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  • #61
    Originally posted by Morefish View Post
    Home schooled kids (and adults) are often the most socially inept folks I have ever seen. They seem to (in a very large part) depend upon mommy or daddy to engage them in conversation, and have difficulty speaking to 'outsiders.'
    You want to talk about socially inept, you should see the public school students all glued to their smart phones at the church picnic.

    I guess our experiences are drastically different. All teens have a few social quirks, and that's OK. Our home school students have no difficulty engaging "outsiders" (what does that even mean?) in conversation and most folks tend to notice and compliment them on how polite and well-spoken they are compared with the average (public schooled) teens they interact with.

    Originally posted by Morefish View Post
    Socialization amongst their peers teaches them how to interact intelligently, how to make judgments (and yes, they CAN discuss those judgments with their parents when they get home) to difficulties never seen at home, such as 'd' or 'f' papers, how to fix them WITHOUT mommy's help, etc.
    Sure, but do students really need 35-40 hours per week of this kind of socialization to figure these things out? Our experience is that 4-6 hours each week of sports practice, a few hours a youth group, hanging out with friends, and a few hours each week of other extra curricular activities is sufficient to build social skills with peers over the course of a 13 year pre-college program.
    Last edited by LittleDrummerBoy; 02-20-16, 05:12 PM.
    “Which of you, if your son asks for bread, will give him a stone? Or if he asks for a fish, will give him a snake?" - The Messiah


    • #62
      Originally posted by Morefish View Post
      Is that why 90%+ of all home schooled kids leave their religious faith behind when they go to the local 'college' ...?
      Do you have a reliable source for this stat, or did you just make it up?

      Originally posted by Morefish View Post
      If your kids can't 'keep unpolluted' in public schools, why do you ASSUME they can do so when they are released to the ADULT world?
      For us and other home school families we know, it's a matter of not letting them be tempted beyond what they can bear.

      An 18-20 year old can and should be ready to face temptations that many 13-15 year old students are not. Raising children is a discipleship process, and the temptations in a lot of public middle and high schools can be excessive and brutal. How many 13 year old boys do you know who can refuse daily temptations to sneak into an unoccupied room and receive oral sex from a classmate after looking at porn on portable phones?

      This is what "socialization" means now in the public schools.
      Last edited by LittleDrummerBoy; 02-20-16, 05:17 PM.
      “Which of you, if your son asks for bread, will give him a stone? Or if he asks for a fish, will give him a snake?" - The Messiah