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Subject: Children of homeschoolers-all grown up
Date Posted: 8/1/2011 4:21 PM ET
Member Since: 5/11/2011
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For those wondering if it is worth it. My mother homeschools 8 children. Well, homeschooled; four of us have graduated HS and three have finished Bachelor degrees. Two of us are married with children, one is engaged. She still has three in Hs and one with a year left of GS. We have always scored high on standardized tests and those in college have always maintained above 3.0 GPA's.

The most important thing, to me, if the fact we are all still very close to our family. I live five minutes away, my sister and brother less than 30. Over course, the ones still in GS, HS, and college are still at home, but we actually like doing things together. We recently went to MN to clear out a hoarder's home and everyone truly gave it their all. Because of the way we love and care for each other, and our grades :-), the three of us that are married, or close to it, will be homeschooling. Our spouses really love what it has done for us and want our children to have the same experience.

My mother chose to homsechool after teaching in the public school system. My dad was in the service and it just made sense to have time out of school for when he was on leave. It stuck once he got out and she plans on finishing all her children with homeschooling. She has even made the offer to homeschool any grandchildren whose parents cannot do it themselves.

Good for you all for making the choice for your children; I am glad it was made for me.

Date Posted: 8/7/2011 6:28 PM ET
Member Since: 4/7/2007
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Victoria, thanks for sharing that personal story about how close you and your family are. I love hearing from grown homeschoolers. My children don't have kids of their own yet but they say they'd like to homeschool them. (That remains to be seen of course)

 

Subject: glad for you
Date Posted: 9/1/2011 5:01 PM ET
Member Since: 1/14/2009
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glad it worked out good for you. I am making the choice not to homeschool even though i wish i could. it would be very bad for my daugher if i homed schooled. Dumb mommys should never home school, i know i'm a dummy im not shamed of it and i will try my best for my children to be smarter. happy joy!

Date Posted: 9/27/2011 12:35 PM ET
Member Since: 8/5/2011
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Another homeschooled homeschooler here! And can pretty much second all that Victoria said.

Date Posted: 9/28/2011 12:20 PM ET
Member Since: 6/15/2010
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Heather,

If you want to homeschool your daughter, please don't let your "intelligence" stop you. There are programs out there that have all the lessons, tests, homework, etc planned for you. And (as I am doing) you will learn with your child. I was homeschooled myself, and am finding out now that we didn't not cover (or maybe they have added) all the necessary material in early education (eg. geography, history). But I am learning right along with my daughter (2nd grade). So don't give up. If you know homeschooling to be right for your family (which I feel it is about 80% of the time) then give it a try.

 

Victoria,

That is a beautiful story. I (as well as my two sisters) was homeschooled, and am now following the same path with my daughter. My family is close as well :) We all (Grandmother, Uncles, Aunts, Cousins, Sisters) live within 20 minutes of each other, some even on the same property LOL  It is wonderful to know there are others out there benifitting from a close knit - homeschooled family.

God Bless, Kristy