Hello. I'm new to sparkpeople and this group, and I'm in this approximate boat too. I have one child, a 10-month-old, but my husband and I knew before we were pregnant that we would like to homeschool any children we have. It's awesome to think about all the stuff we'll get to read and learn along with our son and any siblings he has in the future, but daunting when I reflect on how disorganized and non-scheduled I tend to be.
Definately. I tend to be the jump in, let's go, excited type & he is more of an achor for me. I have one of those addictive type personalities that could easily have ended up in some cult, but, by the Grace of God, didn't.
We met with one of the pastors from our church & his wife last night. They are a few years ahead of us in marriage/family experience (they have 6 yr old). We asked them to be our marriage mentors because they have the same family goals as we do. It went really well. They homeschool as well & my husband was very excited about that (to my joy). She told me the same thing, that she didn't realize how handicaped she was by the public school system until she started teaching her son.
It's those very minute few that give homeschooling a bad rap. I've come to realize that there are as many ways to homeschool as their are kids. I also thought I received a decent education until I started homeschooling my youngest. LOL And I found out how much I wasn't taught. I'm so amazed at how many teachers I've come across on this site. I used to be a para-educator in the public school system in Cali. It's frightening to see how far gone the schools are and the downward spiral it continues on. In the past three months I have two friends in two different states that have decided to homeschool their children due to problems with the schools. And one of the friends is a bus driver for the school her child attends. Good news about your dh, he doesn't make rash decisions. =) I bet he's a nice rock for you to lean on.
I've been reading about, getting to know other homeschoolers, & researching homeschooling for several years...even before meeting my DH. I grew up in an area where the only homeschooled kids were really weird. Either hippies that didn't really educate their kids (seriously, I knew a kid in 4th grade that couldn't read) & the oddly religious verging on cult-like behavior (the kind that literally put up a chain link fence around their property & rarely went into public). But, when I moved out here to the city, I met a lot of people who homeschooled & their kids excelled not only academically but also socially and my opinion changed rapidly. If schools were still like the ones I attended, I might not be as quick to consider homeschooling but I know what has happened to the education in this nation (my mom was & several of my friends are public school teachers) & I don't want my children to be subject to that indoctrination. My DH has a little apprehension about homeschooling (the "I just think sometimes, 'Public school was good enough for me, it should be good enough for our kids.'"...but he knows it isn't). But it takes him a little while to get use to ideas...I mean, it did take him a good year & a half to propose. ;)
Hello Kris_tea~ I like your SP name. Glad you dropped in. I think it's great you and your dh are already talking about what you want for your future children's education. Do you have any specific questions? You can join us on the daily chat thread and ask as many questions as you'd like. We are all here to support each other in every way. =)
Hi all. My name is Kristy. I have been married for almost a year now. We don't have children yet but we are talking about it. :) So, why are you here, you ask? Well, I really hope to be able to homeschool any children we are blessed with & could use any & all advice & knowledge in this. My husband would also like for us to homeschool but I make quite a bit more money than he does & the financial loss does make him nervous. Anyway, hi!
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