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It probably depends what state you live in. Google search for the Homeschool Legal Defense Fund. You might be able to e-mail or call them and get the info. you need.
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College Bound Homeshoolers There are a few problems to answering your question - one is the fact that no one actually knows how many homeschoolers are out there. There are estimates ranging between 1 and 2 million, but these are estimates only. Another problem is the fact that no one actually knows…
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Once you've gone through all the requirements of homeschooling him. The next step would be to find a suitable and trustworthy instructor. I got online tuition for my daughter from a very reliable site and that too I had gotten to know about from a friend who had her children join that. My Tutor Sou…
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Long-Term Effects of Homeschooling I have been homeschooling my two children for eight years now, and would like to make a simple point. Every child is different. It is possible for one child in a family to be very well socialized, while another fits the homeschool stereotype. This is the case with …
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i think some people are copying and pasting those answers..... but the answer is yes! Government regulation and support of homeschooling is carried out primarily at the state level. Some school districts have established centers at which families may enroll in classes or obtain resources and instruc…
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Each state has their own laws and regulations about homeschooling. The perfect reference for you is the Home School Legal Defense Association. They will send you all the information about homeschooling in your state you can imagine (and some you can't!). They will even connect you with homeschooler…
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There are lots of online and offline resources available, One such resource is Facetofacestudy
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U.S. Homeshool Statistics The following statistics are from a report entitled Home Schooling in the United States 2003 by the National Center for Education Statistics: In the spring of 2003, an estimated 1.1 million students nationwide were being homeschooled, an increase of 29% since 1999. Duri…
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The public system caters to the lowest common denominator and thus brings down the rest of the students. Our nation will become a nation of idiots if we don't change the school system. We home-school our children because the "Blue Ribbon" school they were attending catered to the problem child. Ev…
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Homeschooling teenagers should contact the colleges and universities they would like to attend and ask about their admission policies. In a 1994 telephone poll conducted by the author of this brochure, a select group of admissions officers from large universities and colleges indicated willingness t…
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No. More often than not, homeschoolers have better socialization than peers because they are around a variety of ages; young and old, not just peers. Homeschoolers social with kids in soccer practice, youth group, neighbors, etc. School is not meant for socialization, you go to school to learn. It i…
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Alan Moses provided this answer on the Home Education Mailing List:As I understand the way the Growing Without Schooling crowd uses the terms, unschooling refers more to the process of removing your child from school and overcoming the negative effects of the compulsory education process; homeschool…
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Cost of Homeschooling Studies prove homeschoolers who spend $500 on education are just as smart as those who spend $200. If you are considering homeschooling, I would suggest buying used (Amazon, eBay, yard sales) and for even greater savings, in the younger grades you can combine art, history, Engl…
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Most homeschooled children get far more attention than other children, with the exception of special needs children. We homeschool our 5th grade daughter and 1st grade son. This is our first full year of homeschooling. We pulled our daughter out of public school in January 2003. We spend a lot …
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No National RankingNo! Because each student is unique, and there is no way to do it. Abekka, Saxon, Alpha Omega and Bob Jones seem to be among the most respected. MizThe above mentioned homeschool programs are all religious Christian.IF you find the curriculum names that interest you then do a Googl…
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I don't believe that anyone knows how many children with hearing loss are being homeschooled. As far as I am aware, no study of homeschoolers has looked at this question.I run an email list for parents homeschooling deaf and hard of hearing children, and I receive email from parents through my websi…
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When home schooled you will be required to follow a base curriculum. Any diploma will be issued following awarding body requirements - If there is no association between the schooled student and an awarding body there will be no awards (certification) Some online organisation offer their own "in-hou…
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I am doing online schooling but it is the same as homeschooling. Homeschoolers do much better in college because you don't have any distractions so you are more focused on school work. Of course if you are focused on school you will do great in college. I was in a public school through 8th grade and…
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It's not necessarily true that homeschooled kids are less out going. I'm a 16 year old homeschooled student and I take classes at a community college near where I live. There are a lot of other kids there my age and when we are together we are outgoing, were not insecure and we really aren't all tha…
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Getting the Board off Your BackDepending on which State you are in there are laws which protect your rights..We home school through Christian Liberty and they have their own lawyers..I would suggest calling yours for information about the laws in your state..Lots of times its against the law for the…
