KB Girl Posted September 21, 2020 Report Share Posted September 21, 2020 3 hours ago, Scaly Freak said: You mean, besides every mother who is aware of and believes in the pandemic that's going on right now? 😛 fixed that for you. On 9/18/2020 at 10:10 AM, Mad Hatter said: Even if I often found school boring I still believe the diversity I was exposed to have highly coloured my experiences in a very positive way. If I'd been brought up with my dad's point of view then OOF, I don't even want to think about what kind of person I'd be. Similarly, school provides exposure to many different subjects and no single parent can provide that. Sure you can fork out to buy equipment and hire a lot of teachers to teach art and music, and literature and history, and maths, and physics, and PE. But that's extremely unrealistic for the vast vast majority. Even if it's not taught in an ideal way, it's still exposure which I think is positive. For example even if I hated PE because it was all about team sports, for many kids team sports is extremely valuable and positive. And I also disagree that school kills creativity by default. It really depends on the kid. For example even if I wasn't challenged by the lessons, I still spent a large amount of time designing my reports, making them look pretty and unique, co-writing an absolute trash novella together with a physical model to supplement a history essay. Of course these examples are n=1, but I wanted to bring them up to show that a school experience has many layers even if the system fails in one way. Also where would you get all the draaaama from? Homeschooling can be a great alternative for a few select people, but let's be real, for most people that would mean very poor schooling, or even NO schooling. And we all know what that does to the world. I really do think that for the first 8-10 years parents can provide more than a school possibly could, in broad exposure but especially in depth. Schools lack depth and substance, it's just not compatible with having 30 something children in the current system. Keep in mind that homeschooling doesn't mean they can't go and sign up for team sports or music lessons or boy/Girl Scouts or local theater hobby club.. in fact they'll have more time and energy left over for those things. And just think about how many more of these n=1 examples you could give me if you didn't have to spend the majority of your time in/working on lessons that weren't challenging (and thus probably not interesting) for you. For a different n=1 example, Billie Eillish was homeschooled. But yes, I'm fully aware that it's probably not a good idea for most families.. (some people really shouldn't have kids anyway) you have to be really interested in doing this for your children.. hooray for schools, I wish they were better, but thank god they're there, right? ETA: I don't mean for that to read like you're not good parents if you don't want to do that, I just mean you need to be really really committed because it's not an easy thing to do well 2 Quote KB Quest: becoming a decent kettlebell lifter and an excellent coach 2023 goals tracker; 370/5000km & reading to my kids 32/365 days (updated feb-5) my instagram - my gym's instagram Link to comment
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