Kind of a s/o of that question below by the anon freaking out about a book someone else bought for their own children (in other words, someone else's choice that has nothing to do with her own kids). Even if you homeschool and set out to intentionally isolate your children from contact with anyone who doesn't agree with you on every issue, can kids really be sheltered anymore?
Even things like political discourse involve topics that used to be taboo to mention on TV. Commercials for everything from penile extension to pole dancing instructional dvd's run at all hours. Those things also appear on magazine ads, billboards, bus ads. Is it practical to raise a child like an ostrich instead of answering their questions as they come along anymore?
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Answer by m-avi at 9:13 PM on Nov. 11, 2012
I guess it's possible, but it would just be to the detriment of the child. I have a relative that homeschooled her two kids. The first one was very accomplished musically. He plays piano, bass, and a few other things. They didn't have cable and he watched very little TV. Because there weren't many other homeschooled kids his age that they were friends with he had little social interaction with kids his age. I think the isolation took it's toll and he has had issues since becoming an adult. He is a very smart young man, but never had to compete for anything (which they don't really allow anymore anyway), so he had low self esteem and a lack of confidence that has cause problems for him. I think he is finally getting more comfortable with himself, but there have been some very difficult times he had to go through to get where he is now.
Answer by QuinnMae at 9:15 PM on Nov. 11, 2012
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