I agree with this homeschooling mom 100% I too am tired of well meaning family, friends, clergy, strangers on the street who think they know what is best for my children.
Here are her comments on homeschooling. I hope she doesn't mind me reprinting them here:
Thursday, April 30, 2009
Reader Tired of Getting Slack for Homeschooling
Submitted by a reader.
Dear Anonymous Mom,
I am a homeschooler. I have been teaching my children at home for 5 years. I guess I should be used to it by now but I am so tired of all the questions and unkind remarks my family gets on a weekly basis for homeschooling.
Yes, people it IS legal.
NO it is NOT a form of child abuse!
Why should my children be quizzed in public at the store to see how much they know? I don't go around quizzing your public school kids, asking them what their IQ is!
My children are more "socialized" than the kids of my family and friends. They are more active and are involved in many programs and community volunteer projects then any of the public school children we know.
Stop assuming I am what you call a "religious nut". Yes, I am a Christian, but my reasons for homeschooling are more academic then for religious reasons.
Stop assuming you know why we do what we do!
Yes my children will be able to go to college, we get transcripts and everything!
When we decided to homeschool our children it was not an easy decision. It was not a decision we made lightly and I really do not think it is anyone's business, especially complete strangers.
I do not understand why people seem to think they have a right to tell me how to raise my kids but would be pissed if I told them how to raise their own children.Spend more time worrying about how you are raising your kids and let me raise mine. I have done a terrific job so far without any help from you!
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