Argumentative Essay About Homeschooling

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Children go to school so they can learn and be taught a variety of subjects by a teacher qualified to teach them, alternatively to the lessons parents give their children when growing up at home. Parents however who decide to homeschool may say it is because they don 't trust the board of education to teach their children properly, but what they don 't realize is that they aren 't necessarily qualified unless they have a teacher 's license, even if it 's technically legal to teach your children without one. Teaching when your own personal views prevents children forming their own opinion does not help children, and that biased education starting at a young age can affect their interpretation of everything thereafter. When parents decide to …show more content…
Naivety is also a possibility to the point the child does not know how to behave around others their own age, if their parent does not allow them free time to make friends outside of school hours. Not being in a familiar environment around other children can make the child naive to social norms, and might make them an outcast to others if their behavior is different than usual. It can also make them eager to please others to be accepted, because during homeschooling it 's possible they could be friendless, and parents do not substitute friends, regardless of what parents may think.
A personal experience with a previously homeschooled child till grade 8 was that he was eager to please. He bought things for others whom he wanted to become friends with, which in turn let him be accepted. His aims were also very narrow, and only interacted with a select few, in this case the boys in the class, and accustomed himself to their own interests to fit in. He didn 't behave differently, though he quickly accustomed himself to that of the boys in school and acted like them, which wasn 't exactly the wisest thing to do, as they were obnoxious and rude a lot of the
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Biased homeschooling increases the chance children grow up to be replicas of their parents, being as narrow-minded and naive as the adult. Parents can forget that their child needs to be exposed to other influences and people, especially children their own age. If they aren 't, and they want to have friends, they can let others take advantage- them thinking there 's no harm in it.

In regards to parents wanting their children to have what they think is a proper education, their emotions can become too involved and may coddle their children, and if said child dislikes something they may be lax in that area of education. This may also have their children less likely to adapt at being independent and responsible for themselves if their parents are too forgiving. Opposed to that, parents can also be extremely strict, punishing their child in harsher ways than the school board allows in schools, and this can be emotionally harmful to the

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