Originally Posted by theholycow
Opinions from someone who is NOT a parent and went to public schools, for whatever they're worth:
Socialization: Highly necessary, but it sounds like that can happen anyway. The experience I had in public schools didn't exactly do a great job on me, so public schooling isn't a guarantee of good socialization. I've mostly learned to work around it, but I still don't socialize particularly well; this is especially evident in large groups (which I try hard to avoid, but when necessary I tend to stay out of the way and nearly alone in a corner).
Shelter: Kids need to have different teachers on a regular basis and get unfair/inappropriate treatment on occasion that a parent or a repeated teacher could never do. They need to get bullied and mistreated by their peers. They need to learn to accept some of it, and they need to learn how to fight some of it. I question just how well these character building life lessons would be learned by home-schooling. Perhaps the online school would provide at least some of this (from teachers if not from peers).
Those opinions are specific to things I've read in this thread.
yea i agree with the above, i went thru public school and ther were a few homeschooled kids. yea they are like fish outa water, quiet just sit there, try to avoid all social things. of course ive met a few people that are extremely outgoing (i swear some were on speed or somehting) talking a mile a minute excited about everything. some are just "normal" tho(whatever that is nowadays lol)
yes they typoically knew way more than me or anyone i knew but what the parents dont know themselves usually the kids dont know(unless also tutored by grandparents, aunts, uncles) or even friends parents.
personally i belive friends and social interactions and just general knowlege stuff will get them far in life. Most employers look at how they dress and talk. so they might know the most that doesnt automatically get u the job.
so i dunno do what you want but really consider whats best for them, they do need to know what to do in situations weither it be bullying or whatever. cant "hold thier hand" or so to speak forever. are there any private schools down there?