Also in this playlist...
This transcript is automatically generated
Back on you parents out there you know is -- your -- -- -- education is crucial and while some parents are concerned that public and private schools don't offer Keds.
The best setting to learn parents are turning now to home schooling more parents I should say a recent report shows that.
More than two million US children are being home schooled.
And that number continues to grow our next guest knows all about it she's been home schooling her daughter.
Quinn Cummings is access and author of the year of living dangerously thanks so much for being with us -- Your -- you so much.
Sorry you're gonna I'm gonna say thank you so much for having me the one thing is -- the year of learning dangerously.
Oh I'm sorry I don't even know what -- and I'm so excited to talk to you.
As a as an actress to rise a big fan think you are here it is indeed not some of -- that's the common -- how we hear about home schooling as the kids aren't socialized.
You're here do you -- some business tell us what your what your thoughts are.
Totally understand the socialization concern I had the way think of it is the assume that I have my daughter in -- shoe box with some air holes punched him in a letter have a friend when she gets her AARP card.
-- People do what they're doing there are a bunch of long answers but I'll give you a couple of the short ones.
On in disinterested third parties have studied home schoolers now for nigh on thirty years.
Home schooling students.
Engaged they engage with other people their age -- -- with other people who are of different ages.
They grow up statistically they are more inclined to describe themselves as very high happy.
Than the average population.
On the it and whatever measure you use for socialization.
Each study has their -- the kids -- school kids needed and beat it.
And then what about your daughter what is she saying about.
What's her perspective.
Her perspective is that she gets to see her friends.
That she would like to see certain friends more often she's twelve.
I think that's the nature of the beast and usually when we can't see a friend it's because she's got three things that -- -- really wants to do that afternoon.
And just want to give up any of them so I think that's a pretty good position to be -- You know I don't have -- and also are pretty typical position.
I don't have children but I do love that whatever is offered in your city you can take advantage job when your home schooling your children are -- Take New York for instance or send -- news downs here and opportunities to educate your kids and actually go and see these items on display.
-- -- I'm sure not -- you've -- is.
Yet that's that's that's the goal that's the dream for the home schoolers that they can go do these things can you say it -- you can travel.
Someone recently told me that ten Tebow was home schooled and then when he decided to go and join a football team in high school his parents were able to pick a high school.
And done that obviously has helped them and helped his future and -- -- air.
Absolutely now home schooling and athletes.
-- Athletics are any topic right now there are home schoolers who are very eager to play within their local school community they want the advantage I think.
That's going to be the next.
Real conversation is -- their home schoolers who want to have a relationship with their local school they either want the opportunity of the -- Or the music department or the after school sports or the or the in the school's sports and I think.
There could be home schooling community is less it come close within itself and more willing to cross over and start talking to the bricks and mortars and -- Bottom line as every child is different you know your child as a parent to do what you Phyllis -- for that child.
Thanks so much for being with that the answer yes have a great weekend so much for having.
Filter by section