Homeschooling

jarlo

Woodpecker
Orthodox
I'm looking into. My oldest is 3 and he'll be enrolled in pre-school for the first time next month. And it appears thus far, the priority of the school is to ensure all 3 yr olds wear a diaper on their face for 6 hours each day.

We have made a point to never put a mask on either our children. They have never worn one. My 3 yr old is a late talker, still under 500 words but understands two languages, can write two alphabets and count to 100 so I'm not overly concerned. He actually can point to all 50 states on a map. But given his delayed speech I do have a concern wearing a mask will do more harm than good. Watching pronunciation and expression and that age is very important.

Most adults can't wear a mask for 6 hours. My wife wore one on her flight to Europe last month and it was unbearable. It's child abuse to force kids to wear a mask to what will amount to 30 hours per week. And you know these same communists running these schools don't wear them in the accounting office.
Will your wife consider leaving her job to keep him at home? Can you relocate to somewhere with a preschool not requiring masks all day? Or perhaps some sort of small, informal daycare run by some mother?
 

rainy

Kingfisher
Will your wife consider leaving her job to keep him at home? Can you relocate to somewhere with a preschool not requiring masks all day? Or perhaps some sort of small, informal daycare run by some mother?
My wife doesn't work, which is why today after receiving the email from the school we're considering pulling him out. As recent as last week they said masks would be optional. Relocation, not an option.
 

DanielH

Ostrich
Orthodox
Explain your thoughts beyond, insane.
Three year olds need parental bonding, those are extremely important years for a child to be with a mother. Why do you think teenagers rebel so much? Their parents spent all day working and the only thing they gave their children was a roof and meals.

Beyond that, a person working at a daycare is typically going to be a liberal woman (half of whom are diagnosed mentally ill), or if male, likely a pedophile. It's like locking your kid in a room with Netflix except they're forced to wear a mask so they don't learn facial queues/communication and it has the ability to touch your kid.

You child will learn to socialize with other anti social kids with no parental bonds. The children of the secular worker drones are ravenous animals which get worse with age. I have clear memories of the deranged bullies I was forced to be around in preschool and kindergarten. Children are learning extremely explicit things at an incredibly early age. I know an elementary school teacher who says first graders talk about sex positions.

Socializing isn't a real argument when you're socializing them to be godless sex and drug obsessed heathens who obtain their morality from Netflix and porn.

I would have a hard time forgiving my parents if they abandoned me like that.

Work 70 hours a week, get another job if it means your wife can stay with your kid. My wife is pregnant, this is our plan.

My wife doesn't work, which is why today after receiving the email from the school we're considering pulling him out. As recent as last week they said masks would be optional. Relocation, not an option.
Good.
 

jarlo

Woodpecker
Orthodox
My wife doesn't work, which is why today after receiving the email from the school we're considering pulling him out. As recent as last week they said masks would be optional. Relocation, not an option.
If you're Christian, consider looking around for a church of your denomination with couples with young kids with whose mothers your wife can spend time during the day, if she doesn't already do this. Raising young kids alone can be difficult, but it's easier if you can share the costs within a community. I would generally try to think of ways to make raising kids easier on her rather than sending them to daycare. Maybe hire a babysitter a few days a week to take the load off her a bit during the week?

I largely agree with @DanielH on the risks of sending kids - especially before high school age, and even more so less than primary school age - to public schools and secular daycares. Such institutions may have been relatively innocuous 20-40 years ago, but you don't want your son coming back asking you if you're sure he's a boy, and these days, that is unfortunately likely to occur.
 

rainy

Kingfisher
Three year olds need parental bonding, those are extremely important years for a child to be with a mother. Why do you think teenagers rebel so much? Their parents spent all day working and the only thing they gave their children was a roof and meals.

Beyond that, a person working at a daycare is typically going to be a liberal woman (half of whom are diagnosed mentally ill), or if male, likely a pedophile. It's like locking your kid in a room with Netflix except they're forced to wear a mask so they don't learn facial queues/communication and it has the ability to touch your kid.
It's not daycare. It's a private, Christian pre-k. I would never throw my kids in daycare. At 3.5 yr old my son has spent every single day with my wife.

But the reason I'm contemplating homeschooling going forward isn't so much about a 3.5 yr old but instead, if I don't trust the environment at 3.5, I won't trust it at 4.5, 5.5, etc.

