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#31 wild-flowers

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Posted September 09 2010 - 03:43 PM

Some people have no friends and went to highschool. Having two good friends is better then none.
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Posted September 18 2010 - 11:58 PM

I guess home schooling would sound pretty isolated.
Children really have to be out and experience the world, meet new people and go through all sorts of situations.
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Posted September 19 2010 - 09:54 AM

Sometimes HOME SCHOOLING is better!

The kid is not subjected to the mainstream garbage they force on kids in school,etc...

Many think HOME SCHOOLING is the only way they really get a good learning :)

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Posted September 19 2010 - 12:12 PM

Sometimes HOME SCHOOLING is better!

The kid is not subjected to hte mainstream garbage they force on kids in school,etc...

Many think HOME SCHOOLING is the only way they really get a good learning :)


It's funny how you put HOME SCHOOLING in upper-case letters.
Well I went to public schools from K-12 and we weren't thrown into anything. It was all about education and connecting with many other students with different backgrounds really. It may be different with private schools as many know. I really enjoyed going to public schools and I had no other choice because both of my parents were working class people, they worked all week and even weekends for overtime.
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Posted September 19 2010 - 08:30 PM

No back then it wasnt so bad,im talking about NOWADAYS in school! (Its better to be home schooled (In my opinion))

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Posted September 25 2010 - 08:22 PM

Add to that the fact that it is acceptable to teach revisionist history. Sorry, but I want my boys learning the truth.
Some of this curriculum puts Nam off as a little police action, instead of the WAR that it was, or how about covering up Nazi concentration camps or the whole Nazi issue all together. I know people who lived through both and it is not the fiction that these "history" books are portraying. Or, lets try the Native Americans, who according to many of the "historians" were well paid for their troubles and had nothing to complain about.
I can make sure my sons don't get their heads filled with that crap, if I home school them.
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Posted September 26 2010 - 11:53 AM

Add to that the fact that it is acceptable to teach revisionist history. Sorry, but I want my boys learning the truth.
Some of this curriculum puts Nam off as a little police action, instead of the WAR that it was, or how about covering up Nazi concentration camps or the whole Nazi issue all together. I know people who lived through both and it is not the fiction that these "history" books are portraying. Or, lets try the Native Americans, who according to many of the "historians" were well paid for their troubles and had nothing to complain about.
I can make sure my sons don't get their heads filled with that crap, if I home school them.


what history books in public schools teach that nam wasnt a war and deny the holocost?
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Posted September 26 2010 - 02:37 PM

When I went to school, we learned about World War II and clearly about the horrible things that took place by the Nazis. We also learned about the Vietnam War.
There might be some dumb teachers out there who would try to do that but usually you can report them to the school for the false information they are teaching children.
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Posted October 15 2010 - 05:54 PM

ToFun, I feel for you. I think home schooling is absurd. Every parent thinks there is nothing wrong with their kid and they are happy. I'm sure reality is a bit different in the kid's mind than what the parents in this thread think.
You should get a part time job at a place for sr year that has kids around your age. A ton of friendships get formed that way sr year that supersedes school.
Biggest thing though is make sure to get away from your parents and dorm for college. Sure you missed out on going to school, it is fun..Living away for college though is the time of your life. You can still have that and a ton of people miss out on that experience.

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Posted October 23 2010 - 12:24 PM

I was mostly home schooled but did go to public school for a couple years. I can say I learned more and made more friends in home school. I'm sorry that wasn't the case for you. But not every one is going to have it bad like you did. I know a few people that are so grateful they were home schooled. my younger brother is home schooled and when he was 15 they tested him and said he was past the 12th grade level on everything. I thing it provides some unique opportunities and methods to learn so it has it up sides but I know you have to get to gather with other home schooler or other groups or it can be harder to get the same opportunities to meet people. Both me and my brothers got to choose home school or public and we tried public but we didn't get what we needed from it.
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Posted January 03 2011 - 02:30 PM

I was homeschooled for the greater prtion of my childhood. We were definately shelter, and did suffer some problems because of that...my cousins were kept home, never taught ANYTHING and severly sexually abused their whole childhoods (and that fucker finally got put away) under the guise of homeschooling.

WITH THAT SAID...

Homeschooling need not entail abuse. It doesn't need to social constrict your children. In almost all cases, the kids actually learn MORE, not less. I am homeschooling my boys and any other children I have. They will be involved with 4-H, and reading groups, and also just go play with kids like normal kids. They will also have the freedom to be who they are, learn what they want (besides reading and math, of course, that is just needed) and i am confident they will grow to be well rounded, healthy men.

There are screw-ups in EVERY circle of people. Every race rapes and maims, every race abuses their children. Every group also has horrible and awsome parents.

