Originally posted by NthOther
Where does this myth come from, that home-schooled kids end up with the social skills of an OCD germophobe in a leper colony? It's completely manufactured to discourage parents from pulling their children out of state schools.
In my experience, it comes from parents whose children are full blown participants in every aspect of the public school system as well as their parents serving on various committees. They try their hardest to make their offspring appear well rounded and socially perfect, but those kids seem to be the most rebellious.
When they meet a homeschooled child who is polite and intelligent ,they have no clue how to wrap their closed minds around the fact that anyone can learn outside of a system.
I love to point out...that learning is a lifelong process and it doesn't stop when you graduate. Kids are taught to memorize facts, but rarely to keep learning and growing.