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What do you think about home schooling?
Posted 9/27/12 , edited 9/28/12
Just curious. Actually, no, I'm not, I just want to see how many of you will assume I have the social skills of a 4 year old. I prefer being homeschooled. Medical reasons, mostly.


(last thread about this I could find was from 09. I apologize if my thread-sleuth skills aren't up to par.)

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Posted 9/27/12
homeschooling= very boring indeed!
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homeschooling makes you more focus and effective, while outside you get to meet friends,talking,sleeping,playing in class ,play alot,shopping and etc
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my ex gf was home schooled. She loved it. she didnt have to deal with too many people and she had more free time in a day. I loved it cuz when she went to school alot of guys flirt with her

and. hahah I was wonderin what homechooling is.
Posted 9/27/12

AceOfKing wrote:

homeschooling makes you more focus and effective, while outside you get to meet friends,talking,sleeping,playing in class ,play alot,shopping and etc



Don't forget the weekends. I have those (mostly) off. I can join all sorts of things.
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Posted 9/28/12
I went to public school, and I wouldn't do it any differently.

Homeschooling has some advantages, sure. But back then I think I would prefer being around a lot of people my age and making friends and having a fun social life.

The more people you meet in life, the more diversity you come across, the more you can be exposed to different ways of thinking, and this ultimately makes you a better person in my opinion.

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Posted 9/28/12
Lol homechooling


I find it a good option to offer to children who don not want to deal with public school. I wanted home school, but my mummy didn't wanted us away from her during the morning. ._.
Posted 9/28/12

Winterfells wrote:

I went to public school, and I wouldn't do it any differently.

Homeschooling has some advantages, sure. But back then I think I would prefer being around a lot of people my age and making friends and having a fun social life.

The more people you meet in life, the more diversity you come across, the more you can be exposed to different ways of thinking, and this ultimately makes you a better person in my opinion.



I live in a very, very rural town. Apparently, everyone who's the slightest bit different is treated awfully, and that checks up with the bullying I remember in Kindergarten. I'm not going to broaden my mind with people like that. My school is a sports school. I was never a sports person.

I'm fine with not knowing anyone (outside of the internet) until I'm in college, where people will hopefully have matured.
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Outsidebox wrote:


AceOfKing wrote:

homeschooling makes you more focus and effective, while outside you get to meet friends,talking,sleeping,playing in class ,play alot,shopping and etc



Don't forget the weekends. I have those (mostly) off. I can join all sorts of things.


that is fine,atlest homeschooling hours you get to more forcus
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Posted 9/28/12 , edited 9/28/12
I prefer public schools... yes there is a higher likelihood that a child may be lead towards a wrong path in life, by peers, but it's also a place where you make friends and learn to adapt to society. As sad as it sounds, it's a very important component in being successful in life. Even though success is subjective. But I'm not saying that when you're homeschooled you don't have any friends. But the thing is, your friends would most likely be from camps or family friends... That doesn't give you a very broad outlook about society.

I've had a friend that started in the middle of highschool after being home schooled for years. She was amazing and smart. But I can't say she was very socially accepted. She was more of those outspoken people, that everyone didn't dislike, but her odd behaviour didn't allow people to exactly "like" her. But then again she didn't really care ~

And ultimately, if one is homeschooled, they would most likely go to a university for recognition of their knowledge. Regardless of how much you learn while at home, the knowledge has to be officially recognized on a piece of paper before employers would even look at them. University is not like post secondary education. You're not obliged to be stuck with the same 100 or so people every year. Thus it's hard to make friends, especially when you rarely make friends. And many jobs need communication skills nowandays... so if one has a lack of interaction with the mass...

then you're gonna have a bad time.
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Meh, as long you are productive member of society and can interact with others without being a flaming ass, who cares?
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As long as you maintain social interaction.
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Posted 9/28/12
I bet alot of people are gonna say "Homeschooling makes you miss out on getting friends and social interactions."
This is false. Most homeschoolers do what are called co-ops where they work with other homeschoolers. If they do not, they should
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Homeschooling was always an option for my own students. At home most of their education took place, the public school was more of a supplement to apply the social and life skills they trained for at home. Academically, our students were more adept than their peers so excelling at the extracurricular was cake. Socially, they are more skilled than their peers. I would do it the same again.. I've had the opportunity to work with other home-schooled families so their students weren't particularly isolated any more than public/private school educated students
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Posted 9/28/12
I think it's fine as long your parents can actually teach the subjects and the stuff you learn isn't malarkey (beka), or you have a good tutor.

The cabin Fever and increased social awkwardness I gained from my home-schooling still haunt me even to this day
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