Tag Archives: Culture

Cyber Socialization

“What about socialization?” Homeschoolers have been fielding this question for two generations now. The responses range from positive reassurance (“Our kids are involved in church/sports/clubs/volunteer work”) to defensive (“Mainstream ‘socialization’ has a lot of negatives that we want to avoid”). The good news for today’s homeschooling parents is that the answer is a lot easier […]

Making Micro-Communities

Remember the days when neighbors chatted over the backyard fence, and everybody in town knew everybody else? Well, no. I doubt most of us actually “remember” those days. But we’ve heard so much about this ideal—as much in stories and shows as from older generations—that we believe it’s the way things ought to be. The […]

Twice in a Blue Moon

Our 6-year-old is fascinated by calendars. When we discovered his interest last year, we put him in charge of marking each day off the calendar, and he’s taken that responsibility very seriously. Every morning (almost), he starts off the day by crossing out the previous day, and usually provides a commentary about our progress through […]