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The TRUTH About Homeschooling! Busting Homeschooling Myths, Part 2 of 3

Part 1 of this series explained that the common misconception that homeschooling does not provide opportunities to learn social skills is not only flat out wrong, it is actually the opposite of the truth!  Today’s article, from Family Education, explains why, and includes research to back it up.  Before you go spouting the common prejudice that homeschool kids don’t learn social skills, first ask yourself if kids do, in fact, learn social skills in public school (my school sure didn’t have a “social skills 101” class–did yours?).  Next ask yourself if public school is really a GOOD place to learn social skills.  In my experience, kids in public school are as likely to be exposed to bullying, ostracism, unhealthy peer pressure, and cliqueish behavior as they are to mature, developmentally healthy socially relations.  If kids DO develop social skills in public school, it’s in spite of it, not because of it!

Follow the link below for more homeschooling myths exposed and facts revealed:

Social Skills and Homeschooling: Myths and Facts – FamilyEducation.com.

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Author:

Dane Dormio is an online tutor and academic coach who specializes in helping all types of students achieve life and academic success, especially homeschooled students and those preparing for STEM careers. More information and resources can be found on his website at www.synergy-tutoring.com.

One thought on “The TRUTH About Homeschooling! Busting Homeschooling Myths, Part 2 of 3

  1. That’st a good article. It would be interesting to see who is better adjusted. If you go to school with someone who later is placed in a place for the criminally insane It does make you wonder. And his friend showed some behavior I found surprising too. And I recognized this while in 7th grade. It’s easy to see what it was and a 100% chance of what was causing it is my suspions. Counciling probably would have helped as well as sensitivity to go with some of the insane polices they had at the time and something they both shared in common. Fortunately this doesn’t happen to everyone though and we see people who manage to keep their sanity. Though I have to admit it did seem like one challenge after another. One student I remember bringing her Mother to class and it was the first day we had ever seen her (our Science teacher stay awake). She gave every one C’s and slept through class and the person who was a straight A student was upset and brought her mother to class. And soon we were told she was retired. I remember a teacher hitting me in a rage over something I didn’t even do. Nearly broke my back and hurt too. I felt electricity going up my spine as the board was hitting the vertebra because she didn’t know how to swing it. Swinging it with both hands too. She didn’t know what she was doing and hitting me for no reason at all except she thought I said something I didn’t. She thought she overheard me say the word H***, rhyme’s with bell (as in saved by the bell) when all I said was the word help. The reference it was used in was I had to go help the student council after school. And she thought I had said a cuss word that I didn’t. So I guess as you can imagine. It was one challenge after another to maintain your sanity. Maybe including for the teachers.

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