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The Shock That We're Normal

A mom, years after starting homeschooling, was asked by her mother, "But ... what about socialization?" This veteran homeschooler looked at her mom in disbelief. Then, exasperated, she asked, "Have you met your grandchildren?" <smile> I love that. Too often, … Continue reading

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What's it like to go from homeschool to public school?

As homeschoolers, we like to talk about how amazing it is to switch from a public school to homeschooling. But what's it like to transition from a home education to a "normal" one? How do homeschoolers do in a classroom … Continue reading

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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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