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Apparently there will be an Unschooling family on Dr Phil on Friday. I'm pretty sure it's THIS Friday and not NEXT Friday, but I might be wrong.

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Old 11-23-2006, 01:21 AM
 
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I'll be sure to check the schuedule and watch it!.......I'm sure they are goign to tell the family they arn't educating them and its neglect etc....

ETA: I checked, it is this friday

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The Great School Debate
Parents want the best for their kids, but what’s the best way to educate them? Dayna and her husband don’t believe in tests or grades. Plus, RaeAnne calls schools unsafe, and wants to homeschool her kids.
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I just saw the commercial for these, looks pretty bad.. The tag line was something like "these people refuse to send their kids to school."
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I got an alert for it from my homeschool group and it seems Dr. Phil treats the family horribly. Surprise!

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I am an unschooler and this is a link for a homeschooler mom that attended the show. She talks about what happened in the taping. Pretty bad!
I know the unschooler mom is a really great mom with wonderful kids.

Here is the link:

http://localhs.com/scuttle/2006/10/g...ool-debate.asp
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I am an unschooler and this is a link for a homeschooler mom that attended the show. She talks about what happened in the taping. Pretty bad!
I know the unschooler mom is a really great mom with wonderful kids.

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http://localhs.com/scuttle/2006/10/g...ool-debate.asp
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We just saw a preview while channel surfing... that poor woman. It's gonna suck. Dr. Phil said, "If my parents had done that with me, I would be a vegetable now."

For the record, I've subbed at the high school he attended... I can't imagine he learned much there.

Rain is insulted, as well...

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I hate Dr. Phil. Every time I've surfed passed his show, he's bashing co-sleeping, gentle parenting, extended breastfeeding or such. I don't want to watch this episode.

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Dayna, the unschooling mom on the show posted here about her experience on another thread, and posted she thought it went well.

I won't watch, but am looking forward to reading the discussion here afterwards.
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I cant get it here, preempted by football.

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There is a small poll on his site
in which you can vote for what you believe to be the
best form of education. All indications are that
this guy is going to have a lot of negative
presentation about homeschooling - here is your
chance to put in your two cents and tell him what
you think.

http://www.drphil.com/shows/show/796

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Wow! I read the recap on the site above.... it sounds infuriating! I would have been flustered too.... its like we are from completely different worlds at times. Unfortunately I run into this type of thinking every day in the real world... Thankfully it is never in front of a full studio audience, or a Dr Phil!! He is so manipulative in putting forth his view... he sidetracks what you are really trying to say by saying something completely obscure to prove his point. I am so glad that we dont watch television... I would have been screaming at it about now.

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Hey, we're winning!

Dayna's quotes on that site sounded really good to me... she really seems to have it together. In spite of Dr. Phil's slant, maybe her message will come through...

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I didn't see, but I just read the using section at his website. What Dayna said read great to me.
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I thought she did such a great job maintaining herself while Dr Phil asked her questions clearly just to try to make her and her husband appear stupid or uninformed. Not only did she help reinforce my reasons why we're considering homeschooling, but she really made me want to learn all I can about UNschooling as well...

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I'm glad I can read the re-cap on the site but bummed I couldn't watch the show... we had college football instead I haven't watched Dr. Phil forever but was hoping to catch this episode.

I voted on the poll, wonder if he'll look at the results?

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It's not on until 10 here, and it's only 6:50 now... Rain really wants to watch it, and I don't think it conflicts with Basement Sublet of Horror (our favorite show) so we'll probably watch and yell at the tv...

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i watched the show and thought the unschooling mom did great! dr. phil kept bringing up his ridiculous concerns and she really tried to address them altho he kind kept cutting her off. the one thing i would really love to see, and he has brought it up before, is that the research he talks about showing that kids in the middle grades NEEd the socialization of the schools otherwise they don't fair too well.

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I didn't watch the show, but I voted in the poll, and homeschooling is winning at 45%!!

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I thought the girl that came on and said she was "socially retarded" was rediculous. Claims homeschooling pretty much ruined her life, if so then obviously her parents didn't do it right, JMO
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I thought the girl that came on and said she was "socially retarded" was rediculous. Claims homeschooling pretty much ruined her life, if so then obviously her parents didn't do it right, JMO
I agree. She is 26 years old and she feels outcasted because her friends are always taking about "proms and stuff" How long ago did she graduate, if she was 18 that would be like 8 yrs ago and her friends are still talking about prom and making her feel outcasted what the???:
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I agree. She is 26 years old and she feels outcasted because her friends are always taking about "proms and stuff" How long ago did she graduate, if she was 18 that would be like 8 yrs ago and her friends are still talking about prom and making her feel outcasted what the???:
Exactly,,,,Must of been SOME prom, my friends stopped talking about the prom about 3 month or 4 after it and that was only because someone died prom nite, drinking and driving Her friends must have a very sad life to hafta dwell on prom and high school all this time
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I didn't watch the show, but I voted in the poll, and homeschooling is winning at 45%!!

here are the numbers right now...

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Which style of schooling do you think is best?
18% 401 Public school
13% 303 Private school
46% 1061 Homeschooling
23% 538 Unschooling

Total:2303
So unschooling is number 2, and 69% of the respondents think not-schooling is better than schooling. Clearly it's not at all scientific, but it's fun to look at.

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Exactly,,,,Must of been SOME prom, my friends stopped talking about the prom about 3 month or 4 after it and that was only because someone died prom nite, drinking and driving Her friends must have a very sad life to hafta dwell on prom and high school all this time
I never saw this part, but . . . how is that any different than someone that moves away from their high school friends? I keep in touch with 2 people that I went to high school with, both sporadically - if I tried to talk grad (in Canada, we didn't have a "Prom" in the American sense of the word) with any of my now-friends, they'd look at me like I had two heads! Sounds to me like whining for the sake of whining (and frankly, sounds like maybe she would've had a really bad social exp in school anyway)
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well school can socially retard you as well i found out a couple of years ago that a friend i had in high school was pissed off at me - and we had already graduated for 16 years!!!! and hadn't talked to her in 16 years!!! and still she's mad at me? so silly.

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I left high school in 11th grade for "social" reasons.
I got into a bad situation with a boy and could not really get out of it without leaving the school. I graduated with a GED about 2 weeks after I left and have never looked back!
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What if you're a dork in high school? Can DP change your prom prospects?
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I really hate that I know so many people who put such faith in Dr. Phil and then he does shows putting down great things and showing them in an awful light! I went to highschool and didn't like it, don't feel I missed out on anything by not going to prom either. If my parents had been emotionally healthy I would have loved being homeschooled. He should have had someone on who was traumatized by school.

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Well, I guess that girl proves it.

Obviously, everyone who comes out of school, is educated and socially graceful, and perfectly well-adjusted.
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