Why are people bothered that others choose to Home School their children? Every study that I have ever read indicates that it is so beneficial to the child....and yet, public and media consensus is that it is "weird." As long as your child is loved, cared for and educated, I really don't care about the specifics of how a parent chooses to raise her children. I am not seeking public approval here, just looking to hear why so many are opposed...my guess is that it is not the "norm" and that, to most, is intolerable.Answer Question
Answer by MaryWolfe at 8:03 PM on Oct. 11, 2010
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Answer by ObbyDobbie at 8:23 PM on Oct. 11, 2010
We homeschool and our kids are not any more weird than other kids their age. Let's be honest, there are plenty of awkward kids in the public school system and if you ask them they would probably rather be anywhere than there. Perhaps some of the awkward homeschoolers are just awkward people. Yes, there are parents who just want to run every aspect of their kids' lives, but in the majority of homeschool families I know, the reason for homeschooling (and this is our reason too) is to give their children something more than the mediocrity offered by the public school system. That something more might be religious education, specialized learning or in our case just an all around better education.
Answer by scout_mom at 8:50 PM on Oct. 11, 2010
Answer by MommaTasha1003 at 8:51 PM on Oct. 11, 2010
I'm just laughing at your title. You had me at WEIRD. My son is in preschool now and has settled comfortably into a Montessori setting at this current time and has been there going on three years now. His current school goes to the end of ninth grade. We plan on placing him in a local Montessori public school either next year or the year after depending on his needs. But I have thought about under what conditions I might home school. I would home school if my child was experiencing emotional difficulties in school due to learning differences the school was unable to meet. I would home school if my child was being harassed or bullied. I would home school if his school placement, for whatever reason, was seriously not a good match. I don't see any of these as being weird. I do see home schooling as a valid option for parents who are concerned or frustrated with the limited options available.
Answer by frogdawg at 8:57 PM on Oct. 11, 2010
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