- Education and Science
Home Schooling, A Viable Alternative For Your Child's Education
I often bring my daughter to the park on warm sunny days. Being the social butterfly that she is, she will often befriend some local kids. One of the children she met, by the name of Linny, seemed like a very nice girl. She was very friendly and kind to my daughter, as well as to myself. She must have been at least six years old but behaved much older. Her intelligence was astonishing, as we were sitting in the grass with her she was describing the genus of plants that were growing amongst the turf... plants that most people would simply call weeds.
Linny And Her Brain Magic
As I was conversing with this freakishly smart six year old I asked her where she went to school. That's when she informed me that she was home schooled. At that point I was sold on the effectiveness of being able to educate children at home academically; yet I wonder how it affects them socially. Linny was not at all shy and easily befriended my daughter, but she has no "best friend" like my daughter has when she goes to school every day. Linny will not have that constant comforting peer she can count on every day to confide in and share her days with. As she sat there explaining how the brown marks on the leaf she was holding were caused by some worm or beetle or something (I wasn't listening at this point) I wondered what kind of life this child will have when she becomes a teenager, she'll miss out on all the social joys, and hardships, which form our character. Perhaps this is a good thing.
I can also not imagine the effort put out by the parents of this child, how do they do it? How do they make ends meet financially? In my household we are barely able to keep up with all the cooking, cleaning, laundry, homework, bath-time, bedtime, etc... Good for you home school parents, I respect what you do.