How do other mothers cope with home schooling?


Posted anonymously, 26th November 2013


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  • My son did normal school from kinder to grade 10 and then did years 11 and 12 at home. I found his grades went through the roof on the subjects he struggled with at school. Which he needed to get into the army



  • Thanks for asking this question Im a mum of two young children and always wondered how mothers coped!



  • We are struggling with this because my son has autism and is struggling to learn at school so we are doing some partial home schooling. I think being at school helps with social connections but I am finding he is slipping through the cracks in some areas.



  • there are some good comments here



  • It all depends on the child on how home schooling goes. If they aren’t motivated because you are teaching them,then maybe you should send them to school.



  • Unless really unavoidable, I wouldn’t be home schooling for the reason that a child will learn more at school rather than at home. At home, they will inevitably play up and refuse to take lessons seriously.



  • Did you decide to home school?



  • I was too scared myself and thought I might hold my girls back!



  • Make sure your child is involved in some type of team sport, rugby, netball, little athletics etc as this will help with developing their social skills. They do not have to be athletic, just being involved is the fun. At 5 our son didn’t appear interested in football just loved running around the field with his mates. Skills come later.



  • Personally, I will be sending my child to a regular school. I loved school as I was able to make friends, and being very shy, i needed that constant social contact for this. But every kid is different. If you have a motivated kid,and youre a motivated mum, then it might be worth a crack, though I would love to hear peoples reasonings for not wanting their children in the school system. The schools around here are small, close and community oriented, and I just love that my child will get to be a part of that.



  • I have a friend who home schools with great success and has joined a few great networks. This seems to have worked really well for them. Good luck!



  • Education wise…. Not beneficial from what I heard from my friend. Sorry. Her child was quite behind and lacks in social side of things



  • i wish you all the best :)



  • how did you go? :)



  • I think I’ll stick to regular schooling as it helps develop other social skills too and i think that would be hard to do with home schooling.


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