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Why do most people think home-schooled kids are socially challenged, religious freaks?

I don't get it. Yes I am strong in my religion, but I have plenty of friends. I am glad my parents picked home schooling over public. what about all the drugs, pure pressure, people making fun of you just because your still a virgin? Do you ever think about that? I still know what goes on in the world, I'm not clueless. I just want to know why?

Asked By: girlperson - 8/25/2006
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Hey, both of my nieces and my nephew were home schooled. And all three test at the genius level. Go figure! And no, they are not religious freaks, their parents just decided they could do a better job than public schools could...and they were right... More
Answered By: Michael S - 8/25/2006
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People think that because kids that are homeschooled usually don't have much social experience, so when they do come in public, they don't really know how to act, and then they act stupid or something. Or from watching the beginning of Mean Girls. I don't know.
Answered By: Ali * - 8/25/2006
 
in one word "stereotype"
Answered By: naj - 8/25/2006
 
I challenge your assertion that "most people" think that. Nobody I know thinks that. Two children in my family were home-schooled (not my children) and I don't think they ever ran into any of that type of prejudice.
Answered By: MOM KNOWS EVERYTHING - 8/25/2006
 
Did your home schooling teach you about "pure pressure" instead of "peer pressure... More
Answered By: JTRaceFan - 8/25/2006
 
Because they themselves are uneducated about what goes on in homeschool. Many parents are great at homeschooling and make sure their kids are socialized as well... More
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Answered By: luvbeinamommy - 8/25/2006
 
Because that is the primary reason for home-schooling. Not the freak part but fear of 'the world'. There are lots of schools where drugs is not a problem and you can be a virgin. If you don't know that you are not as 'clue-full' as you think.
Answered By: Puppy Zwolle - 8/25/2006
 
You cannot protect your children forever. So what happens when your children go off to college and suddenly they have to deal with so many things all at once. Also face it, you're not super-know-it-all. Teachers at school specialize in certain subjects and are experts on it. Also to mention--I never been offered drugs... More
Answered By: graduate student - 8/25/2006
 
fear of the unknown , thinking your never out in the real world , that ur too sheltered to know anything , lol it's stupid i know , but some people are just dumb
Answered By: jojo - 8/25/2006
 
Because most people realize that while parents would like nothing more than to protect their children, you cannot protect them by sheltering them from the rest of the world. You need social interaction with people of all varieties in order to develop the process of making good choices for yourself. If your parents... More
Answered By: karen W - 8/25/2006
 
Sweetheart deep down the are jealous that you have high morals and you have a family that is so close. Don't worry what they think. You have to be strong within yourself and ignore other peoples opinion. Being "average" is a lot closer to hell than it is to heaven.
Answered By: lovingmomhappykids - 8/25/2006
 
I think it's a great idea I wish I had the patience to home school my sons and it's because of the little demons that he goes to schools with that I want to home school him to keep him away from trashy people.
Answered By: Ms_Vy - 8/25/2006
 
I knew about 3 people. My personal experience was 1st person was nice and I went to their camp. I was to young to really understand. The next 2 siblings were not religious but socially challenged, in reality both book smart, the one I dated was a convict. BIG mistake on my part.
Answered By: k2cat - 8/25/2006
 
I think the simple reason is that they are unaware and uneducated about the benefits of homeschooling. I am in a homeschooling group. Everyone has there has a different method of teaching their kids and religions(or not religious at all) and backrounds. We have park days, some classes together, field trips etc. The... More
Answered By: creative rae - 8/25/2006
 
cause they stay home all the time with their parents
Answered By: Chatssalot - 8/25/2006
 
Because that is what the propaganda is. If everyone thought it was a good thing the Teachers Unions and the DNC and Public Schools systems would be in deep trouble. Its all politics and money dear, it has nothing to do with really educating children. Just be glad your parents are so wise.
Answered By: stephen s - 8/25/2006
 
Other people that don't home school don't know the truth about the level of other activities that home schooler parents involve their children in with other kids. It's not stay in the home and never see another kid the same age - it's let's trade subjects to day, let's get to the church for whatever activity, let's go... More
Answered By: Old Lady - 8/25/2006
 
im not sure i was home schooled for a while now i go to a private christian school and i love it more than homeschooling but i guess allpeople are diffrent i also liked my public school but its so wrong to sterio type people i agree with you but ti keeps you away from your friends thta ths only thing but you could join... More
Answered By: Banana - 8/25/2006
 
I know well adapted home schooled children, and I know complete freaks. The well-adapted one was kept home not just for religion, but because they live in the boonies and the school district sucks. Her parents are fabulous, she participates in all kinds of extracurricular activites, and the entire family is VERY well... More
Answered By: Acceptance - 8/25/2006
 
You mean we're not?? LOL It's because they don't understand it.
Answered By: imputedgrace - 8/25/2006
 
I don't know either. but home-schoolers actually score higher on the SAT! Being religious freaks is totally not true, my parents just don't want me and my siblings to be taught alot of the bad things that are at schools. And I made a list of my friends and I have over 20, home-schoolers meet people through home-school... More
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Answered By: Rock on 522 - 8/25/2006
 
It's A Stereotype; I was homeschooled until I was a freshman and was asked a number of times if I had gone to te rivel school. I have no problems (that I know of).
Answered By: drew_litogot - 8/25/2006
 
The reason most (or at least, many) people are against home schooling is because they know nothing about it. A couple of generations ago, the only type of home schooling available was correspondence courses for children who lived too far from a regular school to attend. There was not the support available that children... More
Answered By: old lady - 8/25/2006
 
Because people are stupid and hear one thing and run with it...Alot of homeschool programs ARE christian based, but it doesn't turn kids into religious freaks...Everyone thinks that prominisuous sex and drugs are cool because everyone else does it, and for the most part, publicly schooled children are like sheep...They... More
Answered By: xcrimsonxphoenixofxhellx - 8/25/2006
 
While some homeschoolers poorly reperesent the majority by behaving and looking wierd, most homeschoolers are healthy, well -adjusted, intelligent individuals. Some of the benefits of being home educated include, access to more acedemic freedom, (not being held back) and having a greater abiltiy to pursue athletic and... More
Answered By: ej - 8/25/2006
 
People who were conventionally schooled tend to think of socialization in terms of group-speak. They determine the level of sociability in terms of how well an individual conforms to the groups appearance, behaviors, interests and ideas... More
Answered By: dragonfly9151974 - 8/25/2006
 
People are just stereotyped... More
Answered By: Realname - 8/26/2006
 
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