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Posted by woodworks on November 25, 2003, at 16:41:39

In reply to Re: CORRELATION BETWEEN IQ AND MENTAL ILLNESS?, posted by kc8ntp on October 15, 2003, at 6:03:55

> Michelle:
> First I will tell you,an average I.Q. is 100, which you should have known with an I.Q. of 127. I.Q. is mental age\real age * 100, which for those with just a little understanding of basic algabra, that would mean the average was 100. I am a genius with an I.Q. of 170. I will tell you, my intelligence comes from being home-schooled. However, because I was home-schooled, and didn't have very much social contact, I have a great range of mental disorders. I have social anxiety disorder, panic disorder with agoraphobia, and bi-polar disorder. I would not give up my I.Q. to be rid of these disorders, since I can get through them, but could not get over being stupid.
> John

Hey John--

Read this earlier today and had not planned to follow up, but I've thought about it a lot and I just have to ask, if you don't mind--

You credit home-schooling for your intelligence and multiple mental disorders. Were you always home-schooled, or were you in public school for a while?

I ask because although I've never come across anyone else who is as emotionally vulnerable as I am, I think my daughter (now age 6) takes after me in this way. For myself, I went exclusively to public school, which became increasingly difficult from Jr. High on. I think I would have loved home-schooling, and been well-served by it intellectually, but unlike you, I would be more than happy to trade in some IQ points for better social skills, and after reading your posting, I'm wondering if my mental health wouldn't be in worse condition if I had missed out on all that public high school misery. (This is a shockingly novel idea for me!)

I had always thought that I would like to investigate home-schooling for my daughter, but was thinking more about starting her on it after 6th grade or so--now she is in 1st grade in public school and loving it.

Thanks in advance for any feedback you might have--





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