Homeschool Support Groups in Little Rock Arkansas

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One of the toughest parts of homeschooling is finding other families that have similar interests.

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ThomasA

Gadsden, AL

#22 Feb 9, 2012
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No problem at all when you score 30+ on the ACT. Homeschool kids absolutely kick ass on college entrance exams, consistently outscoring their government school counterparts by a wide margin.
Of course that could change if the ACT ever adds questions regarding the merits of homosexuality or tests the ability to slide a condom over a cucumber in less than 10 seconds.
So you plan to send them out in the world with a sterile mind? Better send them to college close to home so you can take them and pick them up so they won't have any interaction with or come into any contact with normal students since you've painted a picture of everyone out there being homos,druggies,perverts,killer s, and molesters. Did you also warn them to avoid and not to trust doctors,policemen,preachers,an d youth ministers?
guest

Barnesville, OH

#23 Feb 10, 2012
ThomasA wrote:
So you plan to send them out in the world with a sterile mind?
Isolating them from the putridity of society until they are mature enough to handle it is no different than not showing your 5 yr old triple x porno movies.

You seem to think that homeschool kids are kept locked away in a closet, never to see the light of day. That's just a ridiculous view bandied about those who are ignorant of homeschooling.

Two things are quite obvious from your posts. One, you are vehemently against homeschooling. And two, you are utterly ignorant of the topic.
ThomasA

Gadsden, AL

#24 Feb 10, 2012
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Isolating them from the putridity of society until they are mature enough to handle it is no different than not showing your 5 yr old triple x porno movies.
You seem to think that homeschool kids are kept locked away in a closet, never to see the light of day. That's just a ridiculous view bandied about those who are ignorant of homeschooling.
Two things are quite obvious from your posts. One, you are vehemently against homeschooling. And two, you are utterly ignorant of the topic.
You can't see the damage you're doing to your kids driving the negatives only in their braains. I have seen how the homeschool kids act differently than kids that are allowed to be kids. It's not as much shielding them from the world as it is the parents exhibiting their insecurities with everyday life and everything that is involved within. Maybe something out of your personal past.
guest

United States

#25 Feb 11, 2012
ThomasA wrote:
You can't see the damage you're doing to your kids driving the negatives only in their braains.[/QUOTE

My kids are adults. A couple are professionals. All of them are well-adjusted productive members of society. I believe that is due in large part to them being insulated from the damaging envirnoment (not to mention sub-par academic) environment of government controlled schools. They didn't suffer from having negatives like immoral sex and drugs driven into their lives 8 hours every day for 12 years like government school kids do. They weren't told they must accept as normal deviant perverted sexual behavior. They weren't taught to be leaches on society expecting government to take care of them. They weren't taught to be narcissists, but to be considerate of others.

[QUOTE]I have seen how the homeschool kids act differently than kids that are allowed to be kids.
Yes, isn't that wonderful. Instead of being disrespectful foul mouthed selfish little brats like many government school kids, most homeschool kids are polite and well-mannered. Thanks for pointing out one of the benefits of homeschooling.
It's not as much shielding them from the world as it is the parents exhibiting their insecurities with everyday life and everything that is involved within. Maybe something out of your personal past.
Again, your utter ignorance of homeschooling is on display, along with your bigotry.

As I said before, if you want to throw your kids to the wolves at the tender age of 4 or 5, and have them become socially scarred for their entire lives, that's your choice. Smart parents will choose to do otherwise.
guest

United States

#26 Feb 11, 2012
This didn't come out right in my previous post:
You can't see the damage you're doing to your kids driving the negatives only in their braains.
My kids are adults. A couple are professionals. All of them are well-adjusted productive members of society. I believe that is due in large part to them being insulated from the damaging envirnoment (not to mention sub-par academic) environment of government controlled schools. They didn't suffer from having negatives like immoral sex and drugs driven into their lives 8 hours every day for 12 years like government school kids do. They weren't told they must accept as normal deviant perverted sexual behavior. They weren't taught to be leaches on society expecting government to take care of them. They weren't taught to be narcissists, but to be considerate of others.
ThomasA

Springville, AL

#27 Feb 11, 2012
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Yes, isn't that wonderful. Instead of being disrespectful foul mouthed selfish little brats like many government school kids, most homeschool kids are polite and well-mannered.
Yea right, when they are being smothered under your wing constantly. When they do slip out from under you for a breath of fresh air, you don't know how they act. Sounds like you think a dog should always be on a three foot chain.
guest

Barnesville, OH

#28 Feb 12, 2012
ThomasA wrote:
Sounds like you think a dog should always be on a three foot chain.
A well trained dog doesn't need to be on a chain at all. But it does require training to get him to that point.

