Well, I was educated at home all my life, and I think I've turned out alright. I mean, yes I'm weird, to some people, and to others I am normal. I depends on who you are, really, and what home you were taught in.
The question that always bugged me was "but what about social activities? Don't you want your kids to be able to socialize?" "Kids who are homeschooled are socially inept." This is a stereotype.
My brothers and sisters and myself have always been able to "communicate" well with anyone. Homeschooling takes away peer pressure, not social ability. We look people in the eyes when we speak, we speak with diction, and we have a lot of friends outside our little circle of "homeschoolers".
Granted, there are some cases where children who were taught at home turned out a little "weird", but that's not the norm, I'd say.
One of my best friends was homeschooled until 9th grade and he's completely normal. He's really cool. But I agree with you some I have met are really weird. They're just like normal people. Some can be really cool while there's still the really weird people.
And to Aziz
well people who are homeschooled, or at least in my school district, have to play a sport or do an activity that does get them socialized. And you always have those kids in your neighborhood that your friends with. you only have a specialized teacher after 6th grade. In middle school, homeschooled kids would have to come to my school to learn, i didn't get the whole thing but they still get a good education. My friend had a 5.0 all through highschool. (yes a 5.0 AP classes)
That all depends at which homeschooler you're looking at, but then again, it all depends on which public schooler you're looking at as well. Yeah some are weird, but some of everyone are weird. I was cyber schooled, which is a type of homeschooling, and I found it to be really nice. Let me tell you that I've met a lot more weirdos in public school. Also, it depends on you're definition of weird. Some people are considered weird, and are teased and that is why they are homeschooled. Others arer antisocial. Others are moving and don't want to switch between schools. Others just want the choice.