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The Bitter Homeschooler's Wish List

Posted by on Sep. 28, 2013 at 4:16 PM
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The Bitter Homeschooler's Wish List


By Deborah Markus, from Secular Homeschooling Magazine, Issue #1, Fall 2007

This so reflects my mood today,lol. I was grilled for 20 mins in line at Khols by this lady who couldn't understand why I would homeschool two of my kids while I sent my youngest to public school. If public school is good enough for her then why not the other two?

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paganbaby
by Silver Member on Sep. 28, 2013 at 4:16 PM
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81. Please stop asking us if it's legal. If it is — and it is — it's insulting to imply that we're criminals. And if we were criminals, would we admit it?


paganbaby
by Silver Member on Sep. 28, 2013 at 4:16 PM
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82. Learn what the words "socialize" and "socialization" mean, and use the one you really mean instead of mixing them up the way you do now. Socializing means hanging out with other people for fun. Socialization means having acquired the skills necessary to do so successfully and pleasantly. If you're talking to me and my kids, that means that we do in fact go outside now and then to visit the other human beings on the planet, and you can safely assume that we've got a decent grasp of both concepts.


paganbaby
by Silver Member on Sep. 28, 2013 at 4:17 PM
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83. Quit interrupting my kid at her dance lesson, scout meeting, choir practice, baseball game, art class, field trip, park day, music class, 4H club, or soccer lesson to ask her if as a homeschooler she ever gets to socialize.

paganbaby
by Silver Member on Sep. 28, 2013 at 4:17 PM
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84. Don't assume that every homeschooler you meet is homeschooling for the same reasons and in the same way as that one homeschooler you know.


paganbaby
by Silver Member on Sep. 28, 2013 at 4:17 PM
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85. If that homeschooler you know is actually someone you saw on TV, either on the news or on a "reality" show, the above goes double.


paganbaby
by Silver Member on Sep. 28, 2013 at 4:18 PM
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86. Please stop telling us horror stories about the homeschoolers you know, know of, or think you might know who ruined their lives by homeschooling. You're probably the same little bluebird of happiness whose hobby is running up to pregnant women and inducing premature labor by telling them every ghastly birth story you've ever heard. We all hate you, so please go away.

paganbaby
by Silver Member on Sep. 28, 2013 at 4:18 PM
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87. We don't look horrified and start quizzing your kids when we hear they're in public school. Please stop drilling our children like potential oil fields to see if we're doing what you consider an adequate job of homeschooling.

paganbaby
by Silver Member on Sep. 28, 2013 at 4:18 PM
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88. Stop assuming all homeschoolers are religious.

paganbaby
by Silver Member on Sep. 28, 2013 at 4:19 PM

89. Stop assuming that if we're religious, we must be homeschooling for religious reasons.

paganbaby
by Silver Member on Sep. 28, 2013 at 4:19 PM
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810. We didn't go through all the reading, learning, thinking, weighing of options, experimenting, and worrying that goes into homeschooling just to annoy you. Really. This was a deeply personal decision, tailored to the specifics of our family. Stop taking the bare fact of our being homeschoolers as either an affront or a judgment about your own educational decisions.


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