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Posted on: Sat, 08/05/2017 - 3:35am
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Hello :)

When should parents opt to homeschool instead of public (brick and mortar) school?

My daughter is able to attend Kindergarten this coming school year. I was wondering what are the thoughts on homeschooling versus public schooling for a PA and TA child?

On the 1-6 scale she is a 6 :( Where on the scale do you believe (if at all) is the level a child should fall on the scale and be homeschooled? How do you locate other homeschooling parents?

Posted on: Tue, 08/06/2013 - 10:33am
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We chose a k12 school for our level 6 PA and mild TA son. If this is possible for you I highly recommend it. We were not happy with the accommodations our brick and mortar school offered. We also enrolled our older son in the k12 school and we are so impressed with the education both our kids received last year and are excited for this year to start. There is no bulling and I know our son is safe. Good luck!

Posted on: Tue, 08/06/2013 - 1:17pm
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I am very torn. I've already spoken with a few principals in the school district I'm zoned for. Not really happy with either. One school, the Vice Principal has a peanut allergy, so I thought that one would be better. I was actually told by the lady who runs our local allergy awareness group, and is sending her kids there that it would be much better. Didn't sound too reassuring when I talked to them. Highly considering homeschooling. I understand everyone saying that they need to learn to deal with it,, totally agree. But I spent 10 years as a public school teacher, and I am WELL AWARE of what happens when you leave your kids. Even schools with well intentions screw up. We don't want to home-school forever, but at least for some time while he's still small.

Posted on: Tue, 08/06/2013 - 3:22pm
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We educate at home both our 6 year old son who has a severe peanut allergy, and our 10 year old son. They have never attended a school. This way we can control what our six year old is exposed to until they are old enough to protect themselves. This seems like common sense to us.
Check out www.hslda.org, they can connect you with homeschoolers in your area. And search for "homeschool" and the name of the where you live. You will probably find links to several local homeschool groups, with parents who get together. Also, you might find a homeschool convention in your area, they are all over the country.
Go for it. You might be surprised what you can do for yourself and your daughter.

Posted on: Wed, 08/07/2013 - 8:45am
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Definitely check out hslda.org to connect with other homeschoolers. Ask around, there are many homeschooling families out there! I homeschool my son with multiple allergies including peanuts as well as my other children. It is another great way to keep an allergic child safe. You know your daughter better than anyone else and you are her best advocate! Homeschooling is a life changing commitment, and I've never been sorry.

Posted on: Fri, 08/09/2013 - 7:03am
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ALL of these comments are wonderful and helped me decide that I am DEFINITELY homeschooling. There were no negative comments and positive information. Thank you.

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