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    I also think that being exposed to a diverse group of people and ideas is good for a child and promotes free thinking and breaks the apron strings, but that's just my opinion
    You want to 'break the apron strings' in the third grade?

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    Quote Originally Posted by oberon View Post
    You want to 'break the apron strings' in the third grade?
    yes!

    kids who cling to their mothers and fathers like baby monkeys by that point scare me! I had developed a definite sense of independance even before starting school as a child- things like disappearing for hours at a time deep into the forest and as far away from the house and others as possible and frequent attendance of social events and sleepovers with my friends.

    Kids should stay close to thier parents, but they totally should not cling to them, fearful of the world- they've got to learn independance at some point, and sooner is better than later.
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    Straw man, babe. What you're describing isn't what I meant any more than Lord of the Flies is what you meant.

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    Quote Originally Posted by oberon View Post
    You see, the question is based on the assumption that the social experience offered by public schools is a positive influence. However, in my experience the socialization offered by public schools isn't necessarily a net positive.
    +1 From my own experience I could've easily gone on well without all that enforced "socialization" at public schools. :rolli:

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    I said exactly what I meant- clingy kids who look to thier parents for everything are kind of creepy- they need to learn to be individuals.
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    Quote Originally Posted by whatever View Post
    I also think that being exposed to a diverse group of people and ideas is good for a child and promotes free thinking and breaks the apron strings, but that's just my opinion
    You honestly think that happens at public schools?

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    it worked for me! I was away, and had a lot more library and internet access than at home!
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    Well it didn't work for me.

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    I said exactly what I meant- clingy kids who look to thier parents for everything are kind of creepy- they need to learn to be individuals.
    Perhaps... but if that's what you meant, I have nothing to worry about, as my children are nothing like that.

    (Well, our 5-year-old sometimes still wants her mommy. Boy won't she be surprised when she gets voted off the island!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Peguy View Post
    Well it didn't work for me.
    it also made me more stubborn and taught me to argue with idiots- I had strong opinions, and they were DIFFERENT opinions than 99.5% of my fellow classmates. Having to defend my thoughts on a daily basis really made me research things and understand what I beleive
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