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    Does anyone home educate their kids? I'm thinking of doing this with my Daughter as she has had various problems but can't seem to find alot of info on home educating, is there anyone that can give me any info please?

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    Have you ever met the type of person who home-schools kids?

    I've never considered it for my children but I know a couple of people who have done it. I suppose they might have felt better because their kids were unhappy at school but none of the children involved came out with anything much in the way of education and all with a distinct shortages of social skills.

    If the problem is with the school your daughter is attending then a change of school might be a better option? It is probably worth looking on your local education provider (usually the County Council) website to see what help they offer with home education. Generally, but infortunately not always, you might find them helpful if you talk to them.

    Best of luck.

    FilthAndFurry;6923640

    Have you ever met the type of person who home-schools kids?



    Yes. Generally, they're the reason the kids were having problems at school. :roll:

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    tony_s1;6923690

    Yes. Generally, they're the reason the kids were having problems at … Yes. Generally, they're the reason the kids were having problems at school. :roll:



    They're a strange breed - met loads a few years back at a big education trade show and they were all quite 'conspicuous'.

    I'm all for parents taking a keen interest in their child's education, but home-schooling is just a one-way ticket to therapy.

    This is a good group:
    education-otherwise.org.uk/

    I home educate my son who was unable to attend school due to medical reasons, and it has been the best thing for him over the last 5 years. My daughter however attends mainstream school and I would not recommend it for her as she has different needs from my son. Although I know a lot of people who home educate would completely disagree with me, home education needs a lot of time effort and money to give a child the stimulation, education and social skills they need. Having said that I do know a lot of children don't get these things in school so you will have to weigh it up for your situation.

    As a teacher, no comment plaease lol, I wouldn't recommend it. Schools provide social , moral and emotional education as well as literacy and numeracy etc. Remember a teacher has a different view of your child from you, and as a mother I can understand both relationships. This is a good thing when it comes to education because teachers do not make such emotional decisions about your child's education. I have met children who have been home schooled and they have had problems later in life socialising with peers. If there are problems, there will be a reason for them. If these problems cannot be resolved then moving your child to another school would be more advantageous. Do you really want to be your child's teacher or do you want ot be their mother (who obviously is an educator but in a different capacity)? Hope this helps.
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