Given our surroundings here I have only and will only consider Christian/Catholic private schools which I have said before on RVF. I have a Catholic K-8 private school picked out next to my office when my kids are of age, if we don't homeschool.
 

DanielH

Ostrich
Orthodox
It's not daycare. It's a private, Christian pre-k. I would never throw my kids in daycare. At 3.5 yr old my son has spent every single day with my wife.

But the reason I'm contemplating homeschooling going forward isn't so much about a 3.5 yr old but instead, if I don't trust the environment at 3.5, I won't trust it at 4.5, 5.5, etc.

Given our surroundings here I have only and will only consider Christian/Catholic private schools which I have said before on RVF. I have a Catholic K-8 private school picked out next to my office when my kids are of age, if we don't homeschool.
Forgive me for misunderstanding you. Still wouldn't be my preference but a lot better than secular daycare.
 

jarlo

Woodpecker
Orthodox
It's not daycare. It's a private, Christian pre-k. I would never throw my kids in daycare. At 3.5 yr old my son has spent every single day with my wife.

But the reason I'm contemplating homeschooling going forward isn't so much about a 3.5 yr old but instead, if I don't trust the environment at 3.5, I won't trust it at 4.5, 5.5, etc.

Given our surroundings here I have only and will only consider Christian/Catholic private schools which I have said before on RVF. I have a Catholic K-8 private school picked out next to my office when my kids are of age, if we don't homeschool.
Timothy Gordon is a Catholic YouTuber who has made some solid videos on homeschooling. I've provided some links below - take a look at some when you have time, and I hope you find them useful!



 

rainy

Kingfisher
I unfortunately don't like the options we have nowadays. Non-religious private schools here have been taken over by progressives. So they're not an option. I'm Christian but as you can see, and I live in the communist state where Cuomo just resigned, even after telling parents masks would be optional, as soon as Cuomo's replacement mandated masks they immediately followed suit. Longer term I think Catholic schools are the best bet to hedge against liberal insanity but I'll watch the above videos.

Homeschooling, well I live in one of the most restrictive states. Doesn't mean we can't do it though. But another challenge is my wife grew up in Bulgaria and is unfamiliar with American curriculum. That's positive in some respects, negative in others. She would be the teacher.

We relocated here so she wouldn't have to work and could be there for both our children. But relocation from here to elsewhere isn't a possibility, otherwise I'd be overseas.
 

JustinHS

Sparrow
Orthodox
Does anyone know of a good Orthodox Christian homeschool curriculum for kids? I would like my children to learn Koine Greek.
We use “A Gentle Feast” for our daughter. It was recommended by another Orthodox mother of six, and apparently many other Orthodox families like it. Of course, the details of which my woman knows more of. I just know my daughter who was having trouble keeping up at public school enjoys it much better than the eclectic method we used last year. And even the “eclectic, shoot from the hip, fly by the seat of your pants” style of homeschooling benefited her more than the public school ever could (if that tells you anything).
 

Sword

Sparrow
I am 100% on board with home schooling and will move to a good state for it. The problem is my women is very...not a good mother. It was an accidental pregnancy and we have been living the punishment ever since. I love my daughter very deeply, but her mom is pretty rough. I am stuck as to stay (for her) or leave and try it myself. The problem is my daughter suffers if I leave, but I guess if I stay her mom doesnt teach her anyway. Sucks bros.
 

Eusebius Erasmus

Pelican
Orthodox
I am 100% on board with home schooling and will move to a good state for it. The problem is my women is very...not a good mother. It was an accidental pregnancy and we have been living the punishment ever since. I love my daughter very deeply, but her mom is pretty rough. I am stuck as to stay (for her) or leave and try it myself. The problem is my daughter suffers if I leave, but I guess if I stay her mom doesnt teach her anyway. Sucks bros.
Stay and continue to pray for your wife, that she may be better.
 

budoslavic

Eagle
Orthodox
Gold Member
Check out this clip of a father reading a book that's currently in Williamson County (Tennessee) schools. A good reason why parents should homeschool their children.

Warning: Perverted Language.






