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bluerooffarm
My online irritation for today
July 9, 2013 at 7:19 AM

 I have liked quite a few homeschool pages on facebook.  I like to get the little inspirational sayings, "hear" what others are doing with their kids, and mine for good ideas.  I usually scan the comments on the posts to see what others think of it, have they maybe tried it and have a suggestion, etc. 

I have noticed lately that the comments on these feeds are often (and getting more often) somebody railing against some strawman homeschooler.  I join these threads to read inspirational sayings and get ideas and I'm getting a little tired of this spam. 

So I'm wondering if this also goes the other way.  Is there some of us homeschoolers out there that deliberately join some public school groups and argue against a strawman public school parent?  What would that look and sound like? 

Here is the strawman homeschooler (and yes they want it to be both ways at the same time):  We are religious fanatics that want total control over our children, never allow the children to interact with other people, and never teach them anything.  We lazily follow some curriculum half-heartedly while never challenging or pushing our children to be great or to even get out of their comfort zone.  We beat and abuse our children and force them to do all of the work in the house.  And we allow them to run wild in the streets at all hours of the day and night so obviously no work whatsoever is being done in the house.

Can you add any parts to the strawman homeschooler?

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  • mem82
    by mem82
    July 9, 2013 at 9:14 AM
    We are government conspiracy theorists that are afraid of our own shadows.
  • mem82
    by mem82
    July 9, 2013 at 9:15 AM
    Oh, or we are radical hippies fighting against the man.
  • bluerooffarm
    July 9, 2013 at 9:16 AM

     

    Quoting mem82:

    Oh, or we are radical hippies fighting against the man.

     Those are both good ones!  LOL

  • kmath
    by kmath
    July 9, 2013 at 10:00 AM

    Our kids grow up in a bubble and have no social interaction, they are akward and weird, because we isolate them.

  • bluerooffarm
    July 9, 2013 at 10:40 AM

     

    Quoting kmath:

    Our kids grow up in a bubble and have no social interaction, they are akward and weird, because we isolate them.

     YES!!  but then they also cite the other extreme, that we allow them to run wild in the streets all day, so when does any learning take place? 

  • kmath
    by kmath
    July 9, 2013 at 10:53 AM

    LOL, yeah they can't seem to make up their minds which it is!


    Quoting bluerooffarm:

     

    Quoting kmath:

    Our kids grow up in a bubble and have no social interaction, they are akward and weird, because we isolate them.

     YES!!  but then they also cite the other extreme, that we allow them to run wild in the streets all day, so when does any learning take place? 



  • celticdragon77
    July 9, 2013 at 11:09 AM

    celebrityI don't know... I might be a bit of this...

    Quoting mem82:

    Oh, or we are radical hippies fighting against the man.


  • SusanTheWriter
    July 9, 2013 at 11:12 AM

    Our children are all profoundly gifted, but we refuse to do any kind of testing because it might squash their self-esteem.

  • bluerooffarm
    July 9, 2013 at 11:18 AM

     

    Quoting SusanTheWriter:

    Our children are all profoundly gifted, but we refuse to do any kind of testing because it might squash their self-esteem.

     baby dust Oh....well.....all kids are magically gifted aren't they?

  • usmom3
    by usmom3
    BJ
    July 9, 2013 at 12:52 PM

     We wear long skirts & have long hair & make our daughters dress that way too.

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