And sorry, but you do sound just like most unhappy kids. I was there (in public school) I hated my life because I had no friends. I had no friends because I was too shy to get out there, but I was in PS from eigth grade up.

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Posted January 04 2011 - 09:17 AM

I have been thinking about this all night, and I wanted to say, the OP sounds like they have ALWAYS had social anxiety. I believe their parents did what they thought was right, if my child had such severe social anxiety, I don't believe I would put them in too many social situations. Obviously, this person has always had a problem with this, and homeschooling did not make it worse, IMO. Perhaps this person would have WORSE anxiety today if it weren't for homeschooling.

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Posted January 04 2011 - 09:35 AM

You're lucky to have parents that actually care about you. Imagine having these problems with parents who don't give a shit, where they just force you to go to school. Or if you were alive 60 years ago you would be in a mental hospital. Be thankful for what you have not everyone is so lucky. Try looking at the other side of things. Also you will find that most of the people you consider your friends in high school are really not at all. Your friends are there for you when you need them not when it is convenient. True friends take action.

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Posted January 04 2011 - 09:43 AM

It all boils down to how well balanced and enriching the parents make the child's environment.


This is the most appropriate response out of them all (and those that say the same)...

Homeschooling can lead to a loss of socialization skills IF the parents allow it to.

It is NOT up to the child to find ways to socialize while growing up... It is up to the parent to teach them, if they have chosen to homeschool them. That is a part of what homeschooling is.

Those that were raised at home and not taught social skills are negatively effected by it.. and once they get away from their parents, they will have to be responsible for learning those skills...

Having said that, when done properly, homeschooling is a much better way to raise your children... for anyone with a brain...

Some parents DO NOT qualify...

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Posted January 08 2011 - 03:20 AM

Eh, I'd like to homeschool my kids until grade 5 or so, while keeping them in some extracurricular activities, so they get to socialize.

Afterward, I think the merits of school are as much of exposure to new elements outside of your own parents opinions, and socializing with peers as it is about pedagogy.

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Posted January 11 2011 - 07:03 AM

I am now home schooling my 6 year old. She went to kindergarten and the first month of 1st grade. Our town's schools are AWFUL. We put her in a Catholic school in hopes of getting her a good education. Well, she was not challenged at all. She taught herself to her name (full name, not just first) when she was 2 years old. Needless to say, she is very smart.

We had some trouble with the teacher this year so we just pulled her out. She is now in a program called K12.com. It is an on-line public school. All I have to do is follow the work they give me to do. They have field trips where everyone meets us. There are 2 kids in the next town over who do this as well and they are in the same grade. So, we meet up with them. We have friends who have kids the same age as her she plays with. She takes 3 dance classes a week and has friends in those classes. We plan to get her to the grade she belongs in with this program, because you can work as fast as your abilities allow, and then put her bac in school at that grade.

I think as long as you have your child's best interest in mind, have a plan, and make an effort to keep them involved it can be a good thing. Research shows that home-schooled children are more successful in life because they get individualized attention rather than being ignored if they are either advanced or too slow for the rest of the class.

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Posted February 05 2011 - 11:32 PM

A year and a half later, After my original post my thoughts have changed.

I read all the replies, and I agree with a lot of you.

My parents did what they thought was right, and I am very thankful(now) for that. I have talked to my mom and dad quite a bit in the past year and a half, and they kind of explained to me their side of how everything went down. It definitely was the right thing to do. They did the best they could with the knowledge that they had.

But I also had to realize, that I could of put in more of an effort, to change my social situation. And get out there, and form more of a social life. I didn't do that. Though back then I would say if I could go back, I would change that, Now I do not feel that way, I feel as if it was meant to happen that way and I learned from it. Took me awhile to stop dwelling on the past. About a year ago, I realized that I had to man up and take action and responsibility. And that led me to where I am now. A hell of a lot better place than I was.

Now it's full speed ahead, I'll rest when I'm dead.

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Posted March 28 2011 - 05:53 PM

Congrats to you and your parents for hashing this all out. Congrats to you for coming to peace with how things happened. Good luck to you in the future. With those kinds of skills I think you'll do fine!

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A year and a half later, After my original post my thoughts have changed.

I read all the replies, and I agree with a lot of you.

My parents did what they thought was right, and I am very thankful(now) for that. I have talked to my mom and dad quite a bit in the past year and a half, and they kind of explained to me their side of how everything went down. It definitely was the right thing to do. They did the best they could with the knowledge that they had.

But I also had to realize, that I could of put in more of an effort, to change my social situation. And get out there, and form more of a social life. I didn't do that. Though back then I would say if I could go back, I would change that, Now I do not feel that way, I feel as if it was meant to happen that way and I learned from it. Took me awhile to stop dwelling on the past. About a year ago, I realized that I had to man up and take action and responsibility. And that led me to where I am now. A hell of a lot better place than I was.