Same thing with kids. If you let them run wild 8 hours per day 5 days per week in the cesspool we call government schools, they'll turn out like the vast majority of their classmates - disprespectful, foul-mouthed, inconsiderate little brats (not to mention being woefully undereducated in the core curriculum).

Smart parents will choose not to allow that to happen.
ThomasA

Gadsden, AL

#29 Feb 12, 2012
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A well trained dog doesn't need to be on a chain at all. But it does require training to get him to that point.
Same thing with kids. If you let them run wild 8 hours per day 5 days per week in the cesspool we call government schools, they'll turn out like the vast majority of their classmates - disprespectful, foul-mouthed, inconsiderate little brats (not to mention being woefully undereducated in the core curriculum).
Smart parents will choose not to allow that to happen.
You've lapped up a lot of verbal vommit from the doomsday folks concerning public schools. Smart parents can teach their kids to avoid conflicts,bullys, negative people,negative aspects that influence them. Smart parents work with the schools and know the teachers personally and whats going on by being totally involved with pta/pto activities. I will agree there are some people out there with children that are NOT parents and could not care less about the kids education. You look over those negative non-productive people. In the real world, you have to learn to adjust and get along with people from all walks of life, different backgrounds, and ethnic groups. The last item being tough fro some. Keeping kids caged up at home or there in the family compound feeding their minds with everything negative about the world will not prepare them to step out into real life outside your sight or perimeters.
guest

Barnesville, OH

#30 Feb 12, 2012
ThomasA wrote:
You've lapped up a lot of verbal vommit from the doomsday folks concerning public schools.
Nope, I've seen it with my own eyes. Also, we have to look no further than the government schools own data to prove that they are utter failures at properly educating students in the core subjects of mathematics, science, history and language. Of course they excel in teaching kids how to have sex, where to obtain birth control and abortion without their parents' consent, and which drugs will give the greatest intoxicating effects for the smallest amount of money.
Smart parents can teach their kids to avoid conflicts,bullys, negative people,negative aspects that influence them.
Yep, and they teach them best by example - by avoiding negative people, places and situations.

In order to avoid the vomit of society, those smart parents don't subject their children to it 40+ hours per week. The children of those smart parents learn to avoid places and people that are unhealthy for them (both physically and emotionally).

Only idiots would immerse themselves or their loved ones in dangerous situations. That's not avoiding them, it's embracing them.
Smart parents work with the schools and know the teachers personally and whats going on by being totally involved with pta/pto activities.
Smart parents have found that the local government school administration's hands are tied by federal government mandates and legal counsel edicts. They learn quickly that the system is too far gone to save, and the only intelligent course of action is to remove their children from the dangers of government controlled schools.
In the real world, you have to learn to adjust and get along with people from all walks of life, different backgrounds, and ethnic groups.
Yep, and in the real world you don't walk down dangerous neighborhoods at night. You avoid dangerous situations over which you have no control. Same thing applies with government schools. Smart parents realize that throwing very young children into the social government school cesspool is not only unhealthy, it's quite dangerous.
Keeping kids caged up at home or there in the family compound feeding their minds with everything negative about the world will not prepare them to step out into real life outside your sight or perimeters.
Here's another example of you spewing nonsense about homeschooling that comes from your utter ignorance of the topic.

Tell ya what, how about you first educating yourself about homeschooling in general, then taking about 100 hours visiting with homeschooling families so you can learn not only what homeschooling actually is, but also why parents choose to educate their children at home? Then come back and have an intelligent conversation with me.

Our current conversation is fruitless. I feel like a NASA scientist trying to explain rocket propulsion to a 4 year old.
ThomasA

Anniston, AL

#31 Feb 12, 2012
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Nope, I've seen it with my own eyes. Also, we have to look no further than the government schools own data to prove that they are utter failures at properly educating students in the core subjects of mathematics, science, history and language. Of course they excel in teaching kids how to have sex, where to obtain birth control and abortion without their parents' consent, and which drugs will give the greatest intoxicating effects for the smallest amount of money.
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Yep, and they teach them best by example - by avoiding negative people, places and situations.
In order to avoid the vomit of society, those smart parents don't subject their children to it 40+ hours per week. The children of those smart parents learn to avoid places and people that are unhealthy for them (both physically and emotionally).
Only idiots would immerse themselves or their loved ones in dangerous situations. That's not avoiding them, it's embracing them.
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Smart parents have found that the local government school administration's hands are tied by federal government mandates and legal counsel edicts. They learn quickly that the system is too far gone to save, and the only intelligent course of action is to remove their children from the dangers of government controlled schools.
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Yep, and in the real world you don't walk down dangerous neighborhoods at night. You avoid dangerous situations over which you have no control. Same thing applies with government schools. Smart parents realize that throwing very young children into the social government school cesspool is not only unhealthy, it's quite dangerous.
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Here's another example of you spewing nonsense about homeschooling that comes from your utter ignorance of the topic.
Tell ya what, how about you first educating yourself about homeschooling in general, then taking about 100 hours visiting with homeschooling families so you can learn not only what homeschooling actually is, but also why parents choose to educate their children at home? Then come back and have an intelligent conversation with me.
Our current conversation is fruitless. I feel like a NASA scientist trying to explain rocket propulsion to a 4 year old.
Yep, be sure everyone is in the compound fence at night. You,ve restocked the fortress with ammo and doomsday supplies to make sure everyone is protected when the commies come marching down the street. Keep the Rebel flag flying high to show the world you mean business!
Cinderella

