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 "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 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.
This was so cool to find, I just found the website and this homeschool thread. I used to hate even the word "homeschool" it stuck in my mouth because of how much shame was pushed on me from the rich kids at my childhood church who all went to private school. Fact is I was educated not schooled and now I couldn't be more thankful. I'm not programmed to dislike work, I'm not programmed to ignore the pain of others, and I'm also (the deadly combo) not trained to sacrifice anything at all from unilateral, un-based, authorities. Fear no man, and serve God only, I forgot it for a while and accrued college debt for the sake of conformity. Still paying the interest but wiser than before. Oh well, money is fake and I like to work so I'll be fine. I now focus on how I could possibly give what I have to future children, mine and others since it will take decades to undo what's been done to our society. Parents don't even know their kids most of the time, but a lot of that seems to me to be so fragile it can be changed easily. I focus on the trivium for classical education principles, its the big pay off--but its been grabbled quite a bit and many books will leave out the crucial parts of the classical trivium and the order in which to proceed through it. But St John of Salisbury, if anyone has the chance to check him out, has the full story. From what I can tell, and in the words of those who've reviewed him, St John of Salisbury laid out the best and fullest description of the education that I had which can be called "trivium", (in part at least, my parents bounced around a lot and I got to do what I wanted for a wee bit too much of the time. Some people know what I'm talking about 🙂 and the fullest expression of the education I'd like to provide for children in the future. The "Metalogicon" is the title, this is out of print but the Bears need it for the pure Christian armor of it all, its the best description of the weakness of modernism...before modernism was a word in anyone's mouth.
Anyway, I just found this, maybe no one will read it. But I figured I'd reply... Logos rising!
my wife was home schooled I was not. it was a deal breaker for here so i didnt care because she would be doing most of the work. however 7 years into marriage and my growth with following the big bear i am more extreme and supportive of here decision that she is. I thank god if he lead me to her, she wouldn't budge on the idea. and now my kids are going to learn more about god during school ages than i was exposed to in my first 30 years of life
I was home schooled 7-8th grade. I remember my mom listen to Rush way back in '86-87 when he mentioned something about parents getting arrested for homeschooling. I just remember thinking, when mom said she was going to home school us, that she was going to get arrested 🙂
I have home schooled all of my 7 children. some of the duel enrolled some all homeschooling some on and off in different years.
I was homeschooled my entire life except for 3rd grade due to my mother going through a divorce. I didn't like that I never got to "socialize", but I realized after I went out into the world that I wasn't programmed to follow instruction and never question the procedure. My mother had 7 children and I was the second oldest, so I remember teaching myself a lot and learning to be self sufficient at a young age. The older I get the more I encourage people to homeschool their children. Don't let the state program your kids. Even simply reading books and writing an essay regarding it is more educating than most kids at public school receive. The guys I work with at the railroad all either dropped out of school or barely graduated, or all they did was smoke weed and skip class. I also received a highschool diploma and have highschool credits. The only thing I would recommend is possibly hire or find a math tutor. I've found that a lot of people are good at math and algebra, but not a lot of people can teach it. So maybe vet a potential math tutor for when your kids hit at least highschool. Just my thoughts, if you have any other questions or thoughts feel free to let me know.