Jean in Newcastle Posted January 15, 2012 Share Posted January 15, 2012 I had this said to me earlier today by someone who was asking me about homeschooling. My kids are more independent now and while I do explain new concepts, it's usually more of a tutoring scenario or simply one of keeping them on task or answering questions as they come up. The person summed up my entire homeschooling of my kids with "That's not homeschooling, that's being a parent." To which I said, "Exactly." Homeschooling is an extension of my being a parent, with schoolwork being a bigger chunk of my responsibility to monitor than it would be otherwise. I suppose the planning of curriculum, field trips and other opportunities usually relegated to schools might be outside of this person's idea of being a parent, but I didn't think of that at the time. (Course this is one of the reasons why I have problem with someone who says that they've been homeschooling since birth. . ." Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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