothing matters, theyll forget it anyway. I feel that its more important to teach them what the world is really like beyond the county line. 

Name: lor | Date: Oct 3rd, 2007 3:54 PM
As a new homeschooling mom with a five year old I am interested by the "young" comments. I don't want my son to be writing that he hates his life someday. On the other hand, I don't think a one-size fits all approach works for ANYTHING in life. For us, homeschooling is perfect--at least for the moment. I encourage everyone before they choose a lifestyle for forever, to always take it one day at a time. He might need more social interaction someday and ask for public school someday. Also realize, no choice is the perfect one, just a little better than the other choices. Everyone, take it as it comes. Adjust to what you think your child needs. Try homeschooling and if it doesn't work, you can always change... Life is an adventure.
I am sorry that those of you who think homeschooling sucks don't have more of a choice for change in your life. Teenagers that feel they don't have choices are really angry people. I was that kid once. But, I also hated hated hated public school. 

Name: lor | Date: Oct 3rd, 2007 3:56 PM
wow. hit the nail on the head. to each his own. 

Name: Jeff is cool | Date: Oct 16th, 2007 5:18 AM
homeschooling is the worst thing in the world!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
it sucks so much its unbelievable! it would suck even worse if i didnt skate.....its the only thing that dosnt suck....woo skating and i have freinds that i met at the skate park so its cool.....homeschooling sucks!!!!!! 

Name: ddr | Date: Oct 23rd, 2007 2:56 PM
right....not many of them have many friends at all...and they say we dont have a life...hah
there the ones with no life...theyre at home the whole time and dont get to experience life. 

Name: Kimberly Fortune | Date: Nov 3rd, 2007 4:10 AM
i hate beig homeschooled!!!! 

Name: Ryan | Date: Nov 28th, 2007 1:18 AM
I dropped out of homeschool at 10th grade because it was so bad. 

Name: ButterflyGurl13 | Date: Dec 3rd, 2007 8:26 AM
I was homeschooled till i was 15, My mother & father ALWAYS gave me options to go to a regular school, they never forced it! I'm now 19 & i go to college homeschooling was good for my family because i had 10 brothers & sisters..BUT durning those years i was homeschooled i tried going to public schools but...They were just so mean not because i was homeschooled but because i was the new girl! But i always LOVED being different..Dont judge homeschooling it works for different lifestyles & different people you just had a bad time with it....I cant believe your parents forced it thats wrong.....

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Name: rainbow boy-amin | Date: Dec 21st, 2007 10:32 PM
i am a hairy S.O.B who because i was homeschooled the majority of my pathetic life i dont no what to say besides my parents are gay 

Name: brian | Date: Dec 21st, 2007 10:36 PM
i love homeschooling because i have no life and im a shelterd basterd goodbye 

Name: Layne | Date: Dec 25th, 2007 3:07 PM
Hello.. This is a old thread...I am hoping for advice for starting home schooling...Where to go to start and so on...any advice would be great. Those that think this is about religion or a mother not being able to cut the apron strings..Its not so.. my daughter is failing in prublic school but creditials out of special ed or a IEP...so we have no choice. she is failing 5th grade. and they will pass her anyway. How does this make public schools the answer...HELP!!!!! 

Name: ross | Date: Feb 3rd, 2008 12:31 PM
My wife and I have only recently decided to home-school our first of four children, who was to start prep this year. I am glad to read all of the comments posted here, they give a wide range of truths, ideas and feelings. i was not at all for home-schooling until my wife researched the pros and cons. I believe it gives parents a chance to give one on one tutoring in a variety of subjects which include life skills. I will still take my children to as many social activities, including swimming, netball, rugby, soccer, day trips with other children, camping and traveling. If any of my children believe going to a school is better for them I will not hesitate to send them, but why would they when they will be having so much fun.

