14048Homeschool and carfree?
- Aug 2, 2005--- "Fitzsimmons, Diane" wrote:
> I have often thought it would have been much easierMy children have been homeschooled over the past three years. In
> to raise my children to be car-free (among other
> personal values I prize) if I had homeschooled them.
active homeschooling groups you have a zillion "enrichment" activities
-- these might be field trips, special classes, group picnics,
children play activities, and so forth. The homeschoolers are taken to
these activities in a hundred separate minivans. In our local co-op of
about 300 homeschooling families, my family is the *only* one I've
seen that has ever used bikes to get to an activity.
Daytime child-free activities that public-school parents might take
for granted -- running to the store, doing errands, going to school or
work, etc -- become a little more complicated. Instead of just hopping
on the bike or the bus, you now must get the kids on their bikes
and/or trailers if your children are too young to be left unsupervised.
--- SHYRLEY WILLIAMS wrote:
> I reckon I'm a bit evangelical about freeing childrenMy observations are similar to Shyrley's, incidentally, regarding the
> from day-prisons!!
> Maybe liberated kids will think outside the box when
> it comes to transport too :-)
opportunities to expand rather than restrict the imagination in the
homeschooling environment. My children aren't restricted to playing
with kids in their own age or class and they interact well with
children and adults of all ages.
I've met some real dodo's, too, among homeschooling families --
teenagers who can't read or have any basic critical thinking skills.
I'm personally of two-minds about homeschooling and my older child is
entering public school this fall.
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