No, we haven't studied typing yet. hahahaha
No, you aren't stepping on my toes. I didn't think I would ever homeschool before January this year, either. I looked forward to sending my kids to school and having a break every day. Then I began to wonder about how the teachers felt about my children, in addition to the other reasons why I homeschool. My oldest is a very bright, intelligent child who is very outgoing. She was getting in trouble every day because she could not shut up and sit down for the entire day. How cruel to do that to my child. That's what 3rd graders are supposed to do. Don't talk too loud (over a whisper) in the lunch room. Only get 20 minutes of recess. Get, I got 2 20 minute recesses when I was in 6th grade. The 6th graders are now in middle school. Terrible.
Our children are both smart. Not behind, ahead. The youngest was in kindergarden last year, never got to see her older sister when she was in school, unless they met in the bathroom. They fought most of the time they were home. It is wonderful to see them play together now. Happy with each other and with themselves. This country was founded by people who worked together as a family unit. I do not want to send my children to public school anymore. God gave these children to me, not to their teachers. It is my God given right to raise them as I see fit, not how the government tells me to. I have rules I have to obey as teacher of a private school. My rules are met. I have seen children who were very disturbed in the public school. One of them repeatedly picked on my beautiful 6 year old little girl. Telling her she was stupid & ugly. She does not have to be subjected to that in my school. I do not have to worry about them being sexually abused in my school. I do not have to worry about another student shooting them in my school. Our local news carried a story the other day about a teacher who was convicted of abusing ~15 kids in an elementary school (within 100 miles of my home). Not in my school. I graduated from Heath High school where the little boy shot those girls. I happened to take care of one of them the afternoon after it happened. That won't happen in my school.
You're not stepping on my toes. I just wish you would be open minded about it. There are many children who are homeschooled who are very smart. Go to vegsource.com and check out their homeschooling community. It's a great place. We do it because we love our children and want to teach them better. It wasn't until I started to read one of our history books that I learned that Christopher Columbus was such a religious man. I was never taught that in school, were you? The 10 commandments are not allowed in the schools
. My girls have them prominently displayed in their bedrooms.
Socialization isn't a real good argument either. Who do I want my children to be more influenced by: the children who behave horribly at school teaching them dirty language and sick jokes or their parents? Gee, I'd rather them be more influenced by me. More parents should wish the same, in my opinion.
Don't misinterpret me, public schools are a good thing if you want a free baby-sitter for your children. Just thankfully, I don't need it anymore.
God Bless America where we have the freedom to do what's best for our family!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!