Homeschool Vs. Christian school

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  1. heisrisen

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    If you homeschool, what made you decide to homeschool over sending your kid to a Christian school? I'm torn between the two. I think God is leading me to homeschool, but sometimes I think hmm, maybe my daughter should just go to Christian school. Why do you homeschool isntead?
     
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    We are raising our only grandchild. He's been with us since he was 4 months old. We homeschooled our children (all in their 30s now) and as the little ankle biter turned old enough to go to school we wrestled with the same question. Tuition at the only Christian school in the area is about $2750 a year plus books and it's 20 miles away.

    Homeschooling is a natural extension of what we've always done. Everything is a teaching moment. Homeschooling formalizes it.
     
  3. annsni

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    There was no way that I could afford Christian school and it wasn't even a consideration because of that. I homeschooled because my oldest daughter had ADD and just couldn't sit in a regular classroom and so even a Christian school wouldn't have been the right choice for her. I am in my 19th year of homeschooling now and that ADD second grader I started out with is now a certified art teacher looking for a full time teaching job but in the meantime is a full time substitute teacher. Her younger sister was pulled home because it was working well for her older sister and that little first grader who I pulled out the second year we homeschooled is sitting in the kitchen studying for her midterms - for her doctorate in audiology. :)

    I have one still at home and one that's in the public high school right now. I homeschool through 8th grade and then send them to school and it's worked well for us.

    If you feel led to homeschool, do it. I know it's a huge step (the pit I had in my stomach when that school bus went by our house on the first day of school made me question my sanity) but it will be some of the best years of your life. Having the privilege of educating our children is wonderful and I wish everyone could experience what I have through all of these years. :)
     
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    If you feel led to homeschool, do it. I know it's a huge step (the pit I had in my stomach when that school bus went by our house on the first day of school made me question my sanity) but it will be some of the best years of your life. Having the privilege of educating our children is wonderful and I wish everyone could experience what I have through all of these years. :)[/QUOTE]

    Thanks for the response and encouragement. And yes I have looked and the schools I checked out are expensive. Sounds like your kids turned out awesome. It gives me hope.
     
  5. Earth Wind and Fire

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    Hi Padre....I would really like to know how you do it ...see I'm not a proponent of sending any kid off to public schools....and Im a skeptic with regard to private christian schools. I would rather they got their early instruction from me & my wife.
     
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    I'm not Padre but I'll let you know how I do it: Just decide and go for it! I get my curriculum from a variety of sources and we just start our school day at 9 and go through it all. :) For 19 years, this has been my life. 19 years!! LOL I have seen wonderful benefits from having my children home and the greatest of them are the character benefits. They get a great education but more than that, they learn true godly character from their parents and that is a gift. :)
     
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  7. ElenaP

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    Some children would not do well with homeschooling, others would. I think it depends on your child, because you may have all the good intentions of the world but if your child is not receiving and thriving from your teaching then they would be better off in a formal school. You can always homeschool them after regular school and on weekends.

    If it is an issue of who they will encounter in a regular school, then that's a different topic.
     
  8. Carnold23

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    I have been thinking about this topic for a long time now.
    I think that I have decided to send my children to the local Christian school.
    In our area Christian schools are free, and after a lot of thought and discussion we decided that we are going to go that route.
    If all goes well my children will have the socialization and typical school experience and still be taught Christian values.
    We will be keeping our eyes out, and if there is too many things we don't agree with we will pull them out.
     
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  9. The Convicted Mama

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    Homeschooling offers many benefits, but it also can be done poorly. I hope your kids thrive at Christian school! If not, I highly recommend homeschooling :)
     

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