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Could not agree more! Didymus


I'm wondering if this is why so many adults fail to "grow up" in their later years. Adolescence seems to extend way beyond the teenage years these days. Are people trying to recover a childhood they lost too soon?



I'm not entirely sure this is the case. I had a great childhood filled with outdoors, backyard sports, fights, and endless adventure. I loved my long and full childhood, and yet I refuse to grow up. Perhaps I just won't accept my current culture's definition of "growing up". 9-5, shirt and tie, 2.5 kids, mow the grass, bored out of my skull, no thanks. Then again, maybe I'm just immature.

Nanny nanny boo boo,


Thanks for offering a rationale for homeschooling that actually makes sense (mine are 3 & 4 so it's an issue for me right around the corner). One of the things I appreciate about parenting little ones is the freedom it gives me to just play -- at least a little bit. If nothing else, my husband and I are home for dinner most nights. I agree that childhood is being taken away from kids in our culture, but so are the healthly disciplines of rest, true recreation, sharing meals together, just playing. It's all of our loss -- and a high price for the mere 'stuff' we gain.

Lori from Texas

I homeschool 6 very creative, funny, and energetic kids. I love when I look out the window and they are drawing town centers in the dirt with sticks and making the buildings out of sticks, pebbles, and leaves. Sometimes they surprise us with talent shows and circus acts. They learn from catching bugs and using the internet to research their diet and habitats. Of course, we cover the basics(math, reading, writing), but the learning is more in everyday problem solving than just completing a worksheet.

I love home schooling. We take off Aug and Sept so that we can vacation once everyone has returned to school.

lucy pevensie

Very good and interesting comments from you all. Lori, you give me hope (as I'm just starting out.) Sounds like a rich, educational and FUN experience for your whole family. Timothy, more power to you until you settle down. But how do you pay the bills?

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