The community may welcome us (and our money) to join in the activities we are just as entitled to, but it doesn’t always agree with our choice to homeschool. Is it worth it? Absolutely. But it isn’t always easy. How we dealt with an adult homeschool bully.
Why won’t he just do his work? He spends more time complaining about doing it than it takes to just do it. There is no magic pill or method of coaxing your child into quiet obedience. My advice for homeschooling a hardheaded child:
An equally unprofessional response to the PopSugar.com article:
“What Homeschooling Gets Wrong About Socialization, According to a Former Teacher”
If you subscribe whole heartedly to the public school definition of socialization in an artificial setting of same aged peers day after day, then homeschool kids are getting it wrong and always will.
Chin hairs or no chin hairs, we must hold our heads high, ignore the marks of time and too many glazed donuts, and teach our children that we value ourselves beyond appearances. We must display confidence if we want to instill it in our children.
Besides the obvious, leaving home 5 days a week for 8-10 hours/day and rectangular slices of cardboard pizza, I wanted to really list what would have been missed if I had not gone to a conventional school. If I am going to commit to homeschooling until college-do-us-part, I owe it to my boys to fully understand what I’m asking them to give up.
And the #1 thing readers said they would have missed was…
It seems some people lose all sense of decorum when confronted with the disquieting news that you are planning to homeschool…The last thing a worried new homeschool mom needs to bear is the added weight of the thinly veiled indignation of others. As if their obvious questions and assertions haven’t crossed her mind.