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Sorry for the typo in the last message, I was interrupted. What I meant to say was my other two kids will probably also graduate at 15 yrs old. They are currently 14 and 11 1/2 yrs old. Yes,there is a great book on the statistics of homeschooling. It is called "Homeschooling: The Right Choice!" …
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My Tutor Source is one site where your child can get good homeschooling through online tuition. It is affordable as well and they have some real good quality teachers as I had my son take Physics tuition from there for his As level exams and he did score an A! The difficulty depends on the state…
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%DETAILS% I'm not sure if I've ever seen an article on the downsides to homeschooling - there are just too many advantages!A study was completed last year which you may be interested in reading:Perhaps a downside could be burnout by parents, partcularly if they've been homeschooling several child…
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Convincing Parents to Homeschool I would start by locating some information on homeschooling. See if your area has any homeschooling organizations that your Mom could ask questions to. Do a search for homeschool high schools. There are many accredited high schools that offer regular high school dip…
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Homeschooling, of course, because not only is that child in a better enviroment, but his parents can put lots of attention on him or her, answer his questions and that child won't have to share one adult w/ 20 something other kids. Though that is true, some believe homeschooled children do not lear…
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I think that depends. Many of my homeschooling friends work for as little as 2-3 hours a day for five days a week, and others work for 5-6 hours a day for three days a week, etc. Other homeschooling families make school a hands-on part of everyday life, so the students are "in school" almost 24/7. ;…
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No. All colleges now accept both publicly schooled, privately schooled, and home schooled children. Scores on standardized tests like the SAT and ACT are used to identify how much students have learned. No,it is not hard to get into college if you have been home schooled. I am a freshman this ye…
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It can be, it really depends on which curriculum you use. If you are doing internet school, it is harder. I think the level of difficulty of homeschooling depends on who you are and how motivated you are. A very good math curriculum is called "Saxon Math". There really is no correct answer to that,…
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How about one of these books: The Ultimate Book of Homeschooling Ideas: 500+ Fun and Creative Learning Activities for Kids Ages 3-12by Linda Dobson The Complete Home Learning Source Book: The Essential Resource Guide for Homeschoolers, Parents, and Educators Covering Every Subject from Arithmetic …
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A HOMESCHOOLING MOTHER'S PERSPECTIVE While the research and answers tend to focus on the welfare of homeschooled children, there is another aspect to consider: cons for the homeschooling parent. 1. Homeschooling is isolating -- for the parent. Schools are great matrices for social involvement for …
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Some Fathers and Mothers is very busy in our life in that condescension he/she never care our children. So he/she take want to study our children in home school.
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Home schooling is growing and many families are in situations where home schooling is a better alternative. I was home schooled for 7 years on an internet based worldwide school called Christa McAuliffe Academy. I was always traveling to compete in gymnastics meets and it worked out with my schedule…
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The only qualification a parent needs is that they be the custodial parent of the child who is to be homeschooled. However, if the child receives instruction from someone other than the parent, that person needs to be a certified child educator. The same thing applies if a parent who is homeschoolin…
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For Scouting contact your local council which you can find with an online search or through the national website. For Boy Scouts I think the website is Scouting.org. My yongest two children are being homeschooled. Until this year my wife was a Girl Scout Troop Leader for our daughters Brownie Tr…
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I don't know if there are any valid statistics to answer your query. However, I was home schooled as were my brothers and I believe we have done very well. The three of us hold advanced degrees and are very active in our chosen community affairs. I don't believe it is an either/or situation. I beli…
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As far as social scene goes, homeschoolers are not very different. They may get teased about being homeschooled by some but people tend to be more intrigued than hurtful. Some homeschoolers don't have a sense of fashion, or develope one later. Homeschoolers can have difficulty talking to people thei…
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WELL..........i am 12 and i do not want to go to collage and i have been going to homeschool ALL my life an di want to go to public school REALY bad but my mom will not let me because she thinks i am a good person now and she dose not want me to be a bad person (witch i don't think i will be if i go…
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Yes, I was homeschooled through highschool. I have a third and a first grader who we are teaching at home.   I am homeschooled. My parents were not and thought that school was a huge waste of their time. I did go to school for K-6 and I had the hardest time. I am glad I am homeschooled and I …
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k12 also has a program for people living outside the US I am 22 years old and was home schooled from 5th grade through 12th grade on Abeka Home School Video. You can have the videos and materials shipped to anywhere around the world. There are 5-10 lessons and each tape.
