Monday, July 30, 2007

A benefit to homeschooling: your daughters won't co-ruminating

Dr. Helen wrote about an interesting study in Is Too Much Girl Talk too Much of a Good Thing? A study found "that girls who complain about their problems were at greater risk of developing anxiety and depression."

Public school supports often worry about homeschoolers missing out on socialization. It is always put forward that public school has such great benefits for socialization. The truth is children in public schools are teaching each other how to be social, rather than learning from adults good social responses. The children are not doing a good job.

From Dr. Helen's post:

"A researcher at the University of Missouri-Columbia has found that girls who talk very extensively about their problems with friends are likely to become more anxious and depressed."

Studies like these reinforce our belief that homeschooling is a great choice.

(Hat tip: PalmPilot Pundit.)

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Anonymous said...

This goes in my "Ummm, DUH!" file.

Thag Jones said...

That's what I thought when I read that. Girls can also be horrible and catty, so they'll "miss out" on all that backstabbing too! Oh noes!

Crimson Wife said...

I absolutely believe it. The girls in both my high school and my college sorority all reinforced unhealthy eating and body image problems in each other. It was no wonder that several of my friends wound up with full-blown eating disorders. I feel guilty now for the part I played in fostering that type of atmosphere :-(