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If one more person says I need to socialize them I'm going to scream!

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I wish I had $1 for every time I have heard this.

Why do people act like I'm going to keep them locked up in the house? They have church and Sunday School, the YMCA and I'm going to join a homeschool group.
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by on Mar. 16, 2013 at 8:42 AM
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Pukalani79
by Kristin on Mar. 16, 2013 at 4:47 PM

 I haven't gotten that in a long time.  But then it is very rare for anyone to catch us at home and everyone knows it.  Just smile and say "OK"  No matter what, you're not going to change someone's mind who is looking for reasons to put down homeschooling.  It's not worth the frustration or the raised blood pressure.

debramommyof4
by Silver Member on Mar. 16, 2013 at 4:52 PM

 Everytime I talk to my mom and explain that yes next year my 7 year old will still be home with me.  That she has no interest in going back to school.  I get the she needs to be in a classroom speach.  She has no social skills at all, none what so ever, but we still work on it daily and I can work with her and help her and a teacher can not do that.  They do not have enough time.   I explain this to her every year, and every year it is the same thing.  She does not have close friends but she tells me in her weekly class she has a few friends, she has a few at church.  Which is a huge improvement for this child who had no friends in public school other than the kids who I was friends with thier mom so she saw them everyday. 

 

Bluecalm
by Bronze Member on Mar. 16, 2013 at 4:55 PM
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I haven't even started homeschooling yet, so this is just everyone's response to it. D's K teacher jumped on me when I mentioned, said he  needs to be in school to to be socialized and I listed all the ways he has been socialized in Kindergarten so far this year: learned to call people "poopyheads" and use "poop" once per sentence if possible, insist he has to be the 'winner" all the time, stick out his tongue at us, talk in a snotty voice, shake his booty at us, dance like a porn star, and make gang signs. Oh, and he's at a top school.

kirbymom
by Sonja on Mar. 16, 2013 at 4:57 PM

If I may be so bold as to ask...What was her response?????? 

Quoting Bluecalm:

I haven't even started homeschooling yet, so this is just everyone's response to it. D's K teacher jumped on me when I mentioned, said he  needs to be in school to to be socialized and I listed all the ways he has been socialized in Kindergarten so far this year: learned to call people "poopyheads" and use "poop" once per sentence if possible, insist he has to be the 'winner" all the time, stick out his tongue at us, talk in a snotty voice, shake his booty at us, dance like a porn star, and make gang signs. Oh, and he's at a top school.


  

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kirbymom
by Sonja on Mar. 16, 2013 at 5:02 PM

Aww >>  You should ask your mom if she would prefer that her grandchild learn words not appropriate for her age or how to bully other children or how to not tolerate someone whom the rest of the class decides is not worhty enough to be tolerated. Ask your mom if she would prefer her grandaughter to just go with the flow or learn how to actually think of ideas and solutions on her own? 

Quoting debramommyof4:

 Everytime I talk to my mom and explain that yes next year my 7 year old will still be home with me.  That she has no interest in going back to school.  I get the she needs to be in a classroom speach.  She has no social skills at all, none what so ever, but we still work on it daily and I can work with her and help her and a teacher can not do that.  They do not have enough time.   I explain this to her every year, and every year it is the same thing.  She does not have close friends but she tells me in her weekly class she has a few friends, she has a few at church.  Which is a huge improvement for this child who had no friends in public school other than the kids who I was friends with thier mom so she saw them everyday. 

 


  

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debramommyof4
by Silver Member on Mar. 16, 2013 at 5:44 PM

 She expects me to teach her that when I see her every afternoon.  I think my biggest problem is that she doesnt understand why my dd doesnt want to go to school.  She hates being bored.  She does not understand kids her own age.  She was picking up bad habits and always in trouble. 

I tried to explain to my mom that my little girl told me that school was a place for parents to send thier children when they needed a break and that she only enjoyed helping the other kids because they did not understand what the teacher was talking about (she was in Kindergarten).  That is why we homeschool, not for 50 million other valid reasons other people homeschool.

