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    Hi Iím strongly thinking or have been thinking for quite a while that I want to homeschool my son. Heís now in kindergarten but I feel that homeschool would fit him and his personality better than public school and also because I feel public schools nowadays have a lot of bullying and negative influences that I donít want to happen to my son. Do you think Iím a bad mom for wanting to homeschool my child because of these main reasons any feedback will be greatly appreciated thank you.

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    If you're a bad mom, then I'm the WORST! I have homeschooled all six of my kids since the beginning and they are now 13, 16, 20, 25, 26, and 34. They began attending college at ages 16, 17, 16 and 16. My current sixteen-year-old starts college in a couple of weeks. My kids are an electronics engineer, two chefs, and a teacher. My current sixteen-year-old will be studying web development.

    My kids aren't perfect, and neither am I, but homeschooling has been a great choice for us. My thirteen-year-old has significant special needs (is developmentally about five years old). For my advanced kids, my average kids, and my child with special needs, I have been able to customize their program.

    It also takes less time than public school. You might be interested in this article: How Long is a Homeschool Day?

    It's not easy, but it's something I have enjoyed doing. I'm not sure I would recommend it for a parent that hated the idea and felt it was something they "should" do, unless they had no other choice.

    So, now you know my opinion about both sides! You might also be interested in Time4Learning's free Welcome to Homeschooling guide.

    Mom of six . . . current students and homeschool graduates. Enjoying using Time4Learning since 2006!

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    Quote Originally Posted by momof_4 View Post
    Hi Iím strongly thinking or have been thinking for quite a while that I want to homeschool my son. Heís now in kindergarten but I feel that homeschool would fit him and his personality better than public school and also because I feel public schools nowadays have a lot of bullying and negative influences that I donít want to happen to my son. Do you think Iím a bad mom for wanting to homeschool my child because of these main reasons any feedback will be greatly appreciated thank you.
    I don't have an amazing story like the last answer as I am just starting, but we never had time to see our child between school and soccer, and shes just 7. Now she spends half to a third of the time she spent in school getting more work done and learning more in a better environment. We have a zoo membership for "free" field trips, and get to squeeze more into our day and do it together. We aren't as crazy or brave as the previous poster as we only have 3 kids, but my oldest is in first grade and our other two will be joining time4learning soon as well and we love this. It is something that needs a ton of research but time4learning is an amazing place to start.

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    Quote Originally Posted by IsaacPhoenix012 View Post
    We aren't as crazy or brave as the previous poster
    Haha! I'm not brave, but I might be crazy!

    Mom of six . . . current students and homeschool graduates. Enjoying using Time4Learning since 2006!

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