Why do you do what you do?

iVillage Member
Registered: 07-17-2007
Why do you do what you do?
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Tue, 03-01-2011 - 5:45am

I don't mean why do you work or sah.

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iVillage Member
Registered: 07-17-2007
Mon, 03-21-2011 - 7:20am

Where did I say that people who homeschool don't offer something better?

iVillage Member
Registered: 07-17-2007
Mon, 03-21-2011 - 7:22am

The families I know who homeschool, have commented that they are much more active in afterschool activities to combat the missed socialiation that school provided.

iVillage Member
Registered: 11-22-2000
Mon, 03-21-2011 - 7:50am

You are speaking of an older child, though.


iVillage Member
Registered: 01-08-2009
Mon, 03-21-2011 - 7:52am
Ai was speking to egd's complaint about people who act as if they think homeschooling is a superior alternative to traditional schooling. I have never met a homeschooler who DIDN't think that. Most people, when offered a range of choices, pick the superior alternative. And few people claim that what they consider to be the superior alternative in their particular situation is the universally superior alternative.
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Registered: 02-24-2009
Mon, 03-21-2011 - 9:01am

That is how I think of it too. Like you I have always considered it important for my kid, even when little, to be around other people without me along. At least in her case, it was very obvious that she interacted differently with people if I were not there. One reason I opted to put her in regular school was so that she could belong to a community that did not include me.

iVillage Member
Registered: 01-08-2009
Mon, 03-21-2011 - 9:03am
Lauren, unless you are letting your three year old roam the streets, he is pretty much limited to a world whose parameters are set by the family. I don't see any benefit in a child under the age of seven or so having a social life independent of that created by his parents.
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Registered: 02-24-2009
Mon, 03-21-2011 - 9:08am

That is true, but the issue for me is not whether the parents more or less control where and with whom the child spends time. The issue for me is whether it includes the parent or not. I know that even if you homeschool you can achieve some independence for the kids. But

iVillage Member
Registered: 04-22-2005
Mon, 03-21-2011 - 10:00am

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iVillage Member
Registered: 11-22-2000
Mon, 03-21-2011 - 10:14am

My child went to a public school preschool when he was not quite 3.


iVillage Member
Registered: 11-22-2000
Mon, 03-21-2011 - 10:23am
finally.me wrote:

I still don't understand why you think that a school building is the only place and the only way that children can be exposed to a world other than one that is controlled by their parents.


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