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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. 

Name: Josh | Date: Oct 7th, 2008 6:44 PM
i HATE being homed schooled! its the worst thing that has happened to me! i am NOT learning any thing my mom is giving me a hard time and to top it off i feel like put a gun to my head and pulling to trigger! I will NEVER home school my kids! 

Name: wolfie8 | Date: Oct 13th, 2008 3:51 AM
I decided to join this forum thinking I would be able to have an intellectual conversation about homeschooling. I will just try somewhere else to discuss things without having to deal with vulgar comments. 

Name: Faith[3 | Date: Nov 11th, 2008 1:23 PM
hi. =] 

Name: Faith[3 | Date: Nov 11th, 2008 1:31 PM
myspace anyone?
look me up.. Faith Timms,
i'm also homeschooled and it sucks! =[ 

Name: Faith[3 | Date: Nov 11th, 2008 1:32 PM
i have no F***ing friends now! 

Name: nora | Date: Dec 2nd, 2008 5:42 PM
you kinda sound like me i am twelve and have beinehome schooled since the 3th grade i have a of friends i geuss but my best friends go to school well most of my friends do . and i realy want go to school to be with my friends since i moved a year ago i only get to see them 1 time every 2 months if we are lucky 

Name: liju | Date: Jul 6th, 2009 9:07 AM

Name: michelle | Date: Jul 22nd, 2009 5:14 PM
I was homeschooled, went to private and public school. Homeschooling worked well for me. I didn't have to ride the bus for over an hour each way to school every day and it was very easy to stay caught up. I had friends from playing tball and rec sports and from church youth group. My cousin lived next door so we played a lot. When I went to public school I was not outcasted. I was involved in every sport, band, NJHS and more. It depends on the public school too. Our public school was very small and rural, not very many of our class made it out w/out being addicted to some type of drug. Now we live in a large city where I have friends who teach and are afraid of getting "shanked" at school, there is no way I would put my kids in these schools. Plus we are military and w/ the constant moving it would be so much easier to homeschool. We are involved in a very active church and there are plenty of sports and activities to get children into to socialize them without worrying about their safety. 

Name: tiger 9 | Date: Oct 7th, 2009 8:17 PM
dude me 2! it sux so bad cuz im not even aloud to have a freaking email!! 

Name: la19 | Date: Feb 6th, 2010 6:46 AM
I am homeschooled, I have been since the end of 1st grade. I am 13, I'm supposed to be in 8th grade and I am in 10th. I have always loved being homeschooled, my dad traveled alot to work and we always got to go with him. I have had no problem making friends. The only flaw in our plan is that I have not found any teams that will let me play sports for them, because they all require you go to public school. I WILL find one by this summer tho, Because my state is passing the equal access legislature,also know as the "Tim Tebow Bill" .. It's REALLY NOT AS BAD AS ALOT OF PEOPLE THINK!! Also in my state due to equal access I will be able to go to any school functions such as, Prom, Dances, Talent shows, Ect... =D!!!! 

Name: Margy | Date: Feb 9th, 2010 8:17 PM
If homeschooling "sucks", then why am I (I was homeschooled K-12) going to a Top College with three huge scholarships?

Could one of you educated public schoolers explain this to me, please? 

