CookIslandsMommy Posted June 20, 2012 Share Posted June 20, 2012 Hello everyone, I was wondering whether I could get some help with answering some homeschool objections quite specific to our situation. I am sure many of you have had more experience in homeschooling than we have and may have worked out answers to these sorts of questions. Background: Often when a mother has a break during the day from her school kids, when they're at school she can get a chance to have downtime, relax and be in a better state of mind, calm and not stressed out when the kids come home. Being at home all the time when I h'sch can bring out the stress in me and make me feel frazzled and respond more emotionally than I should. 1. How does the homeschooling parent stay calm and not frazzled (mood wise) during the day. Background: I have found that after yrs of h'sing I lost my confidence in public. 2. Does anyone else find that they have found that because they homeschool that it has made them become more nervous around people when they go outside of the home. 3. How does the h'sing parents handle the worry that their child/ren do not have as many opportunities for making friendships and playing with other kids (we have any only child) 4. How do other h'sing parents handle the worry about their child not having exposure to different sports, drama (like acting or school plays/musicals/choir, music or arts) that they do in school. 5. How do h'sing parents get their children to learn how to cope or solve conflict in their peer relationships or making good decisions regarding friendships, when they may not necessarily get the exposure to really tricky social situations. 6. How do we expose or prepare our kids to do speeches or practice oral presentations to people other than family, so that the child learns confidence in speaking. 7. Do any other h'sing parents often have a built in default that makes them think that school is "normal" place for their kids to go. I find that because I enjoyed school and went through the schooling system myself I struggle with maintaining a place of peace about homeschooling and can default back to schooling in my head as what "normal" is. How have h'sing parents coped with this type of default thinking. 8. In our experience our child listens better to a school teacher, who she respects more than to me, the mother, homeschooling. I wish this wasn't the case but it is the truth. In the past DD has respected and listens well to the information taught at school and responds to school well BUT in the homeschool she is not as engaging. Thanks to anyone who helps me work through these thoughts and questions!! Regards Sherid Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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