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jld wrote:I thought it might be fun to have a thread on the benefits of homeschooling for McD families, or just the benefits of homeschooling in general, lol.
I have 5 children, ages 16, 12, 9, 6, and almost 3, and we've always homeschooled. We've lived in the USA, France, and India. I love the flexibility homeschooling has offered us, and I don't think our lives would be as happy without this freedom.
Even though our kids know that most people don't eat like we do, our way of eating just seems normal to them. I hope they will continue it throughout their lives, though that certainly will be up to them.
Okay, I was just asked if this really has anything to do with the McD diet, lol. I think it's easier for kids to follow the McD diet if they don't get a lot of peer pressure to eat the SAD diet, and homeschooling certainly puts limits on peer pressure. I also think that they are more likely to follow a healthy diet if everyone around them is eating similarly, and when you're living in a family that is eating McD, that is pretty healthy peer support for good eating.
And, as was mentioned in the other thread on schools (the inspiration for this thread), it's easier to teach kids the truth about healthy eating when you're not battling a school system that believes in SAD.
We didn't get into homeschooling for diet reasons (we got into it so our kids could learn at their own pace), but we have really appreciated how much easier it has made our eating choices.
Gramma Jackie wrote:I was a pioneer homeschooling mom back in the 1980's when homeschooling was first becoming popular.
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