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Your child will be free to move at his or her own pace. When my parents first pulled me out of public school in the second grade, any worries they had that they might not be doing the right thing dissipated when I flew through a reading textbook in three weeks that my peers were using for the ENTIRE…
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The answer is yes! I am in the eighth grade and have been homeschooling for six years. I have so many friends it's not even funny. I have been involved in a speech and theatre group that is for homeschoolers since I was in third grade. I have also been involved in sports, bands and orchestras for a …
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It depends on the personality of the child, their level of intellect, and their strength of character. To give you an example, I'm 19 years old, good at English, arty stuff, good communicator and thinker. I'm also a competitive person. Apart from the fact that I know, from personal experience, that…
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I was homeschooled my entire life. My feelings toward homeschooling? I think it could be a rewarding experience for some families but there needs to be increased oversight to ensure that it is NEVER conducted in isolation. Most homeschoolers are active in their community and receive, at minimum, ade…
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Your guardian would need to enroll you Laws vary--check wit your state's HS organization. Usually parents,Legal Guardians, or Certified Teachers can do it. Miz
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We homeschool our children. At the beginning of the school year each year we sit them down and talk to them to make sure they are still happy with homeschooling. It is a choice we make as a family and it will never be pushed or guilt tripped onto them. You should respect the parents decision in fron…
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It actually varies from state to state. In some states there are rules as to how long the class is required to last each day. In Florida, I know of parents that have full time jobs, but homeschool in the evenings. They work 7am to 3pm, then begin schooling at 4. I know of other parents who do school…
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%REPLIES% Answer Every state may be different. Check your state's homeschooling laws. In my state, North Carolina, you can homeschool your child of any age, as long as you finished high school yourself. Answer As another answer said, some states may throw up legal roadblocks. That's a …
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There were 9. George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, James Madison, John Quincy Adams, William Henry Harrison, Abraham Lincoln, Theodore Roosevelt, Woodrow Wilson, and Franklin D. Roosevelt. Obama makes 10. ewjgjqwokgj President Obama was home educated for several yea f rs by his mother who woke h…
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I was homeschooled since first grade, have known hundreds or thousands of homeschoolers over the years and am now homeschooling my own children. I also come from a family full of teachers and am a substitute teacher myself. Of the hundreds of homeschooling families I have known very personally over …
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Well, I'm in the process of trying to get homeschooled as a freshman right now. This site really is helping as I read it because I hate my school right now. I'm actually trying to make a PowerPoint on why I should be home schooled and from reading all these other topics, it really does make me feel …
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Being this far along in the Public system, I would just keep what I got. Why, don't you want to have the joy and honor of graduating amongst your peers?   If you want to you may. I did almost the same thing. I attended my local high school in 9th grade, and it was terrible. Now almost half wa…
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There are many forms of homeschooling . . . Unschooling, The Charlotte Mason Method, Classical, A Thomas Jefferson Education, Relaxed and School at Home are just some of them. Answer There are four general types of homeschooling to choose from: Internet courses that teach your child Computer so…
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Home schooling can be a good and bad thing. It is good because your child will be less likely to get involved in drugs, sex, or other illegal things. Yet, this might shelter your child from people and have it harder for them to move out and on their own. I believe high school is a necessity to kids …
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While I don't have the specific answer, you should be able to find that and much more through one of the research links at the Homeschool Legal Defense Association: http://www.hslda.org/research/default.aspBy the way, I believe every homeschooler should join HSLDA.   I am homeschooled. When I…
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There are no as such social differences for homeschooled children. No home school bounds its students to socialize. Furthermore, it purely depends on the child if he/she is interested in making friends or not. There are many other ways to socialize like going out, making friends etc. It is a complet…
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It depends on the state I think. In Indiana, for example, there are no laws concerning that. You can homeschool your children even if you did not graduate from High School. Answer: It is new information for me that parent's education matters for their kids enrollment. There would be some laws for s…
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I'm sure it depends on what curriculum you choose. I don't live in Missouri, but as far as I know I don't think any states charge to homeschool - I don't think that would be legal. Some states are more strict than others about requirements for homeschoolers though. There is probably some kind of ind…
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Definitely not as home education is introduced to make you complete your aims if you are unable to fulfill them for any reason. Not just the completion but for all new and old students, home education providers offers easy enrollments. There are a number of institutes who have very flexible regist…
