I’ve recently had some interesting
arguments converstaions about homeschooling. Here is what people have said to me (summarized of course): Yes homeschoolers are probably better educated. Definitely they get more rounded education BUT, the world does not want well-rounded people, they want specialized people. They want pieces in a cog. Just be careful with homeschooling and watch for signs that your child is not getting the “right” kind of social exposure.
This bothers me.
Firstly I don’t want my creative, funny, brilliant children to be just a pice in a cog. I want them to be whoever and whatever they want to be. This does not mean that they will have no regard for authority or organizations.
People are worried that free-spirited kids will turn into adults who cannot hold down jobs or follow instructions given by authority figures, but I just do not agree with that. I feel like they will be leaders, and problem solvers.
My kids are so young they deserve to run wild and play and learn naturally. They have so much potential and curiosity, and desire to learn. Why push them and squeeze them into a mould that they just do not fit. yet. Why add anxiety and worry. I’m not saying they don’t need discipline or guidance, but come on..
Saying that because they are free to be active participants in their education or spend more time developing interests in certain areas, and less in others, or that they have choices regarding their own lives, does not mean that they will not be able to assimilate into society successfully.
From what I’ve seen, and the homeschoolers I have met, this just is not the case!
So there you have it my first homeschooling momma bear rant haha.
What do you think?