Discussion in 'Homeschooling in the News' started by Deena, May 25, 2008.
Yep, I like her radio programs.
That article annoyed the cripes out of me, because it continues to feed the BS myth that Homeschooled kids need to adjust to reality.... uuurrrghhh!!!
No, it refuted it, Jen! EVERYONE has to "adjust to reality", and she said that homeschooled kids are quite capable at doing so.
It refutes it while at the same time, reinforcing some myths..... saying that homeschool kids are sheltered...
The results suggest that home-schooled college freshmen successfully adjust to the social and academic environment of a Christian college with a diverse student population. The college does not require that all students attending the college assent to a personal faith in Christ. The previously home-schooled students are also confronted by many peers who make lifestyle choices different from their own.
This assumes that it is NEW for us... stereotypical.
Most of the college peers of the home-schooled students would be considered less conservative in their dress, entertainment interests, moral values and behaviors, than those typically experienced in most Christian home-schooled families. (But we do not live and experience and socialize with JUST our familes!!)))
Therefore, these students are not entering a homogeneous social community that necessarily mirrors their family backgrounds.”
I am NOT in a Prairie dress, thank you!
We live with this diversity and reality and real world interaction everyday.. WHY is it that we would suddenly have that issue when entering college, UNLESS it is because they think that we have NOT had to deal with it before this....???
Why do I need a Classroom setting experience to be able to handle those different from me?
Obviously, home-schooled students have additional adjustments to make when leaving their homes and entering a university or college environment: social relationship, peer pressure...
My kids, even at second grade, are soooooo much more well adjusted to MANY different types of people than any public schooler. We are not sheltered!
Thanks for sharing, Deena! It is pretty cool, indeed. I am a huge fan of Dr. Laura's candor and her advocacy for children and the family unit. Handsome got me hooked on her shows about five years ago, more or less. Dr. Dobson had her on Focus On The Family a few years back. She definitely isn't your average person.
I haven't heard Dr. Laura since 9-11. I know that, because she was on in the morning and I would leave on my morning radio when I'd get up in the morning and forget to turn it off. That morning, I walked back in the bedroom and heard all this stuff going on instead of Dr. Laura, and came downstairs to turn on the TV to figure out what was happening. From then on, they switched from Dr. Laura to Glenn Beck. I always liked her, but I didn't listen regular. As much as I agreed, I didn't think I needed to listen to all the negative stuff she dealt with every day, and especially my kids didn't need to hear it all!
Jen, I hear you, but I still disagree. I don't deal with "the real world" on a daily basis. Or, perhaps more accurately, my world is so different from others. Yes, when my children go to college they WILL have to adjust. For one thing, they will, for the first time, have a roommate that is NOT a sibling. They will have to make their OWN choices without Mommy and Daddy staring over their shoulder. They will have to balance job, study, and a social life without adult input. And yes, they WILL have to adjust to those with different values. The only radio my kids hear in our house is a Christian station. They are not exposed to 90% of network television; they have never watched American Idol or Dancing with the Stars. But guess what! ALL THE OTHER INCOMING FRESHMAN HAVE TO ADJUST, TOO!!! WOW!!! WHAT A CONCEPT!!! And, as Dr. Laura pointed out so well, OUR KIDS make the adjustment much better than the others do! (Dare I say that our kids are more capable of practicing REAL "tolerance"? LOL!!!)
I have to agree with this 100%. I was thinking the same thing. As a homeschool family, and a Christian family, there are things we intentionally do not or try not to expose ourselves to. Yes, I still think we live in the real world. I think we have a more realistic view of the real world and for this reason intentionally try to avoid a lot of the negetive from being a part of our live; with the exception of Dr. Laura's shows and books! LOL :love:
I saw it the way Jackie and Patty saw it!
that's ok, you're all crazy!
bwaaa haaa haaaa!
hee hee hee!
Well, Jen, I WOULD say that WE are all "normal" and YOU are the crazy one. Now, I COULD accurately say you're crazy, but I doubt I could accurately say that WE are "normal", lol!
That would byte!
Yes, I am, THANKYOU for noticing! I LOVE it here my my crazy little world! :lol:
I think that most of the comments in the article that many have jumped on were not trying to stereotype homeschoolers. I think instead they were there to try to bolster the studies significance as science.
Many would think Homeschoolers in a Christian College, well of course they do okay. The article spends alot of time trying to give the study credance.
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