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The Downside of Home School.




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#1 PhotoDude

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Posted January 07 2013 - 09:32 AM

Please keep in mind that this is just from my point of view of interacting with my own friends whom were home schooled.

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.

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Posted January 07 2013 - 09:35 AM

I have to disagree with you. My daughter was home schooled by her mom and she is anything but shy or non-interactive, in fact she is very socialble and out going.
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Posted January 07 2013 - 09:36 AM

Socialization is certainly the main downfall of homeschooling.

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.

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Posted January 07 2013 - 10:00 AM

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Posted January 07 2013 - 10:24 AM

I know kids who were bullied at school who ended up with social phobia as adults as a result.

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Posted January 07 2013 - 10:26 AM

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.
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Posted January 19 2013 - 12:34 PM

I home schooled both my children. My daughter got brainwashed by several family members that I was depriving her education. In her teens it caused a total rebellion. Now when she entered college and she had to take the entrance exam she excelled. She stopped by my home and thanked me for reading to her every day the whole time she was a kid.

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.

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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.

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Posted January 21 2013 - 05:45 PM

no, no and no. public school is where you get nervous and intimidated. if you are raised in a good family with respect and some discipline. when you go out into a job environment you should be already prepped for how adults interact. you see public school is throwing good kids in with bad, because some people are raised in households with no rules or discipline the kids go to school thinking it's socialize time and are disruptive and hurt the good kids learning environment. public school is a joke nowadays and the test scores show that. and the money going to public school is higher then ever and things are getting worse.

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Posted January 21 2013 - 05:48 PM

and besides they pester these children with things that are unnecessary for children to learn about. for example, sexual education. that is a parents responsibility. and it's inappropriate for 7th graders to hear about it. period. and they teach these kids all about racism when these kids shouldn't be hearing about civil rights at the age of 8. i'm sorry. parents are responsible and should be for informing their kids about life and responsibility and respect out side the home. public school is where the kids who don't have a good home go but the kids who have a stable home have no business being in a public school.




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