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10, If there is no law that says you should comply, how are they allowed to intervene if you don't?
Originally posted by mee30
reply to post by SpearMint
No, at the age of 6 they do not know what decision they're making, that is a ridiculous thing to say. They do not understand what they're missing out on, they can't possibly make that decision. No 6 year old WANTS to go to school, most children any age don't want to, but everyone has to for their own good, after you leave, like me, you realize it was the best time of your life, if I had opted out at age 6 I would have missed out on SO much. Not to mention the affects it will have later when getting the dream job you want, and yes, it DOES affect that.
Speak for yourself. She has been to school and experienced it. She didn't like it. I won't make her do something she doesn't like. Why would I? I don't doubt that some people have a good experience at school but there are many others who do not! I know of many many people that hated school and still look back on it with regret and dread. I'm glad you had a good experience. But please don't assume everyone does.
I will be encouraging our children to work for themselves! Have their own business. Though if they would like to choose a different path that is their decision to make.
YES. Not physical force, but a well parented child will go to school like ALL OTHER CHILDREN. If your child wants to play with matches would you let them? How about have a smoke? Go down the pub? Well of course, let them, what are you going to do? Force them not to?
Our children are very well behaved and they listen to me no problems. However she has expressed that she is not happy with the idea of going to school so I will respect her wishes. If that changes in the future then so be it. I'm sorry but in the UK there is quite a large amount of children whom are home educated, so saying ALL OTHER CHILDREN is just false.
I do not want to sit here and argue with you over and over on this matter. By all means make your children go to school. We will do what we feel is best. So lets just agree to disagree here okay. The thread isn't about the home education vs schooling.
Thank you for taking the time to give your input though.
Originally posted by mee30
reply to post by smyleegrl
Thanks for the advice and when I get a moment I will most definitely look into the areas you suggested. Good advice! If I can think of anywhere I need help I will be sure to inbox you if that's okay? I'll try not to bombard you too much!
I phoned them up and asked them if there is any law saying I must comply with them. To which they said NO! But basically if I did not comply at all they would eventually make proceedings to force our children into school (I'm sorry I've forgotten the term he used now.)
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reply to post by SpearMint
Ugh, I can see there's no chance of talking sense in to you. I really feel sorry for your children, it will hinder them and it will be your fault for failing to be a good parent. I don't mean to insult by saying that, It is honestly just plain bad parenting. If you think a 6 year old can make that decision, then it probably won't be the only problem they have as a result of your attitude. I'm out, this makes me too angry, I just hope this will stop another parent from making the worst decision and potentiating ruining their child's future, I've seen it first hand more than once. Good luck though..
I have to say that just because a kid expresses that she doesn't like something, is not really a reason to shelter them from it.
I mean, character has to be built. When they grow up they have to do lots of stuff they don't really like to do, probably.
Also the social aspect of it could be an issue imo. But from a pure educational standpoint I think it is better to home school your children, if done well.
Many people quote the "social issue" but they often have made friends outside of school. So I don't see how they can't grasp the concept.
I really think home school is a bad idea because other than improper education(not everyone is qualified to teach), they will miss out on working as a collective members, loose out of teamwork...
First of all i would like to say that up to the middle of high-school (so around grade 10-11), EVERYTHING is a needed education, its the basic standard in order to live normally at our current era. After Grade 10, you get to decide on a field, whether you want strong science or math or arts or literature field.
I really think home school is a bad idea because other than improper education(not everyone is qualified to teach), they will miss out on working as a collective members, loose out of teamwork(which lot of work place have in common), work with people of other backgrounds(another common workplace event), and like someone mentioned, school friends are really important. i do have outside friends but school friends are a different breed, they will help out with advancing education, and the current job i have a microbiologist was refereed to by classmate from college, they are a link to you career path.
Its easy to understand even when given an option to return to school system, a home schooled kid would never go to a public school, they will develop anxiety and w/e that comes with being exposed to new environment.
School offers competition to keep kids going at each other intellectually, i remember i studied science hard(hated it) to impress this girl in my class, now I'm in a science field.
All i can say is that up to grade 10, everyone should go to school because it provides basic understanding of how our world work, i don't really care what they do after that, i would still suggest finishing high school though.
My daughter is 3 and she already knows how to grab our ipad, look for the netfilix icon and watch cartoons.
I'm trying to involve her more in the things I do so that she can learn by example. but yeah at 3 they can definitely start learning. Maybe even sooner. my 2 year old can sing twinkle twinkle already.
if i were you i'd research how celebrities home school their kids. if i remember correctly they have some online classes they take that are top notch.
I'd recommend simply being nice to them and responding to THEIR questions quickly, succinctly, and intelligently. Do not badger them with your own.
The reason? Simple. If you want to keep home-schooling them, you have to play the game. Otherwise, they'll think you're hiding something, and try to get those kids into a school pronto.
It sounds like you were initially somewhat confrontational, so if so, they are likely already checking what they need to do, just in case, so you may have already even started the process. Reverse it, and your way of dealing with the authorities.
The biggest problem with homeschooling is that (in my opinion) the kids won't learn how to deal with the NEGATIVE aspects of social interactions. Being at some kind of after-school activity for an hour or two is NOT the same as dealing with the same kids (and their various cliques, hierarchies, etc.) for the better part of a day. These skills are NECESSARY, as it very closely mimics the workforce they'll have to learn to be a part of in their adult lives. Those without this exposure will be at a severe disadvantage, and will be viewed by others as rubes at best, despite any high intelligence, or snobs at worst, and they will be taken advantage of.
However, current schools do suck. The solution? Use home interaction in ADDITION to regular school...or at least, that would be my recommendation. If a parent is involved in their kid's education, then even the worst school won't matter, if the kid has the drive to want to learn. I went to some horrible schools, where the kids were complete idiots...but I didn't let it bother me. I simply learned what I needed to from the materials provided (and the library), and supplemented my OWN ideas about what I should learn.