@1deparateladysaved This is a very interesting #homeschooling thread. I'm a former teacher #motivational prodigy who used to support parents who were home-schooling their children. This was back in the 1990's when it was not widely practiced or accepted mainly because of the @mommida socialization issues. This particular family I really became attached to....but lost touch when I started my own family. Some years later i drove by their house and found a FOR SALE sign out front. Needless to say....I purchased the house because of the fond memories of them. Retired from teaching I now have a tutoring service in the same building. @nvsmon Singapore Math will definitely give students a competitive edge @luvs2eat you are right ,Scrabble the game that increases word attack and word recognition skills has taken a back seat to #computer & #mobile apps.
I always found that teachers were always the most supportive of our homeschooling. They were great when our extended family didn't quite see it our way. My mother-in-law learned to enjoy it when she came to help daily for a few months years ago. I am glad we stuck with it. I enjoyed being the teacher and mother and watching my children closely as they grew up. Now, the eldest are out performing me in their college pursuits. The youngest (adopted from Ethiopia when 6 and 8) have changed languages and excelled or matched their peers! They are enjoying it besides.