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  •  How nice to see a sample of 1 (2+ / 0-)
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    Urizen, voracious

    that's actually positive, for a change.  There have been a few "I only know one ..." that go on to suggest, shall we say(?), home schooling-related pathology.

    •  or unschooling-related, you know, too (2+ / 0-)
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      Urizen, voracious

      of course

    •  I have several friends who homeschool and I (0+ / 0-)

      have met other friends through them. There are some really weird homeschool kids.

      My kids attend public school and they always have. Let me tell you there are some really weird public school kids too. People are just different and their are some truly awesome weirdos out there.

      When I look around at all of the adults I know we all turn out pretty much the same so I wouldn't worry too much about today's weirdo kids. Most of them turn out to be tomorrow's awesome adults.


      by voracious on Fri Apr 27, 2012 at 10:44:59 PM PDT

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      •  So those "awesome wierdos"... (0+ / 0-)

        are one of the constituencies for unschooling.  Being weird and being "schooled" can be highly problematic, and destroy a unique soul's sense of self.

        My kids and their circle of friends self-define often as "nerds" and "geeks", and a lot of that identification is built around computer gaming, social networking and online communities.  All of those things that they feel make them who they are are often incompatible with the program at a conventional  instructional school.

        That said, I have two nieces who self-define as "science nerds" and have really loved their schools.

        Cooper Zale Los Angeles

        by leftyparent on Sat Apr 28, 2012 at 12:17:41 PM PDT

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