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Are my kids the only happy ones?

Answered 2 years ago

Seriously my kids are LOVING quarentine. The miss their friends a little but mostly are so much happier.
I’m genuinely considering homeschooling after this as the change in my kids has been considerable.


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2 years ago
Hope you’re not homeschooling

Quarantine

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2 years ago
No my husband does I’m the bread winner. This is the third time my spelling has been “called out” on this site and my reply is the same to you as it was to the others.
English is my 4th and last learned language at 25 years old.
How many languages do you speak?

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2 years ago
But the beautiful thing about math is it’s rules are rules no matter the language!! And I am very good at math! (I would argue I’m actually very good at language too hehe but clearly not to your standards 😜)

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2 years ago
Dont listen to the idiots OP you sound fab.

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2 years ago
😘

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2 years ago
Yes I agree, lovely reading your responses op

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2 years ago
Not enjoying it. I like being home with my kids but i feel to controlling being both teacher and parent. I feel like they need a break from me

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2 years ago
Sadly the same for me.. x

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2 years ago
2 of my kids have flat out refused to do any school work at all at home (teenagers) and just opt to sleep all day so they can avoid me trying to get them to do anything school related! So I'm looking forward to school returning for them at least. I'm so frustrated with them and appreciate their teachers even more

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2 years ago
Good for you love. All the best with the kids 💕

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2 years ago
It's not as simple as saying 'ooh I think I might homeschool my children today' 🎶
It's not something you can rush into. Life is not always going to be like it is right now

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2 years ago
Actually our life hasn’t changed greatly, we are just spending less time on the beach than usual and not rushing in the mornings.

It’s something we actually considered before our first went to school but decided against it because of his learning difficulty and his twin being a socialite.

And we have always said we would highly consider home schooling in high school if our kids wanted to.

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2 years ago
Home schooling is a fulltime job. Life won't be as sweet as you perceive it to be

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2 years ago
Maybe it will be..

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2 years ago
Lol I like that attitude,
Maybe it won’t be worst cas scenario, maybe we will love it, maybe we won’t and the kids will go back to school in term 4.

And it’s fine if it’s a full time job my husband currently doesn’t work lol. And has no desire to go back to work, he’s a civil engineer before we had kids and worked ridiculous hours when our first was younger, we decided we didn’t want that life where the kids only saw their daddy on Saturday afternoons and Sunday.
Our plan is for him to stay home while all our kids are in primary. And we have recently decided to have another so he will be a sahd for a long time yet. We are thinking about buying a house to flip so he will do a lot of that work, which might make our lives busier but only for 3 months at a time.

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2 years ago
How did you go about getting a dyslexia diagnoses? Im concerned about my Year 3 and not sure where to start.

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2 years ago
We were very lucky and had an early “probable” diagnosis before school.

We saw one educational Phycologist but didn’t gel with him, though he’s very good, then saw another lady who was amazing and used an early testing from the UK.
His kindy teacher picked up on it and I already had my suspicions.

At the start of this year we went through SEPLD and got his official diagnosis.
We are working on having the school allow his tutor to come into school to work with him but it’s not going well. They’ve been good trying to help but Iv been fighting them on this one thing.

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2 years ago
Thanks for your reply, given me a starting point.

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2 years ago
Where are you? If you don’t mind me asking I can send you to exactly the right people if yours near me

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2 years ago
My kids miss school. They miss their friends and the playground.

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2 years ago
Same

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2 years ago
My kids are happy but that doesn't mean that they wouldn't prefer to be out and about. We aren't homebodies so we have struggled a lot with the adjustment. Spending lots of time together isn't new to us...even before this we went for a daily family walk together, played board games, backyard sports, did art together, did puzzles, cooked etc. We live in QLD, school resumes on Monday and we will get our first taste of home learning. My kids are teens and even though they do well academically, I am very concerned about how I am going to assist them with their learning. I think it's sad that it's taken a global pandemic for people to spend time and enjoy their families.

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2 years ago
I agree but it’s life and it’s hard to get off the rat race.
Iv never really been on it, I left home at 16 and started travelling at 17. So I lived on very little but travelled the whole world.
Coming home was hard enough let along if I had to go to 9-5 iv always had an unconventional life and sending my kids to conventional school was initially a hard choice for me, so I can understand how “non traditional” ways can seem so foreign for others.

And sometimes you just miss things, for us my eldest is a great “coper” he just coles and gets on with shit. He’s wonderful and just sticking his head down and doing what must be done, always has been!
I didn’t see the connection between some recent behaviours and schooling. Iv always worried for him in the school system but his stubbornness to learn made me nervous to homeschool and have a 10 year old who couldn’t read and that’s not fair to him either.

