One Side Benefit of Homeschooling

Written by Scott

Topics: Archives, Family, Homeschooling

One of the many side benefits of homeschooling is the decrease in negative peer pressure.  For those that would make the same old, lame old argument about socialization, I addressed this (and others) long ago.

But back to my point. One of the many ways negative peer pressure is applied to kids is in regard to clothing: it has to be the right brand, the right look, the right combinations, etc or you’re not “cool”…you are excluded, an outcast. And frankly, that’s one part of American “socialization” that we can do without, thanks.

What we’ve seen in our own kids is that they’ve never had an issue with brands or even with hand-me-downs. As a matter of fact, Joshie, who is 3, absolutely LOVES getting and wearing Sammy’s old clothes.

Although…at the rate he’s growing, he might catch up to Sammy in a couple days! 😉

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  1. Chris says:

    So true, Scott. Our kids are so much more accepting of their peers than most of their public school peers. This year has been tough for the kids since we had to put them in public school, as they have started to see how cruel kids can be – whether it's about clothing, sense of humor, hair style, or just a refusal to join in on the cussing, coarse joking or teasing. Good parenting can still steer kids in P.S. in the right direction, but it is sad to see other kids getting lost in the system, or becoming bullies and abusers because of the lack of moral guidance, either at home or by the schools.

    Even worse, once they become teens, is the pressure to date. In training our girls on this in advance, they now see the wisdom in keeping their focus off of "boys" and on school and character. They are often shocked at the drama they see in their female peers as they seek to fulfill themselves in relationships – one after another.

    Keep up the good work, Scott.

  2. megscole64 says:

    Very true. Although I will say that as a public school kid I NEVER cared about brand names. In fact my mom refused to even go into the gap or let me wear anything that said Gap on it. lol

    Nick and I are discussing the possibility of homeschooling Marshal but it would have to be a partnership thing with other home schoolers because I could not handle him full time. hahahahahaha

  3. Michelle says:

    My kids don't even know what brand names are…seriously, they ask me questions like "What is the gap?" or whatever the name is. I'm thankful for that.

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