My 2 sisters and I were homeschooled, from Preschool to 12th grade. Part of it was that we grew up in Detroit, where the schools were dangerous. Drugs, Violence, teachers that didn't care...my parents (Boomers, but apparently, 2 of the rare good boomers) didn't want to subject my sisters and I to any of that. Once we moved up north from Detroit to a small town a few hours north, with a population of less than 300, we were given the opportunity to go to the local public high school. I was just starting high school, but I still opted to be homeschooled.
Sure, I didn't get "Socialized" like public school kids, and sure, I was very sheltered, but I think it was for the best. But, boy, was Drivers Education an experience and a half...I took drivers ed at the tail end of it being offered for free through the school.
Feel free to ask anything about homeschooling. Not an expert, by any means, but I do have 12+ years of experience.
I was "partially" home-schooled. My Mom taught me how to read and write before I even got into kindergarten. I was such a "geek" that I carried around an unabridged dictionary in the seventh-grade because I couldn't stand not knowing what certain words meant.
...yes I fought-back. Why do you ask?
I was homeschooled only until 2nd grade. I wish I never went to public school.
i started in public school, k-3, was homeschooled, 4th and 5th grade, went to christian school 7th grade, went back to public 8th grade, went back to christian school 9-12. if i were to have kids in the future they will definitely be homeschooled.
I was never homeschooled, and we moved about every year so school was pretty gay for me. Now two of my kids are in public school k4 and 1st grade, we will be homeschooling them starting next year.
The area we live in is pretty decent, everyone is a farmer pretty much, and the school is small, but the teachers are all very very "liberal" minded. I would rather have them at home with my wife learning valuable things instead of stuff about feelings and everyone being equal.
I was Homeschooled from the 7th grade up. From k-6 I was in public school
Hi everyone, I am new to following the bears, and I hope you will accept me as I agree with many of the principles that you all stand for. I wasn't homeschooled, nor did I homeschool my kids, but I have spent my "career" in schools and education (32 years). I wish I had homeschooled. It has been a battle to combat the narrative of the indoctrination system. I would like to offer up myself to this group as a resource for any questions you might have about how to find information to best educate your kids at home. I am a PA certified (meh) teacher in K-6, Reading Specialist, and Middle Level Math, Language Arts and Social Studies. I received my M. Ed. from Penn State. I wish you all the best on your path to properly educate your children.
I was up until high school by my mother (who is so great & so awesome especially at teaching & had 8 kids to teach - I come from a huge family & she was always working on our schooling ) also a church organization group of families helped off & on. After that I went to a Christians private school.
8 kids makes for a nice, medium-sized family. That's great y'all were homeschooled!
Me and my 3 brothers were homeschooled. I was socialized through sports, youth groups at different churches, and of course my large family. There were times I wanted to go to public school, but my parents said no. Looking back, I think it better prepared me for the real world.
I’ve got a bachelors with a double major (media & communication studies), investment licenses, and am in the process of becoming a Certified Financial Planner (I know, I work in grabler-ville USA). But I honestly don’t think I would’ve been able to do so well, if I didn’t have the ability to pick up a book and learn. I’ve seen people who weren’t homeschooled really struggle learning because they don’t know how to “feed themselves”. Plus my personality doesn’t lend itself to traditional study. I’m pretty sure if I went to public school they’d diagnose me with ADHD and put me on adderall.
I’m thankful I was homeschooled.
Let me just add, that to be a good teacher of our liberties and history, you must be educated in our founders words. This is the best, imho, educator on this topic -->KrisAnne Hall. She does not get her knowledge from reading books written by "historians" rather she reads from source material of our founders. All her material is presented in lesson format at LibertyFirstUniversity.com . https://krisannehall.com/index.php/preview-courses
. You can also find her on youtube.
I was homeschooled along with all nine of my younger siblings. I'm very thankful that I was, because I was an awkward, dreamy, nerdy smarty-pants and likely would have been teased mercilessly in public school. On my ACT I was weak in math but excellent in English and reading, probably from the hundreds of books I devoured throughout my childhood. My husband was public schooled but always wished he were homeschooled and we're looking forward to educating our own kids.
That's interesting, I was kinda the opposite. Always got like 99th percentile in math, but then tanked the reading and English sections.
Haha Yeah it does. At 33 years old- I can now say it's a blessing & a curse but I love every one of them & always will. So, I'll rephrase that. A "nice, medium sized family" is a true blessing but can sometimes 'feel' like a curse : ) I would've loved to have followed my fathers lead there. Perhaps I'll have a few sets of triplets or something haha
I was not homeschooled unfortunately, but I will be homeschooling my 1 year old daughter, even if that means I have to live in a shed or go without nice things.
I think it is absolutely vital to change this world in a meaningful and direct way.
My mom homeschooled me and my two younger sisters all the way up until college (except for a short, one year stint when we went to a charter school). Sometimes I felt like I just wanted to go to public school like all the "normal" kids, but looking back on it now as an adult, I'm glad we did. I think it made me much more open-minded. I also don't think I would have learned very well in a classroom environment. I'm just too hands-on to sit staring at a chalk board for 8 hours a day.
Anyway, I would recommend it. I think my sister is considering homeschooling her daughter once she's school age too.
yeah my girlfriend was partially home schooled and that was her main argument for not home schooling our daughter. But now they have all kinds of things where the kids can still play sports and other things with other home schooled children.
Thankfully her eyes have been open and she's been noticing all the crazy things happening in these schools on Facebook.
She's on board now.
That's neat. I'm glad she's starting to feel more comfortable with it🙂 My sisters and I had plenty of opportunities for social interaction with other kids growing up. All three of us played club soccer and we were all really active in our church youth group. I think as long as you have a good church community, or at least a couple good homeschool co-ops you'll always be able to find opportunities for social engagement. 🙂
I was homeschooled with my brother and 3 sisters until high school. Loved every second of it. I worked from 8 till noon everyday, and then had the rest of the day to do whatever the hell I wanted to do with my brother. It was pretty awesome. Then I got to high school and found out I hated school. I had to slow down to match the pace of the whole class, and I developed a terrible work ethic, because of how easy it was. The culture shock of going from being home schooled to a 2000 person high school was also pretty hard for me. I'm 21 now, and though I'm pretty well socialized, I struggle really hard with opening up to people I don't know, but I think that's a weird problem with me and my brother, cause my sisters are all super social.