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It's a good point you make, HH. I remember CLEARLY very oddly socialized kids in my own school when I was a kid.Socialization happens, no matter where the kids are.
3 years ago on 12 Most Compelling Reasons to Homeschool Your Children
@Tracey Don't you feel proud to offer this alternative to your kids? When we are out and about and we run into other kids, I'm thrilled that my teenaged daughter seem the preening and behavior of those teens clearly.
Many a time she has thanked me for homeschooling her so that she and her friends don't have to deal with that falsity.
I, another reader of this blog post, am sorry you feel so personally insulted. I honestly think her points are honest and accurate.
Many of my friends, and some of my family, have worked in the public school system i various ways. No one is HAPPY the schools are struggling and no one actually blames the schools themselves. We find it necessary to call out the issues. I'm sure that most of us would be thrilled if there was a simple solution to the complex problems.In the meantime, I'm proud of our homeschool experiences and I honestly see my kids' educational experience as a very healthy and successful model.
@TaraZiegmont THANKS to you for having the courage to speak up!
(I'm not even the author of this blog. Simply another homeschooling parent, a THINKING parent, looking for the essence of the experience. )
No homeschooler is GLEEFUL about the state of the public schools. I'm glad you realize this. We are simply happy with the alternative and celebratory about it!
I was a public school kid myself and I, honestly, WISH the school systems didn't have so many problems. No one blames the school systems themselves. It is a FAR more complex question then "who is to blame?".
I'm glad you posted!
I would be concerned with those things too.I've been homeschooling for almost ten years and have not run across families like this!
As a homeschooling parent, I chose to homeschool so that my kids could "be at their own levels". They are both pretty bright and cool and interesting and such and I wanted to see them flourish.I still homeschool for that reason. AS WELL AS, I love it that they are THEMSELVES instead of desperate copies of everyone else around them. They are STILL at their own levels. Above "level" in some things, "below level" in others. But exactly "at" their own level. They are able to spend their time in creative ways. They share their time with people across the spectrum of color, race, religion, socioeconomic level, ability levels, and just about every other level there is. Their friendships are deep and meaningful. They are active in their own educations.
I could go on and on. I am not dissing public schools, only saying "YAY" for homeschooling!
Atheist here, saluting your for taking a stand for Jacob, for LOVE, for goodness sake.
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