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June 8, 2006

Socialization?

Filed under: Homeschooling, Socialization — texased @ 5:12 pm

Grand Avenue Comic, June 7, 2006
http://www.comics.com/comics/grandave/

The setup for the strip, a girl in a lunch room, “The bad news: Grandma still humiliates me in front of all the kids by packing notes in my lunch!”

So this is funny because it society in general accepts that this happens in the lunchroom. Why do kids make fun of the note? Who are the kids making fun of the note? Would you admit to doing it when you were a kid? Would you believe your child is doing it now? So what will the kid do because she feels humiliated? Is this something that you experience at lunch at work? This is the socialization my homeschool kid is missing out on?

Spare me “kids will be kids.” This is mean and cruel and only happens when adults aren’t around. Is this the way a 10 year old is supposed to demonstrate their separate identity from their parents, by humiliating other kids’ relationships?

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