No, our current president was thinking about approving the choice of kids to study at home -- I just wonder if by doing that, we are not taking away certain essential social and independent experiences from our children.
Right I agree that those families who do this might be taking away certain experiences. One argument that families use, is that "bad things can happen at school". Well, bad things can happen in life. Those experiences are what make us stronger. One thing I remember from school was hearing "drug talk". From the sound of it, I didn't want to get into drugs because I didn't like hearing about it. So that is a good thing! I was exposed to it but I didn't go that path.
Social skills, resilience, common sense, etc. The list only gets longer
Yeah I agree that children are likely to NOT pick up certain aspects of socialization if they are homeschooled. I'm sure there are exceptions and there are people on this website who claim that they were homeschooled well. But overall I think most kids would "miss out" on a lot of things if they were homeschooled. But durning this pandemic, a lot of families don't have much choice right now until we get through this.
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*I wouldn’t say
*seem more mature.
After all, they are not influenced as much by immature peers and more by adults. The downside is that social skills are sometimes a bit delayed.