Wednesday, March 5, 2008

Teach About Real Life

I read this blog entry today and found it very interesting. It's by a 19-year-old former student of, I'm assuming, public school. It's interesting because of what she says and what she's asking public schools to do.

Her words are exactly why this blog is called what it is... TRAINING Hearts At Home. Book knowledge is all well and good, but if we don't TRAIN our children to live independent lives, they're going to end up just like this young lady and so many others out there that can't function in the 'real world' when they get out of school.

It's never too early to start. Here's what this young lady has to say...

"I am 19 and I didn't even know how to take the bus until 6 months ago. About one month later, I learned how to take the train. I still have no idea how to use a bank account; I can't drive; I don't know how to do the laundry; I have no charisma for retail (aka, the only real job I've ever had); I can't cook much; I don't know how to fix a computer (and my father's a computer nerd).
Academically however, I am amazing. Whether it be math, or english, or history, or even woodshop, I've done very well. It isn't a lack of intelligence-it's a lack of parenting."

Read the rest of her thoughts here.

1 comment:

WhiteCloud1989 said...

Wow, I've never had anyone quote anything of mine before..^^

ps. I'm a girl.