On BLAH: A Lifestyle Magazine for the Depressed Woman

I'm lucky if I can get myself to shower once every two days. I can't use winter as an excuse anymore.

Posted on April 1, 2014 at 4:48 pm 0

On Talking to Heather Doney and Rachel Coleman About Child Abuse, the Quiverfull Movement and Homeschooling Policy Reform

This is a really great and insigntful interview, thank you. I was not homeschooled, but I know people who were, and I feel that a lot of them have suffered social developmental issues from it. It's like they're either very socially awkward, or very ornery. I believe this comes from a lack of social experience with peers. I, of course, am not trying to say that every homeschooled child comes out this way, but just observing what I've seen. I think that if you are to homeschool your child, you should be offering them social activities on the daily with other children, and not sheltering them too much from the outside world.
For example, I knew a girl who was homeschooled because she says she was bullied in grade school (not sure why) and her parents wanted to protect her from that. Unfortunately, most of us are bullied at some point, or bully other children, and we deal with those situations appropriately. Learning to deal with conflict as a kid is very helpful in the development of doing the same as an adult. This girl became waspish, selfish, and at the same time seemed to struggle with social concepts that most of us take for granted, like knowing how to dress appropriately for certain situations. I have sympathy for her, as she wasn't able to gain the experience she needed to develop to the best of her ability.

Posted on March 6, 2014 at 3:30 pm 0