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9/9/12 6:55 P

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I have one son who started middle school. He attends the public schools. I am active in pta and other district wide committees. i do have more time when he is in school, but find I still get up to work out at 5am, so that I am done before he is out of bed. That has always been my routine and I am most comfortable sticking with it. As far as cooking is concerned, even when he is around, he is old enough that I can prepare meals while he is doing his thing around the house. Much different when he was younger.

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THETROUT's Photo THETROUT SparkPoints: (10,891)
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9/4/12 7:25 A

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I may be the lone homeschooler here. I've never sent my child to school, so how would I know. I think it takes more of my time, but some of that is my curriculum choices. I like not having to deal with the drama that comes with the school like: Social cliques, bullying, etc. During homeschool time, we are focused on education, not all the stuff going on around us. And for those who are concerned about socialization, yes, it is a problem: He gets too much, but we are trying to cut back!

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9/3/12 10:08 P

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I have done both...currently both my children are in public school. Fitting in healthy eating and exercise is something that you have to set as a priority no matter how you chose to school. I find it easier now that one is 12 and one is 7 and they aren't so little and needy any more. And I think that would be the case in either schooling situation.

My seven year old wants to homeschool for middle school and I hope to be able to accommodate him.

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MONIBELLY's Photo MONIBELLY Posts: 4,211
8/26/12 4:59 P

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I have two boys: a freshman and a sophmore. I am also a teacher, so I 'm back to work. I have much less time for myself, which already is beginning to disappear even more as both begin work on their Eagle Scout projects. But because I am a tortise, I just will push thru slowly, but moving forward and know that I will get there.

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CHIBIKARATE's Photo CHIBIKARATE Posts: 10,592
8/25/12 2:07 A

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school and loys of home study

i also love einsteen and the way he got his ideas I love to travel on the spur of the moment and i love portland oregon, hawaii. I enjoy all forms of art and the galleries


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DIDI2692 Posts: 1,232
8/25/12 12:18 A

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My son is 9 and starting 4th grade in public school. We'll see how he does. All child raising is by trial and error.

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8/24/12 10:27 P

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My kids are all grown too. they went to public school and I always enjoyed when they were gone all day. now i work in a school, so in regards to exercise, i have less time now than when there was no school.

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8/24/12 7:58 P

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My son is entering into the 7th grade this school year which starts on Monday. Do I look forward to the start of school- YES! Before I started working I did seem to have more time to focus on me, exercise, healthy cooking, etc... and even volunteered at the schools after I had my morning ME time to get all that good stuff done. Now- well, I love my job and what I do but to remain a "hands on mom" I have changed my availability at work so that I try to be scheduled to work when he's in school so I can be home the same time as him to hear about his day, help assess homework & studying, make sure a healthy snack gets eaten and to do a family meal at night. Of course, with the coming of fall and since I work retail the work schedule will be rapidly changing and there may be a lot more nights I end up working. Means it cuts into my family evening time but I still and there for breakfast, an hour or so after school to get him rolling along and if I can a healthy early dinner to share with them before I am off to work. This also means if I am working nights I get that morning/afternoon ME time back to get the workouts in without hearing "mom" demands.



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8/24/12 7:01 P

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My kids are way past school ages as well

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DBOOTHE100PLUS Posts: 101
8/24/12 4:46 P

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OK, so I think we got our answer. Parents with school age children, homeschooled or not don't have time to be on here.

I also have only grown children. I did not homeschool and would not if I had it to do over. I am not college educated and feel like to be taught by just one person does a disservice to the student unless the teacher is well educated in all subjects.

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BONBON561's Photo BONBON561 Posts: 25,802
8/24/12 2:15 P

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me either

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ROLANDD's Photo ROLANDD SparkPoints: (64,917)
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8/24/12 12:59 P

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I am happy to say I no longer have to worry about either, or.

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8/24/12 12:47 P

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my kids (3 sons) are done with college....and I detest home-schooling...

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8/24/12 12:36 P

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Not here either...but if my kids were young I would definitely homeschool!

Edited by: GABY1948 at: 8/24/2012 (12:37)
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8/24/12 12:32 P

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No children here either.

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8/24/12 12:26 P

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I know I am not in the running because of only grown children but I wanted to comment. If I could have I would have home schooled one of my children as he found the social aspects of school a bit tough. The rest (3) found school exciting and loved the challenges. I would not have taken that away from them unless they were getting into too much that I did not like.

"The world is one country and mankind its citizens" one of the many truths spoken by Baha'u'llah and "Love is the light that guideth in darkness, the living link that uniteth God with man, that assureth the progress of every illumined soul."


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8/24/12 12:14 P

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School just restarted for many schools in North America and other locations. Do you send your children to school or do you homeschool? If you send your children to school, do you now have more time to take care of your health needs? Exercise? Cooking? Also, if you homeschool your children, do you now have less time for yourself and your health needs?

For me.... I am single, without children. This question is for parents with school age children.

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