Tag Archives: Homeschooling’s Invisible Children

About Those “Model Homeschoolers”…

“The reason most parents do the authoritarian parenting thing in the first place is because they believe it will result in model children and successful adults. They see children from these other homeschooling families that seem ‘perfectly well-behaved’ and who do ‘first time obedience’ and many understandably want that sort of awesomeness for themselves. What they do not understand is that this ‘model homeschooler’ or ‘model child’ image often comes at a steep price.”

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The Mutterpass: Motherhood, Healthcare, and Homeschooling in Germany

“I usually stammer a bit and try to explain that things are just so different here with German culture vs. American or Canadian culture. With the healthcare system that we have, women who are prenatal and postnatal are well cared for and children are seen as an investment and something that the entire ‘village’ should protect. It all starts when you get your first positive pregnancy test.”

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