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Posted on: Wed, 07/18/2001 - 5:15am
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Joined: 08/14/2000 - 09:00

pI have been home-schooled since the end of 2nd grade, and it was not just because of my PA. Most schools are so terrible now that I wouldn't dream of going back. Even at our private, Christian school, there were scary people hanging around, kids teaching other kids bad words, etc. Of course, my PA had something to do with it...that's another reason I wouldn't want to back to school, public or private. I understand that home-schooling is not an option for some people, but I think that if you can home-school, you should do it! I don't miss having friends at school at all. I am in a home-school group which have meetings, field trips, parties, etc./p

Posted on: Wed, 07/28/2004 - 12:47am
smartalyk's picture
Joined: 07/20/2004 - 09:00

We considered it. I definitely admire those who do and can. I homeschooled our oldest son (not PA) for a year. I don't regret that year but found that I was having constant anxiety attacks. It isn't something that works for us, but I wish it could.
All the best to you if you decide to homeschool. There are some good support websites out there for homeschoolers.
Take care,

Posted on: Wed, 07/28/2004 - 1:17am
andy k's picture
Joined: 02/21/2002 - 09:00

We homeschool our son. Between multiple food allergies, asthma, GI issues and occasional migraines, he simply would be missing too much school otherwise. It's not for everyone, but it's also not as daunting as it initially may appear. There are entire school programs available, and some public libraries also carry the local school curriculum. In addition, there are local homeschooling groups that get kids together for field trips, socializing and the like. Our son likes it and is doing well. Happy to answer any other questions you may have.

Posted on: Wed, 07/28/2004 - 5:46am
Mom2Sariah's picture
Joined: 12/14/2003 - 09:00

We still have a few years untill dd is in school but because of dd being contact reactive and having such severe ana. reactions I have already began thinking about homeschooling. Although, two days ago dh brought up sending her to a private school that would probably work better with our allergy requests. So, we will first check into private schools and then have homeschooling as a back up. I have alot of cousins that were/are homeschooled and always thought positve things about it.

Posted on: Wed, 07/28/2004 - 6:49am
darthcleo's picture
Joined: 11/08/2000 - 09:00

We homeschool too.
Personnally I think anyone could homeschool *IF* they choose to, but no one should be forced to homeschool. It's a lifestyle, not a 8:30 to 3 job. If you choose the lifestyle freely, chances are you'll love homeschooling. If it's forced on you, you may resent it.

Posted on: Wed, 07/28/2004 - 11:24am
Emmie's picture
Joined: 10/27/2002 - 09:00

We are returning to homeschooling this year. My son wanted to try school last year, but he prefers homeschooling.

Posted on: Wed, 07/28/2004 - 12:13pm
jessica77's picture
Joined: 06/21/2004 - 09:00

We homeschool. Takes away a good portion of PA concerns for us. If you have the desire, it's definitely worth looking into. E-mail me if you have any specific questions.

Posted on: Thu, 07/29/2004 - 12:28am
McMelon's picture
Joined: 09/21/2002 - 09:00

We homeschool in part for the allergies, but for the many other positive benefits as well. This is our second year and as a family we love it. We have a large support group in our community and even classes for hs'ers at our Y. I never realised how much anxiety I had about my childrens safety in school until I had them safe at home with me. We love the flexibility it provides us. If anyone has any questions feel free to email me.

Posted on: Thu, 07/29/2004 - 4:03pm
gw_mom3's picture
Joined: 02/14/2000 - 09:00

we homeschool because of allergies, and other reasons too. I'm not liking it much though and my kids always say they want to go to regular school. we won't quit though.

Posted on: Thu, 07/29/2004 - 10:59pm
attlun's picture
Joined: 06/13/2003 - 09:00

We are planning on homeschooling, but did not even think about it before ds' PA.
The more I looked into it, the greater it seemed so if by chance he outgrows PA, I think we will still homeschool.
Trevor age 2 -PA
Harmony age 1 -Asthma, EA
Trace Michael-born June 18, 2004!!


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