Posted January 07 2013 - 09:32 AM
Now I know all about the benefits of home schooling, and I support any parent who wishes to go this route. With that said, almost all the people I've met that were home schooled have a lot of social issues. They are almost all very shy, and don't interact well with others outside their family. With the exception of my one friend, they are all very smart (sorry buddy) and usually very creative, but have very few friends.
Personally, I think it's the lack of socializing that you get from public/private school that a person's social skills are developed.
Posted January 07 2013 - 09:35 AM
But we can decide how we live.
Posted January 07 2013 - 09:36 AM
Another one, at least from my perspective, is the fact that most kids who are schooled at home are done so for religious reasons, wanting to keep God and creation science in their daily lives where they cannot find it at public school. The religious angle tends to make them very ignorant and very easy targets when they enter college life and the real world.
I am not always a bitch. Sometimes, I am asleep.
Posted January 07 2013 - 10:00 AM
Road signs flow into the headlights
Whisper names and fall behind
He finds some honor in the darkness
Hopes for grace and peace of mind
Posted January 07 2013 - 10:24 AM
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Posted January 19 2013 - 12:34 PM
Now my 18 year old son gets in my face about depriving their education. He chose to go to high school his last year of school and is doing quite well and he is quite popular but he is doing well which means if he was deprived he would be behind.
Home schooling is a hard job and you will always have people telling you you are making a mistake. This year there was a gun threat at my sons school and the thing that ran through my head is at least he was safe at home. He always had friends and a social life.
There are many home schooling websites online and curriculum. The whole time I home schooled we used the Internet for many of our teaching tools.
Posted January 19 2013 - 12:37 PM
I think home schooling is only as good as the educator (the same could be said for publc or private schools). I know one particular case personally of a parental unit that is collectively unfit to train a dog, and I'm absolutely horrified by the train wreck I see in the not to do distant future when their daughter finally goes off to college. I predict a full on nervous breakdown inside of the first semester of her higher education - not because she will be unprepared for the coursework, but because she will not be able to reconcile the education she has received with the diversity of ideas she will be faced with, all at once, the first time she receives peer criticism on her course work. She has been robbed of the ability to think, for herself, critically - not that the public school system is any bastion of free thought, but the fact is - public schools do provide a student with a variety of different teachers, with different world views and those views do get presented to students through subtle osmosis in the way that official materials get presented.
One struggle I had with public school is there are many abusive teachers who humiliate their students. My children were part Hispanic and were discriminated against. Which is why I home schooled them.
Posted January 21 2013 - 05:45 PM
Posted January 21 2013 - 05:48 PM