This is the schedule Keith Wilcox uses for his homeschooling program. You can also read more about Keith’s homeschooling at How I Homeschool.
I like how you structured together a schedule so that you can be productive with the kids. Otherwise it would be choas each day.
–However, beware of some of the effects of homeschooling on your kids social development. Commonly when I was growing up, the kids who were homeschooled had more difficulty interacting positivly with most other kids. They didn’t have to deal with other kids often and that left them out of the loop socially.
You may think that you know what is happening in their little minds, but sometimes parents can try and intrude too much on the growing up process.
But I encourage your efforts as a stay-at-home Dad and I hope you can break the mold of the homeschool kid!
Andrew, do you think you’re qualified to give me parenting advice? What research can you cite that will educate me about the perils of home schooling? Were all the kids before the rise of public schools just blabbering idiots without social skills? Do historical research, Andrew, and you’ll see that public schools are a relatively recent invention. They are about as necessary for social growth as a lobotomy is.
By the way, you’re still growing up.
Actually, I do think I can give you advice on how to parent, seeing as I saw what my parents did to raise me……….
I was just pointing out that every home school kid I have EVER met has been different in some way. Whether it be not interacting with other kids, not having a solid group of friends to hang out with, etc……
But if your kids are in public school by no means does that say you cant teach your kids! I have learned so much from my dad growing up. But he doesn’t have the time to spend teaching me simple arithmetic and writing (things that are being taught in school anyways) when he has to provide for the family. And you can’t teach social aspects of human interaction when you are so much older than your kids. Sometimes they just need to learn it for themselves.
Andrew, I’ll be blunt. You’re 16 years old (or something like that). You’re experience is lacking. Let me tell you how people make it in life. Thomas Jefferson was home schooled and so were almost all of our founding fathers. Public schools are a modern invention, they simply didn’t exist in any significant way before the 20th century. Your assertion about the social interaction thing is laughable. My kids have social interactions coming out of their ears. Has it occured to you that possibly they seemed “different” than you because they were different than you? How can you be so sure that that difference also makes them inferior? I went to a private boarding school. That also makes me different than you. It certainly doesn’t make me less than you any more than homeschooling makes Thomas Jefferson less than you. I’m sure you’d see him as a little “different” also.
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Published: May 20, 2009 at 11:40 am
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