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What are the pros and cons of formal childhood education?

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2005-04-26 00:58:12
2005-04-26 00:58:12

Honestly, I think homeschooling causes the child to miss out on a lot of things necessary for development. Yes, I understand that the public school system isn't always that great, but there are things that children are exposed to that make them "well-rounded". I'm not saying that every child should try smoking or drinking, I'm just saying there is a stimulation of having other students around that builds a "people person", which is needed to succeed in every career option. If you are worried about your child giving in to "peer pressure", I have one tip, be a friend to your child, talk about things like that as a friend, not an authority, they will be more at ease to talk about it and then they can develop their own ideas and beliefs about these things.

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