A Green Confession

I was jealous of Heather because she was tall. She was a preacher’s daughter, a good girl.

When her parents started homeschooling her, I wasn’t jealous anymore.

This tiny story was written for the Sammi Cox Weekend Writing Prompt, Heather. I knew a girl named Heather in elementary school, and I guess this counts as an IRL story because it did mostly happen (though this condensed form conveys none of the nuances regarding what homeschool in America is often about and why it can change the game in a bad way).

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17 thoughts on “A Green Confession

    • H.R.R. Gorman says:

      Haha – I didn’t get homeschooled only because my mom knew she’d be too tempted to just do trips or fun things rather than school. Where I grew up, a lot of people homeschooled because they wanted more Jesus in their kids diet. While that’s all well and good, it often caused these people’s education and growth to suffer.

    • H.R.R. Gorman says:

      I can see it going both ways. Where I grew up, homeschool usually meant the parents thought the school wasn’t shooting enough Jesus into your veins. The kids would often suffer educationally or developmentally once they were sheltered away at homeschool.

      • Dora says:

        I agree it can happen though I haven’t seen what you undoubtedly have, but I can tell you what I have seen, and that’s home schooled, socially well-adjusted, educationally high-achieving children who have grown into mature, independent, and responsible adults, Christian and non-Christian. Home schooling seems to have caught on in cities across the country.

    • H.R.R. Gorman says:

      Yeah. It probably depends on who homeschools you and if you get social interaction through sports or something. I imagine, though, that the typical reason kids are pulled out of public school is because of parental disapproval from some sort of subject. The kids I’ve known who were homeschooled because their public school didn’t have the tools and manpower available to help a kid with specific disabilities are the ones I think benefit the most.

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