Everyone is on a different path and sometimes need a shake up more so than others 💕

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2 years ago
That’s wonderful your family gets so much time together, I hope others realise how important it is after this.

We are like you we surf or swim with our kids many mornings and almost every afternoon. When our youngest went to school this year it was hard on us. Well good in many ways , cos day time sex, but hard cos without him it was so easy to miss the others even more without a distraction.

We miss our weekend adventure driving till we find a place. But something we have taken from this (as we aren’t homebodies either) is home wonderful it is to just enjoy our home!!! Whenever I take time of we are always going on an adventure overseas or camping someone , we never just stay home and enjoy me not working at home.
I only work about 20 hours a week so I’m never “busy” but we are always busy coming and going, even if it’s to live a slower life than most and that’s been wonderful to stop :)

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2 years ago
My daughter has terrible anxiety related to school. (like 40% attendance) So this is the happiest she's been. We have been looking into a long distance education school for some time although our public school said they wouldn't approve it because she doesn't live remote. Home school would not work as I work full-time and could not manage to do work plans, but after this I'll definitely be back to finding an alternative schooling option

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2 years ago
💕 we have noticed a change in my son that I didn’t even realise was connected to school. Well we did, but thought it was a Hotmail change/ environment / letting go of our “little” boy somewhat.

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2 years ago
I love my kids being home and I work from home. They are so committed to their school work and I get to see them more. They are teens so they miss their friends and sport but I love they are adapting. I feel so much closer to them and love it.

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2 years ago
Yes I feel even closer to my family through this time, and I think this is why my children seem even happier. I’m feeling happy because of it I guess they would be too? I actually hadn’t thought about that till now.

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2 years ago
My kids are loving being at home too but I am NOT considering home schooling.

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2 years ago
Lol glad your enjoying it though x

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2 years ago
I am a homeschooling mum please remember that the teachers are no longer there to supply the work if you continue to opt for homeschooling.it does require a great deal of research and resources . May I ask what grades are your children in as this would be a good time for you to try to adapt to your own homeschooling program to see if this works for you . There are numerous websites to assist you with a curriculum suitable for each child's grade level

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2 years ago
Thankyou.
We don’t really have a supply of work. And have only just been given work for term two which for one of my sons she just said work on his sight words and numbers , and my other son was very far ahead so we are doing learning of whatever he wants to learn. And setting books to read for him. Also iv been able to sit down and teach them my language in writing which has been fun.
My kids are year 2,1 and prep. My year 2 boy has dyslexia so he still isn’t reading. My year 1 boy is reading proper books and has just got into goosebumps series. he is very advanced and my preppy is just a regular slightly above average so just learning his alphabet (their school prep is very play based) they wouldn’t have received readers till term 3 anyways so he just joins in when he wants to.)
They are ages 8,7 and 4(almost 5)

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2 years ago
Lol I left other my other girl. She’s bang on average. Also year 2, she’s been a bit harder but she just kinda goes along with it. Lots of reading, and learning math through cooking and money so far.

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2 years ago
🤣😂🤣🤣you forgot a kid? Cracked me up

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2 years ago
My daughter is in Steiner school and only learnt to read in year 3 so don’t just compare based on ages especially if there is a diagnosis involved

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2 years ago
Probably a sign I have too many lol. But her hubby and I are, banging like we’re trying to make babies in isolation (because even though I was corrected iv now spelt quarentine wrong too many times so it dictionary doesn’t offer me an alternative, so I’ll just use a different word. I’m not the only one who does that right? )

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2 years ago
Mine are very happy too but I cannot homeschool unfortunately, if I could afford it I probably would.

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2 years ago
My kid do are pretty happy too. They really miss their friends and sports but they are handling the quarantine very well. They did their school work from home for the last 3 weeks of term and were amazing with it. My husband and I decided they worked better that way. But we won’t homeschool them permanently. I am not prepared to teach high school subjects for my oldest and my youngest really is a social butterfly, I want him to be able to see his friends.

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2 years ago
Yes my kids miss their sport and my daughter misses her friends.

Yes I feel like we will perhaps work better as a family with the time.

It’s funny I’m more prepared to let them homeschool in high school if they chose to!

My social butterfly has been surprisingly ok!! She keeps FaceTiming and wants to play soon but it hasn’t seemed to bother her at all really.
💕
Glad it’s not just me lol