I homeschool my kids, and every time the subject comes up with my mother in law, she mentions that she's heard kids have to obey or it won't work. Do you think she's trying to tell me mine don't or something??
Answer by whiteroses82 at 8:33 AM on Apr. 5, 2010
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Answer by BJoan at 9:50 AM on Apr. 5, 2010
She has set of steel ones if she is hinting that. My daughter home schools and her MIL some times says things that come out sounding stupid and offensive and she honestly thinks she is being helpful. As a retired teacher that dealt with adult ed and high school co-op students i found the ones who are HS are usually the better students. They respected their teachers and they worked well by them self and did not need to talk in order to get book work done.
Answer by mamak57 at 11:24 AM on Apr. 5, 2010
As a homeschooling parent myself I do believe that the kids do have to have a basic respect for their parents and the authority of the parent. Do my kids obey 100% of the time, NO because they are like every other child. However, they do know they have to do what mom says and that If the answer is NO then it's NO.Â Perhaps your inlaws are questioning not so much your homeschooling, but if your children have simple respect for authority. If you tell them NO is it NO? Or do you cave and they get what they want? Who is really in charge at home? Granted I don't know you nor do I know any more then what was provide here. I'm just trying to give some suggestions and input for dialog. If you are the type that will cave and the kids end up with what they want, then perhaps they are worried that the kids won't get an education, because they didn't want to do it.
Answer by SAHMinIL2 at 3:32 PM on Apr. 6, 2010
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