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post #1 of 105
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I hear from one of my Florida homeschooling boards that the show was a very negative experience. I think it airs next week. They are having a meeting in Orlando about it on Thursday and the show airs next Friday. Anyone else heard about the show?
post #2 of 105
Oh, Dr. Phil!!!!

I look forward to seeing what he has to say about it.
He has seemed very neg about it whenever it was talked about. Makes me upset as alot of people watch Dr.Phil and they think he is "smart" and now they will think what ever he says. I just hope none of my family watches it becuase I will get "well I heard from Dr.Phil A, B and C!".
post #3 of 105
I did a Google search and found that almost exactly 12 months ago, Dr. Phil had a show on homeschooling.

http://www.lifeway.com/lwc/article_m...200128,00.html

I wonder what was said this time
post #4 of 105
I started disliking Dr. Phil when he came out against cosleeping. I don't have much hope for his views on hs, but it'd be nice if he came up supportive. Not gonna hold my breath though.
post #5 of 105
Generally speaking Dr. Phil has seemed to me, over the years, to be pretty hostile to anything AP-ish. He seems to be a very rigid, rules-oriented guy...pretty sterotypical of our father's generation instead of our dh's.

It's a shame too, since I think that his straight-talk can be useful sometimes. But his bias against things I'd consider to be AP staples (extended breastfeeding, co-sleeping, babywearing, gentle discipline) makes it difficult for me to respect his views on other matters.

Of course I'll not watch this episode...don't need the stress of fussing at the tv. I'm just glad that my MIL never watches anything remotely informative...so I know she'll not watch it and attack us for homeschooling.
post #6 of 105
Dr. Phil = a loud-talking, self-appointed guru on things about which he doesn't have a clue. Why do people put their trust in this man? Oh yeah...because he speaks confidently and is on TV.
post #7 of 105
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Originally Posted by RedWine View Post
Dr. Phil = a loud-talking, self-appointed guru on things about which he doesn't have a clue. Why do people put their trust in this man? Oh yeah...because he speaks confidently and is on TV.
ITA
Lisa
post #8 of 105
Sigh....

Here's an account from a homeschooling mother who was invited to be a part of Dr. Phil's audience during the taping. No, it's not a supportive or informative episode.

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Okay, let's start with all the things that are wrong with how this episode was handled. Here's what discourages me the most, and what was the most explosive. It was how the show was taped, how the homeschoolers were treated, and how we were all misled.
The Great School Debate
post #9 of 105
Wow! I knew it would be bad, but reading about how exactly they do their dirty work is unbelievable!!

Awful!!
post #10 of 105
: Thanks for posting this info. It's nice to know the 'details' of how things come to be on some shows.
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post #12 of 105
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Originally Posted by mary3mama View Post
Generally speaking Dr. Phil has seemed to me, over the years, to be pretty hostile to anything AP-ish. He seems to be a very rigid, rules-oriented guy...pretty sterotypical of our father's generation instead of our dh's.

It's a shame too, since I think that his straight-talk can be useful sometimes. But his bias against things I'd consider to be AP staples (extended breastfeeding, co-sleeping, babywearing, gentle discipline) makes it difficult for me to respect his views on other matters.

Of course I'll not watch this episode...don't need the stress of fussing at the tv. I'm just glad that my MIL never watches anything remotely informative...so I know she'll not watch it and attack us for homeschooling.

ITA! I know that there were people talking about sending in apps to appear on that show (not sure if they were from here or not though ) but I declined. Like stated above, I don't need to stress myself out spending time disagreeing about things that I have SEEN the benefits to.
post #13 of 105
unbelievable.. :

He needs to be called on it. We should get another show to 'expose' him and hold a real informative show
post #14 of 105
wow. I think I'll send that story around to everyone I know.
post #15 of 105
Somehow, I'm not suprised.
post #16 of 105
that is so weird. i saw the homeschooling episode last year and he had really positive things to say about homeschooling ... that is up until i think it was grade 7 or 8 after which somehow all the advantages of homeschooling no longer applied :
post #17 of 105
It's funny people think homeschooling is okay for elementary years but not middle and high school because I think it's vastly more important during the later years! Last week a 17yo stabbed a 15yo at a high school near me. It was the 16th act of school violence since school started here last July 31!!!

Sincerely,
Debra
post #18 of 105
Huh. Well, no offense to those who may actually like this doofus but IMO, if Phil thinks there's something wrong with homeschooling, it makes it seem more RIGHT to me.
post #19 of 105
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Huh. Well, no offense to those who may actually like this doofus but IMO, if Phil thinks there's something wrong with homeschooling, it makes it seem more RIGHT to me.
post #20 of 105
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Originally Posted by folkypoet View Post
Sigh....

Here's an account from a homeschooling mother who was invited to be a part of Dr. Phil's audience during the taping. No, it's not a supportive or informative episode.


The Great School Debate

oh wow. that sounds awful. He is definitely very close-minded about homeschooling and that makes me mad to think of how the show will go especially since it may be the first time some parents consider homeschooling..
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