<blockquote><b>Quoting .Colleen.:</b>" They are in the care of the school staff while they are on school grounds getting an education. That ... [snip!] ... That is NOT raising a child. Do you really not understand the difference between being a parent and being a teacher?"</blockquote>
Isn't one of the main jobs of being a parent to teach our children? We guide our children to become successful parts of society later. You *i might later* send them to school to help them on their journey to adult hood. You both are working toward a common goal with your kid(s).
<blockquote><b>Quoting .Colleen.:</b>" you honesty are not getting it at all. I can't keep going back and forth with this, you either see it ... [snip!] ... the classroom and teaching academics and correcting worksheets is the same as parenting, you are one sad, disillusioned person."</blockquote>
They don't just teach academics though. Granted a lot of what you listed does come from the home environment... I can see why you would think it was offensive though based on moral conduct etc.
Quoting .Colleen.:" you honesty are not getting it at all. I can't keep going back and forth with this, you either see it ... [snip!] ... the classroom and teaching academics and correcting worksheets is the same as parenting, you are one sad, disillusioned person."
Ok so I'm somewhere in the middle in all of this. My oldest was in daycare until he was 2ish. I worked .. I went to school. The daycare for sure taught him things like potty training and to not hit other kids,etc. To me, wouldn't that be morals and social skills? In a very big way, they were helping to raise my son. I actually don't see the difference personally between what I do now and what they did then. I change diapers .. they change diapers. I feed him and they fed him. I tell him not to smack or bite his brothers .. ditto toward his classmates. They hug them when they have boo-boos. They hold them when they're scared or sad.
You can't stop a child from learning from his environment and that environment isn't always us or our family.
Did my son know I was his mom? Of course.
Now that my son is older and in school.. I feel like he's getting stuff from there that I couldn't do for him. He is absolutely spending more time at school/bus than he is here during the week. This is why a lot of people who are heavily involved in their churches, send their children to private school. It's because they learn more from school than just reading,writing,etc.
My son is in public school in case anyone wanted to know... :D
<blockquote><b>Quoting .Colleen.:</b>" While I support homeschooling as well as public and private schooling, I resent the implications that ... [snip!] ... that this picture implies. The things you list are supposed to be taught by a parent rather than a school anyway :?"</blockquote>
This. Also, I was homeschooled for a year from 2nd to 3rd grade. I hated it. I was always bored with the material and lonely. My brothers and I all went to public school and I can assure you we all have a mind of our own, have above average intelligence (don't just memorize random information) and were sat down one on one with my dad (who was the stay at home parent) and did our homework with us. Besides doing homework with us, we were to do regular reading outside of school, were taught how to catch and clean fish, taught to help in the family's very large garden and taught to cook.