Sunday, March 20, 2011

Homeschooling III

The second "pseudo con" I mentioned was this: Kids are "over-sheltered" and the lack of exposure to the "real world" limits them in future endeavors.

At first I intended this little diagram to supplement a long essay, but I realized it kind of speaks for itself. You can click to enlarge:

I hope this makes as much sense to you as it did to me when I was making it. The only thing I guess I might add is that although a home schooled child may typically be much more sheltered in the younger years, I find that a wonderful benefit. For when you train up a child in the way he should go, when he is old, he will not depart from it (Proverbs 22:6).

One other side note that is also important to add is that even if the 18-year-old home schooler is on par with their public school counterpart for "real-world exposure," they may get that exposure in a myriad of ways such as having a job, volunteering, attending college courses, etc; rather than simply going to a public school. The flexibility allows for a wide variety of choices.

2011Res: To Matt: I loved watching you put bows in your hair and then tell Brynn, "Quick! How embarrassing! Get it out for me!" Awesome. To Brynn: you sing "Follow the Prophet" like a champ. We got video footage... stay tuned. Dear Mr H: today I stopped typing (shocker!) and scratched your head for a good 20 minutes. Do I get extra brownie points?

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