27 Jun, 2021 05:48 PM

why do people think homeschooled kids are freaks?

i mean really im homeschooled and i most certainly am not a freak i mean ok i have seen some weird *** kids but still??? Update: i am so not ani socal infact i know a bunch of kids that go to school and are like really shy and me ill do a bunch of random crazy things cause its fun!!!!!! lol Update 2: by the way there is no way im with my parents all day gross cant stand them

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AL
27 Jun, 2021 05:48 PM

Kids in public school are taught to believe that anyone who is unique is weird.  They cant accept people who dont feel the need to be clones and followers.   I am homeschooled and I have tons of friends, designed my own clothes and have a great sense of style, have been in numerous plays at our local theater, have had a few stories published in teen magazines, am in the process of writing a book, run a business on ebay selling essential oil products,play tennis, rock climb, etc. and unless you consider it weird that my parents dont stiffle my creativity and allow me the freedom to pursue my dreams I am your average teen.

Source(s): a 14 yo homeschooled teen

AL
27 Jun, 2021 05:48 PM

That depend's. Why are we freak's? Is it because we are smart? Is it because we don't have load's of friend's and have issues with idiot's at public school? Honestly, if that is considered freaky, then I would very much love to be a home schooled freak. Which I am, actually. :) And I'm proud to be a freak! However, all freakyness aside, people who stereotype homeschooler's have the wrong idea about them. We are not, in fact, religious or holy roller's. I am not secluded from society, but I'm not a social butterfly either (that's just me I'm a shy quiet person). And, not all home schooler's are going to be pint-sized professor's. In fact, some might not even know who was the first president. Lack of motivation, that is. All homeschooler's are different.


BR
27 Jun, 2021 05:49 PM

Propaganda from teachers, unions and school systems who are losing money over this issue.

And people who don't know anything and buy into the propeganda or aren't smart themselves.

Any high school graduate can teach their child to grade 10 with ease.  And college graduate can teach to grade 14.

The fact is, ALL independent studies show homeschoolers are more social, more mature and better educated.

Understand, however, there are some failures here and there, but 60% of the public schools are failing right now!

In comparison only about 30% of the homeschoolers are failing.


MC
27 Jun, 2021 05:49 PM








First of all don't lump everyone in. Some people may have that opinion while others think wow I could never be disciplined enough to school all of my children. School is part of our culture, so anything that is different people judge. 

Did you know most of the science fair winners and most of the spelling bee champs are home schoolers.

There are many advantages to learning at home. at your pace, project based learning, and also no bullies or poor teachers. And when you go to college you will get your schooling experience anyway!

SO don't worry about who thinks you are a freak. Read a good book and know that homeschoolers usually do much better as far as income and career!

MA
27 Jun, 2021 05:49 PM












Not all people view homeschooled kids are freaks, just those who don't understand the concept or have had negative experiences with people trying to avoid society in general by homeschooling their kids.  

I'm wondering when we can take generalization out of the equation and begin to see people as individuals, with all our differences.  Not all Muslims are terrorists or even potential ones,  not all Irish are IRA affiliated, not all whites are racist and not all women are bad drivers and certainly not all home-schooled kids are freaks.  I've met some with superiority complexes that COULD lead one to doubt the benefits, but I've also met many who make excellent representatives of the program.   It all comes out in the end product.  The human being at the end of it all, regardless of where the education stems from.  For the record, I've met some of the finest human beings who were born of drug-addicted parents and had very little chance of being able to assimilate into society, yet they not only overcame the odds but did so with such grace, dignity and respect you'd never know the terrible stigma they've had to contend with over the years.