PS: Home-schooling does not suck 

Name: Lane | Date: Mar 27th, 2008 11:10 PM
I hate home schooling. I'm "IN" ninth grade but if i went to pubki i would have to start it over again. i am 14. i believe home schooling is wrong because i have believe i have been eprived of an education, friends, social skills and a life. i feel like crap because of what i cnnot do. the only thing home schooling has given me is the title of a loser. my borther and sister were home schooled and both get good grades in collegee. i think my education was by passed for theirs now and at the end of there high school years because i was alaways told i'd get to do school tommorrow. 

Name: Kitty | Date: May 9th, 2008 12:46 AM
thats how i feel i hate not being in school, and i hate that as soon as people find out your home schooled they think your a sacial retard. i have a huge family so my mom can never help me with my school. 

Name: Anne | Date: May 12th, 2008 12:40 AM
I don't think 4-12 is the best time of someone's life, I think 14-18 is or older that 18. Anywho! It wasn't homeschooling that is the enimy here it was ur parents. My mom homeschooled me and I love every minut of it! I have a homeschool group that does field trips and classes on fridays that made it so fun! If ur parents got u involved in a homeschool group it would have been alot better! I only went through a year of wanting to be in public school. I think I was 14 or something when I felt like that. But I love it now!!! 

Name: yes | Date: May 21st, 2008 5:40 PM
it sucks so much,,,,"suiside" lol but really 

Name: Kelly Ann | Date: May 25th, 2008 11:23 PM
Ain't homeschool just grand? I was pulled out of REAL school in the 5th grade and had no chance to say goodbye to the very few friends I had. Now I have no social life. It's worse than what it was before, only having 1 real friend. I avoid human contact because of this. Why? Because NOW I have a hard time talking to people. But thats the joy of the internet. I have hundreds of "friends" who just "love" me. I want to go to Highschool next year but I don't think that will happen. To protest and show how fed up I am, I have abandoned my studies all together. As much as I have come to fear human contact, I want to go to school but I am afraid because of things that happened when I did go to REAL school..... Damn I need a hug.... :( 

Name: jessica | Date: Jul 24th, 2008 9:35 PM
Yeah homeschooling does suck. I'm seventeen i started homeschooling about 8 months ago. And its boring.Atleast at school you get to see friends and be around people your age. During the school year everybodys at school all day so there's really no one to hang out with. And being around my mom all the time drives me crazy. I think its probably just harder for people who have been in a normal school to go to being alone all the time. Its hard to transition. I cant imagine being homeschooled my whole life. You would miss out on a lot. I loved school and being around people my age. I don't think its good to shelter your kids too much. Because they wont be prepared for the real world. People are too fearful that in a public school your kids are gonna be shot or get involved in drugs. But part of growing up is dealing with peer pressure and making mistakes. And when they go to college they will be faced with alcohol, drugs, and sex. You cant escape those things. Its important to let them have some space or else they might just rebel against you and resent you for being too overprotective and not letting them be normal. 

Name: ben | Date: Jul 30th, 2008 1:31 AM
Hi all. I'm the father of an intelligent five year old (just finished kindergarten) with another on the way. My partner is a new-age all natural mom who seems to rebel against everything conventional.. My parents are both ex public school educators and my degree is in ed, although I don't teach. If we choose to homeschool, it will be primarily her teaching since I'll have to work days, and she is VERY short on patience. I'm not looking to prove this is a bad idea, but am skeptical about amount of prep and overall devotion from someone short on patience. I'm looking for input from homeschooled kids and parents/teachers. Thanx 

Name: Brittany | Date: Aug 5th, 2008 10:45 PM
I am sorry but I totally disagree! I homeschooled all mylife.......well mostly kinda unschooled and still am. I am 18 now and I think homeschooling does have its bad parts and good but mostly good:) One of the bad parts is not being able to have so many friends....but thats really your fault...its all you. There are many homeschoolers out there and you just need to reach out there and meet other homeschoolers...join there groups. Anyways I think homeschooling is better. 

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