I don't mean for this to sound argumentative but this is something I've often wondered about. Whenever I come across a homeschooling debate, invariably someone will say that it only takes a few hours to homeschool and therefore their child has the rest of the day for socializing. My question is with who? If the vast majority of other children are at school, who are HS kids socializing with?Answer Question
Asked by Anonymous at 10:49 PM on May. 3, 2010 in General Parenting
Answer by laciD at 10:53 PM on May. 3, 2010
Answer by Precious333 at 10:57 PM on May. 3, 2010
Answer by Anonymous at 11:00 PM on May. 3, 2010
Answer by maggiemom2000 at 11:01 PM on May. 3, 2010
We have a church group of about 100 kids that get together for art, gym, and drama classes by age group. We go to the library that has many homeschoolers there during the day. We go to classes at the zoo, museum, art museum, nature center and YMCA, we have other classes available through the local recreation department at the public schools at night and on weekends for dance, swimming, cooking, instruments. There are tons of opportunities.
Answer by BlooBird at 11:03 PM on May. 3, 2010
Answer by laciD at 11:03 PM on May. 3, 2010
I homeschooled my 3 sons, now adults. Why would I want them to be "socialized" by a school?
My kids were involved with kids in our homeschool group, La Leche League friends, multicultural neighbors from our family housing apartment complexes at the universities where I went to grad school, baseball teams, cub scouts, camp fire, 4 H, boy scouts, soccer, gymnastics, many classes they took for kids at the universities we lived at, kickball, tennis classes and teams, golf classes and teams, and manty other activies. I agree that life is very active.
More important they were around people of all ages, like real life should be. They had friends of all ages.
Answer by Gailll at 11:08 PM on May. 3, 2010
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Answer by Anonymous at 11:18 PM on May. 3, 2010