There are different types of homeschooled.
Forced homeschooler. Usually, the kid spends his days in loneliness trying to learn on his own (unless his parents act like his teachers.) The kid will probably be in a sport (baseball) if the parents allow him to, and hang out with neighborhood buddies.
An enthusiastic homeschooler will be participating in every single extra-curricular activity available. Hates public schools. Has many friends from homeschool. Believes that the real world is bad and that you have to stay away from it.
Loved Homeschooler. Usually homeschooling parents will describe their kid as the “loved homeschooler”. His parents will be loving and caring people and they will make him participate in all kinds of dance, sports, art classes. Send them to malls and museums every 3 days, have them have 10 million friends. Such a homeschool family exists in about 5% in 1 million.
A sheltered homeschooler has no friends, never goes outside except to play with the little kids. Never gets any clothes because mom says you don’t need them because you never go out anyway. If the person is cyber-schooled, he usually surfs the web 24/7 and knows almost everything about the internet. Lies about doing his work, and is behind on it and is a huge procrastinator. This kid will probably go on Myspace, Facebook, Yahoo or some chat site and add random people to talk to in hopes of not losing their social skills. He spends his days moping, depressed and hypnotized with the internet.
Bob participates in the little league and plays outside with his friends. He has a meh life.
Sally: Oh hey what do you do during the weekends?
Jane: Oh I take Science classes
Sally: Oh wow. I relax at the mall.
Public School parent: OMG public school is so much better than homeschool! You can socialize, meet friends, play sports!
Homeschooled parent: NOO the kid needs to work at home. He also plays outside a lot, has many friends, goes to the mall, has parties…
Example 4: Beth spent her homeschooled years surfing chat websites. It’s no wonder she’s a social hermit.
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