Why do you do what you do?

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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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Mon, 03-21-2011 - 10:45am

I guess it depends on what kind of world the parents make for the child.

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Mon, 03-21-2011 - 12:09pm
Yes, me too.
Perhaps it's part of my controling nature, but I didn't (still don't) see the need for my (little) kids to be thrown into a group of people that were not of my choosing, or without my participation.
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Mon, 03-21-2011 - 1:22pm

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Mon, 03-21-2011 - 1:40pm

She may be speaking about the type of homeschool parent who will talk to another parent(s) and say their child(ren) are homeschooled because, for example, they do not want their children exposed to the riff raff in public schools.

“Clearly," said Arthur,"you're an idiot- but you're our kind of idiot. Come on.” 
― Markus ZusakThe Book Thief

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Registered: 09-04-1997
Mon, 03-21-2011 - 2:20pm

Well, that might be, but the example given was that the woman in question "turned her head away" when people talked about the public school as if she were not interested.

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Mon, 03-21-2011 - 2:39pm
I would agree that there comes a time when parents will no longer be able to (and should not) control who their child is exposed to, but I don't see that as an issue until later. And most kids, home schooled or not, are not isolated in their homes these days, so they will naturally, from a young age, be exposed to other people who are not hand-picked by their parents--kids who live in their neighborhood, kids they meet at the park, kids who play sports with them, etc.
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Mon, 03-21-2011 - 2:46pm
Me either. This all reminds me of many discussions over the years here about sah v. woh--as some posters seem to feel that kids who don't go to dc have some "social burden" they have to overcome, i.e., that "sah" means you are home all day alone. That's a very limited way to see socialization. My understanding is that homeschoolers are able to complete the academic part of their day in far less time than kids in traditional schools, so that actually gives them *more* time for other stuff, including socialization. I have no desire to homeschool, but if I did, I would see that as the big benefit.
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Mon, 03-21-2011 - 4:32pm

I wasn't entirely sure what that meant either,

“Clearly," said Arthur,"you're an idiot- but you're our kind of idiot. Come on.” 
― Markus ZusakThe Book Thief

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Mon, 03-21-2011 - 9:37pm
lauren1063 wrote:
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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Registered: 11-22-2000
Tue, 03-22-2011 - 7:58am

I do feel the same way about sending children to private religious schools.


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