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she resigned from her corporate job (she was a mgr at IBM) in 2001, which ended up being the year we decided to do foster care and adoption. at the time it was to have more time to spend with the three kids we already had.

we know, however, single moms and single dads who work AND homeschool. it is possible.

when we first started homeschooling one of the things that was striking was that we could get through the academic day in only 2-3 hours. (it gets longer, later on). but kids can easily spend that much time on homework and, in our experience, most of that goes unchecked.

>Is it a shared responsibility?

again, it varies. whatever works for your household. i teach a Logic / Critical Thinking class. and i grade all writing assignments. my wife does just about everything else. my son goes to a science co-op. they do the teaching, but my wife does the grading, etc.

for others, there are online curricula, or co-ops, or even something called Classical Conversations (where all the teaching is done on one day, centrally, and the kids do homework and reading the rest of the week. that's *ugh* to us, but some people swear by it).

so you can be doing 5 different lesson plans for each kid, like my wife, or it can be like a la carte private school, where you ferry them around to various co-op classes. we prefer the more hands on approach, but a co-op or two is just so they do have some experience w/ the 'everybody sitting in a classroom' type deal.


>Do either of you have a 9-5 outside the home?

i have a 9-5 within the home. i work from home. i'm an IT consultant. depending upon my project, i may or may not have to travel. i'm usually not traveling, tho. so i'm around if they need anything. and no, it doesn't bother me in the least. if i need quiet for a conf call, i'll go find a room.


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>If you do, do you teach stuff when you get home too?
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>How difficult was it to teach subjects you have little to no
>knowledge of?

if you pick the right resources, it's really not a problem. for example, for math, we use something called Math-U-See, which is great. the book is very good, and it also has an accompanying DVD.

now, my wife (and i) have learned and relearned mad stuff in teaching it to our kids. that's kind of a good thing.


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>Do you have any regrets about choosing this path? (I think I
>know the answer to this one)

emphatically no. it has been a blessing.

peace & blessings,

x.

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Where do they play ball? Seems like you mentioned having a kid
Feb 18th 2015
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In my school district, homeschooled kids can play for the local school
Feb 18th 2015
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Damn, I guess that's one big drawback. But at least she don't have to
Feb 18th 2015
4
It was bad enough that she stopped going.
Feb 18th 2015
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      that's messed up. i'm sorry to hear about that.
Feb 18th 2015
11
that's the so-called 'Tebow Rule'. (even though it predates him)
Feb 18th 2015
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      Jason Taylor was Homeschooled
Feb 25th 2015
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there are entire homeschool conferences and leagues.
Feb 18th 2015
7
links to good curriculum for a preschooler?
Feb 18th 2015
2
don't have links but offhand, there were two go-to reading
Feb 18th 2015
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      RE: don't have links but offhand, there were two go-to reading
Feb 25th 2015
25
Who does the teaching?
Feb 18th 2015
5
This is what I've always wondered about.
Feb 18th 2015
6
measure thrice, cut once. (in other words be very careful
Feb 18th 2015
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      Thanks, bruh.
Feb 18th 2015
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           lmao. you know, we've had folks ask us to homeschool they
Feb 18th 2015
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bookmarking article for later! always thinking of homeschooling
Feb 18th 2015
13
where are you? (what state?)
Feb 18th 2015
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      i'm in NY state/NYC
Feb 18th 2015
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           their laws are kinda strict, but it looks doable.
Feb 18th 2015
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                RE: their laws are kinda strict, but it looks doable.
Feb 25th 2015
27
Another question. What's up with grades?
Feb 18th 2015
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absolutely. not really different from public or private school.
Feb 18th 2015
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      Interesting. I appreciate the info
Feb 18th 2015
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up. in case anyone's still interested.
Feb 25th 2015
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RE: up. in case anyone's still interested.
Feb 25th 2015
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We've had a really hard year
Feb 25th 2015
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