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Why Homeschooling is Becoming Hipster

eddie again Wrote: Jan 28, 2013 6:18 PM
the use of computer programs does not mean that children will be denied social interactions with other human beings. i am unsure why you even went to that conclusion based on what i had written. in addition, the social interactions that many children experience both at school and at home could well produce more negative social consequences than keeping them isolated (that does not mean i advocate keeping children isolated from other human beings--had to add that since some readers are prone to jumping to conclusions that have not been written).

Who knew? My parents are cool. Homeschooling is becoming hipster. Celebrity parents like Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie proudly discuss their homeschooling lifestyle. But pioneers like my parents set the trend of educational freedom.

The plan was to send me to public school. My mother enjoyed her job as an R.N. and was not bored. She was simply a creative rebel. And my father encouraged her to pioneer—because he believed in freedom.

My mother is a rebel with her own style. She once told me: “I never wanted to be like anyone else. I always did my own thing. But my...