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This topic has been mentioned, but I didn't see a thread specifically dedicated to all the homeschoolers on this site. So, how many of us are there? What pros/cons have you faced? Why did you decide to hschool your kids? What cirriculum do you use, if any? Please share.
 

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I am a single parent and homeschool my daughter. She is doing very well with it, and is a senior this year.

I am using the Abeka Academy program, out of Pensacola, Florida. A homeschooling mom told me about them.
 

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I am a single parent and homeschool my daughter. She is doing very well with it, and is a senior this year.

I am using the Abeka Academy program, out of Pensacola, Florida. A homeschooling mom told me about them.
We use Abeka, too, just the books though, not the videos. I really like it, but would like to find something less expensive.
 

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We do=have 4 kids--2 already through highschool, married, working fulltime, one with one son and another on the way; and I have 2 at home still. I started when the oldest was 7 and starting grade 2; but I have to get to bed now as its late and have another very early wake up. Will answer more later.
 

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I was home schooled for all years except one, 9th grade, which I spent at a private school.

I loved Abeka for most things, but I remember hating their math. Bob Jones is eh...I really hated A.C.E...darn, what else did we do? Abeka's History, Health ,and science are great.

My mom didn't believe in sticking to only one curriculum...we used a combination of what we thought was best,
 

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I homeschool and started my son out in first grade. He is now in the ninth grade. For the most part we used Alpha Omega. We tried Abeka Academy for a couple of years, but came back to using Alpha Omega again. I love homeschooling and wouldn't have traded it for the world. Oh, and I am doing it as a single parent as well. It isn't easy, but we push forward.
 

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I homeschool as well though the kids go to the actual school once or twice a week for gym and music. I have a great principle who basically lets me teach the government circ at home...so after those two lame hours are out of the way (lol) we get to the good stuff. Right now we are knee deep in the rain forest and are doing acient Greece next. I use the local library, book sales and the internet..so much you can print off for free.
 

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I home schooled my son. He is now in his second year of college and doing extremely well.

I recommend it to most everyone but not all. It takes serious dedication. Home school never stops when done correctly.

I can't believe how much I learned while teaching my son. I stayed away from the things that they want you to know like black history and the holocaust. Not that these are not important to know but they are forced on everyone. Without being taught he knows all about them anyway.

June of each year we studied the revolution and the founding of our nation which ended with an Independence Day Celebration. It was very cool to raise a dedicated patriot and watch him move through his life.

Although I am not a Girlvivalist I wanted to share my experiences with homeschooling. I hope you don't mind.
 

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I home schooled my son. He is now in his second year of college and doing extremely well.

I recommend it to most everyone but not all. It takes serious dedication. Home school never stops when done correctly.

I can't believe how much I learned while teaching my son. I stayed away from the things that they want you to know like black history and the holocaust. Not that these are not important to know but they are forced on everyone. Without being taught he knows all about them anyway.

June of each year we studied the revolution and the founding of our nation which ended with an Independence Day Celebration. It was very cool to raise a dedicated patriot and watch him move through his life.

Although I am not a Girlvivalist I wanted to share my experiences with homeschooling. I hope you don't mind.
I would think that as a survivalist you would want to teach your children about the holocaust...after all, it seems to be from a model that many here seem to think history is about to repeat...
 

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I would think that as a survivalist you would want to teach your children about the holocaust...after all, it seems to be from a model that many here seem to think history is about to repeat...
I did teach WWII in Europe and the pacific, Hitlers youth and rise to power as well as the aftermath. So it was covered. Nothing was neglected, it just was not focused on as it is in public school because it is so prevalent in life.

I would say that he knows more about it then most because it was not forced upon him. These events do not need a month per year focusing on them alone was the point I was trying to make.

Not Knowing History Forces The Repeat Of History.

Sorry if I did not explain myself completely.
 

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I'm in my eighth year homeschooling my kids.

I won't go into the reasons, or it would be a VERY long post (ranting would ensue), but I will say, it's been for the best. :)

We use a mix of different curriculums.
 

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I would think that as a survivalist you would want to teach your children about the holocaust...after all, it seems to be from a model that many here seem to think history is about to repeat...
that's very strange not wanting to teach kids the Holocaust or Black history.
 

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Homeschooling 2 kids - 2nd and 3rd graders. Many reasons for us...religious, public school indoctrination of socialism/not enough time spent on important info/too much wasted time/bullying/drugs/alcohol, etc. The public school only wants parents involved in THEIR agenda and if parents rock the boat or don't want to go along with their approach, the parents are labeled and ridiculed and it's now that you find out that they want you to be sheeple there (don't question them, just follow the crowd.)

I have a 25 yr old also who attended public school. After the bullying in the 10th grade, I attempted to homeschool her but I wasn't dedicated enough and we ended up putting her in the "night school." BIg mistake. I knew as soon as we had my 9yr old that we'd never put her in public school.

Since we are still early elementary, we don't use any curriculum. We put our own curriculum together during the summer - what we'd teach each week/month. We buy any kind of books related to science, math, social studies that we can find at the library sales and goodwill. I LOVE...LOVE...LOVE to find books for 25 cents!
 

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We home school our kids. My wife does most of it. We have for the last 10 years.

When you look at todays text books and you get several pages about Mao or Stalin and less then a page about George Washington or no information about civics, i did not have any choice for my kids.
If both parents work (outside the home) you have your work cut out for you trying to fill the gaps that the public education leaves. And trying to get them to unlearn some of the useless and harmful (imo) information they are forced to endure, well that is a job in and of it self.
 

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Homeschool my munchkins (8 & 11), I use BBC Skillwise site for most of it. I mainly use the internet (free) and purchase books that come through Goodwill and yardsales. We make all of our own manipulatives and worksheets. We have Topics Learning lessons and Ten Thumbs typing. My children use Wikipedia and Brittanica online for alot of there discovery projects. Our state has few laws governning homeschooling and we use that to our advantage, our children learn better by doing and seeing rather than reading about it and testing on it. We travel during good weather to the coast, mountains & everywhere inbetween. Our next door neighbors are retired professors and help us by teaching agriculture and nature topics. The children know what they can and can't eat in the woods thanks one of our neighbors.

We live more within the unschool method of schooling. Children will seek out and learn without being pushed or shoved into it. Our son was pushed in 2nd to learn the times tables-he pushed back and would not even try, we didn't push him and then last year he asked to learn them. He studied the times tables for 3 weeks and had everyone of them up to the 20's memorized and now in his long term memory. He was not ready to learn them at the time the state schools wanted him to, he picked his own schedule. My son was ahead of the class in reading but his teacher cinstantly held him back telling him that he did not understand the books that he wanted to read (he was reading 11th grade literature in 2nd grade-which he likes and understands very clearly), he aslo loves poetry and Shakespear-both of which they told him he did not understand. I think that schools need to revamp and try to teach the children when they are ready and not force them to learn something that there minds are not ready to comprehend.
 

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I would not teach black history, because it is irrelevant. The kids will be taught the truth about slavery and about any remarkable black men/women. Neither topic really deserves that much attention. Slavery was common place throughout history and is not confined to blacks alone. The kids will learn that practically everyone has been persecuted. Thus, blacks do not have any specific claim on the persecution.

Ditto for the jews and the holocaust.
that's very strange not wanting to teach kids the Holocaust or Black history.
 
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