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  • babadods
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    Re: Is homeschooling hard?

    Originally posted by Layla_ View Post
    It's not going too well tbh. My eldest is still a pre schooler and I've got a younger baby as well so I'm finding it hard to manage my time. Right now I am teaching through play and trying to follow the Montessori method but I lack motivation.

    I guess i better register for a school place from September!
    dont ... not yet keep going and fight on!
    where are you from? i might know some families that can help in homeschooling etc
    btw i helped homeschool my sister back when she needed it and im telling you its great alhamdulillah no one will see your child she'll always remain in at home with honour and her hijab always protected.

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  • Layla_
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    Originally posted by Umm Fatimah View Post
    I home educated all of my children, really loved the whole experience mashaAllah at primary level. The world is literally your classroom. We leant towards unschooling in that we didn't have a curriculum or set hours, just did bits and pieces as/when suited us. The children entered school just before GCSE stage (they wanted to, felt they needed more and to be honest I really didn't enjoy it at this stage. Two of them did GCSE's a few years early)

    Anyway sister what are you finding hard? Do you have a good social network for both you and your child/ren? I find a lot of people new to home schooling burn themselves out as they are under the impression that you need to be replicating a school day in order for children to learn, which is not true at all.
    Thanks for your reply sis.

    In just finding it hard as I lack motivation. unschooling sounds great. I'm not trying to replicate a classroom as such, but would like to get ahead with Phoenics but I guess I'm a bit lazy, lol

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  • Layla_
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    Re: Is homeschooling hard?

    Originally posted by Indefinable View Post
    How is it going?

    How do you teach your child?
    It's not going too well tbh. My eldest is still a pre schooler and I've got a younger baby as well so I'm finding it hard to manage my time. Right now I am teaching through play and trying to follow the Montessori method but I lack motivation.

    I guess i better register for a school place from September!

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  • Indefinable
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    Originally posted by Layla_ View Post
    This homeschooling thing IS HARD
    How is it going?

    How do you teach your child?

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  • Umm Fatimah
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    Re: Is homeschooling hard?

    I home educated all of my children, really loved the whole experience mashaAllah at primary level. The world is literally your classroom. We leant towards unschooling in that we didn't have a curriculum or set hours, just did bits and pieces as/when suited us. The children entered school just before GCSE stage (they wanted to, felt they needed more and to be honest I really didn't enjoy it at this stage. Two of them did GCSE's a few years early)

    Anyway sister what are you finding hard? Do you have a good social network for both you and your child/ren? I find a lot of people new to home schooling burn themselves out as they are under the impression that you need to be replicating a school day in order for children to learn, which is not true at all.

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  • Layla_
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    This homeschooling thing IS HARD

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  • Ni'mah
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    Originally posted by AbdullahiG View Post
    Best send them to a state school. The education there is far far better than homeschooling by unqualified teacher

    My neighbours' children were homeschooled. They're all religious but big headed ignoramouses
    Due to class ratios, the average state school kid gets 15 minutes of one-on-one time with their teacher in a week. That's just one example of how homeschooling trumps sending kids off to state schools. Any "unqualified" parent can do a much better job, if we are only factoring in time.

    Homeschooling is less about "teaching" than it is about facilitating a child's learning.

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  • RaNdOm
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    Originally posted by ~Umar~ View Post
    :wswrwb:

    I wish I was home schooled :/
    hmmmmmm

    i know 2 fams that homeschooled their kids and they are the most lovely, respectful, intelligent kids you would meet. It could have done u good Umar, but looks like back to school it is.

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  • ~Umar~
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    :wswrwb:

    I wish I was home schooled :/

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  • MuslimBro17
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    Originally posted by Layla_ View Post
    Salam

    Ok so I've been thinking about homeschooling for a while now as my eldest is approaching school age. State school for me is a big no no, would have liked to send to an Islamic school but I may potentially be a single mum and obv won't have the finances. Plus, a lot of Islamic school teachers are not qualified, so surely I can teach just as well as them?!

    But, is it hard...obviously you need to spend time and money on homeschooling but can a single mum really do this with no other support? How long do you homeschool for anyway...what if my kids want to go to college / uni ?

    Tell me all you know about homeschooling!
    Wa Alaykum Assalaam,

    Do what the mother of Imam ash-Shafii did.

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  • AbdullahiG
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    Best send them to a state school. The education there is far far better than homeschooling by unqualified teacher

    My neighbours' children were homeschooled. They're all religious but big headed ignoramouses

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  • Ni'mah
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    Originally posted by ummsafi View Post
    Wa aleikum Salam,
    We are a homeschooling family and have homeschooled in three different continents, Asia, Europe and now North America.Our kids have never attended school alhamdulillah. If you want the simple answer homeschooling is hard, but so isn't parenting if you are doing it right. It does require a lot of effort on our part but it has been extremely rewarding. We are able to enhance our childrens strengths, focus on their weaknesses, encourage their passions, and provide a sound islamic education. It has been a huge blessing and even on the hard days I could not imagine it any other way. It is a full time job, because even once 'schoolwork' is done, the children continue learning in their own free time, from listening to lectures (that is one of their pastimes), reading books, learning new skills. It does not end and that is the beauty of homeschooling, it is a lifestyle of learning. The world is your classroom, it has no boundaries. Yesterday i gave my son a book series to start, 'the chronicles on narnia'. He picked up the first book in the collection and was done in a day, but about halfway through it he came across a poem in the book, and stopped to come over to me to discuss the meter and whether it was iambic or trochaic. Our goal for homeschooling our children was not merely to get them ahead of the pack (which we have succeeded in) but to give them a passion for learning that would see them flourish into independent learners. Likewise the freedom you have in curriculum really allows for so much growth and development, There are so many resources you can use that they are never exposed to in a school setting. Our kids take part in physical sports, nationwide competitions, they memorize quran daily, they read and write well above their level. They take part in workshops, do online courses in things like programming, video editing, media prodution etc. They interact with kids on a frequent basis, we make sure to invite people over weekly, they also take part in group sports and frequently interact with kids at the masjid.
    and lastly yes it can be expensive, but it does not have to be that way.


    Jazakallahu khair for sharing your experiences sister. I don't know anyone that homeschooled so the whole process is a bit of a blur to me, but it's something I'm interested in exploring in the future inshAllah.

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  • nathanbault
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    It's after to you. If you take this as a hard work than it is hard. But it is not so hard.

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  • AaliyahAqil
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    For homeschooling, you will need contents. Among others, these may be in the form of books, teaching and learning materials, videos and digital resources which are curriculum-compliant to your child's age. It's a challenge these days to get get good contents, especially for Islamic education.

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  • Akhūka
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    I don't know, but if you are considering this, look into "Kumon" for mathematics. It requires minimal input from yourself and your children can get years ahead of the school syllabus. They also do English, but I don't have experience of it so I don't know if it mirrors the school syllabus or how good it is.

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