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Maat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-25-10 12:37 AM
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51. Well, my family supported me AFTER I made the decision.
My sister has been really supportive of it; that's pretty much the story re my friends also.

Of course, I've made so many homeschooling friends - that is a wonderful thing.

The way I explain makes sense to people. I say, "Look, the average school wants the parent to work hours per day with their kid. It's necessary nowadays. Now, I do it when we're both feeling good, and aren't tired. I have a great deal of education, and I've been trained in tutoring anyway. Her program is what's best for her." Then, people understand.
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  -TYT: Unschooling Vs. Homeschooling Vs. Formal Education ihavenobias  Apr-23-10 03:59 PM   #0 
  - I was certainly unaware that unschooling was legal.  FiveGoodMen   Apr-23-10 04:11 PM   #1 
  - Unschooler here  sense   Apr-23-10 06:09 PM   #11 
  - Two of our neighbors  eecumings   Apr-23-10 09:19 PM   #25 
  - I wasn't lucky. I worked hard and  sense   Apr-23-10 10:43 PM   #29 
     - Sounds like you were home schooling your son, not unschooling.  Turborama   Apr-23-10 10:48 PM   #31 
        - Yes, I've watched it. It doesn't represent the unschooling  sense   Apr-23-10 11:15 PM   #33 
  - It does produce very interesting results.  AlbertCat   Apr-23-10 09:56 PM   #26 
  - That is what you'd think from the video.  sense   Apr-23-10 10:47 PM   #30 
  - It sounds like your kid is a 1%er  WhoIsNumberNone   Apr-24-10 02:22 AM   #41 
     - He is above average,  sense   Apr-24-10 12:44 PM   #44 
  - Lots of Chaff  zenprole   Apr-24-10 01:53 AM   #39 
     - John Taylor Gatto is great!  sense   Apr-24-10 02:08 AM   #40 
  - Jean-Jacques Rousseau Influence  onpatrol98   Apr-23-10 04:22 PM   #2 
  - This is why homeschooling has to be monitored to some level.  Hyper_Eye   Apr-23-10 04:28 PM   #3 
  - This isn't homeschooling  onpatrol98   Apr-23-10 04:34 PM   #4 
  - You are correct that it is not homeschooling.  Hyper_Eye   Apr-23-10 04:45 PM   #5 
  - So...that's how they get away with!  onpatrol98   Apr-23-10 04:57 PM   #6 
  - Forget homeschooling laws.  lostnfound   Apr-23-10 07:27 PM   #19 
     - Exactly!  sense   Apr-23-10 07:45 PM   #21 
     - after 12 years of being told what to do and what to pay attention for 7 hours a day  AlbertCat   Apr-23-10 10:00 PM   #27 
  - Right, as far as I am concerned it's child abuse or at least neglect  activa8tr   Apr-23-10 06:08 PM   #10 
  - That charge could cover a lot of behaviors, including sending kid to low perform/high threat public  ProgressiveProfessor   Apr-23-10 06:29 PM   #16 
  - Nor is it unschooling.  sense   Apr-23-10 06:22 PM   #13 
     - Okay...  onpatrol98   Apr-23-10 06:33 PM   #17 
        - Wow! You sound like an unschooler.....(it's a good thing)  sense   Apr-23-10 07:14 PM   #18 
           - Great Point  onpatrol98   Apr-23-10 07:58 PM   #22 
              - I could have easily been an unschooled kid.......  AnneD   Apr-24-10 12:21 AM   #37 
              - Self Directed Learner  onpatrol98   Apr-24-10 10:35 AM   #42 
              - I do so love an open mind.  sense   Apr-24-10 01:00 PM   #46 
              - Your mother clearly had the right idea and understood the  sense   Apr-24-10 12:55 PM   #45 
              - Good ideas  sense   Apr-24-10 07:17 PM   #47 
                 - I think you're right.  onpatrol98   Apr-24-10 10:48 PM   #48 
  - It's like a real life version of the movie Accepted.  progressoid   Apr-23-10 05:05 PM   #7 
  - Saw these people on the Joy  KT2000   Apr-23-10 05:52 PM   #8 
  - This is a totally unfair depiction of Unschoolers.  PerpetuallyDazed   Apr-23-10 05:58 PM   #9 
  - What is "offered" to children is NOTHING like "schooling"  activa8tr   Apr-23-10 06:10 PM   #12 
  - These parents appear to be offering  sense   Apr-23-10 07:43 PM   #20 
     - The parents in this video call themselves "unschoolers"  Turborama   Apr-23-10 10:54 PM   #32 
        - We are unschoolers. Unschooling is a form of home schooling.  sense   Apr-23-10 11:23 PM   #34 
           - Interesting  Turborama   Apr-24-10 12:11 AM   #36 
              - Looks like an amazing school.  sense   Apr-24-10 12:50 AM   #38 
              - Wow! Expensive. But, looks very intriguing.  onpatrol98   Apr-24-10 10:51 PM   #49 
  - I agree!  sense   Apr-23-10 06:27 PM   #15 
  - Totally unfair and biased.  sense   Apr-23-10 11:26 PM   #35 
  - I can't believe it  libodem   Apr-23-10 06:22 PM   #14 
  - Proud homeschooler here.  Maat   Apr-23-10 08:58 PM   #23 
  - Have people been supportive?  onpatrol98   Apr-24-10 10:53 PM   #50 
     - Well, my family supported me AFTER I made the decision.  Maat   Apr-25-10 12:37 AM   #51 
  - It did for me, Anna  izquierdista   Apr-23-10 09:07 PM   #24 
  - The people in this video are Unparenting  Turborama   Apr-23-10 10:38 PM   #28 
  - K&R  20score   Apr-24-10 10:47 AM   #43 

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