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The most influence of all in school, is the other children. My children had been raised in a Christian home, and had been homeschooled up to the year my husband left us. He demanded they be placed in public school. That year, they learned more on the bus than they did in class. Words that I didn't know existed. The dog-eat-dog world of peer pressure. Behavior that I am sure the bus driver had no idea was going on. Really immoral stuff. I prayed and wept, and God made a way for me, a single mom, to take my children out of public school. Now, they have gotten straightened out... but all that junk is still floating around in their brains. I wish so badly they had never learned about such wickedness.

daffodyllady, Fulfilled Prophecy 42 Comments [1/30/2009 10:26:18 PM]
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teh_crzy

Maybe I'm just a nasty public-schooled heathen for my entire primary and secondary education, but I think I knew most of the dirty words by the time I was 10. It's sad that a grown woman is so sheltered that she doesn't know they even exist

1/30/2009 10:28:24 PM

Illuminatalie

You should have drowned them in your bathtub while you had the chance! Now they've got the demonz!

1/30/2009 10:30:44 PM



How dare your let your child be exposed to things he'll have to face eventually in life?! What kind of mother are you?!

1/30/2009 10:33:29 PM

aaa

World is a tough place, lass. Kids need the training.

1/30/2009 10:34:48 PM

DevilsChaplain

Better send 'em to public school lest they become dopes like the homeschool Christians from Jesus Camp....

1/30/2009 10:41:26 PM

Ken

You could do what my parents did and, you know, actually talk to the children about why swearing is bad. But I guess children don't deserve honesty.

1/30/2009 10:42:03 PM

Doctor Whom

Heaven forbid they should be exposed to the real world. You might actually have to be a parent to them, and that would never do.

1/30/2009 10:49:38 PM

GigaGuess

Guess what, honey. Unless they live in your basement for the rest of their natural lives, they'll be exposed to the big, bad world eventually. One of the reason why Public School is good...they get familiarized by it a little more slowly, as opposed to it all rushing at them at once.

1/30/2009 11:06:01 PM

BrendanJD

"Behavior that I am sure the bus driver had no idea was going on. Really immoral stuff"

Mah childrenz wer tawking ta teh neeegrooowwwss!

1/30/2009 11:14:30 PM

Zuzu

She'd rather her kids remain sheltered and unable to cope with the real world?

Parenting Fail!!!!

1/30/2009 11:21:45 PM

rw23

> The most influence of all in school, is the other children.

Yup. Prepare your kids for that, if you can. And you can probably only do so in generalities. Teach them good manners, teach them the difference between right and wrong (even fundy right and wrong, if you have to), but above all else just try to teach them basic respect for all people.

You know they'll go off the rails once or twice as they grow up, but don't get your tits in a mangle over it. Didn't you make the same mistakes when you were young?

1/30/2009 11:39:11 PM

BobMalarky

Yes, shelter your children forever, make them live with you until the day you die, never let them know there are other ways of thinking out there because god forbid you may have to think your faith is such a powerful, infallible truth that they'd CHOOSE to believe it over any other philosophy.

1/30/2009 11:53:39 PM

GreenEyedLilo

I kind of understand why her husband left her. Those poor kids. They'll probably leave her the second they get a chance, too.

1/31/2009 12:15:40 AM

RavenWood

Bok lernin iz wikid!

1/31/2009 12:16:33 AM

Atheist In A Foxhole

You are a bad mother.

1/31/2009 12:28:46 AM

Lainey

Holy crap, this woman is weird.

I learned all the bad words very young...from my mother.

1/31/2009 12:37:05 AM

Old Viking

Oh, my. When your kids get into the real world they'll be like deer among tigers.

1/31/2009 1:39:40 AM

EonBlueTriad

Your kids entered the real world. Good for them.

1/31/2009 1:44:29 AM

seraphicreverie

Um, while I agree that the socializing of children in an environment like a public school is going to teach them some things they're better off without, keeping them sheltered is fifty times worse. So what if they learn a few swear words. You can't shelter a kid and then expect them to survive in the outside world.

Sounds like your kids are fucked. Way to go.

1/31/2009 3:02:40 AM

Orion

This is what disgusts me about fundies; teaching (indoctrinating) their kids into a sheltered fantasy world instead of preparing them for real life.

1/31/2009 4:19:24 AM

LOLWUT

Of what other wickedness did they learn? That there are people outside the Village?

1/31/2009 4:31:50 AM

Lucretius

Words that I didn't know existed
Words like tolerance,respect,knowledge etc. etc.

1/31/2009 12:09:44 PM

Brain_In_A_Jar

I prayed and wept, and God made a way for me, a single mom, to take my children out of public school.

Yes, god gave you that ability after you specifically prayed for it; it couldn't possibly have been a preexisting legal process that you just didn't think about before.

1/31/2009 12:47:39 PM

freako104

I knew those words existed. I went to public school, it wasn't immoral. I actually had a good time and learned how to deal with things. Also made my college years a bit easier since it meant I knew more about who I'd be dealing with.

1/31/2009 2:36:28 PM

Lulzmonger

And suddenly, years of counseling and diagnosed ADHD.

1/31/2009 3:31:42 PM
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