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Found 6 results

  1. OK, I really need accountability this week so I am going to get this thread going right away. My to-do for today: Get the week scheduled and planned in advance. Life has been so hectic that we're just limping through day to day without really taking time to sit down and plan; that needs to change.
  2. My apologies for not getting this posted on Sunday. How is everyone's week going? We've had some ups and downs; Monday was a good day for school, Tuesday as well (finally got music practice going again!). Then my toddler was sick and ended up in the ER last night and today I'm too tired to get anything done. We'll see how the rest of the week goes.
  3. Welcome to this week's accountability thread. Please post what is going well and what you would like to improve on.
  4. http://news.ninemsn.com.au/world/2013/10/08/11/41/father-not-sorry-for-publically-shaming-bully-son Saw a blip about this on the Today show. In light of the threads about the football player's house and lack of parents holding children accountable, I thought this pretty clearly represented a different extreme. A Texas man publicly shamed his 4th grade son for bullyiing by making him stand on a corner with a sign reading "I am a bully. Honk if you hate bullies." for an hour. A lot of people seem to think that all the dad taught the kid was that parents can be bullies, by bullying him with the public shaming.
  5. What are your thoughts on how to tell your children are making suitable academic (and other!) progress? I'd like to discuss strategies. (This is piggy backing off the thread discussing hsers who are inadequately prepared.)
  6. Can I just ramble a bit? I really feel that the HS community has completely enabled itself to settle for for lower standards than we should. "Is it okay if we take off school this week even though we are 6 weeks behind? We just need to take a break." "Can my 10 year old do Core 1?" "My 10 year old is not writing, and is in 2nd grade math. Is that okay? " All of these are all too often met with a resounding YES! Yes! It's okay if you are behind. That's what homeschooling is for! You set your own pace! Yes, your 10 year old can do Core 1. You can supplement, but regardless, he'll be fine reading and learning on level that probably won't challenge him. It's HOMESCHOOL! Yes, your child can be behind! Some kids just have trouble and life gets in the way. Don't worry about keeping your child at grade level. That's why we homeschool... _______________________________________________ Rarely does anyone ever step up and say "Um, I'm sorry, but NO." No, it would not do your children justice to just take off another week of school if you are already behind. You are not teaching them discipline or perseverance. Get with the program, or reconsider. No, Core 1 is not meant for your 10 year old. You should rethink your options, and find a more fitting program. No, it is not acceptable for your child to be that far behind unless he truly has a learning disability. You may need to reconsider your motivations for HS and step up and take responsibility for your child's lack of education at home. Oh, I know I sound just awful. It's just that I've been there. I allowed this mindset to enable me to let my oldest fall a wee bit behind a few years ago. He went to PS for a year and a half, and now he's back home. Falling behind is NOT an option. He will do better at home than at PS, or he may as well go back to school. I have another friend who has HS her kids all through, and they are brilliant. However, she's made no forward progress with them for the past 2 years. What?!?!? I'm sure she has plenty of people who say, "Oh I'm sure they're learning. They're FINE." No, really, they aren't. The lack of accountability can be staggering sometimes... ...and I bet we end up missing school for some reason this week. You won't mind will you? :D
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