Socialization: Our Biggest Gripe With Homeschooling - Mothering Forums

Thread Tools
#1 of 2 Old 08-11-2002, 07:22 PM - Thread Starter
gilnikche's Avatar
Join Date: Nov 2001
Location: C.H.A.O.S.
Posts: 2,800
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Here is another one for your enjoyment...

Socialization: Our Biggest Gripe With Homeschooling
By John O. Andersen
May 11, 2001

Yes, it has been a huge problem for our children. But with experience, we've learned to bring it largely under control.

You see, we live in Portland, Oregon. Before we moved here, we suspected it was a good place to homeschool. Talk about understatement! After a few years in this area, we've got lots of hard evidence that if there ever were a contest for America's homeschooling mecca, Portland would easily make the short list.

Everywhere we go, we run into homeschoolers. We have associations with dozens of homeschooling families. Without exception, they are all involved in a variety of activities. There are homeschooling roller-skating parties, archery classes, a homeschooling basketball group, access to high school band, community college courses, and varsity sports for teenage homeschoolers, co-op language classes, volunteer opportunities, daytime art classes, music classes, singing groups, theater productions, science labs at a local museum, organized field trips practically every day of the week, girl and boy scouts homeschooling groups--the list goes on an on.
gilnikche is offline  
Sponsored Links
#2 of 2 Old 08-14-2002, 12:07 AM
ekblad9's Avatar
Join Date: Nov 2001
Location: Just a slingin'
Posts: 8,118
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Yes, that is our problem too! I try to explain that to people when they look so concerned that my children aren't in school "socializing". They don't really believe me, I don't think. Maybe I'll start handing out copies of this article!
ekblad9 is offline  

User Tag List

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page

Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off

Online Users: 9,045

15 members and 9,030 guests
artume______ , Deborah , girlspn , jamesmorrow , JHardy , joandsarah77 , magdalenamontes , manyhatsmom , NaturallyKait , omarinbox1888 , rhoneyes , shanedust , Springshowers , worthy
Most users ever online was 449,755, 06-25-2014 at 12:21 PM.