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    Filed at 5:43 am under by dcobranchi

    April tipped me off to the fact that the idiotic editorial was a response to a previous puff-piece/article. Here’s the key bit, I think:

    In fact, one of the most commonly-asked questions of Doyle is whether her children are getting enough interaction with others.

    She answers by saying that home-schooled kids get more than enough interaction so that it’s not even a concern.

    “Daily, they are surrounded by their own siblings of all different ages and they interact with the community through field trips, library excursions, grocery trips with mom, swimming lessons and group gymnastics lessons,” said Doyle, adding that they have more interaction with adults on a daily basis than the average school child.

    Now the idiotorial makes sense. Well, not sense exactly. It’s still idiotic. But I think o.h. in the comments hit upon the exact correct answer. These folks think that g-school = socialization. Therefore, our kids can never be socialized, by definition.

    6 Responses to “THREATENED MUCH?”


    Comment by
    Nance Confer
    June 15th, 2007
    at 9:43 am

    Yes, o.h. really did hit the nail on the head! I’ve never thought of it in quite this way and it may just be the reason this discussion keeps coming up.

    Nance


    Comment by
    o.h.
    June 15th, 2007
    at 10:06 am

    Oh boy, combox fame. Actually these thoughts were meant to be the final paragraph on this post

    opinio...e.html

    Daryl kindly linked to years ago, but I hadn’t quite thought it out all the way. Nice to see the idiotorial (great neologism; is it yours?) proving me right.


    Comment by
    Daryl Cobranchi
    June 15th, 2007
    at 11:00 am

    great neologism; is it yours?

    Yeah, but I wasn’t the first.


    Comment by
    Nance Confer
    June 15th, 2007
    at 1:36 pm

    OK, well O.H., know that when I have forgotten who said it but remember the idea and end up quoting you and your idea, I really meant to give you full credit but lost the bookmarked link. 🙂

    Nance — because that’s how things usually end up going around here . . .


    Comment by
    o.h.
    June 15th, 2007
    at 3:11 pm

    Well, as homeschoolers of course we’re all for the free flow of information and the spreading of beneficial memes. So no credit necessary; and feel free to just send intermittent royalty checks.

    Back to drooling over my newly arrived Rainbow Resource Catalog…. wonder if I can convince them about the free flow of information etc., and they’ll send me stuff free?


    Comment by
    Alasandra
    June 15th, 2007
    at 4:29 pm

    When Shining Celebi started college at 16 one of the questions I got asked the most was “how will he fit in with kids older then him”?

    As I pointed out he is tall for his age & looked older then 16 so how would his fellow college students know he was younger? He never had any trouble fitting in.

    I think the age thing is mostly in adults heads. For some reason the public school set has it firmly embedded in their heads that 6 year olds only get along/fit in with other 6 year olds, etc. It never occurs to them that they actually get along/fit in with people older or younger then themselves when they are at work, church, or other activities.