Poorly Socialized Homeschooled Girl Doesn’t Fit In at College

The most common charge made against homeschoolers is, of course, that they are socially backward. They aren’t prepared to cope with the real world. They’ll never be able to make friends. By now, these accusations are so common even mentioning them feels like spouting clichés. That these charges are common and easily refuted by both […]

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It Is Not Possible to Shelter Children Too Much

Once in a while, I say something that ruffles a few feathers, disturbs tender souls and cuts against the grain of common assumptions. I did all this the other day with a single tweet. I wrote: There is no such thing as “sheltering” your children too much. — Dean Abbott (@DeanAbbott) October 16, 2015 The […]

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Your Nine-Year-Old Doesn’t Need to be a Sexy Cat

One function of the home is to hold the world at bay. Here, in the walls of our home, we ought to find a reprieve from the ceaseless pressures of the world, from its values and its expectations. All this is especially true for children. It is in the home where the boundaries protecting them […]

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