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It’s Not Abnormal to Want to Be Alone

The American corporate/entertainment society has a difficult time with people who want to be alone. “It’s abnormal to want to be alone!” we’re told. “You’re introverted and shy, anti-social and afraid of people.” (It’s odd how the opposite is considered … Continue reading

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The Properly Socialized Homeschooler

Years ago, I chatted with a public school educator who upbraided me on our family decision to homeschool our children. “I can’t argue with you that what you’re doing academically is superior,” she said. “Your ability to give one on … Continue reading

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Homeschooling: What Does a Normal Day Look Like?

When you homeschool, it’s easy to get obsessed with the word “normal.” By its very nature, homeschooling is countercultural, so from the first day you start classes, you’re not normal, culturally speaking. Because you have no paradigm or standard from … Continue reading

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Are they Brats or Simply Bored Children?

In other words, they behaved like normal children in a 12 x 15 room with nothing in it but fishing magazines and a flat screen, and they didn’t sit still, and they weren’t quiet, and they didn’t just watch the movie and stop bothering people the way adults, trained to glue their eyes to the screen, expect them to. Continue reading

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