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post #1 of 10 (permalink) Old 08-20-2017, 08:46 AM Thread Starter
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Most of our generation of 60+ were HOME SCHOOLED in many ways .

1. My mother taught me TO APPRECIATE A JOB WELL DONE.

"If you're going to kill each other, do it outside. I just finished cleaning."

2. My mother taught me RELIGION.

"You better pray that will come out of the carpet."

3. My father taught me about TIME TRAVEL.

"If you don't straighten up, I'm going to knock you into the middle of next week!"

4. My father taught me LOGIC.

" Because I said so, that's why."

5. My mother taught me MORE LOGIC

"If you fall out of that swing and break your neck, you're not going to the store with me."

6. My mother taught me FORESIGHT.

"Make sure you wear clean underwear, in case you're in an accident."

7. My father taught me IRONY.

"Keep crying, and I'll give you something to cry about."

8. My mother taught me about the science of OSMOSIS.

"Shut your mouth and eat your supper."

9 My mother taught me about CONTORTIONISM.

"Just you look at that dirt on the back of your neck!"

10. My mother taught me about STAMINA.

"You'll sit there until all that spinach is gone."

11. My mother taught me about WEATHER.

"This room of yours looks as if a tornado went through it."

12. My mother taught me about HYPOCRISY.

"If I told you once, I've told you a million times, don't exaggerate!"

13. My father taught me the CIRCLE OF LIFE.

"I brought you into this world, and I can take you out..."

14. My mother taught me about BEHAVIOR MODIFICATION .

"Stop acting like your father!"

15. My mother taught me about ENVY.

"There are millions of less fortunate children in this world who don't have wonderful parents like you do."

16. My mother taught me about ANTICIPATION.

"Just wait until we get home."

17. My mother taught me about RECEIVING.

"You are going to get it from your father when you get home!"

18 . My mother taught me MEDICAL SCIENCE.

"If you don't stop crossing your eyes, they are going to get stuck that way."

19. My mother taught me ESP.

"Put your sweater on; don't you think I know when you are cold?"

20. My father taught me HUMOR.

"When that lawn mower cuts off your toes, don't come running to me."

21. My mother taught me HOW TO BECOME AN ADULT.

"If you don't eat your vegetables, you'll never grow up."

22. My mother taught me GENETICS.

"You're just like your father."

23. My mother taught me about my ROOTS.

"Shut that door behind you. Do you think you were born in a barn?"

24. My mother taught me WISDOM.

"When you get to be my age, you'll understand.

25. My father taught me about JUSTICE .

"One day you'll have kids, and I hope they turn out just like you!"

This should only be sent to the over 60 crowd because the younger ones would not believe we truly were told these "EXACT" words by our parents….


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The best schooling you'll ever get . Problem with society today is , too many kids are brought up by a mother only .
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Part of the problem is that we've let academics get in charge of education instead of teachers. Money, union, politics shove real learning aside in order to force a self-serving agenda on our people. So kids go deep into lifelong debt to get degrees that have zero value, and the academics (who are paid out of that debt) think it's a fine system. Where we live, there are a number of charter schools that teach general ed, but focus in on the interests of the students. It's one thing to study math, another to study it in relation to science, shop, theater, video, or other personal interest. I visited my old high school a couple of years ago and was surprised at how many programs there were that coordinated with businesses and professions outside the academic world. But the principal has had to resist the pressures from the feds to lock every child onto the academic track. This is an interesting topic.
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My parents used that same home schooling on me. I am thankful every day for it.

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Precious words, with at least 99,9% successful results. thanks for posting. Sid!
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HEY! less of the over 60's. I had the same home education, and I'm not over 60.
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I am 50, my sister is 40 and we both know that list!

And I think the main problem is rebellious kids having kids! They do not teach morals, principles, values, ethics, appreciation for a job well done. They encourage their kids to cuss, smart off to their teachers, and and and...I have seen WAY too many of those kind.

And it's been published that a lot of the baby boomers felt guilty not being around for their kids so they would buy them things to sort of make up for it. So, those kids didn't learn as much as they should, then their kids having kids...and wait until all these newer kids grow up-not looking forward to how their kids turn out.

They all know you can't touch them, and words mean nothing when it's a smarta...kid. They will cuss you all day long! And they will sometimes hit because they know they are minors and not much will happen to them. Look at the kids who seek parental divorce.

Thank goodness, some people still raise their kids right! Maybe it will balance out, somewhere...

As for a more applicable education to real world work, I WISH I had such opportunity growing up! At my h.s., you could take auto mechanics, but it was not conducive to my parents' and schools' believe system, and I sure wasn't interested in cutting hair (girls side)! And now today, you can take h.s. sometimes, even free, online! And there's not only h.s. but colleges that are geared the way you are talking and I never knew those existed, or that would have been straight where I would have headed! Something like this, makes me wish I was 20 again! hahaha
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Harry, that's great! Glad it was text as I can't open links here. My wife had been in preschool education for about 33 years, director of our church daycare for about 10 years. The problem is that kids aren't raised at all. It is easier to let the kids run wild than take time to raise or correct them. Plus parents don't want to be parents. There were several kids being raised by their grandparents as the parents dropped out of life or weren't fit to raise kids.
As for school- a college buddy said he learned more behind the schoolhouse than inside it.
Edit: My wife really enjoyed it. I won't have to vacuum this part of the den as my wife was rolling on the floor after she read it. Got most of the dog hair.
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I heard most of those too Harry.

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