Now it's full speed ahead, I'll rest when I'm dead.



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Posted April 21 2011 - 12:35 AM

Soon2B4,
What state are you in? We are using K12 as well here in Oregon. The oldest is now in 9th grade a year early because of it.
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Posted December 23 2011 - 11:43 PM

I have been homeschooled for 10 years, and it is now my senior year(If i were to be in high school that is) And I realize that i have missed so much in life and I am so depressed about it. Being homeschooled kept me from doing a lot, and putting your child through it, might sound good. But its really not, with being homeschooled, you have no friends, no social life, nothing. And If i could change everything i would of went to school for the past 10 years. I had reasons why I couldn't go to school, I would have panic attacks at school and I couldn't stay in the class room, without my parents. Happened for years and years, Panic attacks at school, Anxiety at school, freaking out at school, just so much stuff and after 2 months of each year i would end up being homeschooled and i may have needed it, but i wish i would of forced myself to go and atleast had some kind of life, and friends. Now turning 18 in like a month i have about 2 friends, who i can call friends. This all could happen to your kid and if you homeschool them through highschool and everything, when they get to graduate, there will be a lot of stress/depression going on with them and they are gonna hate the fact that they didn't get to have what others have. I am going through it and it sucks, and i just wanted you parents to know that homeschooling isn't good for your kids, in the end will cause them to hurt.



It definitely depends on the individual. I was homeschooled all of the way through and didn't have a lot of friends outside of my church for a vast majority of my education. And I was as happy as a clam with it. If your parents weren't a part of any sort of social or homeschooling group, then yeah, you're pretty much screwed. The difference between public or private school and a home school is that in a public or private school, your social networking is already created for you. When you're homeschooled, you either create your own or take what you can get. Go to shows. That's what I did.

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Posted April 01 2015 - 02:09 PM

My nephews both suffer because of a controling parent!!!



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Posted April 02 2015 - 02:47 AM

Yup..... Controlling parents are the worst........

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Posted April 13 2015 - 02:15 AM

Would you rather that or to make so many friends in high school and realize no one really cared enough to keep in contact once you left? My brother was talking to an older friend of his and he said something along the lines of "By the time you're 21, you'll have like 5 friends. When you reach 30, you'll be lucky to have 2." Pretty depressing, but doesn't seem that far off really. Sure, you have acquaintances you see from time to time, but not real friends that 'know' you. Better than anyone else at least. When it comes down to it... I have 1 close friend. One! All my 'best friends' from high school either screwed me over or just said fuck it and don't talk to me anymore. I mean, everyone has their fallices (if I used that word correctly). You know, some thing you might do that people don't like or don't agree with but you don't realize it? I'm sure I may have screwed some people over just the same, but I'm a nice guy. Not incredibly talkative, but I know how to take a hint when someone's trying to throw it at me. Sometimes I wish maybe I would have been home schooled. Save me from some of the shitty friendships I had made. Teach me some of the things people need to know before you get hurled into the real world without a clue about taxes or how to balance a checkbook.

 

Sorry, guess I came in a little hot there. Basically, all I'm trying to say is, if you take a step back and look at it all... we're all the same. Might have grown up differently and experienced our past in life in a different way... but one you're out of school, it's all the same lonely, socially awkward hoping that you'll make a new friend somewhere that you can connect with.

 

I get what you're saying tho. Maybe not completely... I can only imagine what my life would be like now if I would have been homeschooled. I was really hurt when I left elementary school and was unable to keep in contact with all the friendships I'd made. Didn't really make any in junior high, just got picked on mostly. High school I made a few friends and rekindled a few old friendships, but I didn't have fun at any school dances and don't talk to any of those friends I made there now. It's just a ball of confusion we ride on.


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Posted November 03 2015 - 04:28 PM

My brother was homeschooled for a while. But its ok, he was an idiot before..

 

Seriously tho, I think school is a rubbish place for many. I think education needs more flexibility.  And be less full of sad bitter control freaks masquerading as teachers.



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Posted January 08 2016 - 04:18 PM

Most of the home schooled kids I knew where very sheltered.  One kid was on the swim team with me and he took a science class at the high school.  I don't think I got much out of school besides the education.  Seems it was mostly a peer pressure situation, lot's of parties and some drugs.

 

I would like to be home schooled by hippies if I had to do it again.  Smart hippies!



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Posted January 18 2016 - 09:21 PM

I have know brilliant home schooled people and those who were homeschooled for religious/sheltering reasons.
The latter, if they made it to college, struggled mightily in the classes.
I watched one young man struggle to understand English I and Langston Hughes' "Theme for English B."
He literally could not put himself in the place of a person he perceived as different.
And he was majoring in marketing.
He dropped out sophomore year.
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Posted April 10 2016 - 06:04 AM

I know plenty of messed up kids who attended school.






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