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It all depends on your budget. Now that you can do almost anything on the internet, you can actually homeschool for as little as it costs to run your computer on the internet, printer ink, paper, and research hours to create your own curriculum. It can also be as expensive as you want it to be if yo…
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It will be judged by your confidence and your command over spoken English. Whatever you do not try to fake an accent. Be natural and calm. Don't speak it fast but be relaxed about the whole process. Try to be clear and slow. Concentrate on what you intend to reply. Be very courteous to your intervie…
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I'm a homeschooled kid and many people I know have talked to me about this. From what I have been told people say that homeschooling usually does affect their people skills. My advice to you is to get your homeschoolers involved in sports and other kinds of activities like church projects, drama…
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It depends on what kind of schooling you decide on I don't know where you live but in Ohio and Pennsylvania there is a Charter School called OHDELA (Ohio's School) and PDELA(Penn.'s School) They are completely free and provide you with a computer, and all the books and school supplies you child will…
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The Point of Homeschooling Now that is a good question! The "point of homeschooling" stems from your worldview. The concept of world view is central to the current firestorms surrounding education because it forms the basis for one's idea of a good life. It is impossible to talk about education…
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Primarily, personal and customized attention, as well as parental involvement. That benefits any student, of any ability level. Answer A downfall can be lack of social interaction, thus lack of social maturity as child progresses. However, some homeschool programs co-op with others to ensure soc…
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Answer I hope not common at all - she shouldn't need to take the test for the kid, if he's gotten the education he should, and if he didn't, her falsifying it is going to make it harder on the kid, because when he gets into the community college, he isn't going to be able to handle the work. I h…
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It would be necessary to know the person before making a reasonable evaluation. However, many teens are quite mature, disciplined and responsible, even if it doesn't seem that way sometimes, (the same can be said about many adults). A suggestion would be to allow the young person to have a "trial ru…
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I think it depends on your state's laws about homeschooling. At the time we did it, we were told the best way to start was to just not re-enroll him after the summer was over. That's what we did and had no problems at all. However, even the laws in our state may have changed by now, so be sure to ch…
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It can cost nothing if you use an online charter school for more info go to It depends on the courses. One major class for a first grader is going to be a couple of hundred dollars full scale curriculum etc.., but some people do it on homemade stuff and go as low as 30 or 40 dollars. High school co…
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Answer You must be 16 to get a job in California. For more child labor laws in California, visit www.stateandfederalposter.com They have comprehensive posters of child labor laws included in the labor law posters. Most states have laws that make employers post labor law posters of child labor…
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Homeschooling is really simple first you should cheack out the requirmens set by Texas because they vary by state i live in Mississippi and there arent very many requirments before the 9th grade so i am homeschooled you can purchase the books you can rent them and return them but either way all the …
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No. Actually, many colleges such as Harvard University (and many, many others) are actively seeking homeschoolers because they tend to be more self-motivated. Some recent statistics have shown a sharp uprise in the amount of homeschooled teens accepted into major colleges.
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First, you need to realize that the teenager (or any child leaving school for homeschool) needs some time off. That said, there are many resources, and many ways to homeschool - from strict school-at-home to unschooling, and everything in between. It is legal in all 50 states of the US and in almost…
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I believe home schooling (make sure he/she is actually learning and not being lazy at home) would be more effective from kindergarten until he reaches middle school (put him in a charter school) because he/she will be more willing to study. Putting he/she in home schooling for a tremendous amount of…
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I would say an obvious yes to this question! Homeschooling is open for all throughout the lifetime unless your brain stops attracting you for education. You can be homeschooled at any age as if you are a high school senior then you would surely have looked for some online training centres etc. By …
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Answer Unless you set something up through your state, I don't think it's a very high percentage. Most schools would have those records though. Or go to the place you would sign up for a G.E.D. and they too should have those records. The truth in fact that many homeschoolers start college two to…
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Directly proportional to how smart you want your child to be.  Homeschooling to me is every day and to my daughter she learns something new every day. But as far as time we do our everyday things then she works on her own. Every Sunday night I set and review her previous weeks work and get her…
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Homeschooling means you have got a teacher by the institute who will be teaching you distantly. He / she will be dealing you through the means you have selected like if you have selected online tuitions then you'll be having online classes by the assigned persons. Not just the tutors but they provid…
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From everything Ive heard, you cant homeschool for college credits. And that's actual information from a guidance councler.
