I'm watching too. Hopefully they'll see that it wasn't homeschooling per se, more the family's lifestyle. They moved around so much the kid had no friends. Too bad their only solution for making friends is to put him in school.
Yea, it seems whenever they choose a HS family, they always choose the ones that are "Doing it wrong". And of course, what I mean by that is that they are not actually homeschooling.... (Not to infer that there is a set way to homeschool, of course. Just that if you are denying your child a healthy home, friends or actual school work, then something is missing)
I watched part of it. I don't think the boy the was hurting for friends he had plenty. Who said you need to have been settled down and have the same friends all your life. You can have many friends in many different areas. They just like to pick on hs families no matter what we do. Yes, my family is eatting it away right now.
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Hopefully when people are watching they will realize when these families get picked it's usually because they make the best tv entertainment. We can only hope that people will have enough common sense to realize that.
There was one episode though where the homeschool family was depicted very nicely. The mom and dad were nice and whole family was nice and down to Earth. They didn't really point out anything negative about homeschooling on that one. There were negative things pointed out about other things, but we all have negative things about us since we're only human and all do things differently.
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I watched last night and this time I think it wasn't really about homeschooling but their lifestyle.
The boy kept saying he wanted to go to school to have friends but if he were not traveling all the time he would have friends homeschooled or not. The family just never stayed in the same place for more then about 10 days at a time and then they move on. I think if he would have been living in one place he would have had plenty of friends while being homeschooled.
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