Originally Posted by daddyoften
We were asked "aren't you concerned about there social skills? " I reply "yes! That's WHY we homeschool! "
This is exactly why I don't trust homeschooling. It's limited to the knowledge, experiences, and mindset of an extremely limited number of people. In public or private K-12 schools a student will (usually) spend time with over 100 educators and (usually) many, many thousands of students. Of course this may be a one-off grammar mistake, but parents who homeschool are limiting their child's potential
to what they can provide.
Perhaps it's because I've seen the most homeschooled kids in the deep south, but it seems to me that most parents choose homeschooling so they can filter out anything that goes against their very narrow view of religion. I find that extremely harmful. Children don't have choices when they're presented with one 'truth' and never allowed to question, discover, or grow on their own.
Mind you, the home schooling atmosphere
and the style of learning are probably far more engaging to a child than most public schools in the USA. Plus traveling all over as a mobile family would have been wicked fun for me as a kid, but like others have said; what is fun and what is best may not always be the same thing.
And as others mentioned, kids who live on a moving bus may struggle to fit in with peers that don't live on a moving bus. There is a stigma. Kids can be sensitive to being 'different'. Some may embrace it and LOVE it, some may resent it and look back on it with embarrassment.