Comments about Homeschooling

Positive and Encouraging Comments about Homeschooling

I get a lot of encouraging feedback from this website, here is a selection of user comments and feedback. (if this interests you at all then you might also like reading up on the negative comments I sometimes receive about homeschooling)
Positive Comments

(In reverse order)

Jules

Just wanted to say how great the site is, very informative and makes for interesting reading. I home educate my four children (aged 10, 8, 4, and 6 months) and live in Devon, England. We have been home educating for nearly 3 years. So keep up the good work! God Bless. Jules - Sat Jan 14 2006

Linda Larson

Hello from the United States. I am originally from Stratford Upon Avon in England, now married to a US citizen and homeschooling my twin 14 year old daughters in the US. I just wanted to say how great I think your website is and how pleased I am to think that such a resource is available in the UK. While my husband and I lived in the UK we found that very few people seemed to know about homeschooling and many thought it was illegal! I would like to commend you for this site, all of us need encouragement in our homeschooling endeavors and sites like yours make all the difference. I am fortunate here in the US that so many resources are available to me and I am glad that you offer many of them in your store. May God bless your ministry and may I take this opportunity to wish you a blessed Christmas and a peaceful and wonderful New Year. Sincerely Linda Larson - Fri Dec 23 2005

Hello from the United States.

I am originally from Stratford Upon Avon in England, now married to a US citizen and homeschooling my twin 14 year old daughters in the US. I just wanted to say how great I think your website is and how pleased I am to think that such a resource is available in the UK. While my husband and I lived in the UK we found that very few people seemed to know about homeschooling and many thought it was illegal! I would like to commend you for this site, all of us need encouragement in our homeschooling endeavors and sites like yours make all the difference. I am fortunate here in the US that so many resources are available to me and I am glad that you offer many of them in your store. May God bless your ministry and may I take this opportunity to wish you a blessed Christmas and a peaceful and wonderful New Year. Sincerely Linda Larson - Fri Dec 23 2005

As someone who has been both home-schooled and public-schooled I agree whole-heartedly with what you say. Especially about the increasing immorality of our countries schools. Now in a public University, the blame Bush game has started, and no one takes responsibility anymore. There is always someone to blame, it is never “my fault.” People need to realize that God is he ultimate judge and that just because we are not punished on this earth for our actions does not imply that God will condone our actions. – John Magnotti

thank you, I am just at the stage of deciding whether to take my 7 year old out of main stream education and tutor from home and your page is very encouraging; I can see us having a lot of fun together while we learn

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Thank you I have found this site most useful.

very inspiring. thanks - Thu Aug 14 2003

What a brilliant resource! Thank you. - Sun Sep 07 2003

This was a wonderful page. I have it bookmarked to use in the future when I have my daycare. Thanks for the wonderful poems! - Tue Nov 11 2003

Believe it or not there are some very good christian schools still out there, where children are taught the difference between right and wrong and about christianity. My son attends a particularly good school where church attendance is hugely encouraged and the school achieves good standard together with excellent exam results. While this may be few and far between and home education may suit some, I do not feel you can make a blanket statement that ‘it is better for children to be taught in the home’. For example take a ‘christian’ single mum, who has never allowed any one to influence her son (not even the father - this being the cause of the break-up). This mother still wanting total control - still sleeps with her son who is 11 years old, now wants to remove him from school to home educate. This mother has never before shown an interest with his education as this develops intelligence and therefore reduces control she has. The son is not below average intellegence for his age but still struggles to write, and often fails to complete homework as mother does not encourage. I feel these web sites are fine for most parents who normally do this sort of thing for the right reasons, however they should warn about the level of commitment and motivation required and what are genuine reasons, otherwise they give quite a dangerous impression to some parents who do require outside influences as their basic parental skills in themselves are lacking. I do believe there is a social element to going to school (I know most home educators disagree) I feel in the example above the mother wants to further isolate the child to maintain control and that she probably does have some mental illness, but what is there to stop her doing this? - Sun Feb 27 2005

