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  • Yes, I homeschool

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  • No, I don't homeschool

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  • Yes, it's a viable option

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    Re: Homeschooling

    Quote Originally Posted by DaveFagan View Post
    My daughter, the one home schooled in previous post has always participated in 4h programs for social interaction and learning. If you can learn to nurture and love an animal, it requires the same skills to deal with humanity, plus you do it with other 4Hers that become friends. I cannot emphasize how much I respect and appreciate 4H programs and personnel. It's a real gift.
    I know all about the 4h programs they had them when I was going to school. I live in a big ag community so that's part of life here. You raise your animal, sheep or pig or the like. Then take it to the county fair show it, then sell it to be slaughtered generally. That last was the hard part for the kids the first time around then after a season or two they became accustomed to it. Its a great way to socialize children as they have to not only interact with their animals but their peers and the adults around them to get be able to take advise to raise good animals that get good price. Your right 4h is a gift. Anyhow when you say socialized what exactly do you mean?
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    Re: Homeschooling

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    Isn't everybody?
    Your avatar makes that a bit more spooky.

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    Re: Homeschooling

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    Re: Homeschooling

    Quote Originally Posted by ecofarm View Post
    Your avatar makes that a bit more spooky.
    that made me laugh out loud. I think I need to change it to something else.
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    Re: Homeschooling

    Quote Originally Posted by lizzie View Post
    I think that most people just mean that they want their children to get plenty of interaction with other kids in their age groups, and learn to interact in a healthy manner. The home-schooling moms that I know made sure that their children hung out with a good number of other kids on their off-time.
    Here's a question that's been bugging me. Why do parents want their children to learn to interact with their PEER group primarily? When my family looks at socialization we look at it from a completely different view, almost polar opposite. We look at it that the children should be getting as much interaction and socialization with ADULTS as they can and their PEER group is strictly for play and recreation any socialization that may come is simply by product of their play. Our view is that we are preparing our children for entry into the ADULT world, hence the need for as much adult interaction as possible. Working for and with and serving and being served by as many and as wide a group of adults as can be possible. So why the emphasis of most parents on this forum at least for children to socialize with their peer group?
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    Re: Homeschooling

    Quote Originally Posted by Gathomas88 View Post
    Near as I can figure, for most people, "socialization" can mean either one of two things with regard to children.

    A) That they learn to behave like everyone else around them so that they "fit in" with society at large and its prevailing social mores.

    or

    B) That they learn to easily interact with everyone else, so that they are not social outcasts.

    I think position B) has at least some merit, but position A) is nothing less than complete authoritarian nonsense.
    So why the emphasis on socializing with the peer group?
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    Re: Homeschooling

    Quote Originally Posted by PirateMk1 View Post
    I know all about the 4h programs they had them when I was going to school. I live in a big ag community so that's part of life here. You raise your animal, sheep or pig or the like. Then take it to the county fair show it, then sell it to be slaughtered generally. That last was the hard part for the kids the first time around then after a season or two they became accustomed to it. Its a great way to socialize children as they have to not only interact with their animals but their peers and the adults around them to get be able to take advise to raise good animals that get good price. Your right 4h is a gift. Anyhow when you say socialized what exactly do you mean?

    Face to face interface with single individuals or groups or programs, fun, the ability to compare lifestyles and public school thought processes. The ability to develop the skills required to propose or accept compromise to accomodate varying cultural differences and dogmas. I'm sorry for being so wordy, but I am trying to give you a real answer. Religion is important to some people for the same reasons. My daughter did not raise meat animals, but small animals, certified-registered breeds and learned basic DNA for breeding, as well as for show. Now she sells a few to cover expenses. At every level, it has been a social interaction and a market adventure in useful and positive ways.
    Last edited by DaveFagan; 04-18-14 at 12:14 AM.

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    Re: Homeschooling

    Quote Originally Posted by PirateMk1 View Post
    Our view is that we are preparing our children for entry into the ADULT world, hence the need for as much adult interaction as possible. Working for and with and serving and being served by as many and as wide a group of adults as can be possible. So why the emphasis of most parents on this forum at least for children to socialize with their peer group?
    I would guess primarily so that they feel comfortable in both worlds- the world of adults, and the world of friends. My kids got plenty of adult interaction at home and visiting with adult friends of ours, but had they not been in a regular school setting, they would have not known how to interact with other kids very well, because they were raised out here in the sticks, without other children to play with. They lived where they could learn to hunt, shoot, fish, and explore on this property, but they didn't have friends here. Imo, they need both.
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    Re: Homeschooling

    Quote Originally Posted by Superfly View Post
    that made me laugh out loud. I think I need to change it to something else.


    I love it. It looks like my niece, except that my niece doesn't have that crazy look in her eyes.
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