Announcement

Collapse
No announcement yet.

homeschooling lead to social deficiency?

Collapse
X
 
  • Filter
  • Time
  • Show
Clear All
new posts

  • homeschooling lead to social deficiency?

    I have been approached by numerous people who say that homeschooling leads to a decreased ability for the child to interact properly with other children. Is there any substance to this accusation?

  • #2
    Originally posted by jack jackson
    I have been approached by numerous people who say that homeschooling leads to a decreased ability for the child to interact properly with other children. Is there any substance to this accusation?
    No.

    Comment


    • #3
      Originally posted by jack jackson
      I have been approached by numerous people who say that homeschooling leads to a decreased ability for the child to interact properly with other children. Is there any substance to this accusation?
      I think there is a degree of truth to that.

      In my opinion, it's an excellent trade-off from the alternative.
      Also be sure to.... Join TOL on Facebook | Follow TOL on Twitter
      TOL Newbies CLICK HERE or....upgrade your TOL today!

      Comment


      • #4
        if a homeschooled kid has poor social skills it's not beecause he went to homeschool, it's due to other reasons. Homeschooling isn't going to automatically make someone socially inept. Most of them have plenty of other social outlets, I've got a cousin who never stepped foot inside a public school and is perfectly normal.

        Comment


        • #5
          Originally posted by Knight
          I think there is a degree of truth to that.

          In my opinion, it's an excellent trade-off from the alternative.
          The alternatives: bullying, shootings, unsafe schools, kids picking on other kids, inadequate teachers....yes those are bad alternatives.

          erinmarie, can you provide more of an answer? I'm interested in more thoughts here.

          Thanks.

          Comment


          • #6
            Originally posted by jack jackson
            The alternatives: bullying, shootings, unsafe schools, kids picking on other kids, inadequate teachers....yes those are bad alternatives.
            .
            Don't leave out....
            • Berating girls
            • Drugs and alcohol
            • Sex, Pregnancy and abortion
            Also be sure to.... Join TOL on Facebook | Follow TOL on Twitter
            TOL Newbies CLICK HERE or....upgrade your TOL today!

            Comment


            • #7
              Originally posted by Knight
              Don't leave out....
              • Berating girls
              • Drugs and alcohol
              • Sex, Pregnancy and abortion
              Also true. Sometimes those problems arise outside of school, even inside the family.

              So, how is the social deficiency spawned by homeschooling to be combatted?

              Comment


              • #8
                Originally posted by jack jackson
                Also true. Sometimes those problems arise outside of school, even inside the family.

                So, how is the social deficiency spawned by homeschooling to be combatted?
                Most home schooled kids I know are involved is various "after-school" activities, like Boy/Girl Scouts, sports, piano, choir, volunteer work, etc.
                Your problem is not technology. The problem is YOU. You lack the will to change...You treat this planet as you treat each other. - Klaatu

                What are you talking about? There is no such thing as the "Mafia"......it doesn't exist. Just a bunch of lies told to defame honest hardworking Italians like myself. - TomO

                I will do you, let's see, goofy, wacky, and to the left side of the bell curve
                . -Ktoyou

                I'm white. I'm not black. I can't convert to being black. It doesn't matter how much I want to become black. I could listen to rap and date fat white women all day; for all that, I'll still remain white.- Traditio

                Comment


                • #9
                  Originally posted by jack jackson
                  Also true. Sometimes those problems arise outside of school, even inside the family.

                  So, how is the social deficiency spawned by homeschooling to be combatted?
                  We require that our children participate in a team sport or group activity outside the home.

                  My two oldest sons play competitive ice hockey.

                  My oldest daughter plays ice hockey and attends youth group weekly.

                  My next oldest daughter starts ice hockey on Sunday and is also in Dance class and VBS (this week).

                  And my other two daughters are still a bit young for these types of things.
                  Also be sure to.... Join TOL on Facebook | Follow TOL on Twitter
                  TOL Newbies CLICK HERE or....upgrade your TOL today!