Comments

It is the school holidays and I have been showing my grandchildren what we used to play in school it's funny how the words all come rushing back it just a shame the energy level's failed to do the same, it was so nice to see that all of these ryme's have not been lost, I'm off now to see if I can find any of the moves for french skipping. Carmel thank you, I am just at the stage of deciding whether to take my 7 year old out of main stream education and tutor from home and your page is very encouraging; I can see us having a lot of fun together while we learn Carol Mote cornishmotes@aol.com As someone who has been both home-schooled and public-schooled I agree whole-heartedly with what you say. Especially about the increasing immorality of our countries schools. Now in a public University, the blame Bush game has started, and no one takes responsibility anymore. There is always someone to blame, it is never "my fault." People need to realize that God is he ultimat judge and that just because we are not punished on this earth for our actions does not imply that God will condone our actions. John Magnotti magnotjf@jmu.edu The Australian Christian Academy have changed their phone number and e-mail address the phone number is 07 3881 5744 I am not one hundred % sure about the email address it may be info@australianchristianacademy.org i think this page is brillant i found what i was looking for and have learnt some new songs i can do with children in the setting thanks lisa I liked this page it was cool and if they have jumpropeing at santa Fe next year I know new jumpropeing rhyms so thanks! "Directional" writing is the most important. Most children, when they begin to write, want to write their letters from the bottom because it is easier. As a preschool teacher, I stress forming the letters correctly rather than how the pencil is held. This website is brilliant, I love it!!!

Thank you for this very helpful pag! In the future, I would like to see some quotations from Dr. Michael Farris, esq., since he is a major homeschooling advocate and active in American government. Thank you for listening - Mon Nov 28 2005

Jules Just wanted to say how great the site is, very informative and makes for interesting reading. I home educate my four children (aged 10, 8, 4, and 6 months) and live in Devon, England. We have been home educating for nearly 3 years. So keep up the good work! God Bless. Jules - Sat Jan 14 2006

I loved this page it was wonderful to see so many songs I’m a school teacher just begining so thank you

myriad of poems and songs, good resources! - Wed Feb 22 2006

thank you thank you - Tue Feb 14 2006

Sheri Harris

if you are worried about social interaction there are homeschool groups where you can hang out with other parents and the kids with other kids. These parents and kids often have the same opinions and thoughts that you do. - Tue Apr 18 2006

Last Updated - Roland Munyard
11 March 2006

Negative Comments about Homeschooling

God, you’re all sick. You’re probably cynical of what others want to teach your children, and you respond with paranoia. You want to tailor and fashion your children like pieces of cloth, to be worn by specific people. But let’s not fool ourselves–we are all in this world. And with good parental guidance, children will learn about the world’s vices and pitfalls, without adopting them. There is no need to keep them in a sheltered nursery. The type of censorship suggested in this page is too extreme. Let your kids be in the world, not of the world. Further more, as a 15 year old student I must say that if I spent every waking moment of the day with my parents, I would get suffocated even though I love them. Besides, you made a spelling error on this page. “if you cannot bare to watch it twice then why should they?” it should be spelt as “bear”. Some home teacher you are. - Sun Aug 10 2003

Chris Mante When I was in school–New York, 1949-1965, not at home, BTW–I learned that it was a mark of semi-illiteracy to style oneself “Dr.” or any other such. We were taught the correct form was: John Jones, PhD. or MD. and the like. From what I see on your site–which I happened across while researching “Tumbledown Dick” Cromwell–you universally use “Dr.” in identifying your members/correspondents/whatever. Has the style changed or does home schooling use a non-standard (I hesitate to say “incorrect”, but there it is) stylebook)? Is this a danger (yours or mine) of speaking only to the choir and missing what the “enemy” considers proper. Dialog with those holding differing views is a necessary part of education. I’ve always suspected the home schooling movement was designed to prevent this. Your non-standard use of this honorific tends to confirm me in my belief. Chris Mante -All men’s miseries derive from not being able to sit in a quiet room alone.–Blaise Pascal - Sun Jan 22 2006

My goodness, the English, grammar and spelling in this page concern me greatly. Are you responsible for home-schooling your child? If yes, then please check your website for mistakes or get someone to do it for you before your child suffers!!! - Sun Feb 05 2006

I think that kids should be able to play with any toy they want!!!!!!!!!! I mean they are just kids!!!!!!!! SORRY BUT I DISSAGREE WITH YOU! - Mon Jan 30 2006

Brittany
i think that home schooling is bad. b\c kids are not around other kids and they can not make mistakes if they are home schooled. - Thu Apr 06 2006

Children will not get the big money when older and not a get job. - Mon Apr 10 2006

A Teen - Ok im a teen. I got to public school. I have a comment. Naturally, you want to protect your kid from bad influences. But think about it. Just how long do you think you can protect them? Sooner or later, they have to face the nasty part of life. Bullying is a part of life. Even after school, it is still something they will have to deal with. Plus, a homeschooler is a bully magnet. You say schooling isnt the real world. Well to you its not. But to a teen or a kid, it is the world. Forget about preparing them for later on for a while. They need the chance to be a NORMAL kid in a normal enviroment. All kids just want to be normal. They need time to be a kid, then worry about being and acting like an adult later. Dont take that away from them. - Tue Apr 18 2006

Last Updated - Roland Munyard
15th April 2006
11 March 2006

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