I don't mean why do you work or sah.
Where did I say that people who homeschool don't offer something better?
The families I know who homeschool, have commented that they are much more active in afterschool activities to combat the missed socialiation that school provided.
You are speaking of an older child, though.
That is how I think of it too. Like you I have always considered it important for my kid, even when little, to be around other people without me along. At least in her case, it was very obvious that she interacted differently with people if I were not there. One reason I opted to put her in regular school was so that she could belong to a community that did not include me.
That is true, but the issue for me is not whether the parents more or less control where and with whom the child spends time. The issue for me is whether it includes the parent or not. I know that even if you homeschool you can achieve some independence for the kids. But
My child went to a public school preschool when he was not quite 3.
finally.me wrote:I still don't understand why you think that a school building is the only place and the only way that children can be exposed to a world other than one that is controlled by their parents.
I still don't understand why you think that a school building is the only place and the only way that children can be exposed to a world other than one that is controlled by their parents.