Friday, February 3, 2012

What About Socialization?........And Other Mythical Questions

Even though I stopped volunteering that we homeschool, thanks to all the condescending responses we have received by sharing that fact, I still can't escape the looks and comments.  The biggest one that most homeschoolers are used to is "what about socialization?"  I want to know if anyone could please tell me just what social skill it is that my child should mimic from the public school halls?  Could it be the bullying or the same-sex kissing in the hallways, that she is missing out on seeing on a daily basis?  Or maybe she is missing out on the playground recess rape tag game that has been the cool thing to do at an ELEMENTARY school, where to unfreeze another kid, you have to hump them, and to tag you grab or pull on their genitals?  By the way, they learned it on Facebook, another great place for children.

I'm sure she is missing out on the wonderful teachers we hear so much about in the news almost weekly now that are molesting children or teaching them communism and homosexuality.  She is missing out on the curriculum being distributed across the country that is "mandatory" learning for elementary children on diversity and how its ok to like the same sex.  How can a teacher in L.A. molest 23 children, ages 6-10 for 5 YEARS, taking pictures and having them drink his semen from a spoon without being caught that long?  Then today, they are finding out as more children come forward that there is a second teacher at the same school that committed lewd acts with children!  How many more are doing the same during school-time that might not ever get caught?  How about not trusting your children to strangers and godless individuals for 8 hours a day Mon-Fri?

My daughter is missing out on the free abortions given, without parent's approval, at many public high schools across the US.  One 15-yr old girl, was able to kill her unborn baby during school hours without her parent's even knowing.  My daughter will never have that privilege, I guess she really is missing out on all the "fun."  She will not get to learn that having sex before marriage is the "cool" thing to do, she will actually be taught abstinence and that abortion is murder - boy is she missing out!

Let's not forget all the quality education going on at the nation's public schools.  Taking God out of the curriculum, really leaves a whole lot more time for real wisdom doesn't it?  Just look at these shining examples from a high school in my state of Washington who think Bin Laden is the Vice President and too many "oops" moments in this civics quiz.

Wow, is my child really missing out on some socialization and quality teaching!  You are so right, she is!  I say PRAISE GOD, HALLELUJAH, she is missing out on all that evil, false-teaching, debauchery, atheism, homosexualism and many more multitudes of godless socialization!  I'm so glad that we have chosen quality, wholesome, moral and GODLY socialization for our children.  I love my child too much to let her be lied to and taught things against God and all immoral behaviors.  I would rather teach her what God wants her to know!

1 Cor. 15:33
Be not deceived: evil communications corrupt good manners. 

So the question isn't 'what about socialization', the question is what "KIND" of socialization do you prefer?  Remember, you can sacrifice your time now raising your children in God's Word and correct history and science and marital correctness OR you can pray the rest of your life that God will undue all the damage that 12 years of immorality in the public school system has taught them.  It's your choice.

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Anonymous said...

It is just getting worse and worse - my grandmother asked me the socialization question once... so I educated her on what "socialization skills" I learned in school. She hasn't questioned us since!

Anonymous said...

Some have laughed at me for saying this but I believe it - homeschool will be the "norm" with Christians soon. I wonder what it will finally take for some though? How bad does it have to get for people to wake up? It wasn't "enough" when they took GOD out of the school. It wasn't "enough" when they started teaching evolution. It wasn't "enough" when they taught homosexuality is ok. Will it be "enough" when their child becomes a homosexual because of the teaching they received? Maybe then they will wake up but then will be too late....

Eleny said...

Amen!!! I am so glad I home school!

Anonymous said...

Me too! Thanks Eleny! :)

Linda said...

Wow...did someone finally get you going. That was all true though and the last paragraph was profound.
We choose as parents what kind of socialization we offer our children. It seems parents have fallen for the misconception that they don't have a choice because going to public/private school was the only known choice. We have 7 children now and I can't tell you how many times we have gone places and people now are seeing the fruit of homeschooling. We are asked often, "You homeschool, don't you? I knew it. You could tell. The children are so well behaved." They aren't angels by any means, but they aren't byproducts of a factory producing children who are taught that there are no absolutes, that the institution knows best, and that they are evolved.

Good post defending our socialization choices!

Anonymous said...

LOL, ya every now and then I defend myself or my reasons for what I do on here. However, the people giving me a hard time don't read this blog - so its more of an encouragement/answer for others. Sometimes just writing my response, helps me give it in person eventually.

Yes, the world can tell - we went to a local wildlife park and my daughter a few friends were answering the questions. She asked if they were homeschooled and said she could tell because they were listening and had the answers LOL! It is sad that it comes to that, but they will know us by our fruit in more ways than one.

