27 Jun, 2021 06:12 PM

Why is it that all you parents that homeschool your kids?

Insist that they be nerds? Poor kids never get a chance to socially develop. I'm not basing this just on a South Park episode, but also from the fact that one of my friends homeschools her son and he's completely screwed in regards to education, not to mention a social reject. Is this what you want for your kids?? Update: I should add.. At around age 14, they learn to climb through razor wire. You can't watch them forever because you have to sleep sometimes and you can't trust your wife with the night-vision goggles when she uses them to look at other men -- like the police camped outside the moat.

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PA
27 Jun, 2021 06:12 PM

It's about character building. When you home school your children, you can make sure your kids have a proper moral upbringing.

When my kids are old enough to date each other, I don't think they'll need supervision unless they wander past the tree on the far side of the compound's yard.

AM
27 Jun, 2021 06:13 PM

My child is not nor will he ever be a social reject.

I would very much like to see the statistics you have which prove that homeschooled children are socially inept.  You must do your research before making blanket statements about all homeschoolers.

I understand you have a perception about your friend's son and that you watch South Park.  However, generalizations should never be made, especially based on  virtually no experience.

Source(s): Homeschooling mother.


RE
27 Jun, 2021 06:13 PM






School is for education and the higher up it gets the harder it gets.  Medical School students pull 100 a week of work and they even work on holidays.

Most people, however, do socialize their kids.  Most are religious and thus go to Church once a week or more.  They go to Church functions.  Many older kids are in Church Choir.  Many of the kids are on little league, softball or soccer leagues.  Some take Karate classes.

The chances are good you're friends son would be a social reject even at school

What makes you think he'll be a punker or metaler or goth, maybe he'll be a brain or a nerd and hang out in debating class or the computer center.

In schools there is one hour of socilization and that is lunch.

The rest of the time you're supposed to be in class learning.

Kids today are doing too much socializtion and too little learning.

That's why the graduate high school thinking Demark is a City.

PE
27 Jun, 2021 06:13 PM

I dont insist that my kids be nerds. In fact they have LOTS of friends in the neighborhood as well as thru activites. 

I homeschool because I prefer to be involved in my children's education. I want them to know that learning is a 24/7 experience, not just an 8am to 3 pm one.  

Homeschool can be either a positive or negative one depending on how much the parents put into it. If your friend's son is not recieving the proper education or social outlets, that is sad. It is up to his mother to see that he does his school work and socializes with other kids. 

There are sports leagues, music lessons, groups such as scouts and 4H that homeschoolers can participate it. It sounds like the problem may be that his mom isn't getting him as involved as he needs to be.

Source(s): homeschooling mom of 4













EL
27 Jun, 2021 06:14 PM

Wow if you are baseing your opinions and views of homeschoolers with South Park as a template, then you have a very SERIOUS problem....called Telling the difference between Life and Make believe.

 South Park doesn't even come close to real life---- it simply shows how moronic and foul mouthed it's creators are.

It is proven time and again that Homeschooled children surpass their Public/Private counterparts the majority of the time. Homeschool children are able to deal with a wider range of ages/situations and go on to surpass their peers in the workplace.

Yes, there are a few homeschool situations where the children don't strive socially or academically... BUT those cases are few and FAR.

Do yourself a favor and broaden your horizons...there are magazines that deal with Homeschooling, go buy some and read up (The Old Schoolhouse, Practical Homeschooler) are two such reads. Who knows, you might even learn something.

Source(s): yr 4 of homeschool, 13 yrs as a Preschool Teacher and mother to a future Palentologist