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  •  Wonderful Break From Thought Control (0+ / 0-)

    Your post made me think more about the home schooled children my children met. Although somewhat friendly, the home schooled kids were not able to make a lot of friends, it was how my sons described them that struck me hardest. 'they were socially strange'.

    I look at home schooling as fitting into three categories. The first is the child with a mental or physical problem and being in a classroom setting does not work. The second is to teach the child more than the public schools do. And third, is to "protect" the child from the world. It is the third category that seems to be where "religious" types congregate.

    Congrats again on breaking free.

    Pam Bennett -6.95 -7.50

    by Pam Bennett on Fri Mar 16, 2012 at 04:40:29 AM PDT

    •  I would like to add a fourth category to (2+ / 0-)
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      FloridaSNMOM, k8dd8d

      your homeschooling list. Granted, we're a minority, but as a military family, our primary reason for homeschooling was stability. We could provide more stability in our childrens' lives by homeschooling than by moving them from school district to school district. Maybe it is the same thing as 'protect' but we weren't trying to separate them from their public school peers.

      I hope you tune in to our Saturday Series on Homeschooling. I would be curious to see how other homeschoolers might or might not fit into your categories.

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