                  Comment


                  • #10
                    Originally posted by jack jackson
                    I have been approached by numerous people who say that homeschooling leads to a decreased ability for the child to interact properly with other children. Is there any substance to this accusation?
                    IMHO, we're trading the bad things that you and Knight mentioned for the ability of our children to be able to socialize with any age group as opposed to just their own age group, as well.
                    They that wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength. They shall mount up with wings as eagles. -- Isaiah 40:31

                    Vegetarian - Indian word for lousy hunter


                    sigpic

                    Comment


                    • #11
                      Originally posted by jack jackson
                      Also true. Sometimes those problems arise outside of school, even inside the family.

                      So, how is the social deficiency spawned by homeschooling to be combatted?
                      There is no deficiency. My daughter, not only socializes with friends her own age, but she can talk to anyone with confidence.
                      They that wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength. They shall mount up with wings as eagles. -- Isaiah 40:31

                      Vegetarian - Indian word for lousy hunter


                      sigpic

                      Comment


                      • #12
                        Originally posted by ebenz47037
                        IMHO, we're trading the bad things that you and Knight mentioned for the ability of our children to be able to socialize with any age group as opposed to just their own age group, as well.
                        Excellent point.

                        Which is why we call social skills "skills".

                        When we want our kids to learn to play piano do we send then off with a bunch of other kids and hope that they will learn to play piano from the other kids?

                        Yet, that seems to be the modern day philosophy for teaching kids social skills. People send their kids off to school hoping that they will pick up social skills. Well I have news for ya . . . your kids WILL LEARN social skills, BAD social skills!!!!

                        Yet, homeschooled children certainly do need to practice their social skills therefore the external activities outside the house.
                        Also be sure to.... Join TOL on Facebook | Follow TOL on Twitter
                        TOL Newbies CLICK HERE or....upgrade your TOL today!

                        Comment


                        • #13
                          Originally posted by Knight
                          Excellent point.

                          Which is why we call social skills "skills".

                          When we want our kids to learn to play piano do we send then off with a bunch of other kids and hope that they will learn to play piano from the other kids?

                          Yet, that seems to be the modern day philosophy for teaching kids social skills. People send their kids off to school hoping that they will pick up social skills. Well I have news for ya . . . your kids WILL LEARN social skills, BAD social skills!!!!

                          Yet, homeschooled children certainly do need to practice their social skills therefore the external activities outside the house.
                          Points for that!
                          They that wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength. They shall mount up with wings as eagles. -- Isaiah 40:31

                          Vegetarian - Indian word for lousy hunter


                          sigpic

                          Comment


                          • #14
                            I think a lot of what you have to say about public schools is kind of over-done, I mean it's not like kids go to public schools to get loaded and have sex. That stuff happens after school, and just because a kid is in church or youth group doens' tmean they won't be inovolved with that, I know plenty of kids who are regular with youth group and still go out and party and drink etc. There's always goign to be bad kids at public schools, but there's also going to be good kids who hang out together. I think if a parent has done their job, then there shouldn't be too big of a problem going to a public school.

                            And girls will be berated by guys no matter where you go. It's not public schools, it's the culture and nature of people. And if you're really trying to protect your children from the influence of other people, then you'd have to cut off interaction with other people completely, there's going to be a negative influence just about anytime you interact with another person.

                            Comment


                            • #15
                              Originally posted by beefalobilly
                              I think a lot of what you have to say about public schools is kind of over-done, I mean it's not like kids go to public schools to get loaded and have sex. That stuff happens after school, and just because a kid is in church or youth group doens' tmean they won't be inovolved with that, I know plenty of kids who are regular with youth group and still go out and party and drink etc. There's always goign to be bad kids at public schools, but there's also going to be good kids who hang out together. I think if a parent has done their job, then there shouldn't be too big of a problem going to a public school.

                              And girls will be berated by guys no matter where you go. It's not public schools, it's the culture and nature of people. And if you're really trying to protect your children from the influence of other people, then you'd have to cut off interaction with other people completely, there's going to be a negative influence just about anytime you interact with another person.
                              And, if the teachers and other adults that parents have trusted to teach and keep their children safe did their jobs, we wouldn't have thes problems either. You cannot blame the whole thing on parents teaching their children here. The teachers' unions like to say that a parent isn't qualified to teach his/her own children anything. They can't have it both ways.
                              They that wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength. They shall mount up with wings as eagles. -- Isaiah 40:31

                              Vegetarian - Indian word for lousy hunter


                              sigpic

                              Comment

                              Working...
                              X