At the dinner table, we were chatting about types of conversations, our discussion went on to compare public school teens versus homeschooled teens and my 16-year-old related these conversations ~
Public schooled teenagers more often than not talk about their peers,
“Did you see her new …?” “Did hear about his ….?” “Have your heard about them…?”
Whereas one homeschooled teen chatting to another,
“Have you seen this artist …?” “Did you read about ….?” “Have you heard this musician?”
Now, I know that this is a generalization. My teens defend their opinions by telling me that they find many teen social occasions frustrating. They dislike the mean school gossip, they question accepted values of the “in” crowd, they get bored with continual superficial chatter. Somehow, after the introductions, they are drawn to meaningful discussions and sincere conversations.
They are not weird, unsocialized homeschoolers. They are completely normal. They listen to contemporary music, watch the same kinds of movies, dress fashionably ,,, yet they are unique, independent individuals. Somehow, homeschooling allows for this freedom.
Isn’t this one blessing of homeschooling? How do your children relate to others? Please share in the comments.
In grace, Nadene