Should we send our kids to public schools, where our daughters will probably lose their virginities at 14 or 15, and where our sons will?

probably experiment with alcohol, tobacco, and drugs?

Or should we homeschool them, and deprive them of character building social interactions?

We're seriously torn on the issue. We want our kids to grow up normal, but we also want to protect them.

6 Answers

  • Anonymous
    2 months ago

    If the kids being Home schooled have extracurricular s like outside sports, community college summer classes, hobbies, or is ill then they seem like they would be fine staying at home. 

    The teaching should be done by someone other than the parents as this may lead to a dual conflict of parental interest in how the kids learn and how learning is reinforced too. 

    School is like a big click. Some kids love it others are labeled the Outsiders. Some kids benefit from home Schooling other Kids thrive on working in learning groups at school. 

     Then there's college as well. How will that be dealt with. Are the kids planning on staying local and attending a local college or no more school after HS level ? 

    The work force is cruel. The hiring managers are very persnickety, they bring a job candidate in 4 different times for the same job, entice the interviewee by teasing them with all the great perks for working for them.They are quick to identify a weakness, or a shy individual on the spot during the interview. 

    They will eat a person up and spit them back out with a Follow up -Sorry to inform you rejection notes, this will happen a lot. 

    The only solution is to rise above all the big businesses, focus on earning great grades in college, specifying what the college student wants do do  for a living, and then must begin training while earning the best grades to be accepted into med School, Military Academy, nursing school, engineering, etc.

    Then they are competing w/ other Young Adults to enter the best colleges, and again go from college to graduate school, and then the Big 5 takes over and everyone must interview for post grad school internships, residencies, and finally, the big competition for the job they have trained or studied hard to pursue.

    Unfortunately, the competition out there will never seize to exist. There will always be bullies, social clicks, even adult groups at the worksite. All  we can do is our best. To carry on and hope for the best outcomes based on trying our hardest to keep up with the competition that's out there,    in order to make it in The Real World. 

    Of course there is always Vocational Training and Disability for those who just crack under all the pressure and end up in The Cuckoo's Nest....

     Good Luck

  • Anonymous
    2 months ago

    News alert! Homeschool children on average are engaged in more extra-curricular activities than the average public schooler. They also, on average, are better adept at interacting with people of all ages, rather than just those born within 12 months of their birth. 

    So if you want "character building social interaction," you'll want to homeschool. Homeschool parents (the bulk) actually help teach their children to interact with various age groups, so the child can actually speak with an adult like a real person (unlike those public schoolers who give mono-syllabic answers to anything a grown-up asks them). 

  • 2 months ago

    You sure have a low opinion of your children and / or your parenting skills. How about: send them to a good private school (?) choice 2 - public school.

  • fcas80
    Lv 7
    2 months ago

    Are you sure that these things will not happen if you homeschool them?

    You can't protect your kids forever.  At some point they are on their own and will make their own decisions, right or wrong.

    And do you really think you can do a good job  teaching math, science, English, history, foreign language, computers, etc.

    Public school.

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  • Anonymous
    2 months ago

    You really think they are going to wait that long?

  • 2 months ago

    So get them involved in activities outside of home schooling and have some control over who they interact with. Public schools are cesspools at this point in time. Do whatever you can to avoid sending your children there! 

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