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To: I still care
My cousing made the decision to homeschool her kids four years ago when the oldest turned 5. I was all for it and totally encouraged her. The rest of my family were against it, citing the old myths about home school kids not being socialized, not having access to resources, etc.

Now, the oldest is 9, the middle is 7, and her youngest will be starting schooling next year. The two in school now can carry on complex conversations in a broad range of subjects with most adults. That's because they have learned at their own pace, not held back by slower students, and their curiosity can be explored freely, not limited by a bell ringing every 50 minutes. They learn to think creatively and with complexity and perspective.

I swear, talking with the oldest one makes me feel like I'm talking to George Will.

Obviously, now the family has seen the wisdom of homeschooling.

7 posted on 05/23/2002 9:44:11 AM PDT by tdadams
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To: tdadams
bingo!
9 posted on 05/23/2002 10:28:59 AM PDT by homeschool mama
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