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Offline Matthew

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Homeschooling Success Story
« on: September 15, 2012, 12:55:00 PM »
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    When I pulled Jeffrey out of school in first grade, it was in March. By that time, the principal and teachers knew me all too well. :( I had been there every single day on my lunch breaks, asking them for help/testing, etc. In seven months we had gotten no where. As a matter of fact, we were going backwards! I had a child who was excited to learn, learning, charming, happy and outgoing when he started in August. By March, he had given up, he was despondent, introverted, told he was stupid, told he was slow and thought he was never going to learn anything ever again. It took me more than five months to undo the damage they had done with him. We didn't know then, but he is severely Dyslexic and Dysgraphic... which I had to figure out all on my own, despite their trained "professionals" not being able to figure it out.

    It was a Wednesday afternoon and I was called to come get him from the principal's office, again, because he was refusing to talk or do any work. I rushed there, again, only to find him completely broken down, sobbing, unable to talk because of how upset he was and just about unresponsive!  (Well... not really... but it took him days to talk about it as he was so upset!) I was infuriated, to say the least. I told the principal and teachers that I would not be bringing him back, I was going to teach him myself (which I couldn't believe I was actually saying out loud...lol...) and I would be sending them a letter in the mail. She laughed at me and said, "Oh... you'll be back. They all come back. You'll be back and begging to take him back." I said, "No, I don't think so." She laughed again and said, "You'll see."

    Well... that was twelve years and six months ago. We never even LOOKED back. lol. I can't honestly say that he got the best possible academic education that he possibly could have ever had, but that wasn't our goal.

    I got my happy, charming, outgoing child back and slowly convinced him that he could learn and that he could do it. We didn't have a soul help us, despite my constant asking every source I could find and we fell between every crack put in front of us. But, we made it. They would have produced a juvenile delinquent, at that rate. Instead I have a strong, six-foot-two young man who's never had so much as a traffic ticket; who graduated from high school with all A's and B's; and who, if he's not at work, you'll find him working in neighbor's yards with his lawn service or at church serving others.

    Hopefully, our story is somewhat of an encouragement to someone. :)

    ~Lisa
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    Offline Sede Catholic

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    « Reply #1 on: September 15, 2012, 03:31:54 PM »
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  • It is uplifting to hear of a mother who successfully homeschooled her child, even when people had more or less indicated that she would not manage it.

    Let us hope that more parents will be encouraged by this to also homeschool.


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    « Reply #2 on: September 15, 2012, 03:38:36 PM »
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  • Homeschooling is so necessary to bring children up in the Faith.

    Otherwise they either get heresy at a so-called “catholic” school, or they learn nothing at about the Faith at a public school.

    The CMRI schools are actually the only schools that I would recommend to good Catholic parents.

    Here is a link to many good Catholic CMRI schools in the USA:

    http://www.cmri.org/latin-mass-directory/traditional-catholic-schools.shtml

    Homeschooling is very necessary to pass on the Faith to the children.




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    « Reply #3 on: September 15, 2012, 04:45:02 PM »
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  • Also, mandatory schooling is a recent concept.
    I think that it may have been a nineteenth century idea.
    It breaks up family life.
    As well as the fact that children need to be taught the Catholic Faith at home.

    School is an artificial notion.
    Before school, people used to grow in knowledge as they grew up.
    School is used to fill young heads with bad ideas.
    To de-christianize society.
    To weaken the Family., etc.

    Parents, homeschool your children.
    It is worth it, for the sake of their souls.

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    « Reply #4 on: September 15, 2012, 05:14:34 PM »
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  • Quote from: Sede Catholic
    Also, mandatory schooling is a recent concept.
    I think that it may have been a nineteenth century idea.
    It breaks up family life.
    As well as the fact that children need to be taught the Catholic Faith at home.

    School is an artificial notion.
    Before school, people used to grow in knowledge as they grew up.
    School is used to fill young heads with bad ideas.
    To de-christianize society.
    To weaken the Family., etc.

    Parents, homeschool your children.
    It is worth it, for the sake of their souls.


    While I agree our public schools nowadays aren't good for religious instruction or moral values the nation doing the schooling of the child is not a necessarily evil idea and public schools are the hallmark of a populist. Those in school should (obviously) be taught about the respect of one's own nation and national pride, at the same time the innoculation of character in religous instruction, the forming of a healthy body through athletics, and finally in the essentials of core subjects.


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    « Reply #5 on: September 15, 2012, 05:25:57 PM »
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  • Dear Trad Guy,
                          My concern is mainly with the religious side of education.
    If the schools are defective in teaching the Faith, then all is lost.
    Any academic success is empty without the Faith.
    In most cases, only the parents care enough about their children to patiently educate them in the Faith.




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    « Reply #6 on: September 15, 2012, 05:34:42 PM »
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    Dear Trad Guy,
    My concern is mainly with the religious side of education.

    If the schools are defective in teaching the Faith, then all is lost.

    Any academic success is empty without the Faith.

