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Five Homeschool Parent Types ** NOW WITH POLL**

Posted by on Oct. 4, 2013 at 2:14 PM
BJ
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Poll

Question: What kind of homeschool parent are you?

Options:

Religious

Academic

Dilettante

Activist

Blue-ribbon winner

2 or more of them

None of them

I homeschool because I hate the way the school system teaches and because I know that I can do a better job than they can


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Total Votes: 65

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 I found this interesting READ HERE .

Do you fit in any of them?

The one that is closest to us is the Activist but it is not intentional. The choices we have made are personal ones not to make statements, they just happen to be very controversial to the general population!

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MamaDearie
by Member on Oct. 4, 2013 at 2:29 PM

I suppose we are a combination of the Religious and Academic types- though neither fully and accurately describes us. We certainly do make our faith a part of everything we do but not to the exclusion of discussing others' belief systems with respect and not to the exclusion of the importance of being well-educated. And as to being well-educated, we want our children to be well informed and prepared to succeed in whatever they decide to do. We want them to have options- and to us, the better you are equipped to think and stand on your own two feet, the more options you will have. :-) I feel like we often struggle with trying to find curricula that works for us as we find that things are either not quite rigourous enough but full of faith or not very religiously oriented but rigorous.

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blueyedbaker
by on Oct. 4, 2013 at 2:30 PM

Dilettante. We try every thing. But we always finish it.

I'm a mixture of Type A and Type B personalities. Not sure what that is. I like to get things done but am not stressed if they don't get done. 

kmath
by Silver Member on Oct. 4, 2013 at 2:35 PM
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I don't think I am any of those.  I think most of them are extremist and don't really apply to most homeschoolers, but maybe I am just reading it differently.  I homeschool for a bunch of reasons and while academics was a part of it, his school was awesome, just not for him. 

MotoStar
by on Oct. 4, 2013 at 2:43 PM
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I don't feel like I fit into any of those groups.

I am with kmath. 

We homeschool because the big school was too much for him. Too much distraction, too much stimulation, it was just too much. He thrives at home and learns so much better. He is just a happier kid at home.

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ambertreas76
by on Oct. 4, 2013 at 2:45 PM

3 and 4 most definitely!

SusanTheWriter
by on Oct. 4, 2013 at 2:55 PM
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I'm definitely an Academic type, but I'm not "fanatical," as she writes. I'm also not crazy about how she rather sneeringly says, "These families are convinced that their kids are smarter than average."

I'm not delusional, nor do I think my child is some kind of savant. But I know - and have the numbers to back it up - that my kids are gifted. I'm not imagining it and I really dislike the attitude that says if your child actually IS more intelligent than another, you should just keep your mouth shut about it and try to bring them down to average. My child's intelligence is 1) no reflection on other children and 2) doesn't mean they're spoiled or sheltered or pushed.

Sorry. That's one of my soapboxes.

Anyway, Academic. Without all the bitchy snarkiness of the article.

hwblyf
by Silver Member on Oct. 4, 2013 at 2:56 PM

I don't feel like I fit any of those.  Where's the slacker mom category?  Today I feel that's me.

kmath
by Silver Member on Oct. 4, 2013 at 2:58 PM
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Yeah, the bitchy snarkiness of the article was off-putting.  Plus the fact that she labled every one of those as fanatical and tore each of them down.  Maybe that was my problem with trying to pick any one of them as our homeschool. 


Quoting SusanTheWriter:

I'm definitely an Academic type, but I'm not "fanatical," as she writes. I'm also not crazy about how she rather sneeringly says, "These families are convinced that their kids are smarter than average."

I'm not delusional, nor do I think my child is some kind of savant. But I know - and have the numbers to back it up - that my kids are gifted. I'm not imagining it and I really dislike the attitude that says if your child actually IS more intelligent than another, you should just keep your mouth shut about it and try to bring them down to average. My child's intelligence is 1) no reflection on other children and 2) doesn't mean they're spoiled or sheltered or pushed.

Sorry. That's one of my soapboxes.

Anyway, Academic. Without all the bitchy snarkiness of the article.



usmom3
by BJ on Oct. 4, 2013 at 3:02 PM

 If you go to the comments of the article there are Moms that are saying they are "Laissez faire type"  (their words not mine)!

Quoting hwblyf:

I don't feel like I fit any of those.  Where's the slacker mom category?  Today I feel that's me.

 

usmom3
by BJ on Oct. 4, 2013 at 3:04 PM

 Maybe she was just PMSing when she wrote that! That is my hope anyways other wise I have to think she was just being a total B!$@& about the different types of homeschoolers!

Quoting kmath:

Yeah, the bitchy snarkiness of the article was off-putting.  Plus the fact that she labled every one of those as fanatical and tore each of them down.  Maybe that was my problem with trying to pick any one of them as our homeschool. 

 

Quoting SusanTheWriter:

I'm definitely an Academic type, but I'm not "fanatical," as she writes. I'm also not crazy about how she rather sneeringly says, "These families are convinced that their kids are smarter than average."

I'm not delusional, nor do I think my child is some kind of savant. But I know - and have the numbers to back it up - that my kids are gifted. I'm not imagining it and I really dislike the attitude that says if your child actually IS more intelligent than another, you should just keep your mouth shut about it and try to bring them down to average. My child's intelligence is 1) no reflection on other children and 2) doesn't mean they're spoiled or sheltered or pushed.

Sorry. That's one of my soapboxes.

Anyway, Academic. Without all the bitchy snarkiness of the article.

 

 

 

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