Home schooling.

How do you feel about home schooling your little one/ones. Thinking about home schooling my 3 year old.

  • Ivy
    Jan 21

    I think it’s an amazing option for some kids. I started very casually homeschooling with my 3 year old (he doesn’t qualify for free preschool and it would cost a lot to have him evaluated at this age anyway). I would like to continue with him, but he was recently diagnosed with ASD, so I’m trying to get him help through school, since I think he needs the socialization. I think if you’re willing and have counted the cost, it’s worth it. I used to think homeschooling was so weird, but now that I have kids, I think it’s so cool! Lol

  • Emily
    Jan 21

    I’ve started homeschooling my 3 year old just because I don’t really like the way schools are run where I am at. I would look into the programs around you that will help you keep them on track. I know there’s the argument that they need their socialization but I just put my daughter in dance and soccer and she goes to art classes weekly. I think that’s the beautiful thing about home schooling is they can make friends with kids that are actually into the same hobbies and other things. Not just a friend because they were forced to sit next to each other in class. My “friends” hop down my throat about that. It’s also surprisingly becoming more and more common. There’s groups that meet up around where I’m at and we will do group lessons and let the kids play together. I think it’s definitely worth a shot. I started now because it enough time for me to get a feel whether I wanted to actually do it before it came time to enroll her into kindergarten.

  • Emily
    Jan 21

    My daughter also seems to move fast along in some subjects and. Slower in others so it’s really awesome that she can move forward or spend more time on a subject. Because of that she can read small words already and add and subtract. But she still needs help with writing so I can make more time for writing. So it’s super flexible.

  • antigrav_kids
    Jan 21

    The 7, 6, and 3 year olds here are homeschooled, and we're all having a blast with it! In San Francisco, and Oakland, there are several homeschooling groups that have weekly playground days, so the kids are reotinely hanging out with other kids. The gang is out and about around the city every day running errands, hitting libraries and museums, visiting friendds, and exploring, (they cruised by Richomnd on Friday on their way to explore Mare Island where some of Bumblbee was filmed; they've also droppped by Winnie headquarters a few times to say hello). I love the out and about part because in addition to making friends their age, as they navigate town, they're making lots of friends in different age groups in different neighborhoods. They're basically building their own network/community. We know folks who do traditional school-oriented homeschooling with workbooks and classes, and they really enjoy it. We do more of a variant of unschooling where the gang learns about what they're intersted in as they become interested in it, and we've really enjoyed that We also know folks who host clases for homeschool kids in their areas of expertise so the kids in each family get a chance to learn different things from other families. So, as for how I feel about homeschooling: I feel great! It does take time to get into a groove, meet people, and decide what kind of homeschooling fits, but it was well worth it for us.

  • AdamAnt
    Jan 22

    My nieces and nephews are all home schooled. That mixed with their parent’s inability to effectively teach has seriously made them disabled socially & educationally. Sometimes home schooling is fine. Most of the home schooled people (kids & adults) I know are impeded in at least one way. Our kiddos are / will go to public school, but we also supplement their learning at home. Not a curriculum per se, but activities, trips, and other creative outlets that help them learn & be thoughtful.

  • Ashley
    Jan 24

    Hi! Homeschool momma here 😊 my oldest is 8 and in the second grade. We’ve homeschooled since she was three and wanted to start school (and was ready for a light preschool load). Homeschooling is a fantastic option. I don’t agree with the way the PS teaches in addition to several other reasons. Any child, public schooled, private schooled homeschooled or insert any other education choice will have gaps in their learning. You cannot learn all there is to know in 12 years. There is also this myth that you need to ‘socialize’ your children and that you can’t do that at home. Sure my daughter isn’t around 30 other kids her age (learning all their bad habits. Haha) but she goes to the grocery store, talks to our mail man and trash folks. We do a weekly bible study and we do a coop, where she interacts with kids of all ages. I’m trying to figure out how to make her less social! 🤣. We also have a three year old and a one year old and their relationships are beautiful. Academics speaking, she’s thriving. She loves to learn and that is my goal, to teach her how to learn and to foster the love for learning. And one of the best parts of homeschooling? We’re spending 2 weeks in Disney world during the least busy time of the year! (Excuse any typos, my phone is typing weird today)

  • Dee
    Jan 29

    Montessori is good. Check it out