why do public school kids hate home schoolers?
Fortunately, most of the kids aren’t like that, but there’s always such an expectation that homeschooled kids are going to be weird. One friend of the above-mentioned, when finding out she was homeschooled, blurted out, “But you’re so normal!” The friend’s vision of homeschoolers was that they were all hippy-like, more into just living the earth than knowing anything academic, definitely not into sports…
What it really boils down to is misconceptions combined with judgementalism.
Some people will ridicule anyone that isn’t like them. It is generally a sign that they are insecure in their own identities, so they want to pull others down to make them feel higher. You will find this kind of behavior between any two groups.
I am aware that this is a very small proportion of homeschool families, and actually now see more benefits than disadvantages in it (I am an education major and would consider homeschooling any kids I have in the future). Unfortunately its a case of the few ruin it for the majority, and as a result there is a perception that is false. I know a lot of families at my church now who homeschool, and they have happy, well adjusted kids.
I don’t believe that experiences like these are a justification to hate, but I am aware of how being treated like I was can make children behave in ways they shouldn’t and hold stances that are not necessarily right, but are developed from their experience.
They hate it because they are ignorant and parents and society fills their minds with crap that homeschoolers are socially inept. Sterotyping things they don’t know about. People who speak out against topics that they don’t have enough information or experience in only make asses of themselves.
Public school kids hate everybody. Kids, especially public school kids or kids left in daycare for most of their lives, just take out their anger and frustrations on anybody. You shouldn’t take it personally.
When you get older you’ll find that many people pick on other people…whether its because the other person is different in some way, or has more, or just because the person being the “hater” has had a bad day. If the adults act like that, the kids…their kids…act even worse.
I tell my daughter “When in Rome…” If you really want to fit in…and maybe you don’t want to…be just as big a *@$% back. For some reason that works to make friends with those kinds of people.
Like somebody else said, most kids who seem like they hate homeschooled kids are probably just jealous. They’re probably jealous because you can stay home, be with family all day, eat edible food 😉 etc. I can’t lie and say I’m not alittle bit jealous because I remember being homeschooled and I loved it! I would go back to being homeschooled in a heart beat!
Anyway, just forget about it if people say rude things about homeschooling. I think it’s really cool!
Ive seen the diffrence in him too, hes right, this is a kid who used to bounce off the walls in school, but once home he has been so much calmer, & hes on NO meds either. Its amazing. The only thing I can honestly think of is becuase hes happier, & its more of a 1 on 1 teaching method.
There are still many uninformed people who do not understand home schooling and therefore they are against it. Maybe they will ‘get it’ sooner or later.
Enjoy your education.
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