Category Archives: Criticism

The Socialization Song and Other Anti-homeschooling Arguments

The Socialization Song and Other Anti-homeschooling Arguments

Let’s play a game, the likes of which have not been replicated since “Finding Waldo”:  Find the Holes in the Anti-homeschooling Argument. An actual conversation I had at a party last night: Her: You homeschool, don’t you?  Serious lack of pause.  What about socialization?   Another lack of pause.  You’re kids are always so friendlyContinue Reading

Back to School

Back to School

Around here, school starts tomorrow. All those Facebook statuses about sending wee ones off to school have me pondering the most oft asked question I received on (and off) the beach this year: Do you homeschool through the summer? Well, yes. We pretty much homeschool all the time. We’re homeschooling right now, at this veryContinue Reading

Who is the Real Bully Here?

Who is the Real Bully Here?

We were on the beach the other day when I looked over to where the kids were and noticed that they had become heavily involved in a game of flag football with a group of children I’d never before seen. Lovely, I thought. Later, I learned that, indeed, it had not been such a lovelyContinue Reading

Passions:  From Skateboards to Stethescopes

Passions: From Skateboards to Stethescopes

I have always assumed that most people appreciate passion. Lately, though, I am finding that only certain categories of passion receive generally positive accolades, particularly when the passionate person is a child.   Children who are passionate about organized team sports are typically applauded for their efforts, as are children who dive into the artsContinue Reading

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