Sibling Relationships

12 Sep

In school, well in the schools I taught at, the play areas were segregated by grade level.   Siblings rarely had the opportunity to interact with each other at school, even if they wanted to.  But in reality it was very uncool to be seen associating with your older or younger siblings.   About the only interaction schooled siblings have with each other is squabbling before and after school.

Homeschooling provides for a different lifestyle for siblings.

A world where they spend most of their time with each other.


A world where they may even have the same group of friends.


A world where big brothers help little brothers.


A world where brothers can be best friends.


Who needs more reasons to homeschool!!

Not me!


Posted by on September 12, 2010 in Socialisation


2 responses to “Sibling Relationships

  1. Christine

    September 12, 2010 at 10:50 pm

    This is only one of the aspects of homeschooling that I love!

    I just found your blog this morning. You may have blogged about this, but I’m curious, since your husband is a teacher how you are received among his coworkers.
    Have a blessed day!

  2. Tracey

    September 12, 2010 at 11:32 pm

    Fellow teachers don’t have a problem with our homeschooling. (I should clarify that I am also a “qualified” teacher.)

    Teachers have this perception that it’s okay to teacher your own kids if you’re a teacher.

    We’ve also found that other teachers can more clearly see the benefits of homeschooling. They know what’s going wrong in schools and can understand our decision.

    They only seem to become defensive about it when a parent who they perceive as unqualified tries to take over their job.

    Perhaps their thoughts about our homeschooling are different behind my back than to my face. I do find that they generally don’t talk about it or ask too many questions. Hehehe.


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