While it may not be criminal neglect(punishable by removal of children and jail) do you think that this is neglectful parenting?
Taking a child out of public school and then only teaching them the "basics" of education. Meaning that you don't think you need to teach them anything beyond, reading, basic writing, basic math, and some basic history and science. That if they want to learn anything beyond that or go to college to study a particular area they will have to just "buck up" and learn it themselves.
I find it insane. While I am not against homeschooling and have thought of doing it myself I do not think this constitutes as homeschooling, I think its just a mother being lazy as well as not wanting to deal with the difficulties their child had in public school(was having trouble in class and passing).
Isn't it our duty as parents to teach our children everything we can and to then to instill the will/want to learn everything they can? I don't see just giving him the basics and then expecting child to teach him/herself fulfilling the obligation we have as a parent, especially not one that is going to homeschool.
Answer by Ballad at 2:33 AM on Jun. 21, 2013
I think if you are going to homeschool, you need to be able to offer the same opportunities that conventional schools offer. Otherwise, your child will be behind & will be fighting an uphill battle to compete in the job market later. Those parents are doing their child a huge disservice.
Answer by mrsmom110 at 6:32 AM on Jun. 21, 2013
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Answer by kmath at 1:40 AM on Jun. 24, 2013
Next question overall
Do you and your spousal unit have the same sleep schedule?