Benham, KY

#32 Feb 13, 2012
Children should go to school and be with other kids, they should be allowed to have
A childhood. Kids grow up so fast in today's world and they aren't kids for very long.
Computers and other high tech gadgets have taken the place of kids playing outside
In the sunshine and fresh air, your average kid would rather sit in front of a computer
Or spend hours sending text messages to their friends on a cellphone. A friend of
Mine said that most kids do their homework on a computer, what ever happened to
A thing called a pencil and paper? Whatever happened to good old fashioned reading
Writing and arithmetic? Those days are gone forever, how sad.
ThomasA

Gadsden, AL

#33 Feb 13, 2012
Cinderella wrote:
Children should go to school and be with other kids, they should be allowed to have
A childhood. Kids grow up so fast in today's world and they aren't kids for very long.
Computers and other high tech gadgets have taken the place of kids playing outside
In the sunshine and fresh air, your average kid would rather sit in front of a computer
Or spend hours sending text messages to their friends on a cellphone. A friend of
Mine said that most kids do their homework on a computer, what ever happened to
A thing called a pencil and paper? Whatever happened to good old fashioned reading
Writing and arithmetic? Those days are gone forever, how sad.
Yep, the computer has taken the place of the typewriter,drafting table,slide rule,encylopedia,and all the things we were educated on EXCEPT the ability to sell yourself in a competitive world where there the field is crowded competing for the same job as you. The computer can't teach you tollerance of you fellow man regardless of whether he is white,black,hispanic, or whatever nationality,gay,redneck,or whatever his religious preference is. We may not like what they do or how they live their personal lives but to be a leader in this fast paced dog eat dog world, we have to have patience and understanding of the fact that they have the same rights as us. Some people just don't see that and will be relegated by their closed minds to their remote pocket of society along with the children that they have cloistered away from the real world.
guest

Barnesville, OH

#34 Feb 14, 2012
Cinderella wrote:
Children should go to school and be with other kids...
How others choose to educate their children is none of your damn business. After all, it's THEIR children, not yours.
guest

Barnesville, OH

#35 Feb 14, 2012
ThomasA wrote:
We may not like what they do or how they live their personal lives but to be a leader in this fast paced dog eat dog world, we have to have patience and understanding of the fact that they have the same rights as us.
ROFLMAO!!! Here you are, the epitomy of close-mindedness and intolerance toward homeschooling and you're lecturing the rest of us on patience and understanding? Really? What a hypocrite!
Some people just don't see that and will be relegated by their closed minds to their remote pocket of society...
One thing is certain, your mind is so closed you lack any understanding of homeschooling, what it actually is, why parents choose to do it, or its positive results. You choose instead to hold a false characture created by homseschooling opponents and you're too damn lazy to educate yourself on the subject.

You were taught by government schools to fear the unknown, and since you're knowledge of homeschooling is pitifully scant, your response is to attack it out of fear.

My best response to you is - MIND YOUR OWN DAMN BUSINESS! How parents choose to rear their children is none of your concern.
ThomasA

Gadsden, AL

#36 Feb 14, 2012
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ROFLMAO!!! Here you are, the epitomy of close-mindedness and intolerance toward homeschooling and you're lecturing the rest of us on patience and understanding? Really? What a hypocrite!
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One thing is certain, your mind is so closed you lack any understanding of homeschooling, what it actually is, why parents choose to do it, or its positive results. You choose instead to hold a false characture created by homseschooling opponents and you're too damn lazy to educate yourself on the subject.
You were taught by government schools to fear the unknown, and since you're knowledge of homeschooling is pitifully scant, your response is to attack it out of fear.
My best response to you is - MIND YOUR OWN DAMN BUSINESS! How parents choose to rear their children is none of your concern.
We have the homeschool cults in our area too. Some are mild some not so. There are the individuals in the church based groups that do let their children have limited contact with reality and then there are the ones that live in a remote compound with other "family members" with their stockpile of weapons and food waiting on the enemy to come marching down the street. The uniforms for the boys is cammo and the girls is long denim dresses with their hair in a bun. Seldom do they get to visit the evil outside world. The parents will do that for them and tell them all they need to know about the world outside the gates.

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