Tuesday, July 14

A Positive Social Creature



"Many conscientious parents have been convinced that nursery school is a must for their three year old. Some make financial deposits and apply well ahead of time to make sure their little jewels are admitted early to institutional life. They have been persuaded by the ongoing myth that children of that age must be exposed to many other little ones in order to be socialized. The truth is that these children are indeed socialized, but not in the way most parents would wish..."

from Homegrown Kids by Dorothy and Raymond Moore. SO far, I am loving this book.

10 comments:

Craig and Bethany said...

I'm completely drawn in by your quote! Do tell more. My reading list is growing quite LONG. I love your blog, thanks.

Jenn@Spejory said...

So true! I sent 2 of my 3 to preschool because I felt like I would be a "bad mom" if I didn't. I am glad I know better now.

mandi said...

oh, just the title alone makes me want to read it!

Karen@CitySeed said...

I am going to find that book at the library. Sounds good.

When might you hear/know about a child you'll get to care for through the foster system?

I love your blog. Very encouraging.

Jaime G said...

Please post more snippets from this book! It sounds wonderful. I checked at our library web site and it's not available here :( Do share more!

Hannah said...

I couldn't find the book through the library either so I ordered it off of half.com. I'll post another snippet later.
Hannah

Laura said...

I agree completely! I read some of their books when I started homeschooling 16 years ago. Now my kids are college grads, in college and in high school. They are very social and leaders without pre-school or public school until they went to High School. Beautiful picture too!

Dawn said...

Ah yes! Home Grown Kids was a must-have-book when we were raising ours....now ranging in age from 25-34.

Amazing what we are told that we MUST do these days....

Beth said...

Awesome photo composition!

I sent my oldest to preschool when he was 4. It was a Christian school, and he had a total of 4 classmates! At the time it was wonderful for him since he was stuck with two little sisters at home, but I don't think I'll have a need to send my younger children off. There is plenty of socializing and fun at home!

Jason said...

I actually sent Haley to Nursery School when she was 3, and all the moms, including myself, gave that same exact reasoning for sending our child. We all said we didn't feel our kids needed to be there for there intellectual growth, but for the socialization aspect. I learned later that Haley didn't grow socially but instead she grew with resentment of me sending her. She was completely happy playing in the corner of her bedroom by herself. Lesson learned.