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    Homeschool Thread

    For random thoughts and discussion on the topic, since it looks like we'll be doing this for at least the next year.
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    I don't think that I struggled with reading and math nearly as much as my kid does at times, and I wonder if that's because I was in a large class with a bunch of kids, public school, and the expectations were always lower than whatever level of achievement I was currently at.

    Whereas with my kid, he's at a 1:1 student:teacher ratio, and I'm constantly challenging him to operate at his highest level of competency.

    I think he's also more of a perfectionist than I was as a kid, but I wonder which is the chicken and which is the egg.

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    Just want you to know I'm interested in your experiences. It's probably not applicable to us right now, but I've never been a fan of institutionalised education and assumed there was a strong possibility any child of mine would end up homeschooled. Now the child's here, but still have to see how he develops and what school/education opportunities exist...

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    I have some experience. I was a bigger fan going in than going out, but there are so many variables that matters little.

    Thought #1 is think about your philosophy first, and then consider if it matches what you know about your child.

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