January 24, 2013

Read The Whole Thing

This article is a must read. I found it fascinating. As a parent of boys just entering the double digits this type of thing is on their horizon and something I think about often. My high school experience was pretty average. I was picked on occasionally but nothing I would ever call bullying. Mostly it was fun weekends and crushing boredom in class. Like every teenager my parents were The Most Unfair People Ever and blah blah blah. One part of the article that all but poked me in the eye was the bit about socialization. That is, high school creates its own values and culture and they're not necessarily good ones. Homeschoolers argue that interacting with people of every age group is more like real life than school is. That is why they decry the questions about socializing kids. I agree that kids need to be left to play with peers and frequently sort things out but I do believe that more regular interaction with the "real" world (i.e. the adult world) is not just necessary but instrumental in their development. Let me know what you think in the comments.

Posted by Duffy at January 24, 2013 11:07 AM | TrackBack

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I've always interacted with people of different ages.... sometimes when I was younger, I had an easier time interacting with adults than I did with people my own age.

Posted by: Carl at January 25, 2013 02:42 PM

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