Trilliums Posted November 12, 2011 Share Posted November 12, 2011 First, one of my kids applied to a sports related leadership program. During his interview, the main instructor said his only concern was that since DS was home schooled, he had been around adults more and had a higher degree of honesty. Public schooled kids, he went on to say, learn to lie at a very early age. He was concerned that DS would struggle with this as he had to basically accept a certain level of lying from the kids. The instructor said several time, in a crowded rec center, that public school kids learn to lie and lie frequently. Also, I started leading a group of kids in a very goal specific activity. The group is about half home schooled kids and half public school kids. The majority of my time is spent trying to get the ps kids under control. The hs kids are focused and productive. I am honestly stunned by the difference. I do think this is partially because the hs kids are there because they want to be, and the ps kids are more ambivalent about the group...but still, I sometimes literally feel my jaw dropping down in shock. Am I a sheltered home schooling mom??? Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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