It's not like we keep our kids chained up in a windowless room. At this moment, yes, my kids ARE at home but in a little while, they'll be going to piano lessons and this evening, they'll be going to Tae Kwon Do. They'll also be playing with their friends in the neighborhood, going to church, playing with their friends in our homeschooling group and going to a birthday party on Saturday. The "socialization" myth is a dead horse, stop beating it!!
Maybe because they don't intimatelyknow any home school families?? My kids are in public school, but we have home school friends. They really seem to get more "social time" then my kids do when they are in school. It seems to be really helpful when home school kids are part of a home-school-group. All the ones I know belong to a large home-school-group. They regularly get together with their group for activities, and even field trips. Its very cool. If I could, I would home school too.
*** BTW *** I was pretty clueless about HS before we really got to be friend with some home schooling families.
Answer by VeronicaLee at 1:21 PM on May. 17, 2010
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Answer by Ctink8189 at 1:22 PM on May. 17, 2010
I am a homeschooler but I used to think that too. AT the time I was an AWANA leader at church and there was one child there who was homeschooled. She was very shy. Refused to talk to anyone. And stayed by her mother's side all the time. She was in a class for younger kids because she didn't want to be with the older kids. I saw her as closed off and this formed my opinion of homeschoolers. Until years later when my child was having a hard time in public school and I had to consider homeschooling myself. Suddenly I met tons of people with all different experiences that opened my eyes to what it really is all about. So now my view has changed but ironically MY daughter is now the one viewed as shy and needy. She has add, and sensory integration disorder, she is very shy, and struggles with other medical issues, but people can't see those and don't realize there are reasons for her being this way.
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Answer by ObbyDobbie at 1:25 PM on May. 17, 2010
maybe because some parents are very lazy and they do their child no justice by home schooling them. Other parents do a far better job than public school. Its a mixed bag. Sounds like you are a good parent for home schooling. Kudos to you for being able to do that for your kids.
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