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    Quote Originally Posted by Metamorphosis View Post
    I'm pro-preschool if it's good. I went to preschool and when I graduated high school probably 50% of the people who graduated in the top 5% were people I went to preschool with, which is saying something for a class of ~1000. Obviously it wasn't all due to preschool but I generally was friends with the people I knew from pre-school up until I was almost out of high school (same classes, etc.).
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ivy View Post
    Necessary? Nah. A good thing? Usually, but that's assuming it's a good fit, which it sounds like it isn't.

    disregard- why are preschool and children being with their mothers mutually exclusive? Preschool is usually just 2-4 hours a few days a week. There's still plenty of time for children to be with their mothers AND their fathers.

    Even if both parents must work full time and children need to be in outside care for more time than that, I don't think it means they will suffer any lack of attachment to parents. I used to, but then I was a childcare provider and saw children doing just fine with whatever routine their parents came up with.
    I wouldn't want them to be unnecessarily subjected to other kids at such an impressionable age. I was a very sensitive child, afraid of large groups of people from whom I couldn't defend myself, so I won't subject my kids to it.

    I am going to home-school my children, so that may be an important factor to consider concerning of my opinion.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ajblaise View Post
    I command a gang of 100 5 year olds, they tell me what's up.

    Sure they don't care, they don't know what's going on. My only reason for proponing preschool is so they aren't socially lagging behind their peers.
    I'm trying to tell you that, by and large, they're not. All of that stuff tends to wash out by grade 3 no matter what you do.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jen View Post
    Just out of curiosity for those of you who are pro preschool, what are your thoughts on homeschooling?
    I think there have been studies that show homeschooled kids score very high on tests, but school isn't just about learning English, Math...

    Every homeschooled kid I've met has been hopelessly awkward and socially and culturally naive.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ajblaise View Post
    and you can't really argue against butt-loads.
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    Quote Originally Posted by disregard View Post
    I wouldn't want them to be unnecessarily subjected to other kids at such an impressionable age. I was a very sensitive child, afraid of large groups of people from whom I couldn't defend myself, so I won't subject my kids to it.

    I am going to home-school my children, so that may be an important factor to consider concerning of my opinion.
    What if your kids are extroverts, or introverts who enjoy the company of other kids for short bursts? Homeschool was my default option before I had children, but my first child ended up being such an extrovert that I didn't think I could meet her social needs without sacrificing my own (i.e. spending hours each day with groups of other homeschooled kids and their parents, which seems like hell to me).
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    Quote Originally Posted by ajblaise View Post
    I think there have been studies that show homeschooled kids score very high on tests, but school isn't just about learning English, Math...

    Every homeschooled kid I've met has been hopelessly awkward and socially and culturally naive.
    IMO there's some chicken-and-egg going on there. A lot of kids are homeschooled BECAUSE they have something that sets them apart and makes public school hellish for them. I know it was the case for me- I was super-sensitive and I had been in school for six years (five of them happy) the first time my mom homeschooled me. She ended up finding a private school halfway through the year, where I went for the next three and a half years, but then I was homeschooled again for high school. Homeschool didn't make me socially weird, I was homeschooled because I was socially weird. It worked out when I got to college and met other socially weird people that I meshed with.
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    Ivy: I know I am the type of person that will change according to the scenario. I will not blindly stick to the decision to do anything (or not do anything), so I can definitely see myself acting in a similar manner to yourself if I have a child that is a social butterfly. I want to do what is best, what will make my child happiest.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ivy View Post
    A lot of kids are homeschooled BECAUSE they have something that sets them apart and makes public school hellish for them.
    Yeah I was going to note these exceptions in my last post. The school environment isn't that important to where the need for experiencing it outweighs how it just doesn't work for some people.

    I am against someone else choosing homeschooling for a kid who wants and could benefit from the public/private school experience.

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