Thanks Linda! :)

Lisa said...

I have been digging my heals in trying to prolong bringing my girls home. When you said in the comment section that you think homeschooling will be the norm for Christians...That's exactly how I feel now. Like I am doing something wrong by not homeschooling! The Lord finally kicked me in the rear or I finally stopped to listen to HIM which is probably the case. I AM going to homeschool starting in the fall. I will have a 4th, 2nd, and kindergartener(girls)then! Ah so scared, but I know the Lord will definitely be guiding me through the transition. Thank you for all of your great posts! Especially this one! The Lord knew I would read it and further my resolve to begin the journey!

Anonymous said...

Definitely heed the Lord in what He wants for your family! I'm glad that you are, it will be scary but you are your children's best teacher and God will bless the homeschool! You will be amazed at how His presence will fill the room over the mundaneness of tasks just because you put Him in their day!

Megan said...

This post really got me thinking, (as a lot of your posts do) and here in Australia our schools dont seem too bad but i have had niggling thoughts in my mind about where i will send my daughter when she reaches school age. Hubby and I were thinking private christian school but i know pple who attended christian schools and still got lead astray. I went to school in New Zealand where i grew up and for a year i had to do home school as we were living in a country area. I must say i learned much more in that year than any other year! I am concerned about trying to raise my daughter in a Godly way, only to have it undone in school years and i am fearful of the corruption she may witness or be involved in. I have 5yrs until i need to make a decision! But your post is really enlightening. Btw, i dont know of anyone who homeschools over here so i know i will face a lot of criticism from family and friends but at the end of the day we have to listen to the Lord and His plan for our children. It is true, we reap what we sow.
Sorry for long post!

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the comment Megan, it is always interesting to hear from readers in different parts of the world! :)

I'm not sure what the schools are like in Australia, but here in the US it was bad a long time a go and now its just degradation. I went to public and private school. The private school was in high school and it was Christian, yet we had 2 male teachers that couldn't seem to keep from flirting with the girls. I was also exposed to alcohol and drugs for the first time because they sent the "bad" kids from public school to the Christian school in hopes of "fixing" them. I do however, remember a few teachers that were real - my Bible teacher was one man I remember having character.

I didn't turn out too well, I was the black sheep of the family and yes - I was one of those "bad" kids sent to the Christian school in hopes it would "fix" me. It didn't - it actually only made me worse and that is where I had my first sip of alcohol - which eventually led to severe alcoholism. Thankfully, I ran away from it all and joined the Air Force to end up in Alaska where I came to God. He is still working out all the damage in my life.

Those are only my experiences though, and there were friends that went through the Christian school all their life and turned out great. They made a stand, even though everyone else was giving in to temptations. At least at a Christian school, they are upholding God.

Thanks again and pray and God will direct your paths for your family!

AngieShines said...

You hit the nail right on the head with this one! (or however the saying goes, lol) I took my child out of school @the beginning of Jan. and actually, I wanted to do it last yr, when I decided to really give God a chance! My life hasn't been the same since then, btw! My son was "diagnosed" w/adhd and developmental delay (which I think is just a medical"reason"to be lazyw/a child who needs a bit more guidance than the others) they've been treating him like he is a mental patient! I did all the things they asked...meds, counseling, allowing them to keep me out of the decision making of how he would be schooled. He is a 12yr old ambitious, positive, loving, and inquisitive young man and all of those awesome things were starting to fade away...not to mention the zombie-like depression brought on by the drugs! But God! The more I grew to know him, the more positive influences entered into my life! I was introduced to the idea of homeschooling by an older couple I worked for(who's son is a very productive young man..excelled in a "christian" college, became a, married, well rounded, but let nay-sayers tell it, honeschooled kids never have a chance @love and great jobs!) They absolutely praised God for their homeschool program, which is christian based, and said it was the best investment they could've ever made into their childs future! Just this yr, I quit my job and decided to do the job God intended for every mother and wife to do...take care of home! Homeschooling can.I put adventure, lol..but we (I and my son) pray for deligence and patience. It gets better everyday!

Anonymous said...

That is awesome HeShinesThruMe! I recently met a lady that had a similiar story of her daughter being diagnosed in public school and she quit her job and homeschools now. I'm so glad that you chose to give your son that one on one that he needs! You will find that homeschooling will also make you, or at least it has me lol! It has help chisel away a lot of my imperfections and still is, it has shown me that I need to learn a whole lot more patience and it has developed a bond between my daughter and I that is so strong! I thank God that we have the privilege in this country to homeschool and I pray it is never taken away.


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