Not at all...I have several families living near me that are home schooling their children...I would consider them some of the best mannered and friendly kids I've met anywhere...I was a former high school history teacher, and I can tell you, most of my students were ill-disciplined and ill-prepared for the world when compared to these home-schooled kids...Larry
I don't know...am I? I'd say this is a really horrible stereotype, as most of the homeschoolers I know were very friendly and outgoing as kids, and we all still are as adults. Yes, there are a few here and there that are weird or awkward, but that goes with any group of people, in any situation...you'll always find a few oddballs. Now, I won't say I wasn't different from the other kids when I went into public school for high school, I was....my teachers commented that I was very polite, used proper titles for them, and was quiet and listened in class. They were not used to this at all. Beyond that, there was no difference between me and the people who had been in public school since they started school. I don't doubt that there are a few parents who think that "homeschooling" involves shutting their kids away in the house and throwing book knowledge at them without any kind of social interaction outside of the house, but luckily these types are few and far between. Here's a hub I wrote detailing some of the things that were done for my homeschooling education....an education that was anything but antisocial:
Most definitly not. I know some home schoolers who are really aweomse and super fun. There are the odd ones but not all are that way. You probably know some home schooled kids but you may not know it because most of them are just like any other kid
No. I think many are very smart and last I checked home-schooled kids still had friends.
This question arose from my hub "Why I am Considering Homeschooling my Child"
http://hubpages.com/hub/Why-I-am-Consid … g-my-Child
I think this would be an excellent title for someone to write a hub about - I would have to research it more before writing a hub about it, so I'm not going to tackle it in the near future.
From my limited experience while considering this option for my child with Asperger's Syndrome, I would say that a lot of bullied children are homeschool. Thye are bully magnets (their peers find them "weird" or socially awkward) and are not coping with mainstream school. I read on forums many homeschooled children thrive. Also many parents said it is very hard on the parent, and not everyone can do it. My child is socially awkward and unusual (many would say weird) because of his AS.
I also know of people that homeschool their children for religious reasons - I often wonder if an attempt to shelter their children from other beliefs (in some cases, I imagine parents can make their child weird/socially awkward).
A school principal told me that he wasn't a fan of homeschooling because he thinks "regilious nuts do it and don't teach curriculum only religion = neglect". Another said he wasn't a fan "because not enough social interaction". These are the usual stereotypes cited against homeschooling.
Homeschoolers need to make effort to have social opportunities for their children, not isolate their children.
Some homeschool because of illnesses like chronic fatigue. Others because their children are bored in school, because they are too bright for mainstream school. It all depends on personal situation whether it works or not.
Gosh, I've nearly written a hub about it!
by WriterGig 9 years ago
I often wonder if there are other formerly-homeschooled adults out there. Homeschooling was relatively unheard of when I was in school, but the numbers today are huge.I wrote a very short hub about being hoemschooled. Curious if there's anyone else on here who was, too?
by Victoria Stephens 14 months ago
Iâ��m about to start homeschooling my 13 year old daughter. Any tips would be most welcomed, and feel free to point me towards your articles that you think might be relevant. Thanks.xxx
by steve-bc-ca 7 years ago
I was involved in a forum discussing whether teachers should be held accountable for a students success. I started thinking about the possibilities of home schooling, but I don't have any information on the subject and I noticed there were no hubs on the topic. What do you know about it and what is...
by Davinagirl3 8 years ago
I have decided to home school my daughter. We can't really afford private schools, and public schools have destroyed their curriculum with standardized tests. I am curious to see what you all think.
by Charity Squid 5 years ago
Does Homeschooling a child cause social problems on the outside? And why?Do home-schooled children have social problems.
by Melanie Palen 6 years ago
How can a socially awkward person survive a college course that requires presentation?I am like super anxious and shy in social situations and two of my courses require presentations in front of my classmates. In my grades it says things like, "Says 'um' and 'like' too much" which guts me...
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