Do you often wonder how previously home schooled teens/young adults feel about their experience?
Do you wish you could you be privvy to a candid conversation between a group of them?
I know I do!
The thoughts and opinions of those that have recently finished their schooling at home and are now out in the big wide world are important for me to hear. In fact I think they are important for all homeschooling parents to hear.
The majority of home schooling parents spend hours deliberating over their decisions to home school, even if they have been home schooling for some time.
Are we genuinely doing the right thing by our children? This one question, but one very important question, is one I feel we need to continually be asking ourselves.
Clearly for some children the answer is definitely no, even if the parents believe that they are doing the right thing.
So when a link to a conversation between a small group of homeschooled teens/young adults was shared at one my favourite places on the net to visit, I read with eagerness.
This post by a previously home schooled young adult tells her brief story of how she was home schooled until Year 11, even after years of begging her parents to let her go to school.
However you simply cannnot read the short introductory post alone, it is in the conversation in the comments that follow, where you really get some insight into how some of these people feel.
There are positive and negative comments from various posters, many of which were homeschooled, some of which weren't but seemed to have an interest. I must warn you there are a few crass remarks and some of the information might cut a little deeply, however I still feel quite strongly that this is the type of info we NEED to be reading.
Click here to read the discussion.