I read a blog post yesterday about what we all let our kids do and not do…. About how much we should monitor our kids from all the nastiness in the world. Mainly, the nastiness on the internet.
Now, I don’t really know that the owner of this blog homeschools, but some of the commenters clearly do based on their responses.
One of the commenters was a former homeschooler… she had graduated. And looking back, she feels she was sheltered too much. I hesitate to even use that word, “sheltered”. It is thrown around so much in homeschool conversations. It has such a vast variety of what everyone’s perception is of the definition of the word.
Never-the-less, she felt like her parents kept too much from her. She felt like her life was 0ver-monitored. She would have liked to have had a chance to see some things in the world with her parents by her side, instead of having to figure it all out on her own as an adult.
This got me thinking… how much sheltering is too much? Are our homeschool kids happy as adults once they are out in the world and see how everyone else “turned out”??
We all want to do what is best for our kids. We WILL make mistakes.
But… maybe with a little help from some current homeschool grads, we can learn from how others have done things.
If you are homeschool alumni, please fill out this form for me, then share the link with other homeschool alumni. I will close the form in a few weeks.
Thank you in advance for your candid answers.