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    But he will be at work all day!! What's the difference!! I could start home schooling now and he'll be gone in the morning from 7/8 to 4/5 or later at night.



    I feel like I have to get permission from him to do this. Id like for him to at least listen to me.

    I have already made up my mind.
    I am going to trial it to begin with and if if doesn't work out we will look into highschools.

    Anyway, I'm done arguing. Thanks for the opinions although I don't agree with a lot of you.
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    Default I want to start homeschooling when kids are in highschool

    I think it's safe to say if my husband spoke about me like this we would be headed for divorce.

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    If you are both parenting these children, you both need to have a 'say',whether or not they are biologically his. Does he contribute to their upbringing -emotionally, financially, does he play a 'father' role,do they call him Dad? Then they are his kids. You need to respect his wishes.

    if both parents are 100% committed to work hard and make it happen, homeschooling can be successful. 'Unschooling' wont work in high school if they are hoping to get a tertiary education. Whether or not you agree with the aust. Curriculum for high school, it is designed in a way to give a well rounded education and prepare your children for the world of teryiary education and/ or work. Would you be confident teaching year 12 chemistry or physics? What do your children aspire to/do you have any idea what they want to do with their lives? If it involves uni,they need proper schooling. Home schooling can work,but you need to be 100% committed. It is a huge job.

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    Default I want to start homeschooling when kids are in highschool

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    Quote Originally Posted by DrDrakeRamoray View Post
    But he will be at work all day!! What's the difference!! I could start home schooling now and he'll be gone in the morning from 7/8 to 4/5 or later at night.

    I feel like I have to get permission from him to do this. Id like for him to at least listen to me.
    Just a point, but just because a parent works & isn't the one "teaching" is no reason to say they get no input into their children's education. I'll be working whilst my kids are at school but their education is absolutely my responsibility. As it is also my DHs.

    I hope you & your DP can find some common ground, although if neither of you are prepared to listen & discuss the issue together it won't be easy. Good luck.


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    Default I want to start homeschooling when kids are in highschool

    I think it depends on your kids personalities and what interests they have and if they want to go to Uni, one of the sales guys at work was home schooled for high school and he's a great guy , very sociable and friendly but he said he wouldn't home school his own kids as he only realised at about 15 that he was really interested in engineering but it was way too late to do anything about it, he could have gone to TAFE to get his HSC but he got a job at 18 and just never followed it up

    For me, my DS loves structure and he's seems really interested in music and science and we've enrolled him in a great school that offers a range of subjects that to be honest I know nothing about so I feel more comfortable with qualified teachers who are trained to teach in their chosen subjects - I also loved school ( especially high school ) and I did drama, debating, mock trial and sports so I'm hoping DS will be the same!

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    I feel really sorry for your kids... They view him as a parent, but you don't.

    This is not going to work- the relationship or the schooling.

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    Default I want to start homeschooling when kids are in highschool

    You clearly already knew what you were going to do before starting this tread so why make it to begin with?!

    I was home schooled in year 10 and I can honestly say I hated it. My parents thought it would be easy for us all as we were traveling but it was terrible. And going back to a main ****** school after it was even harder. Home schooling curriculum is completely different to main ****** schools. Even though I was completing all the work and getting good grades I was so far behind, it took a tutor and long hours after school to catch up.

    Anyway that's just my experience.
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    If you have a look at the op you will see she said she was very passionate about this. But maybe she wasn't clear enough about what she wanted advice on? Maybe she wanted advice on how to reassure her partner about his concerns?

    Op I think you need to go over a lot of what you have researched with your partner and really nut out all the concerns he has. Fortunately you have a couple of years to figure it all out in greater detail.

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    Wow... I'm really sorry, OP, that you aren't getting some more positive responses.
    I began home schooling our children because I really don't like the way the education system works. Unfortunately, due to the fact that I am time poor and our home schooling was more like unschooling (I don't have anything against unschooling, it just wasn't what I wanted for our children), I enrolled our girls at the local primary school, because I felt they weren't functioning at their full potential.
    Home schooling takes a lot of commitment and from what I've observed from other home schooling families I know, they spend a lot of time attending "extra curricular" activities (music classes, art classes, etc) to make sure they are covering all the curriculum. I think all the families I know also have difficulties at times with getting their children to do school work.
    I disagree with the argument that teachers spend 4 years at uni, so how can an untrained person possibly teach their children. I am a trained teacher and I will say that my 4 years of university training were largely useless. When I entered a classroom for the first time, I was completely unprepared. There is nothing particularly "special" about being a teacher.
    Also, the argument that children need to go to school to be "socialised" is rubbish, in my opinion. Unless you plan on keeping your children prisoners in your home and not allowing them contact with anyone outside your immediate family, they will mix with plenty of people of different ages and backgrounds in different situations, and if that isn't socialisation, I don't know what is.
    I do agree with other posters, though, that it would be helpful if your husband was on board. I would continue to talk to him about it and encourage him to learn about it before he made a decision.
    In regards to prospects after highschool, if that is an issue for you, I'd work backwards -- contact some universities/tafes and find out what requirements there would be for home schooled applicants. Again, I don't believe (my opinion and my experience) home schooling does limit prospects.

    I have probably waffled on long enough. In summary, all the issues your husband has highlighted, in my opinion, are not issues at all. If I had more time and resources to do it properly, I'd home school my kids again in a heart beat. (There is rarely a week that goes by that I'm not growling about some aspect of school or the education system.) We are off to highschool at about the same time as you, and I too am considering home schooling as an option again.

    I, for one on this forum, can see the benefits of homeschooling and if it's something you think you and your children can handle, then I say go for it -- just try to get your hubby on side first.
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