    Only the parents care enough about their children to patiently educate them in the Faith.


    I do agree with your concern but my point was only that the nation doing the schooling is not an evil idea, one thing that Catholic schools teach is that if a child is a laborer but remains Catholic then he is more of a success than an atheist who is a famous scientist. Remember that also the model of manliness is not complete with "acedemic success." One thing I can give my teacher in homeroom in high school was that he emphasized the athletes reading the front page of the newspaper, and the scholars reading the sports pages, and then asked us to tell him about both. Remember also that freedom, individualism, etc. are liberal ideas so we must tread carefully when talking about "human rights."

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    « Reply #7 on: September 15, 2012, 05:42:10 PM »
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    Dear Trad Guy,
    My concern is mainly with the religious side of education.

    If the schools are defective in teaching the Faith, then all is lost.

    Any academic success is empty without the Faith.

    Only the parents care enough about their children to patiently educate them in the Faith.


    I do agree with your concern ...one thing that Catholic schools teach is that if a child is a laborer but remains Catholic then he is more of a success than an atheist who is a famous scientist. Remember that also the model of manliness is not complete with "acedemic success." ...


    Yes, it is far better to be a manual worker and a traditional Catholic than to be an atheist who is a famous scientist.
    The atheist scientists of our own times spring to mind.

    Also, the model of manliness is a good concept to explore.
    The ideas about chivalry in former times were so good. And so Catholic.
    They made men worthy of respect.


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    « Reply #8 on: September 15, 2012, 05:53:09 PM »
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    Also, the model of manliness is a good concept to explore.
    The ideas about chivalry in former times were so good. And so Catholic.
    They made men worthy of respect.


    Well the Victorian model on sexual morality is good but one must be careful when talking about chivalry among our higher circles. For instance among our elitist circles it is considered vulgar to box or to fight. It is not vulgar but actually is a manly toughness to do sports, boxing, and fighting along with the man NOT showing his feelings or whining like a sissy. It is a part of a manly toughness to endure military training with a toughening of character.

    In regards to the female the forming of character can be taken from the same viewpoint as the male, though under different roles. The female must first of all, like the male, be tasked with retaining the Catholic faith throughout her whole life, then on to the role of her as a wife and mother and to search for a man for marriage, then to the formation of a healthy body through female sports and the cultivation of physical beauty, and then finally to intellectual values and beliefs, which again must be subordinated to the husband's views on "right-wing ideals" and for the woman to ignore the leftist ideals of feminism and equality.

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    « Reply #9 on: September 15, 2012, 06:08:48 PM »
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  • In your first paragraph, you just posted something which I was about to comment on.
    It is very important that boys today are brought up to be proper men.
    Not sissies, and not yobs either.
    Just normal Catholic men.



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    « Reply #10 on: September 15, 2012, 06:12:12 PM »
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    In your first paragraph, you just posted something which I was about to comment on.
    It is very important that boys today are brought up to be proper men.
    Not sissies, and not thugs either.
    Just normal Catholic men


    Boxing and fighting does not make a man a thug. A thug is someone who uses his knife or a gun not his fists. Trust me there is a big difference between boxing and how a street thug fights for I have seen both. Now of course women should definitely not box. Boxing is for men and the woman is the weaker sex.


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    « Reply #11 on: September 15, 2012, 06:25:06 PM »
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  • I agree that men need to be strong enough (and have the ability) to keep themselves and their loved ones safe.

    And, yes, women doing boxing is one of the madnesses of the modern era.

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    « Reply #12 on: September 15, 2012, 06:41:20 PM »
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    I agree that men need to be strong enough (and have the ability) to keep themselves and their loved ones safe.

    And, yes, women doing boxing is one of the madnesses of the modern era.


    Yes to have the ability to keep their family and nation safe.

    I'd also like to add that my concept of manliness was formed by my grandfather: a man with little intellectual training having only a high school diploma, but a man who was a strong athlete, knew how to box, achieved his station in life by hard work, was givern military training, and exhibited these attitudes to me. Now of course there are behaviors of his I find reprehensible such as his love of Israel and Jews, his economic liberalism, and his Southern dislike of Catholics, along with a moral questioning of character and of religion but when it comes to the essentials in life those former attitudes are good to follow when it comes to working your way in this hard struggle.

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    « Reply #13 on: September 15, 2012, 06:50:55 PM »
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  • And now I have to wonder how this thread got so off-topic. I think it was my fault. :laugh1:

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    « Reply #14 on: September 15, 2012, 06:57:16 PM »
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  • As for women boxing its was part of the Frankfurt School ideology to blur the gender roles so that the birthrates would decline, and there would be weak, effeminate men dominated by strong women, an act against the natural gender roles, in where you have a strong man leading the household.

    Back to the subject of the article: Homeschooling is definitely a way for the public schools to "wake up", so to speak, before they lose all of their students to homeschooling, because of the children not knwoing anything. Moms are definitely the front line in educating children.

     

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