Changing perception of home-schooling, 27 May 2007, Jackson Clarion Ledger, Jackson, Mississippi [Felicia Bell] said her son, like many home-schooled children, doesn’t fit the stereotype of the sheltered homebody.
“I want to change the perception of home-schooling,” she said. “So many people think our children sit at home 2 4/7 and hardly go outside. That’s not us. When he’s finished (with lessons), he hits the door.”
When R’Daniel is not studying at the table beside his mother’s refrigerator, he participates in the First Lego League, the Mississippi Gem and Mineral Society and 4-H. He volunteers at the Agricultural and Forestry Museum.
Bell, a single mother of two, is also a member of a handful of home-school support groups, or cooperatives, that provide her with assistance when she needs it.
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