advertisement
Forums

The Forum is sponsored by 
 

AAPL stock: Click Here

You are currently viewing the Tips and Deals forum
Considering homeschooling
Posted by: davemchine
Date: November 07, 2018 05:31PM
My daughter is having some medical issues that make it difficult for her to attend school. We are trying to resolve those issues but I am starting to wonder if she will be home long term. Who is the one who says “I think she should be homeschooled?“ Will the school advisors, her GP or do we just make the decision ourselves? Also I do not believe I am qualified to homeschool her in each topic. How do I start looking into my local resources Ashton Mark I go google is the answer to everything but I’m hoping some people that have gone down this road can point me where I should go.
Options:  Reply • Quote
Re: Considering homeschooling
Posted by: Speedy
Date: November 07, 2018 05:57PM
I am very sorry to hear that your daughter is having such serious long term health issues.

If she has a disability, the school is required to provide an Individiualized Educational Program or IEP. The school will assess her needs and, as a team including you and her, will develop a plan for her education. This can include having the school provide a teacher who will come to your home. If her needs do not have significant effects on her cognitive capabilities, the school may implement electronic schooling, for example, having a Skype connection fduring each class. There are community resources to help. I suggest contacting your local ARC chapter for practical advice.

You should concentrate on taking care of her health needs and let the school do what it does best.



Saint Cloud, Minnesota, where the weather is wonderful even when it isn't.



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 11/07/2018 05:59PM by Speedy.
Options:  Reply • Quote
Re: Considering homeschooling
Posted by: Acer
Date: November 07, 2018 05:58PM
This depends a lot on the rules in your state. Your local public school may have info, but in our area they tend to be rather grumpy about it. Find homeschoolers in your area and ask them. But it's a very diverse group, you might want to ask several.

We have home-study charter schools extensively here in PA. They are technically public schools, so the cost is largely covered by the school funds. They give you a lot of support if you are not confident about rolling your own. You can just buy entire online curriculum packages, too, and homeschool without the charter part. Check out K12.com as an example.

PM me if you want more info about what we did for our kids.



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 11/07/2018 06:00PM by Acer.
Options:  Reply • Quote
Re: Considering homeschooling
Posted by: Buck
Date: November 07, 2018 06:01PM
We have homeschooled our kids off and on. It was a wonderful time. My wife also worried she might not be qualified, but did very well. For the subjects she wasn't comfortable with, it was mostly OK to stay a few lessons ahead. Also, we used local resources, like homeschooling groups, and even 2 online high schools.

I would say it's a good choice for you, and embrace it.

Don't worry what people say, including "what about social life & skills". We had many activities for our kids. After a while you just want to kick those people where the sun don't shine.
Options:  Reply • Quote
Re: Considering homeschooling
Posted by: graylocks
Date: November 07, 2018 06:02PM
I homeschooled my son through 8th grade. loved every minute of it. we both learned a lot about the world and each other.



"Success isn't about how much money you make. It is about the difference you make in people's lives."--Michelle Obama
Options:  Reply • Quote
Re: Considering homeschooling
Posted by: space-time
Date: November 07, 2018 06:18PM
Go for it.
Options:  Reply • Quote
Re: Considering homeschooling
Posted by: btfc
Date: November 07, 2018 06:31PM
Best wishes for your daughter! Good suggestions above. There are home school lesson plan programs that you can choose from; some states give out lists of options. I'll ask some friends for input.



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 11/07/2018 06:42PM by btfc.
Options:  Reply • Quote
Re: Considering homeschooling
Posted by: NewtonMP2100
Date: November 07, 2018 06:57PM
.....be true to your school now.....



