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Gender Roles And Home Schooling

Oct 7, 2007
Is homeschooling sexist? Kind of a weird question and possibly it wasn't the first of the questions that would have popped up in your thoughts, in any case when we talk practically about our homeschooling disagreements, this is surprisingly, one of the topics that people of the population are talking about.

By homeschooling are we showing our youngsters particular gender roles that will sculpt them in their future lives as employers, spouses, and parents. Sometimes we may not even be aware that we are showing them these roles. When I was growing up, my mother always told me that I could do and be anything I required. It's probably difficult for her that I now have given up my career aspirations to stay at home and homeschool my youngsters.

The debaters say we really should be aware of what we are teaching our youngsters through homeschooling and the roles the mother and father play. Its daily education that when deciding to homeschool, most of the time, the mom is the one that quits her job to stay at home sweet home to be the educator, encourager, mom, and developer. What does this instruct our children to think? Maybe we grasp what it teaches them, maybe we don't, but whether you are associated in this debate or not, it's an acceptable skepticism to ask yourself and play around with.

Will our sons reach manhood to think that a women's place is in the home? Will our youth grow up to think they are striving only for marriage, children, and a homeschooling way of life? Will our adolescents bring to maturity to think that they understand unlimited potential? Will our sons be able to work with women in the business world in a fair question when their only example of a woman is their homeschooling mom? What are our future juvenile and son-in-laws in for?
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Carol is involved in the Pros and Cons of Home Schooling and Home Schooling vs Public Schools .
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