or Connect
Mothering › Mothering Forums › Childhood and Beyond › Education › Learning at Home and Beyond › Unschooling › What annoys you the most about what others say...
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

What annoys you the most about what others say... - Page 3

post #41 of 46
Quote:
Originally Posted by Cassidy68 View Post

Mostly I'm pleasantly surprised about how interested and supportive people are when they find out we unschool... but the two questions I get most tired of answering are probably

"But what about socialization?" and "So how do you know if he's keeping up?" I know it isn't fair to be impatient because even though I've been asked those questions a hundred times, it's quite possibly the first time that particular person has had a chance to ask it... so if the person is actually interested, I try to give a thoughtful answer. 

 

I just blogged about the latter question, if anyone is interested: http://www.robinstevenson.com/wordpress/category/blog/homeschooling-blog/

And I read it with fascination! Very nicely put together--

post #42 of 46
Quote:
Originally Posted by Cassidy68 View Post

Mostly I'm pleasantly surprised about how interested and supportive people are when they find out we unschool... but the two questions I get most tired of answering are probably

"But what about socialization?" and "So how do you know if he's keeping up?" I know it isn't fair to be impatient because even though I've been asked those questions a hundred times, it's quite possibly the first time that particular person has had a chance to ask it... so if the person is actually interested, I try to give a thoughtful answer. 

 

I just blogged about the latter question, if anyone is interested: http://www.robinstevenson.com/wordpress/category/blog/homeschooling-blog/

 

 Nice :) You are far more diplomatic than me.

post #43 of 46
Quote:
Originally Posted by lanamommyphd07 View Post

And I read it with fascination! Very nicely put together--

Hey, thanks so much! I appreciate that. Of course, it is always so much easier to be articulate in writing than it is when you actually get asked these questions in person... at the grocery store... with a child tugging impatiently on your arm... 

post #44 of 46
(deleted- repeat post)
post #45 of 46
(deleted- repeat post)
post #46 of 46
Quote:
Originally Posted by Monkeygrrl View Post

 

"Oh, you know, when we get around to it. Like, I'm teaching my child right now how to respond politely to rude questions. It's amazing what we can learn just by living our lives. Thanks for the ice cream! Have a great day!"

 

LOL

I know this is an old thread, but this made me laugh and laugh! lol.gif Just today, we were coming in the front gate (we live in a courtyard apartment building) and here's our conversation with the old Irish maintenance manager:

 

Us: "Hi Jim!"

Jim: "Hello there! You coming back from a field trip? A field trip for schooling? Because there's no time off from the learning, you know."

Me: "Yup. Grocery store. Math, Home Ec, Science. You know..."

 

2whistle.gif The three kids just stared and then converged on him, showing him all the flowers and small budding tree branches they picked up on the way home. lol.gif

Life is very good.

New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
  Back to Forum: Unschooling
Mothering › Mothering Forums › Childhood and Beyond › Education › Learning at Home and Beyond › Unschooling › What annoys you the most about what others say...