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Our daughter was in and out of private school, went to college at 16, got her bachelors degree at 19, 2 masters degrees at 22. Public school ain’t for everybody. I worked too much to home school. Good for you and your family.
I wish we had more private school options for us here, but sadly we dont :(
 

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We can't help but feel nervous. But I think its for the best.
You've totally got this Wolfemomma. Like all of life it will have it's peaks and valleys and struggles and triumphs, but don't buy into the doubts or thinking you are not "expert" enough. Nobody has more invested in seeing your kids learn and grow into themselves than you and your husband. Looking back you will never regret the time and effort it took, nor especially being present in it all with them.
 

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I believe there is an entire range of homeschooling from "do everything yourself including proving to the authorities that your 'program' meets requirements" to using state approved programs that provide books and teachers - online education. Certainly it is easier to help grammar school kids with their homework than it is when the kids are in high school taking pre-calc and you just REALLY don't have the background to answer their questions.
 

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I believe there is an entire range of homeschooling from "do everything yourself including proving to the authorities that your 'program' meets requirements" to using state approved programs that provide books and teachers - online education. Certainly it is easier to help grammar school kids with their homework than it is when the kids are in high school taking pre-calc and you just REALLY don't have the background to answer their questions.
A parent doesn't necessarily have to have the background in every subject they administer. It's not reinventing the wheel. There is a huge reservoir of curriculum and human help to be tapped into. Presumably by the time a young adult is at the age and maturity to take pre-calc they have learned how to study independently anyway and can be aided through anything they don't understand. An interesting side note is that many universities are eager to get homeschooled students.

I'll just put this right out there, I'm not a fan of government indoctrination and the "authorities" religious idealogy masquerading as education these days. Schools don't like losing the ADA money they receive when students go elsewhere for learning. That drives a lot of anti homeschool myths.

I don't want to derail Wolfmommas journal, I just want to encourage her.
 

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I believe there is an entire range of homeschooling from "do everything yourself including proving to the authorities that your 'program' meets requirements" to using state approved programs that provide books and teachers - online education. Certainly it is easier to help grammar school kids with their homework than it is when the kids are in high school taking pre-calc and you just REALLY don't have the background to answer their questions.
I think if my son was struggling with Pre Calc and I felt i couldn't help, then I would definitely invest in the tutoring programs at the University to help support him where I could not.
 

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Nothing at all wrong with homeschooling if the parent is willing to put in the effort!
Agreed. This is the most important question you have to ask your self when making this decision. Am I willing and able to put in the effort that is required in order to benefit and support my childs education.
 
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