Thursday, April 8, 2010
I know the difference!
Honestly, this post might get little obnoxious and I do not mean to offend my lovely readers whose children go to school but seriously I am sure I would get into a great big fight if I asked questions to school kids' parents like this:
"what about being out in the real world? how will your child learn that if they are in school all day?"
"What about learning to love learning? how you will your child learn that?"
" How will your kids learn that your word means more than some government institution?"
"How will your kids learn to be unstructured ?"
"How will your kids play outside?"
"how will your kid learn that it's ok to talk while learning?"
"How will your kid learn that you as the parent are knowledgeable in subjects taught in school and it doesn't matter that your not his teacher?
You see these questions are obnoxious and rude are they are not?
Somehow though people think it is perfectly OK to ask me how kids will learn a whole laundry list of ridiculous things.
It isn't the curious questioner that I mind. I actually like that person b/c I get talk and talk about homeschooling and they are genuinely interested but it's different sometimes.
Sometimes the questions are meant to say not, "how will your child...."
but rather the intent is, "your child never will...." b/c no matter how you answer, the other person is ready with an answer as to why your reasoning (not to mention countless hours researching) just wont work and your kids will somehow be handicapped b/c of not attending school.
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