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I believe it is important for kids to go to a school in order to practice interacting with the other students. A lot of the negative in schools - bullying, fights , etc. are actually a good training for real life and an important part of growing up.
 

newcomer

Sparrow
Orthodox Inquirer
I believe it is important for kids to go to a school in order to practice interacting with the other students. A lot of the negative in schools - bullying, fights , etc. are actually a good training for real life and an important part of growing up.
Homeschooled kids can still interact and play with other kids, its not like you lock your kid in a room and dont let them go out until they are 15.

They can still be bullied by neighbours kids in playground if they want to.
 
I believe it is important for kids to go to a school in order to practice interacting with the other students. A lot of the negative in schools - bullying, fights , etc. are actually a good training for real life and an important part of growing up.

I too believe it's important for you to get mugged every day and your house robbed. Good training for the apocalypse. You're down for this right?

Builds character.
 
I too believe it's important for you to get mugged every day and your house robbed. Good training for the apocalypse. You're down for this right?

Builds character.

the dynamic social environment of the school is a good learning experience for kids . sheltering kids way too much is not good. it needs to be a balance. I don't agree with the SJW st*ff i hear is entering the school, but I am not sure how well it takes hold, with how ruthlessly anti-gay and anti-weak the other kids are. (when I was in school - a public high school in California, a teacher righteously used physical force on a student and got away with it , we were given the Bible to read in 9th grade English , the PE teachers were very mean as well) - this was around 2010. I will admit public high schools, do have a huge teenage alcoholism and drug problem.

a bit of exposure to people trying to take advantage of you , maybe not as extreme as robbery/mugging makes for a stronger character.
 

Elipe

Pelican
the dynamic social environment of the school is a good learning experience for kids . sheltering kids way too much is not good. it needs to be a balance. I don't agree with the SJW st*ff i hear is entering the school, but I am not sure how well it takes hold, with how ruthlessly anti-gay and anti-weak the other kids are. (when I was in school - a public high school in California, a teacher righteously used physical force on a student and got away with it , we were given the Bible to read in 9th grade English , the PE teachers were very mean as well) - this was around 2010. I will admit public high schools, do have a huge teenage alcoholism and drug problem.

a bit of exposure to people trying to take advantage of you , maybe not as extreme as robbery/mugging makes for a stronger character.
The issue is that you don't just have that "dynamic social environment" to deal with, you also have the teachers actively trying to instill terrible values in your kids' heads. And they combine that with heavy social pressure from other kids to think in a more emotionally driven, heart-on-the-sleeve way that drives them toward more Satanic, liberal beliefs.

"No" is a Christian word, not a Satanic word. It is very hard for young people to say "no" to what their appetites desire. Yet, if their itching ears are taught that "yes" is good, Satan will win their souls for a good number of years.

We at RVF are all too aware of this. Many spent their young years chasing women for easy, casual sex. It was the "cool" thing to do, and it felt good. We didn't stop to think about the larger picture. Or if we did, we simply shrugged, saying among ourselves, "enjoy the decline."

But if we had a better culture surrounding us, a culture of Christians who also studied ancient knowledge and wisdom, as through the Greek literature and folklore, could we have avoided such years of living under damnation? If we were taught of God, of virtues, and warned of the wrong turns our ancestors took, and if it were not only men instructed in such things but also women, also instructed to be fair, modest, honest, tempered, and to always smile and curtesy in the presence of men, could we have avoided the traps that ensnared us in our prime years?

Also, in terms of raw, quantifiable education, public schools are an absolute toilet. Homeschooled kids outperform public school students by a long shot on tests. Why let your kids not only turn out evil, wicked, tormented, battered, abused, but also stupid?
 
the dynamic social environment of the school is a good learning experience for kids . sheltering kids way too much is not good. it needs to be a balance. I don't agree with the SJW st*ff i hear is entering the school, but I am not sure how well it takes hold, with how ruthlessly anti-gay and anti-weak the other kids are. (when I was in school - a public high school in California, a teacher righteously used physical force on a student and got away with it , we were given the Bible to read in 9th grade English , the PE teachers were very mean as well) - this was around 2010. I will admit public high schools, do have a huge teenage alcoholism and drug problem.

a bit of exposure to people trying to take advantage of you , maybe not as extreme as robbery/mugging makes for a stronger character.

Give the state your children and don't be surprised when they claim as their own.
 
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