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to consider home educating just because I miss my boy so much?

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emkana · 07/04/2011 10:19

Lovely sunny day, perfect for going to the park, maybe eat lunch somewhere, do some activities at home...

How many posts before somebody tells me to just go and get a bloody job? Grin

OP posts:

Buda · 07/04/2011 10:20

Just go and get a bloody job!



Gracie123 · 07/04/2011 10:21

YANBU - Pull him out of school! If you're home anyway, why not? Grin

disclaimer My children are not school age yet!


BarbieLovesKen · 07/04/2011 10:22

Yeah, get a bloody job.. definately!!! Grin


sparkle12mar08 · 07/04/2011 10:26

YABU - his education is not all about you! Go have lunch and an ice cream by yourself - being uninterrupted is great!


IndigoBell · 07/04/2011 10:34

YANBU. Nothing at all wrong with HEing. You'll both learn heaps and have fun. Why should he sit inside all day when it's sunny out? He'll get that for the rest of his life.......


WoTmania · 07/04/2011 10:35

YANBU - I completely sympathise.


Divawithattitude · 07/04/2011 10:43

YABU - go and get a part time job and take him to the park in the Easter holidays!


KarenHL · 07/04/2011 10:46

YANBU - my (home edded) DD loves the Summer as she gets to do almost all of her learning outside. She can actually see nature happening, rather than learning from books/photos. Why count blocks when you can count frogs?


FreudianSlippery · 07/04/2011 10:46

Do it.

I dare you :o

Seriously though, it's a perfectly valid option, so why not?


WassaAxolotl · 07/04/2011 10:48

Please put a bit more thought into a child's education than that. Please.

From someone who was home-educated (badly).


bronze · 07/04/2011 10:49

I sympathise.
We were all read to HE thent he school seemed to pull themselves together and I can't bring myself to admit (to anyone else) that I was kind of disappointed.

Do some more research into HE and see if it's really for you or whether the reality is too different to your dreams


stilldazed · 07/04/2011 10:50

get a life !


millie30 · 07/04/2011 10:50

YANBU to consider home eduating your child if you think it is a good option for his needs.

YABU if your only reason for doing it is because you miss him and are bored.


emkana · 07/04/2011 11:01


OP posts:

Chil1234 · 07/04/2011 11:30

YABU.... you do realise that he's not missing you at all?


valiumredhead · 07/04/2011 11:35

It's days like this(beautiful and sunny!) that make me want to drive down to the school - burst into ds's classroom, hurl him into the car and drive to the nearest park for a picnic and ice creams! Grin

He is 9, so I think he'd disown me! Wink

Think we only have 8 days at school during April, then it'll be summer holidays soon. PLENTY of time for nice days out :)


Bogeyface · 07/04/2011 11:39

HE is about education. How would he be educated by going to the park and going out to lunch?


bronze · 07/04/2011 11:45

He its amazing what you can learn by looking at the world around you and talking


midnightexpress · 07/04/2011 11:46

Last week I might have agreed.

This week (day 4 of the hols here) I'd say go and get yourself a job. Or another child.


valiumredhead · 07/04/2011 11:47

Bogey you could incorporate SO much education into a trip to the park and lunch.

*Talking about bees collecting pollen etc to make honey

  • life cycles of caterpillars/butterflies
  • Social interaction and learning acceptable behaviour whilst playing on the equipment
  • That also covers PE! Wink
  • talking about cloud formations/rain/weather

    LUNCH -

  • choosing food from a menu - picking out letters/words that you recognise.
  • Adding up how much the meal comes to BEFORE the bill arrives
  • talking about where food comes from - which animals/plants etc
  • how to use cuttlery correctly.

    Of course MY idea of a picnic is letting ds run free and plonking myself down with a magazine and a flask of coffee, that's why he goes to school and I don't HE Wink Grin

Bogeyface · 07/04/2011 11:47

I agree Bronze but the OP (assuming she is even a little bit serious) isnt doing it for her child but because she is bored so I cant see much actual HE happening if "maybe some activities at home" is as far as she has got with her lesson planning!


grovel · 07/04/2011 11:48

Well, they could go to a French restaurant and study the menu before getting stuck into some moules with a lovely glass of Chablis. And at the park they could read the graffiti.


Bogeyface · 07/04/2011 11:48

Xpost Valium! See above! :o

I dont HE either, far too lazy to do a proper job at it!


valiumredhead · 07/04/2011 11:50

I DID consider HE for a while - lots of friends do it and where I used to live there was a big HE support community.

I think I realised it wasn't a good idea as the deal breaker was when I wondered when I'd fit in time to get my hair done!


Bogeyface · 07/04/2011 11:51

Sorry, I realised I am over reacting to what is a tongue in cheek post (I hope!) I think it just annoys me when people talk about HE as if it is an easy option. I have never (and would never) HE because I take my childrens education far too seriously to short change them, and they would be shortchanged if I HE because I simply dont have the resources or the patience to do it. I have so much admiration for those that can do it, I think HE-ers are amazing!

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