Tag Archives: socialization

Let's Be Old-Fashioned: Character Over Personality

Are you an introvert or an extrovert? What about your kids? More and more books that discuss the modern bias against introverts are showing up on my radar. There was this one about introverted pastors. The sections I heard were … Continue reading

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Homeschooled Kids Have Strange Priorities

She's incredibly personable. "When I get old," she tells me, "I'm going to repair vacuum cleaners. I don't know why, but it's relaxing and I'm good at it." But since she's still young, she's a lifeguard at the local pool … Continue reading

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What YouTube Teaches Us About Socialization

Years ago a web comic brought us an excellent idea for YouTube: We should force people to listen to their comment before it is posted. I mentioned this last year when discussing seeking validation on the internet. This came to … Continue reading

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The Shuttle Ride: Educating Others About Homeschooling

The sun isn't up yet as I climb into the airport shuttle. The talkative driver, a woman probably in her late 50s, asks where I'm from. "Denver," I reply. Somehow from there we quickly arrive at the topic of homeschooling … Continue reading

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Does Preschool Help or Hinder Children?

My wife, an Education major, nods as President Obama says in his State of the Union address: In states that make it a priority to educate our youngest children ... students grow up more likely to read and do math … Continue reading

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From Luke's Inbox: Discouraged and Pulled Toward Public School

I need a little encouragement. I've homeschooled from the beginning, but I just found out my 13 year old told my mom he wants to go to a public school. None of my relatives have ever been supportive of homeschooling. … Continue reading

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Eating Disorders, Invisibility, and Other Socialization Ills

Her weight hovers just above one hundred pounds. If she lost a little more, she'd be in the double digits. The thought thrills her. That would be an achievement she could claim, a fact about her that people couldn't strip … Continue reading

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