Aww >>  You should ask your mom if she would prefer that her grandchild learn words not appropriate for her age or how to bully other children or how to not tolerate someone whom the rest of the class decides is not worhty enough to be tolerated. Ask your mom if she would prefer her grandaughter to just go with the flow or learn how to actually think of ideas and solutions on her own? 

Quoting debramommyof4:

 Everytime I talk to my mom and explain that yes next year my 7 year old will still be home with me.  That she has no interest in going back to school.  I get the she needs to be in a classroom speach.  She has no social skills at all, none what so ever, but we still work on it daily and I can work with her and help her and a teacher can not do that.  They do not have enough time.   I explain this to her every year, and every year it is the same thing.  She does not have close friends but she tells me in her weekly class she has a few friends, she has a few at church.  Which is a huge improvement for this child who had no friends in public school other than the kids who I was friends with thier mom so she saw them everyday. 

 


 

Bluecalm
by Bronze Member on Mar. 16, 2013 at 5:47 PM
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She got embarrassed and asked what were the GOOD things he learned?


Quoting kirbymom:

If I may be so bold as to ask...What was her response?????? 

Quoting Bluecalm:

I haven't even started homeschooling yet, so this is just everyone's response to it. D's K teacher jumped on me when I mentioned, said he  needs to be in school to to be socialized and I listed all the ways he has been socialized in Kindergarten so far this year: learned to call people "poopyheads" and use "poop" once per sentence if possible, insist he has to be the 'winner" all the time, stick out his tongue at us, talk in a snotty voice, shake his booty at us, dance like a porn star, and make gang signs. Oh, and he's at a top school.



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kirbymom
by Sonja on Mar. 16, 2013 at 5:54 PM

My oldest was like that. She was always bored if she wasn't being intellectually challenged all the way through school time.

People have a difficult time understanding something if it wasn't something they either experienced themselves or knew someone who had different experiences. 

Quoting debramommyof4:

 She expects me to teach her that when I see her every afternoon.  I think my biggest problem is that she doesnt understand why my dd doesnt want to go to school.  She hates being bored.  She does not understand kids her own age.  She was picking up bad habits and always in trouble. 

I tried to explain to my mom that my little girl told me that school was a place for parents to send thier children when they needed a break and that she only enjoyed helping the other kids because they did not understand what the teacher was talking about (she was in Kindergarten).  That is why we homeschool, not for 50 million other valid reasons other people homeschool.

Aww >>  You should ask your mom if she would prefer that her grandchild learn words not appropriate for her age or how to bully other children or how to not tolerate someone whom the rest of the class decides is not worhty enough to be tolerated. Ask your mom if she would prefer her grandaughter to just go with the flow or learn how to actually think of ideas and solutions on her own? 

Quoting debramommyof4:

 Everytime I talk to my mom and explain that yes next year my 7 year old will still be home with me.  That she has no interest in going back to school.  I get the she needs to be in a classroom speach.  She has no social skills at all, none what so ever, but we still work on it daily and I can work with her and help her and a teacher can not do that.  They do not have enough time.   I explain this to her every year, and every year it is the same thing.  She does not have close friends but she tells me in her weekly class she has a few friends, she has a few at church.  Which is a huge improvement for this child who had no friends in public school other than the kids who I was friends with thier mom so she saw them everyday. 

 


 


ablessedlife
by Member on Mar. 16, 2013 at 6:08 PM
Quoting Bluecalm:


I'm really glad you had the courage to stand up to that teacher and mention those negative things.
Bluecalm
by Bronze Member on Mar. 16, 2013 at 6:11 PM
I'm a retiring teacher and have neen giving LOTS of opinions about education lately lol.


Quoting ablessedlife:

Quoting Bluecalm:


I'm really glad you had the courage to stand up to that teacher and mention those negative things.

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