What irritates me is that if my kids are shy around strangers or don't want to try something new, people will blame it on homeschooling despite the fact that our schools are full of quirky, sometimes socially awkward, unmotivated and terribly misbehaved kids! I remember plenty of misfits, mean kids and bad kids in my high … Continue reading My Homeschooling Rant for the Year
Note: This column appeared in the print edition of the Barrow Journal on Wednesday, February 22, 2012. A number of articles have been circulating lately about the growing diversity in homeschooling families. Publications such as the Houston Chronicle, USA Today, and Newsweek have each reported on the number of homeschoolers who don’t do it for … Continue reading What Labels Are We Placing on Homeschoolers?
Yesterday I read Why Are Urban, Professional Parents Choosing Homeschooling? by Judy Molland. She was writing in response to Linda Perlstein’s recent article in Newsweek, and I think she brought up some good concerns and questions about homeschooling. These are concerns I’ve heard before, so I thought I would answer them from my perspective in … Continue reading In Response to a Teacher’s Questions About Homeschooling
Different children and families have different needs, but I do think when it's done with the child's best interest in mind, most of the criticism toward homeschooling is unfounded.
I could not have been more astonished at such an extremely biased news report.
Concerns About Homeschooling: Financial & “What’s the family gonna say?”
Socialization is a big concern for many homeschoolers.