because they are jealous of them. there is nothing wrong with homeschooling at all!
I went to a private school and we always made fun of them too.
lack of understanding
training (monkey see, monkey do)
a desire to fit in overriding a desire to lead
imitating the adults around them that do the same
false sense of superiority
take your pick
They make fun of everything else, why would homeschoolers be exempt?
I think any kids whose social development is mainly influenced by their peers, rather than their parents and other mature adults, tend to make fun of those who are different than them. School life is all about fitting in.
Notice I said MAINLY influenced. Obviously parents have an influence on their children who attend school. However, if you compare the amount of time spent with peers as opposed to family, the family time usually ends up a distant second.
It is apparent that they are immature and do not care about others feelings. You are smarter than them. I could'nt ever stand crowds and all the racquet in the hall ways between classes, and ect. Public schools can be bad at times because there are so many influences. Don't worry about what these people think, you don't have to face them anyways. you'll be the one that comes out ahead, you'll see.
They are trying to make up for difference in education, can't be as smart so attack emotional side. This is how education system teaches children social skills.
They simply don't understand the logic or reasoning behind the so called "ABNORMAL EDUCATION"
Because when you go against the grain you are bound to get some attention and a lot of time that is negative. A lot of time it could be jelousy or not understanding. It is sad to say the lest.
Because making fun of people is just one of those great social skills kids learn in the public schools. They think the kids that are homeschooled are sheltered dorks when in reality they are very lucky that they have parents who love them so much they sacrifice spare time to make lesson plans and teach their precious children.
Probably 85 % of the public/private schooled kids I've met are kind of envious that I'm homeschooled. Most of them think it's cool that I got my education at home. The few who don't think it's cool cite reasons of a social life, they want to be around their friends, boyfriends/girlfriends, at school. Which in my mind is pointless since education is supposedly the goal.
I have an extensive social life. Probably more of one than is healthy for me. I have both homeschooled and non homeschooled friends. I like to keep the time I have for academic study in one place and the time I have for hanging out with friends in another category.
I agree with some people when they say that homeschooling can be bad. It depends on the parents. If their dedicated people with a strong sense of what they want for their child they'll go far and their kid will be the better for it.
99.9 % of the people I've met though are great teachers and parents. Only 0.1 % of parents aren't doing the right job with homeschooling. The percentage is very low and generally almost non existent in most states.
Because their parents never taught them that it isn't nice to make fun of others.
Do they? I haven't noticed.
If there are children that do that it is because their parents have not taught them about being kind and respectful to others. I personally have never had this experience and I have five homeschooled children.
Very few are doing that!
At least not any of the people with whom we are acquainted.
My children have had years of activities with public-schooled kids in 4-H, high school equestrian teams, church, work, volunteer organizations, etc. etc. NONE have ever been ridiculed or teased for being home-schooled.
The opposite has been true. My children are respected and admired for being respectful and admirable. They treat others with kindness and decency and receive the same in reciprocation.
The only place I ever get an inkling about others "making fun" of home-schoolers is on the internet in forums such as this one. I have also heard (although not seen) about TV sitcoms and newspaper comics that mock and ridicule home-schoolers. But the fact is that those media avenues mock EVERYBODY at one time or another.
So, in conclusion... why might someone do this? The answer might be that they only hear about home-schooling and don't really understand it. They copy the TV garbage that is spread around and believe a comic strip as if it is true.
The truth for us has been great. The people that we know are good people. The kids are friendly and helpful. We don't hang around people that have bad manners so maybe that is why we don't hear any negatives from our many groups of friends.
Every now and then we have been in on conversations with people that discuss home-schooling and how it is "not something *I* could ever do!" or how "the children don't know how to socialize". The funniest moment was when TWO of the equestrian girls sat in on the above discussion and smiled at one another until finally speaking up and saying, "WE are home-schooled!". It was great. The silence was amazing. The adults in question had NO idea that the girls were not in public-school with their own daughters. They were dumb-founded (not dumb... just startled!) and admitted that they really had no clue. The girls are my daughter and her friend. Two of the many top achievers on the team.
In all group situations my daughter is a leader. She helps other girls to learn in whatever it is they are doing -- 4-H, horses, etc. The others look up to her. Their parents often comment about how kind and good is she ---- most beg to have their girls hang out with her because she is a good example to them.
Im homschooled(but might not next year)and my friends who go to public scholl don't make fun of me they just bug my mom about not putting me in public thats why I might be going next year!
Home schooled children really are more socially awkward than public school children. School is about educating the whole person - the brain, the heart, the soul - not just the intellect.
Insecurities, jealousy, ignorance, bullying, low self confidence,
Just pick one and I am sure it will fit. Hoeschooling is the best thing you can do for your children.
Why is it a strangers place to educate your child and impose their morals upon them???
Uh, the ones my kids know don't. They ask their parents [or me...] to homeschool THEM.
Didn't you know? It's the superior social skills that a person learns in public school. Making fun of others because they're different is a vital life skill.
Sorry, cheap shot. But honestly, I think it's because A) they don't really understand it and B) the public school environment encourages such behaviour, so C) they assume that the logical course of action is to make fun of homeschoolers when the chance comes up. In their defense, I do know a lot of public schoolers who are very nice people and who have never to my knowledge made fun of homeschoolers. Actually adults who were public schooled seem more prone to making fun of homeschooling that kids who are actually still public schooled are. The other day some lady started talking negatively about homeschooling while I was at work... of course I was working so I couldn't really respond as I wanted to... it was really frustrating.
Public school kids make fun of each other, of their parents, of their teachers, and generally everybody. Home schoolers should not feel that they are being singled out for the abuse.
Because they are jealous and because they watch adults ridicule homeschoolers so they do the same thing. Also, homeschooling is still somewhat of a minority so people will ridicule it till it becomes the majority.(Which I think will happen)
no ones made fun of me.
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