View Poll Results: Poll: What % of the homeschool decisions do you make?
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100% baby!! cuz that's how I roll!
About 90%- that way I don't go totally crazy!
75/25 there are things I don't to teach so I job those out
50/50- I can't do it all!!
Under 50% OR we don't keep track! I do some and they do some!
10-12-2011, 06:40 AM #1
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Weekly Poll: What % of the homeschool decisions do you make?
Another great question from raeganThis is the full questions that her inquiring mind wanted to know
"What percentage of homeschool decisions do you make? Do you share the responsibility with a partner/relative/friend? Do you co-teach/facilitate/whatever you call it? Do you like it that way, or would you like to horde/share power more? ...it seems there are several members here who have a shared-family approach, and I feel like almost all of my experience has been mommy-led. But I'm a control freak and kind of think I prefer it that way, lol..."
Now I am with raegan on this one I am a total freak about all things related to homeschooling. Not because I think that hubby couldn't do a great job, just a whole lot LOUDER! But at this point in our homeschooling life, I have pretty much figured out what works and doesn't work for the boys.
So my percentage?? 98% to 2% LOL!!Pandahoneybee - Site Moderator
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OK I THINK THAT'S IT!
10-12-2011, 09:20 AM #2
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I voted 100%. Occasionally hubby will read to the kids, or sit in on a science project. But mostly he is at work, when we are working.
10-12-2011, 09:22 AM #3
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We're somewhere between 90% and 100%. I tell DH when I'm spending money and theoretically he could ask me to hold off or not, but it hasn't really happened yet, at least with regards to actual curriculum and supply purchases. I do all the teaching and decisions on what we are using and how it is getting done. That is more because I'm the one home all day and he's at work all day. I have no doubt he could handle it if he was home.
When it comes to outside activities, especially ones that cost money, it's much more likely to be a discussion that may or may not result in signing the kids up. Usually only applies to something that is expensive and a long-term commitment. We are considering martial arts for ds - $169/month (per kid and we have to anticipate dd doing it too at some point) with a minimum 6 month commitment. That is requiring a lot more discussion than homeschool bowling - $14/week for both kids and only a 12 week commitment.Dorothy
Steph (sophomore in college), George Jr. (8), Vicki (6)
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10-12-2011, 09:30 AM #4
I voted other. I'm the person clearly "in charge" of the homeschooling, but I don't make decisions in a vacuum. Travel, money, and so forth are all shared with dh. Curriculum, topics, amount of work, book choices and so forth are all shared with the kids, who are still too young to direct their own education (at least in my opinion) but who definitely get some say and whose wishes and needs I take into account constantly. Plus, we're part of two small co-ops. In other, the adults all share decision making for topics and so forth, in the other, the kids and the adults share decision making for topics and other things.
On some level, I'm making 100% of the decisions, but on some other level, I feel like I'm the president, signing and vetoing all the decisions everyone else is making.Disclaimer: Everything I'm saying is just my own opinion, based on my own experiences teaching and with my own kids and my own life. You should just ignore me if I'm annoying you. I don't mind.
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10-12-2011, 09:42 AM #5
I put "other". I would say 50/50, but what that means is that the decision-making is part mine and part my kids.
The "I can't do it all" does not apply. I didn't really understand the choices as they related to the question. ie "there are things I don't to teach so I job those out" is not related to "What % of the homeschool decisions do you make?" It doesn't answer it. Sorry, I am dense, so just ignore the babbling woman in the corner....BACONLOVER
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10-12-2011, 10:10 AM #6
I voted 90%. When we first started homeschooling my husband found Ambleside Online and proposed it as our curriculum. We used it last year but have pretty much ditched it this year. Now I plan out or find the curricula for all subjects except Latin.
My husband lurks on the WTM forums and he was impressed that I had picked so many things that get rave reviews. I told him that my peeps at SHS helped.Mother of two monkeys...daughter age 8 and son age 9.5.
10-12-2011, 10:31 AM #7
Hubby reads books to the girls at bedtime, but they are books on my list we've purchased.~ Cindie, mom to girls
10-12-2011, 10:35 AM #8
I said 100% because mostly the decision is up to me. I do discuss some decisions with him, especially things that will involve him going somewhere or affect our budget. Mostly though it's me deciding then bringing it to him to see if we can make it work, or just for emotional support to follow through.
10-12-2011, 10:42 AM #9
I voted 90%. I try to involve DH in homeschool decisions, but he is very resistant. He has declared 'curriculum' to be a dirty word. He also keeps finding reasons why we can't spend any money on books or curriculum. It is very frustrating. He is very much in favor of homeschooling, but for some reason he just won't talk about it and he doesn't want to spend money on it.
10-12-2011, 10:53 AM #10
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I said 100%, though my wife does occasionally pipe in with her two cents worth. But I'm the one responsible for our kids' education. She is supportive in principle, but is not usually actively involved in it, though she will help out with specific things.
Big decisions-like whether to homeschool in the first place, and whether to put one or both of the kids back in public/private school-are joint decisions all the way, but specifics on curriculum, etc. are pretty much mine alone.Just call me Shoe...