Articles in the socialization Category
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I’ve heard this too many times, that kids need to be bullied to learn to deal with difficult people. That’s bullsh!t. I have yet to meet one parent who has actively introduced bullies to their children. If it’s that important, I think it would be a factor when people choose a school. ‘I can’t send my kid to XYZ School – there just aren’t enough bullies!’ Schools can be rated on how likely a child is to be bullied and all these parents who are so concerned about learning to …
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1. School Recess Improves Behavior
No big shock here. You can pick & choose the basic reasons why – all work & no play makes Jose a dull boy? Or perhaps that punishment doesn’t work? (see Alfie Kohn’s Punished by Rewards) Or, as many critics of homeschooling say, that kids need school to be ‘socialized’ – then perhaps they should be allowed to be social instead of cooped up in a classroom being trained for a cubefarm.
2. Too Many Online Friends? Time to Delete
I’ve never quite gotten the whole concept …
socialization, unschooling »
Our recent disagreement with neighbors regarding a trampoline and safety expedited involving our son in his first activity – gymnastics. The idea had been tossed around for months and the trampoline issue made us act.
I admit that I had some concerns leading up to the first class. M’s used to doing his own thing and being himself – how would he respond to being in a more structured environment? He’s also quite shy AND very excitable. I wasn’t sure how it was going to go.
I resolved to watch but stay …