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If Your Parent Won't Agree to Homeschooling You need to identify the real problem you have at school in order for someone to relate with you. If you're getting bullied, for example, the danger must be assessed. You need to sell the idea to others. Answer #2 If you're having a hard time expla…
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I have been a home school mom for ten years. Obviously, my answer is biased. However, I can say that there are definite pros and con to home schooling your children PROS: control the curriculum your children learn be personally involved in your children's education spend lots of time with your k…
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Easy, to pass of their genes and carry on their legecy. And if they want a boy it is mostlikely to carry on the family name after the parents die. There's various good and bad reasons (not including accidental pregnancies).Some people have kids because they truly want to give a child love and…
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For a child to learn how to make friends, resolve conflict, interact with strangers, dine in a social environment, learn with external distractions, share with many other children, are all things that teach a child the value of their own family, home, solitude and personal sense of self. Through a p…
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Yes, most homeschoolers do have a social life. Just like in public school, there are going to be those that do not get out, or do not talk with others. However, a large percentage of homeschooled children are involved in dance, cheerleading, football, YMCA, martial arts, church, scouts, and just hav…
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Better Morals? Yes. Being homeschooled means that the parents have a respect for their child's heart and they don't want their kids to be subjected to the harshness of the world at such young ages. I attended public schools for 12 years and graduated in 1971. That was before all the controversy …
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The homeschooling cost of an eight grader is up to the parent. It can be anywhere from $200 to $500.
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There could be so many reasons for home schooling their children. They want to make their children safe from the unsafe physical environment of public schools. They desire to spend quality time with their kids with a concentration on their educational needs. And finally one main reason of homeschool…
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Some children may be a little lazy when it comes to waking up in order to go to school, but mostly many children may have promblems with other peers or may have trouble tring to fit in. Or bad social skills, when all of their friends have boyfriends or girlfriends, and they don't.AnswerI homeschoole…
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This article is about black American students, but does give the total stats on home schooled children in the U.S. It's an interesting article and one that may help you make your decision to home school your children. Many parents fear for their children because of incidents such as Columbine or bul…
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How homeschoolers handle natural science If you are referring to such sciences as chemistry or biology, there are many wonderful resources used in homeschooling. Dissection, the subject of labs in most highschools, is something anyone can do at home. A company called Carolina Biological Supply of…
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The laws vary with your location. Many universities require proof of childhood vaccinations. Shots are not required even for a child entering public schools. The requirement is either for proof of vaccinations or for the parent to sign a release form stating they do not wish for their child to be…
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If you allow and guide your child to be social when he is home schooled then I'm sure there would be no difficulty for him to attend the public college. You have to work out on the difference of home school and the public school i.e. being social to reduce your child difficulty. There are many stude…
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It is where a child will stay at home and be schooled instead of going to a "real" school. A lot of people believe that a child can not get the same amount of education or social skills if a child is home schooled Popular understanding has it that home schooling is something of a young upstart. Hom…
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Three-word answer To eliminate ignorance. A student's answer To get an education means to have career opportunities open to you. Without some sort of education, the chances of being able to be successful in the first world (at least) are decreased. Many employers will not hire someone without…
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Yes it's hard to get a job when you were homeschooled. But hardwork & determination makes man perfect & everyone can effort for getting job whatever they studied.
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Age and gender doesn't affect your IQ. The IQ is kind of like a measure of your mental age. I know when I took an IQ test I got an 130 and that made my mental age 16 (at an age of 13). An IQ over 140 means someone is a genius, while the average is between 90 and 110. If it's under 70, just hope you'…
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Depending where you are you'll probably need to notify your local school that you're homeschooling your kid(s) and that they will no longer be attending. After that you can do whatever you or your kids want. Learning is easy, as long as school isn't stifling kids' natural desire to learn.
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National Organizations Supporting Homeschooling National Home Education Network P.O. Box 41067 Long Beach, CA 90853 info@nhen.org http://www.nhen.org The National Home Education Network (NHEN) exists to encourage and facilitate the vital grassroots work of state and local homeschooling groups …
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