The one that is closest to us is the Activist but it is not intentional. The choices we have made are personal ones not to make statements, they just happen to be very controversial to the general population!
What kind of homeschool parent are you?
Only group members can vote in this poll.
4% - Religious
9% - Academic
4% - Dilettante
9% - Activist
1% - Blue-ribbon winner
30% - 2 or more of them
12% - None of them
27% - I homeschool because I hate the way the school system teaches and because I know that I can do a better job than they can
I don't fit into any of the listed categories... I have a cirriculum that I follow and do things by the book, but I'm not an expert in any one thing and I'm not an overachiever, nor do I expect or encourage my kids to be. We take it one day at a time, stress-free, and stick to our routine.
I am not any of those, nor do I aspire to fit into any of those categories. I certainly don't want her attitude!
As far as the discussion on children being gifted, I prefer to not concentrate upon labels. With homeschooling, there is no limit. In addition, I think many times labels make us focus upon only a small aspect (i. e. Academics) of the child, rather than training the child for life, in more of a wholistic approach, which includes academics, of course.
I didn't like how she described any if them. My kids have different needs, so I am at least two, but I really try not to be any. I don't want to focus on only one aspect, but I also don't want everything to be everywhere. I want them to learn and be ready for college, but that's not my only goal. I want them to grow up and do the right thing, but we are not super religious. I do go against the mainstream on many things, but that isn't our sole reason for hsing...I just actually think before I agree or believe things and do my own research, I am just not a lemming (anymore! I was part of the herd for most of my life until the past couple years). And I am by no means an expert in anything, I don't think I've ever won a blue ribbon...I would be thrilled for my kids if they did, but it's not someone I expect or require.
I just don't know what I am yet. I love my kids and want what's best for them...I think that's what most homeschoolers (and ALL) parents are.