They say it's socialization...

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I have one kiddo who homeschools and one kiddo who goes to public school...i am ALWAYS told that my kiddo who is homeschooled will be socially awkward...but here i sit at the pool and my home schooled kiddo is playing with a group of kiddos that he met on his own and my public school kiddo is playing by himself and he keeps coming to me saying he wants to go home he's not having any fun...smh...

So are my kiddos just weirdos (which i think they are weirdos), or are people just stereotyping home schooled kiddos...what's your opinion?
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by on Oct. 15, 2012 at 2:42 PM
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heydooney
by Danielle :) on Oct. 15, 2012 at 6:21 PM

lol, good point!

I don't hear that stereotype around here. I guess the schools are bad enough that if you say "I'm homeschooling" people are like "good for you!" haha. Plus there are hs groups galore!

Quoting Chellie13:

Of course it's a stereotype.  I homeschooled for 4 years and we...meaning all of us...had more friends than ever before and went to so many places and coops etc. 

My kids are back in school and they don't WANT to be friends with the kids, because they say they are immature and rude. 

As if grouping kids of the same age and keeping them all together for 6 - 8 hours in the "school" setting is "socialization"???    I remember getting yelled at by teachers when I was in school , they would yell at us saying "Stop talking! You're not HERE for SOCIALIZATION!!"  LOL!! Explain THAT all you homeschool haters out there!   lol...



PEEK05
by on Oct. 15, 2012 at 6:21 PM

People stereotype.  That's nothing new.

jpalmer
by Silver Member on Oct. 15, 2012 at 6:21 PM
Lol!!! Yeah i think it might have to do with the kiddo as well...

Quoting heydooney:

I think it has to do with the kids. My 5yo will come to me all upset and say "nobody wants to play with me!" while my 3yo comes to me all upset and says "Sophie (neighbor girl) wants to PLAY with me and I don't want her to!"

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bmw29
by Bobbie on Oct. 15, 2012 at 6:22 PM
I went to PS & have an extreme fear of public speaking and some confusion about social situations. One thing has nothing to do with the other.

Quoting fraujones:

Well, I was homeschooled from 6th-12th and very sheltered. I have struggled with shyness, confusion about what to do in certain social situations and an extreme fear of public speaking. Maybe I would have still had these issues if I were in public school, but homeschooling certainly didn't help me.

But you sound like you are letting your homeschooled kid get a lot of socialization which is great!

 


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Juniper53098
by June on Oct. 15, 2012 at 6:23 PM

I think people say that about homeschooled kids because there is the POTENTIAL for them not to get any social time.  But, most homeschooling families make a point of getting their kids out into the world.

jpalmer
by Silver Member on Oct. 15, 2012 at 6:36 PM
That's what i have always said...it ALL depends on what the PARENTS are willing to do to make sure their kids are well educated...whether the kiddo home schools or goes to public school...kwim...

Quoting Juniper53098:

I think people say that about homeschooled kids because there is the POTENTIAL for them not to get any social time.  But, most homeschooling families make a point of getting their kids out into the world.

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angieluvsolivia
by Angie on Oct. 15, 2012 at 6:38 PM

 Good to hear!  Hope he continues to do well!

Quoting jpalmer:

Yeah he's doing great this year...he has only been sick a handful of times...i think he has had ten sick days so far...but because he is home schooled he can still do school work, even when he is still feeling kinda yucky...

Quoting angieluvsolivia:

Oh wow, well that makes sense.  Your youngest, he's doing ok?


Quoting jpalmer:

My youngest has I.D.D (immune deficiency disorder) and a blood disorder...his immune system is about like someone that's on chemo...my youngest is on several diffrent immune booster suplements...it's a mess...

My middle is fine and is as healthy as a horse...lol



Quoting angieluvsolivia:


 I think it just depends on the kid.  Out of curiousity, why is one home schooled and one not?


 

 

jpalmer
by Silver Member on Oct. 15, 2012 at 6:43 PM
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Lol...so true!!!

Quoting PEEK05:

People stereotype.  That's nothing new.

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mrswillie
by CeeCee on Oct. 15, 2012 at 6:51 PM


Quoting angieluvsolivia:

 I think it just depends on the kid.  Out of curiousity, why is one home schooled and one not?

I was wondering this also.

dusky_rose
by Sue on Oct. 15, 2012 at 7:01 PM

Awwww! I was thinking the same thing the other day. I hadn't seen you on and then there you were. :-) Actually my ex homeschooled her, she doesn't live with me. Right now we are all sick here. How are you doing?

Quoting jpalmer:

Everytime i see your screen name and avi it just makes me smile :o) How have you been? How's the kiddos? If you don't mind me asking what curricula did you use? We are using Christian Light Publication...and we LOVE it...

Quoting dusky_rose:

I think its stereotyping. My oldest dd is very shy (and was home schooled) and my youngest son is very outgoing (he makes friends where ever he goes).


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