Name: Beth | Date: Mar 3rd, 2010 4:48 PM
This post is mostly for parents wondering whether they should homeschool their young children.
Brief bio:
I was homeschooled until the 9th grade when I started attending a private school. I am currently attending a private college with scholarships covering over half my tuition. I was/am in the honor societies of both my high school and my college. I loved homeschooling and plan to homeschool my children when that time comes.
That's my story. Homeschooling worked great for me and my sister because my mom is an ex "real school" teacher and because we could afford to live on just my dad's income. You don't have to be a trained teacher, though. There are a lot of homeschool curriculums out there tailored to your interests/needs and I know lots of parents whose children excelled with them. Homeschooling is what, in essence, was the established method of education for centuries. Public schools are a relatively new phenomenon. I wouldn't really recommend it for someone with patience issues because you do spend so much time with your kids. However, there are a lot of benefits. I was a slow starter when it came to reading/writing but because of all the individual attention my mom gave me, I took AP lit. in high school and joint enrolled out of Eng. 101/102 so that I don't have to worry about them now that I'm in college. I am what one would consider an "introverted" person, but I think I'd be worse for the wear after going to private/public elementary school rather than the other way around. We were part of a homeschooling organization in the city where I grew up and I had lots of really nice friends. I'm no extroverted student body president now, but I think I'm happier/better adjusted socially than a lot of my "real school" friends. The same organization also had a co-op program where parents taught classes about unique subjects where they had talents and other homeschool kids could pay resource fees to take them. These varied from baton twirling to book studies to art to self defense.
The best thing about homeschooling is its flexibility. You can slow down when there's trouble and speed up when your kid is really talented and interested in a subject. We would also do "double-work" for a week and then take the next week off to visit my grandparents, go on vacation in the fall, etc. You have to be really self motivated though. It helps if both the parents and the kids value learning for the sake of learning and don't see it as a chore which is why homeschooling tends to work better if public/private school weren't attended first. (In all seriousness, my work ethic actually declined in high school because I spent so much time being bored and waiting for the class clowns to let the teachers teach)..
Oh, and I did a speech about homeschooling in my Com. class last semester and found that the HSLDA (home school legal defense association) website is really great. They have current info. on each state's policies.
Good luck with your decision making! 

Name: Triston | Date: Mar 15th, 2010 9:10 PM
dude Home school suxs ass sorry for language but it does im ib for 6th and im so back up on it i have yo do 57 things in one week soo ya hard 

Name: Briana | Date: Jun 4th, 2010 4:44 AM
I feel your pain 

Name: Olivia | Date: Jul 2nd, 2010 2:01 AM

Name: Olivia | Date: Jul 2nd, 2010 2:03 AM
I am so HAPPY that it is summer.Are u guys out of school 

Name: I HATE HOMESCHOOL | Date: Nov 10th, 2010 4:36 PM
Being homeschooled is the worst thing that could ever happen to a kid. You feel like you're three thousand miles away from your friends. The homeschool program that my parents send me to is horrible and the kids there are FREAKS. This homeschool girl at the program I was sort-of friends with turned out to be evil. All I ever do is homework and chores and I never see my normal non-homeschooled friends, and I always fight with my parents. It's horrible and the worst thing I have ever gone through. If you have a heart, if you have a soul, if you even care about your children don't homeschool them. EVER. 

Name: Jack Ryan | Date: May 23rd, 2011 12:09 PM
It does suck this is my first year (8 grade) and i already hate it. The worst part is I'm just going to have to sit at home and watch my once friends have a life and have memories such as prom and funny moments and I will be rotting in my house. 

Name: starfire | Date: Aug 3rd, 2011 10:05 PM
add me in here 

Name: nadeshko | Date: Sep 19th, 2011 4:37 PM
It must have been hard on you. Why did your parents opted for homeschooling? There are other ways to give education to kids if your parents didn't want you to go to public schools. There are private schools, [url=http://www.militaryschools411.com/]boarding schools[/url] and a lot more. 

Name: honest :) | Date: Oct 7th, 2011 8:09 AM
Alright.. I have been reading all these comments and I am laughing:) I am a twenty three year old male I was home-schooled and came from a large family... there has been truth in this thread but also expected emo moments lol from my personal experience being home-schooled I was overlooked and so I had to teach myself.. that was overwhelming so I guess in a nut shell if you are going to home-school I would do it right which means to me make sure your not hindering your child's future document everything do monthly state testing make sure you allow your kid to get out away from home... remember your home to your kid is now school and home your now a parent friend and teacher... I did have a bad and difficult time being home-schooled but I think it can be done right... do it for the right reasons stay on track be consistent and give them personal space and freedom outside of school... remember your limiting your children's life experience by home-schooling so as a loving parent balance it back out or you will most likely have a strange inverted 15 year old on your hands or a over-sized case of I hate my life teenage nightmare phase ... I could say more but I guess I have had a difficult time entering collage and so on because I lacked paperwork and basic stuff so if you home-school cover all you bases and then after school hours turn back into your role as a friend and parent to your kid and remember let them out of the house away from you not because they might end up hating you but because its normal:) 

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