Tag Archives: socialization

Serious Damage from Silly Social Lies

Her knees -- pushed up toward her chest -- barricade her face behind the couch pillow. Another pillow perches on her head. She's hiding while she talks. Silly as it may be, it makes her feel safe. "I feel like … Continue reading

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The Maturity of Homeschoolers

People have called her "older than her years" and I've heard "mature" used as an adjective. But when I look at this particular student, I don't see a person who has reached full development. She's insecure as all get-out, though … Continue reading

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Let's Be Old-Fashioned: Character Over Personality

Are you an introvert or an extrovert? What about your kids? More and more books that discuss the modern bias against introverts are showing up on my radar. There was this one about introverted pastors. The sections I heard were … Continue reading

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Homeschooled Kids Have Strange Priorities

She's incredibly personable. "When I get old," she tells me, "I'm going to repair vacuum cleaners. I don't know why, but it's relaxing and I'm good at it." But since she's still young, she's a lifeguard at the local pool … Continue reading

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What YouTube Teaches Us About Socialization

Years ago a web comic brought us an excellent idea for YouTube: We should force people to listen to their comment before it is posted. I mentioned this last year when discussing seeking validation on the internet. This came to … Continue reading

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The Shuttle Ride: Educating Others About Homeschooling

The sun isn't up yet as I climb into the airport shuttle. The talkative driver, a woman probably in her late 50s, asks where I'm from. "Denver," I reply. Somehow from there we quickly arrive at the topic of homeschooling … Continue reading

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Does Preschool Help or Hinder Children?

My wife, an Education major, nods as President Obama says in his State of the Union address: In states that make it a priority to educate our youngest children ... students grow up more likely to read and do math … Continue reading

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