Category Archives: Socialization

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

On Sex and the Teenager

On Sex and the Teenager

There was a provocative blog post on BlogHer recently about a parent’s role in the sex life of their teenager.  The author advocated tacit acquiescence, assuming that the teen is going to be sexually active and treating him or her as such, complete with education — but discreetly.  In his case, he joked that heContinue 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

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