____________________________________________________

I reject your reality and substitute my own!
Options:  Reply • Quote
Re: Considering homeschooling
Posted by: RE:up
Date: November 07, 2018 07:11PM
Sorry to hear of your daughter issues. We are 99% ready to start homeschooling our daughter as well. We have a membership in the Home School Legal Defense Association, which gives legal advice and representation, if needed, nationwide for about $100/year. They helped with guidance on how deal with the school district to make the withdrawal from school go as smooth as poss. What forms you need and how to fill out. They also offer online curriculum you can enroll in if desired. Relieved much of our stress about the move.

HSLDA

Good luck with your family, and whatever you decide.
Options:  Reply • Quote
Re: Considering homeschooling
Posted by: Dennis S
Date: November 07, 2018 07:32PM
I don't see any big reason not to.
Options:  Reply • Quote
Re: Considering homeschooling
Posted by: graylocks
Date: November 07, 2018 11:45PM
Quote
RE:up
Sorry to hear of your daughter issues. We are 99% ready to start homeschooling our daughter as well. We have a membership in the Home School Legal Defense Association, which gives legal advice and representation, if needed, nationwide for about $100/year. They helped with guidance on how deal with the school district to make the withdrawal from school go as smooth as poss. What forms you need and how to fill out. They also offer online curriculum you can enroll in if desired. Relieved much of our stress about the move.

HSLDA

Good luck with your family, and whatever you decide.

don't know your political persuasion but HSLDA has historically been a very Christian, ultra-conservative organization and one that i've always given a wide berth. YMMV.



"Success isn't about how much money you make. It is about the difference you make in people's lives."--Michelle Obama
Options:  Reply • Quote
Re: Considering homeschooling
Posted by: RE:up
Date: November 08, 2018 02:11AM
Don't worry, they won't give you Christian Cooties. Never heard a sermon or the thump of a Bible yet.
What they are is friendly and very helpful.
Options:  Reply • Quote
Re: Considering homeschooling
Posted by: testcase
Date: November 08, 2018 04:20AM
A family I know through RV travel homeschools ALL FOUR of their children. The kids are among the smartest kids I’ve ever met (the parents ARE super responsible people).

I wouldn’t be surprised if your local school district tries to talk you OUT of homeschooling.
Options:  Reply • Quote
Re: Considering homeschooling
Posted by: graylocks
Date: November 08, 2018 08:14AM
Quote
RE:up
Don't worry, they won't give you Christian Cooties. Never heard a sermon or the thump of a Bible yet.
What they are is friendly and very helpful.

they have good info but there is an agenda there. they lobby and have a tendency to present themselves as representing all homeschoolers. they don't. Google Mike Farris, the founder.



"Success isn't about how much money you make. It is about the difference you make in people's lives."--Michelle Obama
Options:  Reply • Quote
Re: Considering homeschooling
Posted by: p8712
Date: November 08, 2018 09:51AM
Quote
RE:up
Don't worry, they won't give you Christian Cooties. Never heard a sermon or the thump of a Bible yet.
What they are is friendly and very helpful.

I've heard the devil can take a pleasing shape.
Options:  Reply • Quote
Re: Considering homeschooling
Posted by: Ombligo
Date: November 08, 2018 07:59PM
It doesn't sound like you need homeschooling as much as Homebound Education. In HomeSchooling you assume all teaching responsibilities, whereas in Homebound the school supplies teachers and resources to work with you and the child.

Generally in homebound a certified teacher will come to your house 2-3 times a week. That teacher will spend a couple hours instructing, answering questions, and measuring learning gains. Additional work will be left for the student to work on with your assistance. Homebound teaching continues until the student can reenter the school population.

You can make the call to homeschool, you are simply severing the childs relationship to the school. Homebound will generally require a physician to certify that it is best for the child.



“No persons are more frequently wrong, than those who will not admit they are wrong.”
-- François de La Rochefoucauld

"WE CALL BS!" -- Emma Gonzalez
Options:  Reply • Quote
Sorry, only registered users may post in this forum.

Click here to login

Online Users

Guests: 212
Record Number of Users: 52 on November 20, 2014
Record Number of Guests: 2330 on October 25, 2018