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Found this dust cover among some books I was given. 100% the kind of book my parents probably read. The anecdotes from parents on the back cover had me rolling because they’re both ridiculous and an accuracy representation of a lot of homeschool parents.

Found this dust cover among some books I was given. 100% the kind of book my parents probably read. The anecdotes from parents on the back cover had me rolling because they’re both ridiculous and an accuracy representation of a lot of homeschool parents.

WHY_STAYVAN

"lol" said the homeschooled drug addict. "lmao"


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KKmmaarriiee

You hit the nail on the head! Schools are not the problem parents should be worried about, it’s the life they give their kids at home.


Thorsdotter

That’s strange. I still have contact with a lot of my former homeschooled peers and very few of them became drug addicts. One, I think did out of 75 or so kids. I personally have never done drugs and wouldn’t know where to find any if I wanted them. I doubt there were any available in the kinds of churches I attended as a kid. People who didn’t come from the right background were not welcome at my childhood church. I’m not saying problems at home don’t lead to drug use. I’m just saying that a lot of homeschooler kids would have been too sheltered and too naive to ever find drugs.


ConsumeMeGarfield

In my experience, a lot of us drink. It's easier to get alcohol. I'm also sure some people are just private about doing drugs. None of my friends know I had an overdose some time back.


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Thorsdotter

I guess I must have had different experiences and outlook then. I’m not saying it doesn’t happen, but it definitely never happened to me. I was never accepted by other social groups, never was aware of anyone around me having or doing drugs and would have had absolutely no interest in them if I had known. I’m not at all saying my life was perfect but I was an introvert who was relatively happy being homeschooled. It was only in retrospect as an adult that I saw any problems with it.


eclapsadl

I didn’t start homeschooling until middle school, and honestly, it was probably the D.A.R.E. program that the public school system did in 3rd-5th grade that kept me away from drugs!


Cheezygator

Homeschool kids can absolutely become drug addicts! The first person who tried to give me weed, alcohol and mushrooms was my mother... this book is just plain ridiculous lmao


FUNFETTICREAM

Wow my mom offered me tramadol like it was an aspirin for my leg pains which I'm glad I declined since I now know the pains I had where just growing pains which i had heard the phrase before but thought it referenced the emotional pain of growing up not the Literal pain of growing new bone n such and she said I was smart smh😑 she was also the type to offer us sips of wine and other alcohol so we wouldn't be curious and get it elsewhere that backfired because i knew before 10 that green apple Smirnoff was my favorite i guess i can at least say she never offered me shrooms lol what the hell


Cheezygator

My mother used to offer me those kinds of drugs too!! I used to take tramadol and gabapentin for the "high" feeling that they gave all throughout my teen years, offering illegal drugs and opioids to kids was like her favorite pass time, she says "kids should be free (to use drugs and drink)"🙄 what a hypocrite smh, she did a lot of bad stuff like that with my much older sibling too, and tried to blame them when she got busted. I am sorry your mother is like that, kids shouldn't be offered such hard drugs like it is candy, and your old interpretation of growing pains is pretty damn accurate to our situations. Also why tf would a -10 year old need to be drinking to not "get curious" good lord??


complitstudent

Lmfao was homeschooled til i was 18 and have smoked every day since i was 22… coincidence? i think not


mybrownsweater

I was homeschooled k - 12, and I'm an unwed mother of two. Edit: and also a pothead if that counts? I live in a legal state though lol


WHY_STAYVAN

Oh no! Those dirty public schoolers must have gotten to you too!


Cheezygator

"We share a strong mutual respect for one another" unless Timmy wants to go to a real school, and keep your kids from basic human interaction because they may become unwed mothers and fathers! I guess we should also stop eating food because we might choke. The "loving" mother who doesn't want her kids to have contact with anyone outside the immediate family unit and who wants to mold her child into something she desires..


Randall_Hickey

Wow it just got worse as it went along.


Successbro

Dude, my parents literally have this same "classic" in their "library."


greencurtain4

“And some of the best of these parent-teachers don’t even have a full high school education.” Bruh. How are parents expected to teach children if they haven’t even finished high school.


KKmmaarriiee

Right??? Like how little self-awareness and logic do you need to have that a parent who didn’t graduate high school is going to give a better education than certified teachers? It’s just insane.


eclapsadl

That’s the problem. It’s called the Dunning-Kruger effect. It’s a cognitive bias in which the incompetent lack the skills and cognitive abilities to recognize their own incompetence.


Nala29

My parents had that book. They did whatever James Dobson said to do. I also developed a benzo dependency and became a raging alcoholic. Rehab felt like I was making up for high school in some weird way. But that’s just me lol Edit: I was homeschooled 6th-12th


KKmmaarriiee

Geeez I’m so sorry, that must have been terrible! >.< I hope you’re doing better now though.


Blixa1993

I love it that your parents ended up using the book as some sort of hammer or doorstops.


Environmental_Owl231

That back cover is just the total opposite of child-centric. These parents are so narcissistic and blind


KKmmaarriiee

Couldn’t agree more.


BacaniCat

Does the book say what year it’s from? I’m curious lol


KKmmaarriiee

Not that I saw. Unfortunately I only found this dust cover in the box of books I was given, not the actual book. I’m honestly dying to read this book now just to see what other BS it contains.


BacaniCat

Ahh I see it’s just the cover! My bad! I’m gonna be on the lookout for this at thrift stores 😆 looks like a great read haha.


KKmmaarriiee

No worries haha!


MillennialPolytropos

Omfg, I'm sure my mom had this book. And the quotes on the back are exactly the kind of rubbish she used to parrot.