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post #41 of 56
That is too, too funny!
post #42 of 56
I just spit my tea out! Too funny.
post #43 of 56
that cartoon Rocks!!! So authentic.LOL
post #44 of 56
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post #45 of 56
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The type of social skills I learned in school and that are still taught today are not something I would want my kids exposed to.


but then they will say ... but that is the real world

see my unanswered post related to this ...
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I am really enjoying this thread.

Just wanted to add a thought- Laura Ingalls Wilder spent much of her childhood "isolated" with only her immediate family nearby, and she ended up being an articulate, creative novelist. I'm sure there are many other people who grew up without all the "socialization" that everyone seems to deem necessary for "normal" development and turned out just fine. Since I am a rural, somewhat-isolated homeschooler, I take comfort in thoughts like this. We make way too much of the socialization issue. Sorry, sort of OT, but i thought it was kind of relevant.
Wonderful point!
post #48 of 56
I've been known to say, "Yes, the positive socialization is one of the great benefits of homeschooling, isn't it?"

Of couse, if I've just met them because ds struck up a five-minute conversation with a perfect stranger, then I just say, "Ummm....he seems pretty social to me!"
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I just choked on my tea... that was So funny!
post #50 of 56
"You know, everyone asks that, so there are lots of lovely articles on the web. Check them out and I'll be glad to answer any specific questions you have next week. Right now, we've got to get home."
post #51 of 56
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I've been known to say, "Yes, the positive socialization is one of the great benefits of homeschooling, isn't it?"
love it
post #52 of 56
I usually have two answers, depending on who is asking the question and what their tone is.

1) My son is so busy I had to buy a date book to keep track of his schedule.

2) Yeah he was learning a lot about socialization while in day care. He learned things like, "I can't play with you cause you're not white." And "You're a N****r". This was not in a lily white neighborhood. Kids in his class were black, white, latino (like DS), and asian. That's not the kind of socialization I want him to learn.

Kathi
post #53 of 56
I seem to recall a thread not that long ago, in which somebody said that she likes to turn the questions back around. I thought that was a great idea: What exactly do you mean when you say "socialization?" that sort of thing.
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I seem to recall a thread not that long ago, in which somebody said that she likes to turn the questions back around. I thought that was a great idea: What exactly do you mean when you say "socialization?" that sort of thing.
The person asking the ?'s is the one in control of the conversation.

I ask them back if I am having any problems socializing with them. They always say "No." I proceed to tell them I was hs'ed till 11th grade. They shut up.
post #55 of 56
Well, my smart-ass answer is:
Socialization is the means by which the manners and mores of a society are transferred from one person to another. I hardly think a group of children is equipped to do that. Maybe you meant socializing? Yeah, we're fine in that department, thanks.
post #56 of 56
Dang it, it's already been said,

My other answer is to look pointedly at my child who is usually playing or conversing with whoever else is around and say, "I think we have it covered."
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