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The Education Quandary - A Guide for Parents in the West

The Education Quandary - A Guide for Parents in the West

Parenthood requires making innumerable complex decisions.  One of the most pressing and crucial choices that parents must make is where — and how — to educate their children. Today, parents have more options for schooling than previous generations had.  Public schools, private secular schools, and Islamic schools are available in many cities. In addition, mothers …

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10 Things I Don’t Miss about Traditional School

For four years my husband and I have been homeschooling our two older children, who are now in fifth and seventh grades. Prior to that, our kids had attended both private and public schools.  I am not one of those people who insists that only one type of education is the “right” one.  Homeschooling is …

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Can No Longer Afford Tuition Fees

In this counseling answer: “You have to gauge your situation there, and determine to what extent you can disagree with your parents, and make it clear to them that the decision is yours, as you are the parent to your children. They can suggest, they can guide, they can support, etc., but at the end of the …

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Homeschooling As A Way of Protection?

In this counseling answer: “I think, ideally, if a parent can homeschooling or look after their child actively until they are 7 years of age, then after that they should enroll them in the public school system. But parents need to play an active role in the school and become an ally of the school through parent …

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Homeschooling Hiccups: Challenges Outside the Box

Homeschooling parents often talk about the joys of home educating their children, since they become able to build strong relationships with them encouraging them to develop as individuals rather than file numbers. In essence, homeschooling does entail gleeful shrieks while running in fields of bright Marigolds, but this does not mean it comes without challenges. …

Homeschooling vs Public School: Which Is A Better Choice?

Homeschooling vs Public School: Which Is A Better Choice?

In this counseling answer: Historically, children have been successfully schooled using both options. To make the decision that is best in your case, consider your individual circumstances. Wa ’Alaikum Salaam wa Rahmatullahi wa Barakatuh, Whether to homeschool your child or not is an important dilemma that many parents go through as their children reach school age. …

I Shall Guard the Fingers that Hit the Keyboard

I Shall Cleanse My Heart and Guard My Tongue… As Well As My Fingers That Hit the Keyboard! Babies are often described as white canvases: innocent and mono-colored, untarnished and pure. The color, shade, or hue they finally assume comes from their surroundings — their family, extended relatives, peers, school, and the general environment that …

Autistic child

Homeschooling an Autistic Child

 In this counseling answer: “I suggest that you look into homeschooling and really do some research to find out what is available in your area and determine whether or not you will get the support that you need in order to be successful while still maintaining the ability to care for your other two children.” …

Schooling

Does Homeschooling Instill Shyness?

As-Salamu `alaykum dear sister, Jazaki Allahu khayran for trusting us with your question. We ask Allah Most High to give all of us guidance and prosperity. What I understood from home ed is that your daughter is being taught at home only and not within a school facility. If my understanding is true, then I …

Homeschooling

How Does Homeschooling Work?

As-Salamu ‘Alaykum, Homeschooling is not a philosophy with a set curriculum. It differs from region to region, and home to home. It is the parents who determine the type of education, the child’s role in the learning process, how the topics are taught, what resources are employed or whether it is book learning or education for life. …



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